In November 2022, the Department of East European Studies at CU FA and the Prague Civil Society Centre held the debate “Fight for Justice: A talk with Ukrainian lawyers documenting Russia’s war crimes.” The whole session was recorded and the recording is freely accessible online.
Simon Høffding, Carlos Vara Sánchez, and Tone Roald were awarded for their article “Being Moved by Art: A Phenomenological and Pragmatist Dialogue” published in Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics. The journal is published by CU FA in collaboration with Helskinki University Press. The award is organized by the Finnish Society for Aesthetics since 2015.
Due to an energy-saving reason, the operation of the Česká Spořitelna building will be reduced from 23 December 2022 to 12 February 2023. Though only slightly heated, its premises will remain accessible. Employees may briefly come in to deal with paperwork, but staying there throughout the working hours will not be possible due to the cold temperature.
The three-day conference, which was held at the beginning of November at the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic, addressed the current rise of antisemitism, xenophobia, and racism, highlighted the role of education, and called for redressing the wrongs of the Holocaust. The event also focused on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.
Traditional Christmas book sale co-organized by the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at CU FA will take place on 8 December from 2–7 pm in front of P104. Anyone can donate books on 5–7 December in the English and Romance Studies Library during its opening hours. All money raised will go to the People in Need charity. All books are welcome.
The 18th century Czech composer Josef Mysliveček is at last getting the attention he deserves, says acclaimed American musicologist for Forum Radio. If so, it is in no small part thanks to Freeman’s own extensive research into the composer’s music and life that has been recently translated by Petra Johana Poncarová from the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at CU FA.
A year ago, the Czech-Uzbek expedition discovered 60 graves from the 3rd–2nd century BC on the outskirts of the Iskandar Tepa settlement in Uzbekistan. Now, the archaeologists opened six of them to acquire data about the population that lived there. Some of the graves have provided extremely valuable data, artifacts, skeletal remains, and samples for further analysis.