Prof. PhDr. Radek Fukala, Ph.D., won the main Miroslav Ivanov Prize for non-fiction literature in category II - non-fiction literature production in the last three years. Prof. Fukala deals with the history of modern times and currently works at the Department of History in Ústí. Two books earned him the victory: The Thirty Years' War 1618–1648. Under the Victorious Banner of Habsburg Power (From Local Conflicts to Big War) and The Thirty Years' War 1618–1648. Under the Baton of Cardinal Richelieu (Tragedy of Continental Conflict), published in 2018 by Bohumír Němec - Veduta in České Budějovice.
Mgr. Petr Karlíček, Ph.D., won the main Miroslav Ivanov Prize for non-fiction literature in category III – works by non-fiction writers up to 39 years of age. The current director of the Archive of the City of Ústí nad Labem and a graduate of the PhD programme at the Department of History at the Faculty of Arts, UJEP, received the prize for the book Thrilling times. Political cartoons (and satire) of Czechs, Slovaks and Czech Germans (1933–1953). The publication, based on the author's doctoral thesis defended in 2015, was published by Euromedia Group, a.s., by publishing house Knižní klub in edition Universum in Prague in 2018.
Top scientist 2017 and 2018
Professor Dr. Georg Schuppener – Top scientist 2017 and 2018, granted by the Faculty of Arts of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Trnava.