MOVES is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Deadline for applications is 15 February 2019.
Paper proposals representing postgraduate projects in the area of Irish Studies are invited for an international conference that follows the success of “The Politics of Irish Writing” (2009), “Boundary Crossings” (2011), “Tradition and Modernity” (2013) and “Influences, Intersections, Interactions” (2017). As in previous years, we wish to offer discussion space for graduate students working in Irish Studies. We particularly welcome those working outside the Anglophone academic environment.
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”), in technological developments connected with performing arts and cultural communication, as well as in commercial entertainment.
Dr Lupač’s monograph Beyond the Digital Divide: Contextualizing the Information Society revises the existing research of the digital divide, i. e. the relation between the use of the Internet and social inequality, and its key thesis that unequal acess to the Internet has become the new source of social inequality.
Professor Josef Opatrný, head of the Centre for Ibero-American Studies at CUFA, received the prestigious Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honour awarded to foreigners. Professor Opatrný received the order for his lifelong work in promotion of Mexican culture and history in the Czech Republic and for his support of Czech-Mexican relations.