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A Deep Fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun

Associate Professor Jan Sýkora from the Institute of Asian Studies at CU FA has been to Japan on countless occasions. The most influential stay was at Saga University on the island of Kyushu, where he studied between 1991 and 1994.

PF 2023

Pour féliciter 2023 Faculty of Arts, Charles University wishes you the best for the New Year.

The Operation of the Building in Na Příkopě 29 Will Be Limited

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 Centre for the Study of the Holocaust and Jewish Literature at CU FA Co-Organised an International Conference on the Terezín Declaration

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.

Schwa Student Society Organizes Charity Book Sale

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.

Daniel E. Freeman: Mysliveček’s Excellence

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.

Institute of Classical Archaeology at CU FA Uncovered Graves in Uzbekistan

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.

Forum Radio: A Look Back at the Velvet Revolution

On the 17 November, Czechs are marking the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution sparked when communist police brutally cracked down on students in 1989. How Czechs look back on those days now is the subject of the interview with well-known social historian and Vice-Dean of CU FA doc. Jakub Rákosník.

Closure of Libraries on 18 November

On Friday 18 November the libraries located in the main building will be closed. The libraries in the Celetná building will be open during their standard opening hours. The day before, Thursday 17 November, all libraries will be closed.

Job Offers at Faculty of Arts, Charles University

The Faculty of Arts, Charles University, is looking for academic, technical, and economic staff. All offers are both in Czech and English.