Prague and Its Myths

Prague and Its Myths

Date: 5 April, 2024
Location: CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague, and online
Language: English

Sponsor institutions

  • CEFRES (Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales)
  • Institute of Sociological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
  • The Institute for Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Scientific and organising committee

  • Mateusz Chmurski
  • Michèle Baussant
  • Alessandro Testa

Participants

  • Jean Boutan, Eur’ORBEM, CNRS-Sorbonne Université
  • Ron Hoffberg, Židovská obec v Praze
  • Tomáš Bubík, Palacky University Olomouc
  • Stanislav Holubec, Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Richard Müller, Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Marco Pasi, University of Amsterdam
  • Jiří Pelán, FF UK
  • Alessandro Testa, FSV UK

Abstract

The workshop will explore the various declensions of the idea of Prague in modern and late modern times, with a focus on literature, social practices, religious phenomena, and heritage-making processes. These motifs or tropes are hereby defined as “myths”, borrowing from forms of both high and popular culture. They refer to specific images and traces of the contrasting and multifaceted pasts of Prague and its history. In particular, the city’s religious and esoteric heritage and its multicultural and ‘hinternational’ background, to use Urzidil’s phrase, now find renewed value as symbols of a shared Czech identity and history, with some places dignified as places of memory (“lieux de mémoire”) and others ignored or silenced (“lieux de l’oubli”), and their historical meanings partly recast.

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Ancient Kings – Contemporary Politics

Ancient Kings – Contemporary Politics. Medievalism in Central and eastern Europe

A workshop organized and supported by CEFRES, in collaboration with the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO).

Convenors : Olga Kalashnikova (CEU / CEFRES), Jan Kremer (FLÚ AVČR)

Date : March 20, 2024
Location  : CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, 110 00 Prague 1
Language : English
Contacts : Olga Kalashnikova, kalashnikova_olga@phd.ceu.edu; Jan Kremer, jan.kremer@cefres.cz

Participants

Nikita Bogachev (Budapest, Institute for Democracy)
Christian Gaspar (Vienna, CEU)
Matej Harvát  (Bratislava, Comenius University)
Ferenc Kanyó (Hungary, Institute for Democracy)
Dina Khapaeva (Georgia Tech)
Gabor Klaniczay (Budapest, Institute for Democracy)
Tatjyana Szafonova (Bratislava, Comenius University)
Martin Šorm (Prague, Charles University)

Abstract

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Workshop: Care of the habitat

Care of the Habitat. Between Infrastructure Maintenance and Attention to Living Beings

Location: CEFRES, Na Florenci 3, Prague
Date: 19–20 October 2023
Language: English

Organized by :

CEFRES (UMIFRE 13, UAR 3138, CNRS-MAEE), Prague

Scientific Committee :
Chloé Mondémé (Triangle, CNRS / CEFRES)
Petr Gibas (Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences / CEFRES)
Mateusz Chmurski (CEFRES)
Ange Pottin (University of Vienna / CEFRES)

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In the interstices of European citizenship (2)

In the interstices of European citizenship. The transnational political mobilization of intra-European migrants in the European Union. II.

The multidisciplinary research workshop is organised in partnership between the Marc Bloch Centre in Berlin and CEFRES in Prague. It aims to bring together specialists in migration, European citizenship and transnational political practices to discuss the question of the ordinary relations of intra-European migrants to the policies of diaspora implemented, according to very different modalities, by their country of origin.

Session 2 (22.06.2022): CEFRES, Na Florenci 3 – Prague

When: Wednesday 22nd June, 14:30–18:30
Where: CEFRES Library, Prague & online on Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85421454854
Language: English
Organised by:
CEFRES,
 Prague                                                                                                                     Cédric Pellen (University of Strasbourg/Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin)

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In the interstices of European citizenship (1)

In the interstices of European citizenship. Intra-European migrants and national diaspora policies in the European Union. I.

The multidisciplinary research workshop is organised in partnership between the Marc Bloch Centre in Berlin and CEFRES in Prague. It aims to bring together specialists in migration, European citizenship and transnational political practices to discuss the question of the ordinary relations of intra-European migrants to the policies of diaspora implemented, according to very different modalities, by their country of origin.

Session I (15.06.2022): Centre Marc Bloch, Friedrichstraße 191 – Berlin

When: Wednesday 15th June, 14:30–18:00
Where: Salle Germaine TillionCentre Marc Bloch, Berlin & online on Zoom : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88064656797
Language: English
Organised by:
Cédric Pellen (University of Strasbourg/Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin)                                                                                                           CEFRES, Prague

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The EU Environmental Policy

The EU Environmental Policy under the French and Czech Presidencies of the Council of the European Union


International Workshop c
o-organized by Palacký University, Olomouc (CZ), University Clermont Auvergne, and CEFRES, under the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union

When: Friday 20th May, 9:0015:40
Where: Faculty of Law, Palacký University, Olomouc & online : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89812295559
Language: English
Organisation:
Arthur Thevenet
(Clermont Auvergne University)
Valentin Bayeh
(Clermont Auvergne University)

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