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6.12.2018

7th International Postgraduate Conference PeCla 2018

PeClA 2018 is a two‐day conference in Classical Archaeology and Classics aimed at postgraduate / doctoral students traditionally offering a space for presenting research results, discussion, and an ex...

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14.12.2018

Music and Sound Between Tradition and Innovation

An International Conference co-sponsored by NYU, NYU Prague and Charles University.

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20.12.2018

Middle East Movie Nights: Crossing the Bridge

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies cordially invites everyone interested to a screening of the film Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul with a follow-up discussion. Annotation: The awa...

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Middle East Movie Nights: Crossing the Bridge

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies cordially invites everyone interested to a screening of the film Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul with a follow-up discussion. Annotation: The award-winning director Fatih Akin takes us on a journey through Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, and challenges familiar notions of east and west. […]

Music and Sound Between Tradition and Innovation

An International Conference co-sponsored by NYU, NYU Prague and Charles University.

Richard Wittmann: For They Cannot Speak

Dr. Richard Wittmann (Orient-Institut Istanbul) shall give a lecture entitled For They Cannot Speak: Two Early Examples of Animal Protection Laws in the Islamic World. All welcome! Abstract: The legal protection of animals in the pre-modern Islamic world is a largely understudied topic among students of the Middle East. Idealized depictions of the interaction of […]

Prof. Gisle Andersen: “The Pragmatic Turn in Studies of Borrowing and Language Contact”

Prof. Gisle Andersen will give an overview of the ‘pragmatic turn’ towards functional approaches to language contact, followed by an account of some case studies drawn from his own previous work on Anglicisms. These cover topics such as borrowing of expletives and politeness markers, the chance of semantic prosody of borrowings over time, and phraseological […]

7th International Postgraduate Conference PeCla 2018

PeClA 2018 is a two‐day conference in Classical Archaeology and Classics aimed at postgraduate / doctoral students traditionally offering a space for presenting research results, discussion, and an exchange of ideas, in a friendly and supportive environment. This year’s theme of the conference is: POLEMOS – BELLUM: Archaeology of conflict in the antiquity.

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Call for Papers: Performativity and Creativity in Modern Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference

22–24 November 2019, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague Performativity and creativity have often been used vaguely in a number of discourses in cultural studies, economics, political ideologies or advertising. The purpose of this conference is to explore the force of these concepts in pragmatic approaches to cultures and closely related industrial production (“creative industries”), […]