Jan Stejskal is associate Professor of Medieval history at the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts in Olomouc. He graduated from the Central European University in Budapest. He received a fellowship at the Centre for Theoretical Studies at Charles University in Prague. He spent long periods abroad in Florence at the Center for Renaissance Studies at Harvard University and in Rome at the American Academy. He also worked at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in Wassenaar. He has published books on the Czech Catholic exile of the Hussite era, on Byzantine influences in the West in the Middle Ages and published his translation of the travel diary of Ambrogio Traversari, a monk from the first half of the fifteenth century, which he accompanied with an interpretation (published in 2013 and 2017). He has also published texts on memory and intertextuality in the Middle Ages. He is currently translating and editing the Commentaries of Pope Pius II (the first volume of the Commentaries was published in 2020).