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Charles University Supports Free and Independent Ukraine

The management of CU, and the Board of the Academic Senate of CU wish to express solidarity with Ukraine and the hope that current developments escalating in the country will be resolved by peaceful means. CU FA endorses the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and unequivocally condemns the violation of the territorial sovereignty by the Russian Federation.

New Dean of CU FA: I Want Better Conditions for and Broader Awareness about Our Excellent Research

Linguist Mgr. Eva Lehečková, PhD., was appointed the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, on 1 February 2022. On this occasion, we release an interview outlining her immediate tasks and long-term ambitions of the new management.

The Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Supports the Persecuted Minorities in East Turkestan and Tibet

For the duration of the Beijing Olympics (4–20 February 2022), CU FA displays the flags of Tibet and East Turkestan (Uyghurs) on its main building to show support for the persecuted minorities.

The Largest Embalming Cache Ever Found in Egypt Unearthed at Abusir

For more than three decades, the Czech Institute of Egyptology has been exploring a cemetery dating to the late Dynasty 26 or the early Dynasty 27 (the second half of the 6th century B.C.E.). A unique embalming cache has been unearthed with a total of 370 large pottery storage jars and several smaller artefacts, it is one of the largest finding from Ancient Egypt.

Sir Geoffrey Nice Will Discuss the Concept of People’s Tribunals at CU FA

Geoffrey Nice has been working on cases of genocides, violations of human rights, and crimes against humanity. The lecture and discussion will be held at the main building of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, in room 104 on Monday, 14 February, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.

The Protagonist: New Student Academic Journal Founded by Students from CU FA

The Protagonist was founded by students from the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at CU FA. Thematically, it is focused on anglophone countries that are examined from various perspectives. Being an interdisciplinary project, all students from Charles and other universities may join in.

Dr. Eva Lehečková Was Appointed as the New Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University

On 27 January 2022, Dr. Eva Lehečková received the letter of appointment from the Rector of Charles University at the meeting of the Research Board CU.

President Appoints Milena Králíčková First-Ever Rectress of Charles University

On Wednesday, 26 January 2022, Professor Milena Králíčková – elected in the autumn by the Academic Senate as the next head of Charles University – was appointed by President Miloš Zeman at Prague Castle. Prof. Králíčková will take office at the beginning of February.

Faculty of Arts Welcomes New Fulbright Visiting Scholar: Prof. David Hicks

Prof. David Hicks will spend the summer term 2021/22 at the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at CU FA as Fulbright Visiting Scholar. He will be teaching two seminars: American and Canadian Literature: Civil War to WWII, and Early American Women Writers: The Origins of Feminism.

Faculty of Arts Commemorates Self-Immolation of Jan Palach

On Saturday 16 January 2022, the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, commemorated Jan Palach’s self-immolation as a political protest against the Communist regime during the Prague Spring in 1969. The ceremony organised by the Student Council at CU FA took place in front of his death mask on the main building of CU FA.