Mendel The Man

A Series of Podcasts

Portrait of a person portrait of a scientist

Welcome to our series of articles Mendel, the Man. The Faculty of Science of Masaryk University wants to contribute to the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Gregor Johann Mendel, which we commemorate in 2022.

We would like to introduce Mendel as a person, personality and character. The series therefore begins with seven texts by Professor Jiřina Relichová, in which the author presents a personal portrait of Mendel based on his personal correspondence, the memories of his loved ones, and a biography and poetry written by himself.

The following is an article written and narrated by Dr. Petr Peňáz, classical philologist and bohemist, director of the Teiresiás Center of Masaryk University. His text is helping to understand the specific context of Moravian public life at the time, which made it possible for Mendel's talents to be recognized and such an exceptional personality to develop.

The portrait of Mendel's personality and the article about contemporary and public context is followed by articles presenting Mendel as a scientist with a very wide range of subjects, as a careful recorder of natural phenomena and weather in Brno and its surroundings, botany and a bee expert. With these texts, scientists from several departments of our faculty have contributed to the series.

Enjoy these articles with the sense for Mendel.

About the authors

Jiřina Relichová

Petr Peňáz

Jarmila Burianová

Zdeněk Farka

Dorota Sklenárová

Tomáš Kašparovský

Sources and the list of used literature


List of used literature for volume 8

List of used literature for volume 9

Brázdil, R., Valášek, H., Macková, J. (2005): Meteorologická pozorování v Brně v první polovině 19. Století [Meteorological observations in Brno in the first half of the 19th century]. Archiv města Brna, Brno. (in Czech)

Dobrovolný, P. et al. (2012): Klima Brna. Víceúrovňová analýza městského klimatu. [Multiscale analysis of urban climate]. Masarykova univerzita, Brno. (in Czech)

Krška, K., Rožnovský, J. (2002): Génius genetiky – oslava Gregora Mendela vědou a uměním [genius of genetics - celebrating Gregor Mendel through science and art]. Meteorologické zprávy, 55, 4, 125–126. (in Czech)

Krška, K, Šamaj, F. (2001): Dějiny meteorologie v českých zemích a na Slovensku [History of meteorology in the Czech lands and Slovakia]. Karolinum, Prague. (in Czech)

Munzar, J. (1998): Gregor Mendel and the tornado in Brno on 13th October 1870. Moravian Geographical Reports, 6, 1, 53–60.

Veselý, E. (1965): Památka na Gregora Mendela v archivu Hydrometeorologického ústavu [referenceS to Gregor Mendel in the archives of the Hydrometeorological Institute]. Meteorologické zprávy, 18, 2, 28–29. (in Czech)

Brázdil, R., Dobrovolný, P., Mikšovský, J., Pišoft, P., Trnka, M., Možný, M., and Balek, J. (2021): Documentary-based climate reconstructions in the Czech Lands 1501–2020 CE and their European context. Clim. Past Discuss.

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