Institute of Slavonic Studies of the CAS, v. v. i.

The institute was established on January 25, 1922 by virtue of a decision of the Czechoslovak Parliament, at the initiative of and with financial backing from the president, T. G. Masaryk. It was closed down during WWII, reopened after the war, and incorporated into the structure of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in 1953–1964. It was then closed down once again. As late as 1992, a joint facility of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Arts of Charles University was set up; in 1995, the Institute of Slavonic Studies was attached to the Archives of the CAS. It became an independent institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences once again as of January 1, 1998. As of January 1, 2007, the Institute became a public research institution within the meaning of Act No. 341/2005 Coll.

The Institute of Slavonic Studies is engaged in scientific research in the fields of Paleoslavic studies and Byzantine studies, lexicology and lexicography of contemporary Slavic languages, history and theory of Slavic studies and literatures, and related publishing.