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3.5.2017

Mary Carruthers: “The Geometry of Creativity: Using Diagrams in the Middle Ages”

This lecture will explore the close relationships in medieval creative practice among geometric shapes, meditation, and the human ability to create original works. Focused on materials crafted in the ...

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5.5.2017

Jasmina S. Ćirić (Univerzitet u Beogradu): Portals and Translation: Meaning of Portals in the Late Byzantine Architectural Setting

The paper addresses the issues of the construction, translation, and transformation through the meaning of portals and state of the believer in the church within Constantinopolitan examples, and their...

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10.5.2017

Helen Cooper: “The Living and the Dead” (the ‘three living and the three dead’, the Dance of Death, and the Towneley play of Lazarus)

The preoccupation with death in the premodern age often took the form of images, notably those of the Three Living and the Three Dead, the Dance of Death, and the cadaver tomb. This paper will look at...

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15.5.2017

CfP: Beyond Revolution in Russia. Narratives - Spaces – Concepts. A 100 Years since the Event.

The outbreak of a socialist revolution in one of the least industrially developed European regions might be found by the contemporaries as surprising as the destabilizing potential of new revolutionar...

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17.5.2017

Deirdre Jackson: „The Colours of Fortune“

Capable of granting riches and honours and abruptly withdrawing her favours, the capricious figure of Fortune, inspired by the pagan goddess, was one of the most alarming constructs inherited by medie...

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18.5.2017

Prague Microfestival

Prague Microfestival (PMF) is an annual festival of the arts, combining contemporary writing with art, film, and performance. PMF is fully bilingual (CZ and EN), and presents readings by the best aut...

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24.5.2017

ICAME Conference

In May 2017 Faculty of Arts will be hosting the international corpus lingusitics conference ICAME (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English).The theme of the conference is Corpus ...

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29.5.2017

Patrick Juola: Cross-Linguistic Regularities in Authorship Attribution

Anotation: Authorship attribution is a well-studied problem in corpus and quantitative linguistics, with many applications ranging across forensic science, history, journalism, and beyond. We begin b...

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Patrick Juola: Cross-Linguistic Regularities in Authorship Attribution

Anotation: Authorship attribution is a well-studied problem in corpus and quantitative linguistics, with many applications ranging across forensic science, history, journalism, and beyond. We begin by reviewing some case studies and discuss some of the major findings common to the field as a whole, as well as the psycholinguistic basis for authorship attribution. One key […]

ICAME Conference

In May 2017 Faculty of Arts will be hosting the international corpus lingusitics conference ICAME (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English).The theme of the conference is Corpus et Orbis: Interpreting the World through Corpora. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 December 2016.

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Prague Microfestival

Prague Microfestival (PMF) is an annual festival of the arts, combining contemporary writing with art, film, and performance. PMF is fully bilingual (CZ and EN), and presents readings by the best authors of contemporary poetry and fiction. Every year, PMF welcomes renowned and underground authors from across the world, staging them alongside film projections, music, […]

Deirdre Jackson: „The Colours of Fortune“

Capable of granting riches and honours and abruptly withdrawing her favours, the capricious figure of Fortune, inspired by the pagan goddess, was one of the most alarming constructs inherited by medieval thinkers from their Roman predecessors. From Boethius onwards, writers and artists sought to describe the paradoxical nature of Fortune, personified as a female figure […]

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CfP: Beyond Revolution in Russia. Narratives – Spaces – Concepts. A 100 Years since the Event.

The outbreak of a socialist revolution in one of the least industrially developed European regions might be found by the contemporaries as surprising as the destabilizing potential of new revolutionary thoughts in the following period of the civil war. Its consequences were fully manifested, for instance, in young successor states of the Austrian Empire: Poland, […]

Helen Cooper: “The Living and the Dead” (the ‘three living and the three dead’, the Dance of Death, and the Towneley play of Lazarus)

The preoccupation with death in the premodern age often took the form of images, notably those of the Three Living and the Three Dead, the Dance of Death, and the cadaver tomb. This paper will look at some of the texts associated with each of those images, and also at a further text that relates […]

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Jasmina S. Ćirić (Univerzitet u Beogradu): Portals and Translation: Meaning of Portals in the Late Byzantine Architectural Setting

The paper addresses the issues of the construction, translation, and transformation through the meaning of portals and state of the believer in the church within Constantinopolitan examples, and their echoes on the Balkans. As suggested by the roots of the word transformation “to change in the form and appearance” or to carry across, there is […]

Mary Carruthers: “The Geometry of Creativity: Using Diagrams in the Middle Ages”

This lecture will explore the close relationships in medieval creative practice among geometric shapes, meditation, and the human ability to create original works. Focused on materials crafted in the twelfth century chiefly on the basis of Biblical texts, and then disseminated widely during the thirteenth century, I will investigate the fundamental cognitive insight of medieval […]

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Prof. Adalbert Gail (Freie Universität Berlin): Earthquakes and sacred architecture in Nepal

Earthquakes are almost regular events in the Himalaya area. Unsurprisingly they are also reflected in Hindu and Buddhist literature. Hindus enumerate earthquakes (Skt. bhūmikampa) among omina and portenta (Skt. nimitta, utpāta) that indicate prodigious incidents in general, Buddhists connect earthquakes with major events in the life of the historical Buddha as well as with Jātakas […]

Taiwan Cinema and Cultural Dynamics