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Christopher Gerry: The Buck Stops Elsewhere: The Politics of Responsibility for Covid-19 in Russia

The Buck Stops Elsewhere: The Politics of Responsibility for Covid-19 in Russia Christopher Gerry University of Oxford Abstract Covid-19 has raised enormous challenges for governments across the world, not only to manage the health dimension of the pandemic but also its political consequences. Effective government responses may improve their political ratings but ineffective ones may […]

Manfred Herbert: Language Problems in Employment Law: A Critical Analysis of the Relevant Jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and the German Federal Labour Court

The Language Management Research Group at Faculty of Arts, Charles University, cordially invites you to a lecture on the language problems in German labour law and its concord or discord with the linguistic rights of EU. Program

Change of Room: KREAS Workshop: Shakespeare, Creativity and Creative Industries

The Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures cordially invites you to the KREAS workshop “Shakespeare, Creativity and Creative Industries” Thursday, 12 March 2020, 13:00-15:30 Faculty of Arts Library, Jan Palach Square 2 (room 111) Programme: Sam Gilchrist Hall (Károli Gáspár University, Budapest): “In Mendacio Veritas: Shakespeare’s Creative Use of Sources” Martina Pranić (Charles University, Prague): […]

KREAS Workshop: Minority Languages in a Globalized World

About: The purpose of the workshop is to explore the contemporary relevance of ‘small’ or minority languages, especially in relation to literature and culture. While in the revival period the main rationale for keeping these languages alive was their role as a marker of national or ethnic identity, today it seems less relevant. Other important roles […]

Two Germanys: Ethnographic Museums, (Post)colonial Exhibitions, and the ‘Cold Odyssey’ of Pacific Objects between East and West

A KREAS lecture by Philipp Schorch from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Program

Thomas Lewis: On Religion and Nationalism: Hegel and the Bulwarks of Political Order

Research group Hegel in Interdisciplinary Perspective (HIP) invites all interested to a lecture by Prof. Thomas Lewise (Brown University) “On Religion and Nationalism: Hegel and the Bulwarks of Political Order.” The lecture is to be held on Tuesday 17 December 2019 at 5:30 pm in the room 225V, main building of Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Jana […]

Martin Maiden: Folk Etymology, Contamination, and Morphological Change. Examples from the Romance Languages

In this lecture, Professor Maiden will illustrate from various Romance languages two related types of morphological change, namely folk etymology and contamination. Martin Maiden is Professor of the Romance Languages at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Research Centre for Romance Linguistics. His main interests are in Italian and Romanian linguistics and […]

Darina Martykánová: Global Engineers – Building Global Capitalism from the Periphery

The expansion of global capitalism in the decades around the turn of twentieth century included growing investment in all kinds of projects and enterprises that required technical expertise. Railways were built crossing the territories of several countries, canals opened up new routes for ships by separating isthmuses and continents, irrigation systems enabled agricultural production on […]

Melissa Feinberg: “Is It Democracy If the Husband Makes Decisions Autocratically?” Gender, Citizenship and the Meaning of Democracy in Interwar Czechoslovakia

The public lecture will examine debates over gender and citizenship in interwar Czechoslovakia and put these debates into the wider East-Central European context. It will concentrate on intersections between the private and public realm, as in family and marriage law. It will argue that debates over women’s rights in the Czech lands stemmed from fundamental […]

Workshop: Romanticism and Periodization

The Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, Charles University is pleased to invite you to the workshop “Romanticism and Periodization”. Programme: Professor David Duff (Queen Mary University of London) “Introduction: Phases of British Romanticism” Professor Nicholas Halmi (University of Oxford) “Period and Epoch-making Event: Romanticism and the French Revolution” Professor Fiona Stafford […]