Displaying items by tag: history
Forum Radio: When there was a "Little Berlin" in PragueWednesday, 03 May 2023 18:56
Last month saw the publication of a much-anticipated new monograph titled Little Berlin in Big Prague by artist and academic researcher Lenka Kerdová. The basis for the book was fascinating research examining Prague architecture in the interwar period.
University tapestry: For 75 years, a signature featureMonday, 17 April 2023 09:05
It's one of the signature features of the Great Hall at the Carolinum: a 5 x 8 metre tapestry adoring the front wall of the aula. On it? An image of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV with St. Wenceslas and symbols of the university's faculties.
Podcast: Even a few people can make a differenceMonday, 13 February 2023 09:51
When and why do national institutions change? In Talking Economics, Katarína Stehlíková and Sebastian Ottinger look back at European history and discuss its relevance for institutional change in today’s China or Russia.
Forum Radio: So many monsters to defeat!Wednesday, 01 February 2023 22:31
Jaroslav Švelch is an expert in media studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and the author of a fascinating social history titled Gaming the Iron Curtain from MIT Press. Feb 7 sees the release of a new book from the same publisher called Player vs. Monster: The Making and Breaking of Video Game Monstrosity.
Conspiracy theories have always been out thereTuesday, 01 November 2022 13:42
From the Freemasons to the mysterious Illuminati, take your pick: throughout history there has been no shortage of conspiracy theories suggesting most of us live with a veil over our eyes. Not knowing there are shadow organisations operating to overthrow society.
Master of ceremonies: CU's bedel Josef ŠebekFriday, 21 October 2022 10:16
During ceremonies of Charles University, you can’t miss him: he stands out even among esteemed guests, always the first to walk into the Great Hall in dignified historical dress, sceptre in hand. He is the university’s bedel or beadle. At the Carolinum that role is performed by Josef Šebek.
Will Petr Jákl take a break after premiere of Žižka epic?Monday, 15 August 2022 11:20
Without question one of the most anticipated films this year is the epic motion picture Medieval by director and producer Petr Jákl. Forum talked to the CU graduate about working with world class actors such as Michael Caine and his own film past.
Historic Opitz House: Accomodation for university guestsWednesday, 03 August 2022 09:44
Did you know that it is possible to sleep overnight within the Carolinum complex? Charles University offers accommodation in its buildings to university guests. The most representative accommodation facility is known as Opitz House.
Forum Radio: Learning Czech was essentialWednesday, 06 July 2022 16:35
Hillel J. Kieval is an historian at Washington University in St. Louis. An expert on the history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, Kieval taught a course at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University this semester based on his newest book: Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder at Europe's Fin de Siecle.
New Charles Games release offers alternative endingsFriday, 01 July 2022 12:56
Over the course of a single year, Charles Games – the creators of titles like Attentát 1942 – launched Train to Sachsenhausen based on witness testimonies of the events of 1939 - the takeover of Bohemia and Moravia by the Nazis and the closure of Czech Universities.
Med student: Guiding at historic hospital taught me a lotMonday, 23 May 2022 14:32
“Being a tour guide at the historic Kuks Hospital taught me a lot,” says Jaroslav Matějka, a third-year student at the Third Faculty of Medicine of Charles University. Above all, he credits it with teaching him how to communicate better with others.
Historian: Belarus is in the grip of a new 'Normalisation'Friday, 18 March 2022 07:19
“It has to be talked about, even though personally it hurts a lot...” Belarusian-born historian Alena Marková from the Faculty of Humanities warns that the ‘normalisation’ now in Belarus is similar to Czechoslovakia after 1968.