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10. 11. 2019 Czech Society of Film Studies invites you to attend a conference Screen Industries in East-Central Europe VIII: Public Service Media’s Online Strategies: Industry Concepts and Critical Investigations. The conference will be held on 22. 11. – 23.11. 2019. More details here: SIECE_VIII_Poster

4. 11. 2019 The KREAS project and the Centre for Irish Studies, Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, invite you to the lecture “Minor, National or Global? Perspectives on Modern Irish-language Literature” by Professor Máirín Nic Eoin (Dublin City University). The lecture will be held on Tuesday 12 November, at 12:30 –14:00 in Room C49 (Celetná). All welcome.

29. 10. 2019 You are cordialy invited to attend a lecture by Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow): “Edinburgh and Other Smart Cities of the Enlightenment: The Analogue Age of Data, Diversity and Adaptability, 1660-1750”. The lecture will take place on Wednesday 6 November at 14:00 in Room 111 (Faculty of Arts main building, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1). More details here.

29. 10. 2019 The Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures cordially invites you to a guest lecture ” Stevenson, Wilde, and the West of the Imagination” by Professor Caroline McCracken-Flesher (University of Wyoming). The lecture will be held on Tuesday 5 November in Room 200 at 14:10. More details here.

29. 10. 2019 The Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures invites you to a workshop on ‘Byron’s Manfred: Necessity and Emancipation’ by Dr Alan Rawes (Manchester) and Dr Mirka Horova (Charles). The workshop will be held on Thursday 31 October at 15:50 in Room 111. All welcome. More details here.

29. 10. 2019 The Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures invites you to a guest lecture ‘Alfieri, Byron and the Politics of Tyranny’ by Dr Alan Rawes (Manchester). The lecture will be held on Wednesday 30 October in Room 111 at 14:10. All welcome. More details here.

25. 10. 2019 Centre for Ibero-American Studies invites you to attend international workshop LA UTOPÍA Y EL NUEVO MUNDO. More details here: Utopía_poster_ES(1 Utopía_poster_EN 

15. 10. 2019 KREAS and The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies kindly invite you to attend an international conference From the Paris Lectures to the Carstesian Meditations. The Legacy of Husserl’s Transcendental Phenomenology. The conference will be held on October 17-19, 2019, Vila Lanna, V Sadech 1/1, 160 00. More details here: Husserl POSTER, Final Program

7. 10. 2019 The Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship and New Media Studies kindly invite you to attend a conference New Media Inspiration: Digital Humanities on October 19, 2019. More details here:  NMI_program

12. 2. 2019 The Institute of Comparative Linguistics and project KREAS kindly invite you to attend a conference Sign, Speech and Society in the Ancient Near East: 100 Years of Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Prague. More details hereSign-Speech_program_2019.

2. 9. 2019 You are kindly invited to attend a conference Communist Europe and the Caribbean during the Cold War: Diplomacy, Espionage, Migrations and Other Forms of Mutual Engagement. More details hereCaribbeanConference

29. 8. 2019 You are kindly invited to attend a workshop Neighbours in the Landscape of Memory. Details here: Poster-Neighbours_in_the_Landscape_of_Memory

27. 8. 2019 The Department of Ethnology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, is pleased to invite you to the lecture of Professor Ulf Hannerz (Department of Social Anthropology, University of Stockholm), with the title: World Watching: Experiences from Four Field Studies, over Four Decades. Details here:

Abstract: The lecture of Professor Ulf Hannerz will be an account of four field studies – in a Black American neighbourhood in Washington, DC, in the 1960s, in the Cayman Islands in 1970, in a Nigerian town in the 1970s and 1980s, and a multi-site study of the life and work of newsmedia foreign correspondents in the 1990s. These are fields with different characteristics, at different points in history, requiring different research approaches.

27. 8. 2019  Project KREAS kindly invites you to attend a conference Narrativity and Self-Creating Forms:Autopoiesis in Perspective. More details here: narrativity.

27 August Project KREAS and the European Joint Doctorate MOVES invite everyone interested to a lecture series on Migration and Intercultural Communication. All lectures start at 9 am in Room 104, first floor, Main Building of the Faculty of Arts, Prague 1, Jana Palacha 2. More details here.

9 June You are kindly invited to attend a lecture titled Persistent Collecting Networks:  Explaining the History of Hamburg’s Central American Textile Collections” by Glenn Perry (Univeristy of Iowa/Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin). The lecture will be delivered on 10. 6. 2019, 14:00, room no. 303, Hybernská 3.

Abstrakt: The lecture will explain how German museums, and many others, were filled with objects by networks of collectors, in many cases, multi-generational, the collecting process continuing for unexpectedly long time. A case study of the extensive collections of Guatemalan textiles in the Hamburg ethnological museum (the largest collection outside Central America) will be used as a starting point to talk about how collecting networks established around 1900 persisted across the twentieth century despite the world wars, regime changes, and radical political ruptures in Europe and Central America.

30 May KREAS, Institute of Greek and Latin Studies and The Union of Classical Philologists kindly invite you to attend a lecture Enclosed and wrapped about with dust’: Latin and English in the material history of the Bible in England, 1200-1553,” by Dr. Eyal Poleg (Queen Mary University of London). The lecture will be delivered on 30 May at 18:00, room no. 147, FF UK, Celetná 20, Praha 1.

30 May You are kindly invited to attend a lecture of  Darina Martykánová (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) titled “Global Engineers: Building Global Capitalism from the Periphery”, the lecture will be held on 12 June at 9:00,  (Hybernská 3, Praha 1), room no. 303. Details here.

27 May 2019 The Department of Ethnology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, is pleased to invite you to the lecture “The Anthropologist as Spy? Notes on a Secret Police File” by Prof. Katherine Verdery (Graduate Center, City University of New York). The lecture will be delivered on May 29, 16:00, Faculty of Arts (Charles University), Celetná 20, room no. 138.

18 May 2019 You are kindly invited to attend a lecture by Prof. G. Daniel Cohen (Rice University) “Good Jews. Philosemitism in Post-Holocaust Europe”. The lecture will be held on May 23, 6:00 PM, Faculty of Arts, Jana Palacha 1/2, Praha, room 300. More details here: cohen-poster  

16 May 2019 KREAS and Department of Psychology cordially invite you to attend a lecture and workshop titled Temperament: Measurement, Structure, Stability and Cultural Correlates”, by Prof. Samuel Putnam (Bowdoin College, USA). Details here: pozvanka_Sam_Putnam_prednaska_workshop

9 May 2019. Department of Ethnology, Charles University, is delighted to welcome Prof. Maria Todorova (Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), who will give a lecture What is Useful about the “post-” in East European Studies? On post-colonialism, post-socialism, and historical legacies. The lecture will be held on May 15, 14:00, Faculty of Arts (Charles University), Celetná 20, room no. 138.

9 May 2019. You are kindly invited to the lecture given by prof. Timm Lampert (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Theory of Formalization: An Iconic Alternative. Details here: Lampert_poster

8 May 2019. We are pleased to invite you to the lecture given by Professor Adam Ledgeway (Cambridge, UK): Changing Patterns of Configurationality in the Passage from Latin to Romance on 14 May 2019, at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Department of Romance Studies, Room n. 116 at 9:00. Details here: Ledgeway-lecture-Prague

2 May 2019. You are invited to attend a lecture by MELISSA FEINBERG (Rutgers University) titled “Is It Democracy If The Husband Makes Decisions Autocratically?” Gender, Citizenship and the Meaning of Democracy in Interwar Czechoslovakia. Details here: Feinberg.poster

23 April 2019. You are kindly invited to attend an international workshop  Wittgenstein and Hegel – Negativity and Language.  More details here.

1 April 2019. You are kindly invited to attend a lecture of  Simone Neuber (Universitat Heidelberg) called Sartre on mauvaise foi. The lecture will be delivered on 1 April, at 12:30, room no. 317, the main building of the FF UK. Details here: Neuber_poster

29 March 2019. The research group Hegel in Interdisciplinary Perspective invites you to attend a lecture of prof. Anton Koch (Universität Heidelberg) called Hegel and the Greeks, the lecture will be held at 17:30, room no. 313, the main building of the FF UK. Details here: Koch_poster

29 March 2019. The Prague Centre for Jewish Studies invites you to attend a workshop “Difficult Neighbours? Jews and Christians in Medieval Legal Texts”. Abstracts herehttps://pcjs.ff.cuni.cz/cs/difficult-neighbours/.

27 March 2019. The Department of Ethnology invites you to attend a lecture “State Modernism and Village Traditionalism: Conflict and Value in a Cretan Village” by prof. Michael Herzfeld (Department of Anthropology, Harvard University). The lecture will be delivered on 3 of April , at 16:00 in Celetná 20, room no. 138.

27 March 2019. You are kindly invited to attend a lecture of Abhimanyu K. Sharma (University of Cambridge) – Categories of Differentiation: A New Theoretical Paradigm for Language Policy Research. The lecture will be delivered on Wednesday March 27, at 14:10, room no. 419, the main building of the FF UK. Details here: Poster_Sharma

26 March 2019. WP3 research group invites you to attend a lecture of prof. Marjatty Hietaly : Key factors behind the innovativeness and creativity in Finnish towns. The lecture will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 17:30; room no. 104, the main building of the FF UK. Details here: Hietala_Poster_2019(1)

26 March 2019. The research group Hegel in Interdisciplinary Perspective invites you to attend a lecture of Christian Schmidt (Universitat Leipzig) called Right and the Ethical Life , the lecture will be held on 26 March 2019 at 17:30, room no. 313, the main building of the FF UK. Details here: Poster_Schmidt

22 March 2019. You are kindly invited to attend a lecture of prof. Timothy Power (Latin American Centre Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford) titled “Bolsonaro and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism in Brazil“. The lecture will be delivered on 28 of March 2019, at 15:50, room no. 300, Nám. Jana Palacha, 2.

Resume: The election of Jair Bolsonaro in October 2018 surprised many observers. This presentation argues that Bolsonaro’s election was only possible due to a confluence of several severe and simultaneous crises, including a massive economic recession, a corruption scandal, the political polarization following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in 2016, and a worsening of public security. The presentation also analyzes trends and issues emerging in Bolsonaro’s first 100 days in office.

18 March 2019. Institute of Economic and Social History and Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute invite you to attend a lecture of Filip Novokmet, Ph.D. from the University of Bonn, Germany, “The long-run evolution of inequality in the Czech Lands”. The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2 p.m.CERGE-EI, Politických vězňů 7, Praha 1 2nd floor, room no. 6.

8 March 2019. CFP for an international workshop Working all night: modernity, night shifts and the temporal organization of labour across political and economic regimes (14. – 16. November 2019) has been published. Details here: Call4Abstracts w Poster To Go-2-3-1 Call4Abstracts w Poster To Go-2-3-2.

8 March 2019. CFP for an international congres LA UTOPÍA Y EL NUEVO MUNDO,  (SIAS 5. and 6. November 2019) has been published. Please send your abstracts to: utopianuevomundo@gmail.com until 1. June.

4 March 2019. KREAS and The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies have published the CFP for an international conference From the Paris Lectures to the Carstesian Meditations. The Legacy of Husserl´s Transcendental Phenomenology. Details here.

2 March 2019. The Institute of Classical Archaeology invites you to attend the lecture series Current Issues in Archaeology. On Wednesdays from 20.2.2019 to 22.5.2019 (except for 24.4., 1.5. and 8.5.), Celetná 20, room no. 49, at 16:00.

26 February 2019. The KREAS Project and the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures are pleased to invite you to a workshop “Frankenstein: Emancipatory Narrative and the Role of the Reader”. Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 14.00-17.00, Room 111.

19 February 2019. Department of Ethnology invites you to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of publishing of the book Ethnic Groups and Boundaries and presentation of the book Ethnic Groups and Boundaries Today: The Legacy of 50 Years. This event take places 22.3.2019 from 13:00 in room no. 301 at the Faculty main building.

14 February 2019. Department of English Language and ELT Methodology invites youinvites you to attend the course Medieval Thought: An Interdisciplinary perspective. The lectures take place form 20 February to 22 May in Room 104 of the Faculty main building (náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1) on Wednesdays between 3.50 and 5.20 p.m., with one exception: the first session in may will take place on Monday 6 May.

10 January 2019. HIP (Hegel in Interdisciplinary Perspective) invites you to attend a workshop, this time under a quote taken from passages of Hegel’s interpretation of Antigone in the Phenomenology of Spirits “Womanhood – Irony of the Polis”. 11. 1. 2019, 14:15, at room n. 217, nám. Jana Palacha 2. Womanhood – program.

21 December 2018. The tentative program for the international conference THINGS IN POEMS – POEMS OF THINGS  (Charles University 30. 1.–2. 2. 2019) has been released.

14 December 2018. FF, KREAS and DHIW invite you to attend a lecture: prof. Dr. Daqing Yang (Washington ): History Dialogue for All? Joint Historians’ Commissions in Europe and East Asia. January 9th, 2019, Charles University, 14:10 – 15:40, venue Faculty of Arts, Jana Palacha 2, room 201.

29 November 2018. Centre for Political Philosophy, Ethics and Religion (CPPER) invites you to attend workshop „Human rights – 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights workshop “, 4. 12. 2018,  9:30 – 14:15, Akademické konferenční centrum, Filozofický ústav AVČR, Husova 4a, Praha 1.

29 November 2018. Centre for Political Philosophy, Ethics and Religion (CPPER) invites you to attend a lecture Aryeh Neier: Can the Global Trend Against Human Rights be Reversed?, 3. 12. 2018 16.30 – 18:00,  at room 200 (Jana Palacha 1/2).

23 November 2018. Institute of Ethnography invites you to attend a lecture of prof. Thomase Hyllanda Eriksena: “To see the world in a grain of sand. The problem of scaling in ethnography28. 11. 2018, 12:30, C138, Celetná 20.

26 November 2018. International workshopNorthern Europe and Transnational Reception of Arts and Literature.

23 November 2018. International conference at Metropolitan University Prague „Multiple Modernities in Latin America. Discourse on modernity and antimodernity in the political and identification processes from 19th-21st century“.

13 November 2018. 15th International Conference of ESTS Author as Editor, Editor as author”. 15-17 November 2018. For more details click here

11 November 2018.  An Interdisciplinary Conference Performativity and Creativity in Modern Cultures”. 22-24 November 2019 . Call for papers – papers should be submitted by 1 March 2019 .

7 November 2018. The lecture of prof. Ilse Schoep from KU Leuven “Current Issues in Archaeology”, the lecture will be delivered on November 7th at 16:00 at room C049 (Celetna 20).

7 November 2018. 4th Conference of the Southeast-European Association for Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle, Rhetoric I.1-6, 22-24 November 2018, Hybernska 4, Prague.

29 October 2018. Emerald Publishing just published the book by Petr Lupač from the Department of Sociology –  Beyond the Digital Divide: Contextualizing the Information Society.

29 October 2018. Center for the Study of the Middle Ages and VP1 invite you to attend lecture series Medieval Conflicts and Contrasts: Metaphors.

29 October 2018. November 15th – 16th, 2018, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, venue Faculty of Arts, Sporck-Sweerts Palace, Hybernská 3, room 303. 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, invite you to attend a workshop Resilience of Heritage in Resilient Cities.

23 October 2018. The lecture of Dick Smakman from Leiden University “The westernising mechanisms in sociolinguistics: trends and solutions, the lecture will be delivered on October 24th at 14:10 at room 419a (Jana Palacha 1/2).

17 October 2018. Department of Ethnography invites you to attend a lecture of prof Didie Fassin Revisiting thing theory. An ethnography of prison worlds. The lecture will be delivered on October the 31th at room 200 (Jana Palacha 1/2).  

11 October 2018. October 24, at 10 a.m., in the Špork palace (Hybernská 3, room H303) The lecture of prof. Jennifer Cole from Northwestern University- The linguistic and social functions of prosody .

11 October 2018. Department of Ethnology invites you to attend a lecture „Boundaries between Anthropology and Autobiography“ by Judith Okely, Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford. The lecture will be delivered on October the 17th at 12:30 at room 138 (Celetná 20, Prague 1). The lecture is part of the „Ethnography and Theory“ series.

28 September 2018. Just published: Field Report Exploring Space, Economy, and Interregional Interaction at a Second-Millennium B.C.E. Citadel in Central Western Anatolia: 2014-2017 Research at Kaymakçı.

26-28 September 2018. 2nd International “Network Hegel’s Relevance” Conference An Ethical Modernity? Hegel’s Concept of Ethical Life Today – Its Limits and Potential.  The second conference of the international network discusses various aspects of Hegel’s concept of ethical life (Sittlichkeit). Its aim is to elaborate on its relevance for contemporary discussions in political and social theory and analyze especially the nature of modern Sittlichkeit.

27-28 September 2018. International Symposium  What makes a region.

20-22 September 2018. VIII. International Conference CEACS (Central European Association for Canadian Studies). Keanote speakers: Dianne Draper, Geography Professor, University of Calgary, John A. Hall, Professor of Comparative Historical Sociology, McGill University, Paul-André Linteau, Historian, Associated Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal, Kurth Spenrath, Writer, Director and Producer.

CFP: International conference Phenomenology and Personal Identity”. 20-30 November 2018. The conference “Phenomenology and Personal Identity” addresses the question of a possible relation between recent phenomenological research on selfhood and the question of personal identity. The current discussion on personal identity focuses primarily on the so-called “persistence question”: what are the necessary and sufficient conditions for a person at time t1 to be the same as a person at time t2? Apart from the question of the persistence of a person across time (and his or her “re-identification”), there is also the question of the enduring (or constant) individual characteristics of a person. Both issues can be addressed in terms of a phenomenological inquiry into selfhood, more precisely, into the temporality, spatiality, narrativity, and normativity of selfhood.

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CFP: International workshop Resilience of Heritage in Resilient Cities“. We invite authors of both theoretical or empirical research studies to join us at a workshop devoted to the concept of resilience in general and connected to urban heritage in particular (November 15th – 16th, 2018, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic). The idea of the workshop is rooted in our project which observes adaptation processes in historical perspective in the context of accelerating urbanization; focuses on the new important phenomenon of cultural heritage; analyses the role of experts in managing our society in various regions.

30 May 2018. A consorcium of European universities, including CUFA, has received a grant from the European Union for its project Migration and Modernity – Historical and Cultural Challenges (MOVES). The project coordinator is Professor Martin Procházka (Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures). The project has received 98% in the evaluation and will be supported for the period of four years.

24-25 May 2018 International Workshop  Diversity and Local Contexts: Adaptation and Heritage. CFP: We invite authors of both theoretical contributions and empirical research studies to join us at a research workshop focused on exploring the relationship between urban heritage and cultural identities in their historical, geopolitical and socio-cultural dimensions and contexts. After Graham and Howard, we approach heritage as “the ways in which very selective past material artefacts, natural landscapes, mythologies, memories and traditions become cultural, political and economic resources for the present.”

22-23 May 2018 The Seventh Annual Screen Industries in East-Central Europe Conference (SIECE) investigates historical and contemporary dimensions of the region’s audiovisual media industries from all angles – local, transnational, economic, cultural, social, and political – and through a broad range of original scholarship delivered in the form of conceptual papers and empirical case-studies.

20 April 2018. 2nd Kick-off meeting

8 February 2018. 1st KREAS kick-off meeting