• V pátek 11. 1. 2019 od 14:15 se v místnosti 217 hlavní budovy na nám. Jana Palacha 2 uskuteční 4. workshop pracovní skupiny Hegel v interdisciplinární perspektivě- Ženství – ironie obce. Akce se koná v rámci projektu KREAS, za podpory spolku Praxis a Kreativní laboratoře FF UK.

    Program naleznete zde: zenstvi_program


  • 14. 12. 2018 Dne 9. ledna 2019 se v místnosti 201, Jana Palacha 2 uskuteční přednáška prof. Dr. Daqing Yang (Washington ): History Dialogue for All? Joint Historians’ Commissions in Europe and East Asia. Přednáška je organizována Ústavem světových dějin ve spolupráci s FF, KREAS a DHIW.




  • Ve dnech 28. – 30. 11. 2018 se v AKC v Husově 4a v Praze bude konat mezinárodní konference „Phenomenology and Personal Identity“





While the ethnographic method produces empirical material of outstanding quality, it tends to thrive on small surfaces, and its shortcomings have become evident in an increasingly large-scale, intertwined, globalised world. How can anthropologists connect their high-octane, small-scale data with the grainer, but more encompassing data of quantitative social sciences? Prof. Eriksen will draw on his own research in Australia, published in the recent monograph Boomtown (Pluto Press 2018), while discussing this problem.

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  • Dne 26. listopadu 2018 se v místnosti č. 225V, v budově FF UK na nám. Jana Palacha bude konat mezinárodní workshop „Subjectivity, Historicity, Phenomenology. Workshop on The Philosophical Work of David Carr“

  • Dne 23. listopadu 2018 se na Metropolitní univerzitě v Praze bude konat mezinárodní konference „Multiple Modernities in Latin America“

On the anniversary of the “Velvet Revolution,” an international meeting of artists, activists & theorists from diverse backgrounds will take in Prague to discuss & plan strategies & tactics for creative emancipation & insurgency under a global regime of algorithmic control & co-option. Subjects will range from Xenofeminism to Sinofuturism, Accelerationism, Alienism, the Anthropocene, Big Data & the “Technological Singularity.”  The three-day colloquium will be accompanied by a group exhibition presented simultaneously with alt’ai (Qiao Lin, Paul Heinicker, Daria Stupina, Lukáš Likavčan).

  • Ve dnech 15.-17. listopadu 2018 se uskuteční 15. Mezinárodní konference ESTS s podtitulem Author as Editor, Editor as Author. Podrobnosti zde


  • Organizers: Institute of Sociological Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, KREAS VP2WP3 “Adaptation in Historical Perspective” research team, and REACH project at the Institute of World History of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, the Czech division of the UNESCO–MOST Program.Main Idea: The idea of the workshop is rooted in our project which observes adaptation processes in historical perspective in the context of accelerating urbanisation; focuses on the new important phenomenon of cultural heritage; analyses the role of experts in managing our society in various regions. All these research strands are reflected, to a varying extent and in different ways, in the context of changing but at the same time stable and resilient city, by means of a creative implementation of innovations and a strategic use of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. In approach to cultural heritage we are inspired by Graham and Howard (2008), understanding it as a result of negotiation through which some past is selected for protection and representation for the present and to leave message for the future. We focus mainly, though not exclusively, on European towns and cities for which the self-identification, historicity, stability of form, and a set of urban functions are more important criteria of urbanity than the number of inhabitants.Resilience is a broad term (e.g. Bollig 2014) pointing to the capacity of the system to adapt to various external pressures and disturbances. In relation to cities it is most often used when the capacity of cities to resist or recover from natural and man-made catastrophes is explored – floods, earthquakes, war destructions. How can we explore adaptation of cities through resilience? How is it linked to sustainability? To resistance? How is resilience related to cultural heritage and cities? Is resilience limited to this perspective, or is there more? Who can influence the process of making the city’s heritage resilient?The workshop is supported by KREAS and REACH projects.
  • 15.11. – 16. 11. 2018, „Resilience of Heritage in Resilient Cities“.



  • Dne 7.11.2018 v 16:00 se v Celetné 20, místnost C049, uskutečnila přednáška prof. Ilse Schoep z KU Leuven, strategického partnera projektu KREAS, která navazovala na cyklus Aktuální otázky archeologie.


  • 31.10. 2018 se v místnosti 200, nám. Jana Palacha v Praze uskutečnila přednáška profesora Didiera Fassina Revisiting thing theory. An ethnography of prison worlds, která byla součástí série „Ethnography and Theory“ a byla organizována ve spolupráci s CEFRES.

  • 24.10. 2018 Skupina pro výzkum jazykového managementu při FF UK srdečně zve na přednášku „The westernising mechanisms in sociolinguistics: trends and solutions, kterou pronese Dick Smakman z Univerzity v Leidenu, autor „Discovering Sociolinguistics“ (2018) a spolueditor knih „Globalising Sociolinguistics“ (2015) a „Urban Sociolinguistics: The City as a Linguistic Process and Experience“ (2018). Přednáška se uskuteční 24. 10. od 14:10 v místnosti č. 419a v hlavní budově FF UK.


  • 24.10. 2018 od 10 hodin se v paláci Špork (H303) uskuteční přednáška prof. Jennifer Cole z Northwestern University- The linguistic and social functions of prosody . Prof. Cole se ve svém výzkumu zabývá melodickou a temporální strukturou řeči a rolí, kterou tato struktura má při přenášení informací o struktuře slova a věty, o pragmatickém významu, afektivních stavech mluvčího a o dynamických charakteristikách sociální interakce.

Abstract: Prosody plays an essential role in conveying meaning in spoken communication. Research in diverse languages shows that prosody can be used to express illocutionary force, signaling the speaker’s intention to inquire, declare, express surprise, etc. Prosody is also described as signaling
information structure meaning, identifying how a word or phrase should be interpreted in relation to the prior discourse, e.g., referring to an entity previously mentioned, or new. Beyond these functions related to linguistic meaning, prosody also conveys paralinguistic information, about the
speaker’s attitude towards their interlocutor, and about the speaker’s immediate affective and emotional state. How do the linguistic and paralinguistic functions of prosody interact? In this talk I will present highlights from two studies on American English that investigate prosodic form (phonetic and phonological) in relation to linguistic and paralinguistic meaning. The first is a study
of prosodic entrainment between two speakers in a game-playing interaction, where comparison of acoustic measures of phrasal prosodic features between interacting speakers reveal distinct patterns of convergence and divergence depending on the communicative function of the utterance. The second is a study of how prosodic prominence relates to information structure, viewed from
the dual perspectives of the speaker (production) and listeners (perception). These studies reveal interactions between linguistic and paralinguistic factors governing prosodic expression, which call for new ways of thinking about the representation of prosody at the phonological and phonetic levels, and theoretical approaches that integrate linguistic and social functions of language.

  • 27.9. 28.9.2018, International symposium What makes a region. 

What are the historical circumstances and conjunctures in which the region emerges as a relevant category? Can we distinguish two kinds of regions – those stemming “from above”, i.e., from the projects of great powers and their clashes, and those emerging “from below”, from cooperation or rivalries between nations or societies themselves (or active subgroups thereof)? What role is played by the discourses that evoke – and thus create – a common identity denominator, be they ethnocultural (various “Pan”-discourses such as Pan-slavism, Pan-germanism or Pan-scandinavianism) or civilizational (e.g. “the West” or “Eurasia”). What are the political-economic variables that condition the processes of “regionalization” (i.e., the making of a region) – e.g. Wallerstein’s functional distinctions between core, periphery and semi-periphery in the development of modern capitalism. Are not some regions simply the remainders (and reminders) of empires that previously structured a given space – such as Central Europe after the collapse of Habsburg rule or the Balkans as the former European possessions of the Ottomans? Is there not a cycle of waxing and waning of regions: a region emerges at a certain point of history, then its relevance fades away and, at some future point, it re-emerges due to a new conjuncture and, usually, with new boundaries and “old-new” justifications? Can we trace the genealogy – various deaths and re-births – of a region?

We expect authors to use at least some of these questions as lenses through which they will look at a region, or processes of regionalization, of their choice. They might also follow a simpler and more schematic categorization of possible perspectives and look at a given region as a strategy (1), a contingent event (2) or an identity discourse (3).

(1)       The region as a political strategy by which certain actors strive to increase their power, relevance or legitimacy, e.g., a great power constructing its sphere of influence such as Naumann’s Mitteluropa before WWI or the framing of the post-communist region as a sphere of “special relationship” by today’s China.

(2)       The region as a historical event brought about by the concatenation of various contingent factors – e.g. “new Europe” (post-communist countries supporting the American war against Saddam Hussain in 2002-2003) or the Visegrad Group as a regional actor that emerged during the 2015 refugee crisis.

(3)       The region as a discourse, be it an academic one, which uses it as a category of “vision and division” of the world, or a political one through which a new collective “we” is formulated, modified or re-discovered, e.g. the various Pan-discourses of the 19th century or the Central Europeanist discourse of some Czech, Polish and Hungarian dissidents in the 1980s.

  • 26.9. – 28. 9.2018 Internationale Tagung Eine etische Moderne? Grenzen und Potential von Hegels Konzept der Sittlichkeit heute


  • 17.7. – 18.7.2018, se uskutečnil workshop „Coloniality of power, dependent integration and social movements in Central and Eastern Europe“, který proběhl v Praze, znamenal dva dny intenzivních diskusí především o využitelnosti Wallersteinovy světosystémové analýzy na země střední a východní Evropy, ale také o přínosu a mezích konceptů pocházejících z postkoloniálních studií. Veřejnou část workshopu tvořila přednáška maďarské socioložky Agnes Gagyi, která se věnovala komparaci maďarských a rumunských sociálních hnutí ve světosystémové perspektivě, interní část workshopu se věnovala široké škále témat, které spojovala semiperiferní situace (epistemologické souvislosti postavení středoevropských zemí, situace českých Romů, politické posuny v současné střední Evropě, postavení vnitřních periferií, podoby sociálních hnutí).


  • 28. 6. – 1. 7. 2018, se uskutečnilo mezinárodní symposium  „Mapping China’s Footprint in the World“

China’s growing presence in the world is a complex phenomenon that defies traditional analysis with established tools of political science, international relations or area studies. What exactly do we talk about when talk about the rise of China? A diverse group of academics and researchers from various regions exposed to China’s impact – Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada and Central and Eastern Europe – gathered in Prague to exchange notes, experience and practical insights. (Organized in collaboration with the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation International Sinological Center.)


  • 24.5. – 25. 5. 2018„Diversity and Local Contexts: Adaptation and Heritage“. První mezinárodní workshop VP2WP3 Historie adaptace, který pořádá ve spolupráci s projektem REACH, ISIS a dalšími subjekty.  Koná se v místnosti 217, Hlavní budova FF UK (nám. Jana Palacha 2, 116 38, Praha 1).

  • 22. 5. – 23. 5. 2018„Screen Industries in East-Central Europe: Online Distribution and Internet TV“. Sedmý ročník konference Screen Industries in East-Central Europe (SIECE 7) se zaměří na několik aktuálních trendů z oblasti online distribuce audiovizuálních děl. Mezi hlavní témata bude patřit fenomén internetových televizí nebo strategie Evropské komise pro “jednotný digitální trh”. Akce, která je zároveň před-konferencí velké mezinárodní konference ICA, se zúčastní řada předních světových osobností z oblastí filmových a televizních studií, sociologie médií, ekonomie kultury a autorského práva.  Koná se v Národním filmovém archivu, kino Ponrepo (Bartolomějská 11, 110 00 Praha 1).

  • 29. 3. 2018, 10:30. „Lifting the Veil on Henricus Martellus’s World Map at Yale (c. 1491): Multispectral Imaging and Early Renaissance Cartography. Přednáška Chet van Duzera (Standford University), Akademické konferenční centrum v AKC (FLÚ AV ČR).
  • 28. 3. 2018, 16:40. „With Savage Pictures Fill their Gaps’: On Cartographers’ Fears of Blank Spaces“. Přednáška Chez van Duzera (Standford University), Týmová studovna na FF UK (nám. J. Palacha 2, místnost S214 v suterénu, v Knihovně Jana Palacha).
  • 26. 3. 2018, 13:30. Co je skutečné, je rozumné?“ Workshop spolupořádaný výzkumnou skupinou Hegel v interdisciplinární perspektivě a studentským spolkem Praxis. Přednášející: E. Beránková, O. Slačálek, M. Ritter, V. Kolman, T. Matějčková, T. Musil. Koná se 26. 21března 2018 od 13:30 v Akademickém centru FLÚ AVČR, Husova 4a.
  • 21. 3. 2018, 17:00. Political role of universitites?“ Academic discussion about the political role of universities in contemporary society. Venue: New Stage (“Nová scéna”) of the National Theatre, Národní 4, Prague. Speakers will be: Louise Richardson, vice-chancellor of Oxford University; Péter Balázs, Director of the Center for European Neighborhood Studies, CEU; Stefan Collini, professor of intellectual history at Cambridge University; Tomáš Halík, Faculty of Arts, Charles University.