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Dub
12
Čt
A Founder of a Holy Dynasty: Through the Secular and Saintly Eyes of his Sons: A Comparative Consideration of Two Biographies of Stefan Nemanja, the Founder of the Serbian Medieval State v FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor)
Dub 12 @ 17:30 – 19:00
A Founder of a Holy Dynasty: Through the Secular and Saintly Eyes of his Sons: A Comparative Consideration of Two Biographies of Stefan Nemanja, the Founder of the Serbian Medieval State @ FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor) | Hlavní město Praha | Česko

Serbian scholar Slavica Rankovic will compare two lives of Stefan Nemanja, the Grand Prince of Serbia and challenger of Byzantine Emperors, written by two of his sons: Stefan the First-crowned, the first Serbian king and Saint Sava, the first Serbian archbishop.

The lecture is a part of the cycle Life and Biography in the Middle Ages.

Programme

Annotation:

The course aims to depict the forms and shapes of the genre of biography in the Middle Ages. It attempts to cover a broad spectrum of cultures and languages – Latin, Hebrew, Middle High German, Occitan, Old Norse or Balkan – and a full range of figures whose life medieval biography could depict: heathen and Christian kings, heroes, saints, Jesus as well as adventurers and dark heroes.

However, the course plans to offer more than an analysis and classification of biography subgenres and picturesque personalities. All the lectures should address the question of what was substantial in a human life for the medieval man, what gave it value and endowed it with meaning.

All the lectures and discussions will be in English, the lectures will be held by guest professors from foreign universities.

Dub
19
Čt
A Saint: Holy Lives. How you Make a Saint? v FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor)
Dub 19 @ 17:30 – 19:00
A Saint: Holy Lives. How you Make a Saint? @ FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor) | Hlavní město Praha | Česko

Famous Austrian medievist Rudolf Simek (*1954) from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn will speak about the constitution of the lives of the medieval saints.

The lecture is a part of the cycle Life and Biography in the Middle Ages.

Programme

Annotation:

The course aims to depict the forms and shapes of the genre of biography in the Middle Ages. It attempts to cover a broad spectrum of cultures and languages – Latin, Hebrew, Middle High German, Occitan, Old Norse or Balkan – and a full range of figures whose life medieval biography could depict: heathen and Christian kings, heroes, saints, Jesus as well as adventurers and dark heroes.

However, the course plans to offer more than an analysis and classification of biography subgenres and picturesque personalities. All the lectures should address the question of what was substantial in a human life for the medieval man, what gave it value and endowed it with meaning.

All the lectures and discussions will be in English, the lectures will be held by guest professors from foreign universities.

Dub
26
Čt
A Villain: The Growth of the Biography of Dismas and Gesmas in Medieval Sources v FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor)
Dub 26 @ 17:30 – 19:00
A Villain: The Growth of the Biography of Dismas and Gesmas in Medieval Sources @ FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor) | Hlavní město Praha | Česko

German medievist and germanist Wilhelm Heizmann (Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universität München) will speak about the constitution of lives of the two prototypic villains of the European Middle Ages: Dismas and Gesmas, the two thieves on the Cross.

The lecture is a part of the cycle Life and Biography in the Middle Ages.

Programme

Annotation:

The course aims to depict the forms and shapes of the genre of biography in the Middle Ages. It attempts to cover a broad spectrum of cultures and languages – Latin, Hebrew, Middle High German, Occitan, Old Norse or Balkan – and a full range of figures whose life medieval biography could depict: heathen and Christian kings, heroes, saints, Jesus as well as adventurers and dark heroes.

However, the course plans to offer more than an analysis and classification of biography subgenres and picturesque personalities. All the lectures should address the question of what was substantial in a human life for the medieval man, what gave it value and endowed it with meaning.

All the lectures and discussions will be in English, the lectures will be held by guest professors from foreign universities.

Kvě
3
Čt
Jesus: The Late Medieval Lives of Christ v FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor)
Kvě 3 @ 17:30 – 19:00
Jesus: The Late Medieval Lives of Christ @ FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor) | Hlavní město Praha | Česko

Hungarian scholar David Falvay (ELTE Budapest) will speak about the late medieval lives of Christ and evaluate them as reflections of the medieval Christian piety.

The lecture is a part of the cycle Life and Biography in the Middle Ages.

Programme

Annotation:

The course aims to depict the forms and shapes of the genre of biography in the Middle Ages. It attempts to cover a broad spectrum of cultures and languages – Latin, Hebrew, Middle High German, Occitan, Old Norse or Balkan – and a full range of figures whose life medieval biography could depict: heathen and Christian kings, heroes, saints, Jesus as well as adventurers and dark heroes.

However, the course plans to offer more than an analysis and classification of biography subgenres and picturesque personalities. All the lectures should address the question of what was substantial in a human life for the medieval man, what gave it value and endowed it with meaning.

All the lectures and discussions will be in English, the lectures will be held by guest professors from foreign universities.

Kvě
10
Čt
A Jewish Jesus: Sorcerer, Rebel, or Pious Fool? Jewish Narratives about Jesus and Their Medieval Afterlives v FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor)
Kvě 10 @ 17:30 – 19:00
A Jewish Jesus: Sorcerer, Rebel, or Pious Fool? Jewish Narratives about Jesus and Their Medieval Afterlives @ FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor) | Hlavní město Praha | Česko

Young Czech Hebraist Milan Žonca (Charles University, Prague) will speak about spectacular, scurrile and blasphemous Jewish medieval narratives about the life of Jesus Christ

The lecture is a part of the cycle Life and Biography in the Middle Ages.

Programme

Annotation:

The course aims to depict the forms and shapes of the genre of biography in the Middle Ages. It attempts to cover a broad spectrum of cultures and languages – Latin, Hebrew, Middle High German, Occitan, Old Norse or Balkan – and a full range of figures whose life medieval biography could depict: heathen and Christian kings, heroes, saints, Jesus as well as adventurers and dark heroes.

However, the course plans to offer more than an analysis and classification of biography subgenres and picturesque personalities. All the lectures should address the question of what was substantial in a human life for the medieval man, what gave it value and endowed it with meaning.

All the lectures and discussions will be in English, the lectures will be held by guest professors from foreign universities.

Kvě
17
Čt
A Dark Hero: Tronege Hagen and the Sinister Thread of the Middle High German Nibelungenlied v FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor)
Kvě 17 @ 17:30 – 19:00
A Dark Hero: Tronege Hagen and the Sinister Thread of the Middle High German Nibelungenlied @ FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor) | Hlavní město Praha | Česko

Young German scholar Florian Deichl (Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universität München) will speak about the sinister figure of Hagen in the German medieval Song of the Nibelungs and try to uncover the origins of the human fascinations by so called “dark heroes”

The lecture is a part of the cycle Life and Biography in the Middle Ages.

Programme

Annotation:

The course aims to depict the forms and shapes of the genre of biography in the Middle Ages. It attempts to cover a broad spectrum of cultures and languages – Latin, Hebrew, Middle High German, Occitan, Old Norse or Balkan – and a full range of figures whose life medieval biography could depict: heathen and Christian kings, heroes, saints, Jesus as well as adventurers and dark heroes.

However, the course plans to offer more than an analysis and classification of biography subgenres and picturesque personalities. All the lectures should address the question of what was substantial in a human life for the medieval man, what gave it value and endowed it with meaning.

All the lectures and discussions will be in English, the lectures will be held by guest professors from foreign universities.

Říj
24
St
Archeologie klášterů 5. – 11. století v oblasti středovýchodní Francie v Studovna Centra medievistických studií
Říj 24 @ 14:00
Archeologie klášterů 5. - 11. století v oblasti středovýchodní Francie @ Studovna Centra medievistických studií | Hlavní město Praha | Czechia

Přednáška Dr. Sebastiána Bully.

Pozvánka

Říj
30
Út
Narrativizing a Saint: St Olav and the Development of Literary Genres in the Medieval North v FHS UK
Říj 30 @ 9:30
Narrativizing a Saint: St Olav and the Development of Literary Genres in the Medieval North @ FHS UK | Hlavní město Praha | Česko

Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy srdečně zve na přednášku Narrativizing a Saint: St Olav and the Development of Literary Genres in the Medieval North, kterou pronese Lena Rohrbach (University of Zurich).

Odkud se berou svatí? Ujasněme si to na příkladu největšího norského světce, svatého Olafa. Prof. Lena Rohrbach v přednášce při té příležitosti objasní také zrození žánru ság z diachronní perspektivy s ohledem na skaldskou tradici a obrazový materiál.

Invitation CZ/EN

 

Kvě
30
Čt
Enclosed and wrapped about with dust: Latin and English in the material history of the Bible in England, 1200-1553 v ÚŘLS FF UK, místnost 147
Kvě 30 @ 18:00
Enclosed and wrapped about with dust: Latin and English in the material history of the Bible in England, 1200-1553 @ ÚŘLS FF UK, místnost 147

Na přednášku Dr. Eyal Polega (Queen Mary University of London) srdečně zvou KREAS, Ústav řeckých a latinských studií a Jednota klasických filologů.

Abstrakt přednášky naleznete v pozvánce.

Pozvánka

Říj
3
Čt
History and Theory of Autobiography: Introduction v Faculty of Arts, room P319
Říj 3 @ 17:30 – 19:00
History and Theory of Autobiography: Introduction @ Faculty of Arts, room P319

Lecturer: Klára Soukupová (Prague).

Annotation:

The genre of autobiography is often situated on borderline between fiction and non-fiction; autobiography refers to real characters and events, but at the same time it is a literary work of art, a verbal construct. The lecture concentrates on major problems of the genre of autobiography (truth, memory, subjectivity) as well as on history of autobiography (canonical texts) and it goes through development of theory of autobiography in 20th century.

The lecture is a part of the series Me and the World … Autobiography in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

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