On 17 November 2019 during the University of Prague Assembly Assistant Professor Antonie Doležalová was awarded the Arnošt of Pardubice Prize as the most innovative teacher at Charles University in Prague. This prestigious award is given to members of academic staff for their outstanding pedagogical activities and for their contribution to enhancing the quality of educational activities. With this award Antonie was recognised for her course Cambridge Lectures in Economic History.
It is during her Bye-Fellowship at Robinson College in 2017 that Antonie initiated and then further developed the idea of this academic joint venture between Robinson College and the Institute of Economic Studies at faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University. The inaugural lectures were given by two Robinson Fellows in History, Dr Deborah Thom and Dr Amy Erickson as visiting lecturers in March and April of 2018.
In her acceptance speech, Antonie said: “Thanks to this award, I have realised that there is no greater appreciation for one’s work than when its value is recognised by your peers. I would, therefore, like to thank all the Committee’s members for their decision to award the Prize to the Cambridge Lectures course, the result of my efforts to establish a working cooperation between Charles University and one of the best universities in the world. I would like to thank the students for choosing the course and Amy Erickson, Deborah Thom, Solomos Solomou, Duncan Needham, Leigh Shaw-Taylor and Sheilagh Ogilvie of the University of Cambridge for never hesitating to accept my invitation to teach the students of Charles University.”