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4.4.2018

Book Presentation: Resettling the Borderlands (State Relocations and Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus)

A study of Imperial Russian and Soviet resettlement policies in the South Caucasus and their impact on the ethnic conflict: Exploring the policies and implementations of the Russian Empire and the So...

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10.4.2018

Preserving and Transforming Sound Memories

What mechanisms were available to musicians and scribes who sought to preserve popular compositions – or particular musical characteristics of compositions – once they became outdated or their perform...

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11.4.2018

Regnum et imperium

Concert of medieval music, output of the JRP HERA Sound Memories: The Musical Past in the Late-Medieval and Early-Modern Europe (www.soundme.eu). Performed by Schola Gregoriana Pragensis (CZ) and Anon...

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18.4.2018

Dr Sonja Lawrenson: Popular Fiction in Romantic Ireland

The Centre for Irish Studies, Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, invite you to a lecture on POPULAR FICTION IN ROMANTIC IRELAND by Dr Sonja Lawrenson (Manchester Metropolitan Universit...

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19.4.2018

Life and Biography in the Middle Ages: A Saint

Holy Lives. How you Make a Saint? Famous Austrian medievist Rudolf Simek (*1954) from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn will speak about the constitution of the lives of the medieval sai...

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26.4.2018

Life and Biography in the Middle Ages: A Villain

The Growth of the Biography of Dismas and Gesmas in Medieval Sources German medievist and germanist Wilhelm Heizmann (Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universität München) will speak about the constitution of lives...

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27.4.2018

Göran Malmqvist (Stockholm University): Politics and Philology at the End of the Qing Dynasty

Abstract: My talk will deal with Kang Youwei’s activities in Sweden 1904-05, his intellectual background, his utopian work Datongshu 大同书 and his participation in the reform movement during the summ...

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Göran Malmqvist (Stockholm University): Politics and Philology at the End of the Qing Dynasty

Abstract: My talk will deal with Kang Youwei’s activities in Sweden 1904-05, his intellectual background, his utopian work Datongshu 大同书 and his participation in the reform movement during the summer of 1898. Finally I deal critically with his politically motivated excursion into philology and his utterly futile attempt to prove that Zuozhuan 左转 and the […]

Life and Biography in the Middle Ages: A Villain

The Growth of the Biography of Dismas and Gesmas in Medieval Sources German medievist and germanist Wilhelm Heizmann (Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universität München) will speak about the constitution of lives of the two prototypic villains of the European Middle Ages: Dismas and Gesmas, the two thieves on the Cross. poster The series is organized by the Department of Scandinavian […]

Prof. Timo Müller: Transnational Mobility on the American Road

Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, is pleased to invite you to a lecture by Professor Timo Müller (University of Regensburg) “TRANSNATIONAL MOBILITY ON THE AMERICAN ROAD”. Timo Müller is Professor and interim Chair of American Studies at the University of Regensburg, Germany. His research areas include modernism, environmental studies, […]

Adolfo León Atehortúa Cruz (Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Bogotá): Actualidad del narcotráfico en América Latina: Entre carteles y redes

Adolfo León Atehortúa Cruz (Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Bogotá): Prehistoria del narcotráfico: Made in USA

Life and Biography in the Middle Ages: A Saint

Holy Lives. How you Make a Saint? Famous Austrian medievist Rudolf Simek (*1954) from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn will speak about the constitution of the lives of the medieval saints. poster The series is organized by the Department of Scandinavian Studies and the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University […]

Dr Sonja Lawrenson: Popular Fiction in Romantic Ireland

The Centre for Irish Studies, Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, invite you to a lecture on POPULAR FICTION IN ROMANTIC IRELAND by Dr Sonja Lawrenson (Manchester Metropolitan University). Sonja Lawrenson is a lecturer in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research centres on women’s writing from the late seventeenth to the […]

Life and Biography in the Middle Ages: A Founder of a Holy Dynasty

Through the Secular and Saintly Eyes of his Sons: A Comparative Consideration of Two Biographies of Stefan Nemanja, the Founder of the Serbian Medieval State Serbian scholar Slavica Rankovic will compare two lives of Stefan Nemanja, the Grand Prince of Serbia and challenger of Byzantine Emperors, written by two of his sons: Stefan the First-crowned, […]

Bruno Blau – ein deutsch-jüdischer Statistiker im Exil in Prag (1937-1939)

Der Vortrag stellt den deutsch-jüdischen Statistiker und Bevölkerungswissenschaftler Bruno Blau (1881-1954) vor. Blau gehörte im Berlin der Zeit vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg und der Zwischenkriegszeit zu den Pionieren einer statistischen Wissenschaft des Judentums und war lange Jahre Herausgeber der „Zeitschrift für Demographie und Statistik des Judentums“. Von den Nationalsozialisten verfolgt, floh Blau 1936 zunächst über […]

Karin Aijmer (University of Gothenburg): “That’s Well Cool”- Recent Changes in the Use of Intensifiers in the Spoken BNC2014

Regnum et imperium

Concert of medieval music, output of the JRP HERA Sound Memories: The Musical Past in the Late-Medieval and Early-Modern Europe (www.soundme.eu). Performed by Schola Gregoriana Pragensis (CZ) and Anonymous III (UK)

Preserving and Transforming Sound Memories

What mechanisms were available to musicians and scribes who sought to preserve popular compositions – or particular musical characteristics of compositions – once they became outdated or their performance context changed? What were the motivations for altering or transforming these pieces? How do different polyphonic settings of an older melody reveal different approaches to a […]

Life and Biography in the Middle Ages: An Adventurer

Polish Comes Piotr Wlostowic – Grand Lord from Silesia, Famous Adventurer and Lover, Statesman Ending his Career Punished with Blinding, Benefactor of the Church – and his Legend in Medieval and Post-Medieval Sources Including Lost Carmen Mauri Polish scholar Leszek Słupecki (Uniwersytet Rzeszowski) will speak about the spectacular and adventurous life of Polish knight Piotr […]

Philosophical Café | Afternoon with the Department of Philosophy (the first English edition)

TO AND FRO: Physics and Modern Applications of Rationality In the first international Philosophical Café we will welcome three researchers from the Formal Epistemology Centre directed by prof. Ladislav Kvasz, namely Joan Bertran-San Millán, Vera Matarese and Aldo Filomeno and explore some interrelations between logic, the theory of knowledge and the empirical evidence provided by […]

Guest Lecturer Dr. C. T. Hank (HU Berlin) – Exploring Art and Visual Culture

Dr. Christopher Hank from Humboldt University in Berlin will teach two subsequent session of the Exploring Art and Visual Culture course on April 5 and April 12, 2018. There are approximately five places available for students who are not enrolled in the course. If you are interested in attending both lessons, please confirm your participation […]

Book Presentation: Resettling the Borderlands (State Relocations and Ethnic Conflict in the South Caucasus)

A study of Imperial Russian and Soviet resettlement policies in the South Caucasus and their impact on the ethnic conflict: Exploring the policies and implementations of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, Resettling the Borderlands investigates the nexus between imperial practices, foreign policy, religion, and ethnic conflicts. Taking a comparative approach, the book looks […]

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TEMA+ European Territories – Heritage and Development – Now accepting applicants!

The 2 year-long (120ECTS) TEMA+ proposes the analysis of the importance of cultural heritage in a European context by applying a multinational, interdisciplinary approach that none of the existing Masters degree in cultural heritage can offer.  The application for the TEMA+ and for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship is open from the 1st of January until […]