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5,000-years-old Trade Route Between Egypt and Anatolia Confirmed

The paper contains an in-depth analysis of 22 ancient Egyptian artefacts currently stored in the Egyptian Museum of Leipzig University (Germany). The analytical work performed by Czech scholars deepens our understanding of the use of copper in the Early Dynastic Period and the Old Kingdom.

CUFA Students Participated in the Project NEW FACES: „Facing Europe in Crisis: Shakespeare’s World and Present Challenges“ in Montpellier

From 18 to 30 June 2018, seven students from CUFA participated in the project NEW FACES, „Facing Europe in Crisis: Shakespeare’s World and Present Challenges“, a European Strategic Partnership between nine European universities, which took place in Montpellier, France.

CfP: International Conference on „Things in Poems – Poems of Things“

The international conference „Things in Poems – Poems of Things“ (30th January – 2nd February 2019) will explore the presence of things and the representation of objects in poetry in a broad manner, from the Antiquity to contemporary poetry. The call for papers is open until 31 July 2018.

Centre of Ibero-American Studies Organised a Summer Course for Students from the Monterrey Institute of Technology

On 6 July 2018, students of the 19th installment of a summer course organised by the Centre of Ibero-American Studies for the Monterrey Institute of Technology received their certificates of attendance at the Sporck Palace.

Charles University Acquires Rare Medieval Documents

Officials at Charles University have presented to the public two historical documents dating back to the foundation of the university in Prague 670 years ago. The documents resurfaced only recently and were acquired from a private collection: the first is a papal letter and the second a notarial instrument. Both are of enormous historic significance and date back to 1347.

CfP: Resilience of Heritage in Resilient Cities

We invite authors of both theoretical or empirical research studies to join us at a workshop devoted to the concept of resilience in general and connected to urban heritage in particular (deadline by September 30th, 2018). The workshop is supported by KREAS and REACH projects.

Join the Charles University Science Slam

Science Slam is a stand-up format where young scientists explain their research projects in short 6-minute-talks that are easy to follow. Afterwards, the audience votes for the best performance.

CUFA Libraries – Summer Closure (2 July – 31 August 2018)

Because of the ongoing reconstruction of the main bulding and related organisational issues, CUFA libraries will be closed for the whole summer, i. e. from 2 July 2018 until 31 August 2018. All loans and extensions made in June will be automatically extended to 17 September.

Call for Applications: Late-Ottoman Identities: the National, Transnational, and Marginal (Workshop)

The annual “Identities in the Middle East Workshop,” organized and hosted by the Department of Near Eastern and African Studies at Charles University, will be inaugurated with a two-day discussion of late-Ottoman identities.

CUFA Project Migration and Modernity – Historical and Cultural Challenges (MOVES) Wins a European Grant

A consorcium of universities whose members include Charles University, University of Kent, Freie Universität Berlin, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier III and Universidade do Porto has received a grant from the European Union as part of the scheme Horizon 2020 for its project Migration and Modernity – Historical and Cultural Challenges (MOVES).