Jednota klasických filologů (JKF) is a society focusing mainly on publishing and lecturing activities in the field of classical studies on regular basis. It is a scholarly society, member of Council of Scientific Societies (RVS) of the Czech Republic. Since 1959, JKF has been publishing its journal Auriga – ZJKF. The journal publishes scholarly studies, reviews and news regarding the latest developments in classical studies, both in the Czech Republic and abroad.
JKF has Classical and Medievalist Studies sections, and its branch in Brno. It cooperates with the Slovak Union of Classical Philologists in Bratislava. JKF is a member of the International Federation of Associations of Classical Studies (FIEC).
From JKF History
The Union of Classical Philologists was founded in 1868, originally as a student society, aiming to foster philological sciences in Czech (its original names was Union of Czech Philologists). In 1872, it became a scholarly society whose members were not only students, but also professors and researchers specializing in Classical, Slavonic and mainly Czech studies. In 1873, first edition of Listy filologické a paedagogické (Philological and Pedagogical Journal) was published, called shortly Listy filologické since 1887 and still published nowadays (under the auspices of the Centre for Classical Studies at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Science). In the past, great men such as Josef Kral, Jan Gebauer, Bohumil Ryba, Karel Svoboda or Karel Janacek were members of JKF.
Membership in JKF
JKF members are scholars, teachers and students of Classical Studies. Members must be at least 18 years old. On regular basis, members are invited to lectures, educational excursions and other events organized by JKF. Members receive twice a year the latest edition of the Auriga – ZJKF journal.
You can join here.
Membership fee is 300 CZK per year (150 CZK for students and the retired).
Banking details: 2500314793/2010 (FIO bank).
As of December 31, 2015 JKF had 160 members.