Department of Architecture Institute of History
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Research activities of the Department of architecture are aimed at 20th and 21st century architecture and town planning with special focus on cultural, social, political and economic contexts as well as at the evaluation, documentation and restoration of modern movement buildings and sites. During the last years special attention was paid to the impact of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes on architecture, to the modern architecture and town planning concepts and their coexistence and conflicts with traditional town and to the role of women in 20th century architecture. The Department of architecture collaborates regularly with the Monuments Board of the Slovak republic and with the DOCOMOMO International.
The workplace has been built since the middle of the 20th century by the most important personalities from the field of architecture and urbanism, Emil Belluš, Emanuel Hruška, Tibor Zalčík and Matúš Dulla.Researchers Katarína Andrášiová, Nina Bartošová, Monika Bočková, Viera Dlháňová, Slávka Doricová, Marián Potočár, Soňa Ščepánová and Mária Topolčanská have participated and still participate in the activities of the department.