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Medievalists from CU FA Co-Organised Conference on Medieval Studies in the Digital World in Bergen

On 19–23 June 2023, thirteen medievalists from CU FA participated in an international conference organised in cooperation between Charles University and Universitetet i Bergen within the project of the EEA and Norway Grants Bilateral Initiative.

New Issue of Litteraria Pragensia “Ireland and Scotland: Cultural Intersections Across the Irish Sea” Has Been Published

The latest issue of the journal, edited by Dr Petra Johana Poncarová and Dr Radvan Markus from the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at CU FA, has just been released. The journal is available in open access.

Karel Och: At KVIFF, we are a close-knit team that lives for film

Any discussion about a good film inevitably ends up being a discussion about life,” says Karel Och, the artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. A graduate of film studies at Facuty of Arts, Charles University, Och says he himself hardly goes to the films during the festival. He simply does not have the time because of his workload.

Applications to a New Study Programme, Russian Studies, Are Open until 14 August  2023

Russian Studies (Boris Nemtsov’s Study Program) is a new follow-up master’s full-time study programme conceived as territorial studies, taught in Russian with a wide range of lectures and seminars in English. The programme focuses on the study of Russia, emphasizing the period after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The Results of the Spring Entrance Examinations to the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Have Been Published

The results of the entrance examinations to bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes were published on Friday, 23 June 2023, and to PhD programmes on Thursday, 29 June 2023. Each candidate can see the results in their SIS account.

CU FA Holds the Summer School of Scandinavian and Central European History of the 20th Century

The summer school, which takes place from 22 June to 1 July 2023, is an interdisciplinary platform for students of history and Scandinavian studies to learn about the grey areas in studies of World War II, the politics of memory, and the war in literary representations.

Balast below the Line: Dawn Norris and the Understanding that We Are More than Our Jobs

In the bonus episode of the faculty podcast, guest lecturer Dr Dawn Norris from the University of Wisconsin talks about sociology with focus on her research project. She compared the attitudes towards work in the Czech Republic and the United States and what is the role of work in people’s identities.

The Centre for Irish Studies Hosts a Conference Dedicated to the Irish Author Brendan Behan

The conference Brendan Behan at 100: Legacy and New Directions will take place on 23-24 June 2023. Marking the centenary of the birth of the Irish author, playwright, and rebel, the conference intends to reconsider his rich literary legacy.

Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Supports the Month of LGBTQ+ Community

Every June, Pride Month draws attention to the rights and culture of sexual minorities and the ongoing discrimination and homophobia against LGBTQ+ people. This year, CU FA joins the event with a series of lectures and discussion sessions aimed not only at raising awareness of LGBTQ+ but also at the history, literature, philosophy, and other related fields.

Young Academics from Abroad May Apply for up to a Two-Year Stay at CU FA through JUNIOR Fund

The goal of the JUNIOR Fund is to attract prospective international post-doc researchers, who will carry out research within a specific field. The main initiative is always on the relevant establishment or a faculty or other unit of CU that is interested in researching a particular research project.