Populism in East-Central Europe

Debate around a book by
Roman Krakovský
“Populism in East-Central Europe”

With the participation of the author and, as discussants:
Pavel Barša (FF UK) and
Michel Perottino (FSV UK)
Introduction: Jérôme Heurtaux (CEFRES)
Moderation: Zora Hesová (FF UK)

Where: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1, room P104
When: 5 November 2019, 6:30 pm
Organizers: CEFRES, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, with the French Institute in Prague
Language: English

Whereas the fall of communism in 1989 was considered as a victory of democracy on authoritarism, thirty years later, the region is facing a wave of populist movements among the most virulent in Europe. How can we understand this paradox? In his book, Roman Krakovský offers a historical insight into east-central European populism.

Roman Krakovský is historian, lecturer at Geneva University, specialized on east-central Europe. Author of:
Réinventer le monde. Le temps et l’espace en Tchécoslovaquie communiste (Publications de la Sorbonne, 2014)
L’Europe centrale et orientale de 1918 à la chute du mur de Berlin (Armand Colin, 2018)
He has just published: Le populisme en Europe centrale. Un avertissement pour le monde ? (Fayard, 2019)

This debate is part of CEFRES Visegrad Forum and follows a book presentation in Bratislava, 4.11.2019.

Laure Teulières : Foreigners from Here

Lecture by Laure Teulières on “Foreigners from Here: Migrants and Migrations in France through Films from Toulouse Cinematheque

When: Wednesday 26 April, 6:30-8 pm
Venue: French Institute in Prague (5th floor), Štěpánská 35, Prague 1
Language: French

An invitation to review a part of the history of immigration in France through a commented screening. The Toulouse Cinematheque, one of the main film archives in France, has led innovative research on migrants and migrations thanks to its collections. “Foreigners from Here” (as a book and as a program) is a way to share our findings with the public. Rather than quoting excerpts of famous films, the lecture will highlight rarely screened documents: some fiction, others news reports, institutional or activist fims, as well as family films.

Check Laure Teulières’s program in Warsaw and Prague in the frame of CEFRES Visegrad Forum on our calendar.

Visegrad Forum: Laure Teulières, between Warsaw & Prague


Tuesday 25 April – Warsaw

Immigration in order to repopulated: measures, narratives and migrant social paths in France post-WW1. A workshop around Laure Teulières organized by the Center of French Civilization and Francophone Studies.
Language: English

Wednesday 26 April – Prague

6:30-8:00 PM
“Étrangers d’ici”: migrants et migrations en France à travers des films de la Cinémathèque de Toulouse
. A lecture by Laure Teulières organized by CEFRES.
Where: French Institute (5th floor), Štěpánská 35, Prague 1
Language: French

Thursday 27 April – Prague

2:00-7:00 PM
Around the migrations in the middle of the 20th century – prospects from the two sides of the Channel. A workshop around Laure Teulières and Simon Gunn.
Organizer: World History Department, FF UK
Where: Hybernská 3, Prague 1 (room 303)
Language: English

Written Culture and Society in the Bohemian Lands 16th-18th Century

dívka s knihouA Workshop Around Roger Chartier

Where: Institute of Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences – Na Florenci 3, Prague 1, Entrance C, 3rd Floor
Languages: English and French


9:30–10:00 Pavel Sládek (Faculty of Arts, Charles University)
Fragility of Hebrew Printing and Its Impact (c. 1520 – c. 1650): Printing Press as an Agent of Destruction

10:00–10:30 Veronika Čapská (Faculty of Humanities, Charles University)
Textual Practices, Cultural and Economic Exchange in the (Swéerts)-Sporck Milieu at the Turn of the Baroque and Enlightenment

10:30–11:00 Michael Wögerbauer (Institute of Czech Literature, Czech Academy of Sciences)
“No Applause Please or I Shall Put My Pen Down Forever”. Maria Anna Sager’s Novels Die verwechselten Schwestern (1771) and Karolinens Tagebuch (1774) and the Problem of the Near-to-non-circulation of a text

11:00–11:30 Break

11:30–12:00 Claire Madl (CEFRES/Institute of Czech Literature, Czech Academy of Sciences)
Which boundaries for which Readership? Enlarging and Diversifying the Reading Public through Advertising

12:00–12:30 Daniela Tinková (Faculty of Arts, Charles University)
The “Dangerous Correspondance“ of the “Red Priests“ from Moravia. The French Revolution and the Formation of a Public Space in the Czech Lands


Visegrad Forum: Roger Chartier, between Warsaw & Prague


Monday 16 May – Warsaw

5-7 PM
Lecture and debate at the Institute of Polish Culture (IKP).
Topic: History of works, history of book, history of reading.
Materiality of the text and horizon of expectations.
Discussant: Paweł Rodak (IKP).

Tuesday 17 May –Warsaw

10-12 AM
IKP and Institute of History (Warsaw University) joint PhD seminar around Roger Chartier’s text « The Author’s Hand. Literary Archives, Criticism, and Edition »

Wednesday 18 May– Prague

9:30 AM-1 PM
Written culture and society in Czech regions, 16th-18th centuries.
Workshop in honour of Rogier Chartier organized by the Institute of Czech Literature. See the complete program here.
Speakers: Veronika Čapská (FHS UK), Claire Madl (CEFRES), Pavel Sládek (FF UK), Daniela Tinková (FF UK), Michael Wögerbauer (ÚČL AV ČR)
Discussant: Roger Chartier.
Michael Wögerbauer.
Where: Conference room of the Institute of Czech Literature,
Na Florenci 3.

6 PM
Lecture by Roger Chartier organized by CEFRES.
Topic: What is a book ? Answers of a Kant’s question. 
Where: Kino 35, French Institute of Prague.

Thursday 19 May – Prague

5 PM
PhD workshop around Roger Chartier lead by Jiří Hnilica (FPed UK).
Where: CEFRES Library, Na Florenci 3.

Visegrad Forum: Ioana Popa, between Prague and Bratislava


POPA_ISPMonday 11 April – Prague

6-8 PM
Lecture and debate organized by CEFRES in partnership with the French Institute in Prague.
Topic: Cold War Translations: Actors and Practices of Book Circulations Beyond the Iron Curtain and their Reception in France.
Discussant : Jovanka Šotolová, Department of Translation of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, and a translator of French literature.
Language: French with Czech translation.
Where: Conference room of the French Institute, Štěpánská 35, 5th floor.

Tuesday 12 April – Bratislava

6-8 PM
Lecture co-organized by the Institute of World Literature of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the French Institute in Bratislava.
Topic: Translating Under Duress. A Sociological Approach to the Transfers of Central European Literatures in France during the Cold War.
Language: French.
Where: French Institute in Bratislava.

Wednesday 13 April – Bratislava

10:30-12:30 AM
Monthly seminar of the Institute of World Literature of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
Topic: The Institutionalization and International Construction of Area Studies in France during the Cold War. Insights from the Russian and Eastern European Program of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes 6th Section.
Language: English.
Where: Institute of World Literature.

Thursday 14 and Friday 15 April – Prague

10:00 AM
International conference on “Translation Between Languages, Cultures and History” organized by the Department of South Slavonic and Balkan Studies of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, the Institute of World Literature of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Romanian Cultural Institute in Prague.
Keynote speech: Translation Routes: a Sociology of Literary Transfers between East and West during the Cold War.
Organizers: Libuša Vajdová (ISL SAV) and Libuše Valentová (FF UK).
Where: Hybernská 3, Prague 1 (Faculty od Arts).
The full program will be online soon!