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Bře
15
Čt
A hero: Sigurd the Dragon Slayer. Medieval Legend and Pagan Ritual v FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor)
Bře 15 @ 17:30 – 19:00
A hero: Sigurd the Dragon Slayer. Medieval Legend and Pagan Ritual @ FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor) | Hlavní město Praha | Česko

Danish scholar Jens Peter Schjødt (Aarhus Universitet) will illustrate on the person of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer, one of the most famous medieval heroes, in how far the “heroic biography” was based on the so called “rites de passage“ of archaic societies.

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 fromforeign universities.

Bře
22
Čt
A count: The Life and Murder of Count Charles the Good of Flanders (1127) v FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor)
Bře 22 @ 17:30 – 19:00
A count: The Life and Murder of Count Charles the Good of Flanders (1127) @ FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor) | Hlavní město Praha | Česko

Jeff Rider (Wesleyan University) will comment on the remarkable life of Charles the Good, count of Flanders, murdered 1127 in the church of St. Donatian in Bruges and on chronicle of his regin written by Galbert of Bruges.

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.

Bře
29
Čt
Life and Death of Heathen Kings of the North v FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor)
Bře 29 @ 17:30 – 19:00
Life and Death of Heathen Kings of the North @ FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor) | Hlavní město Praha | Česko

Danish scholar Rolf Stavnem (Aarhus Universitet) will analyse the medieval descriptions of the lives of the lords in the pre-Christian Scandinavia.

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
5
Čt
Polish Comes Piotr Wlostowic – Grand Lord from Silesia, Famous Adventurer and Lover, Statesman Ending his Career Punished with Blinding, Benefactor of the Church – and his Legend in Medieval and Post-Medieval Sources Including Lost Carmen Mauri v FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor)
Dub 5 @ 17:30 – 19:00
Polish Comes Piotr Wlostowic - Grand Lord from Silesia, Famous Adventurer and Lover, Statesman Ending his Career Punished with Blinding, Benefactor of the Church – and his Legend in Medieval and Post-Medieval Sources Including Lost Carmen Mauri @ FF UK, main building, room 319 (3rd floor) | Hlavní město Praha | Česko

Polish scholar Leszek Słupecki (Uniwersytet Rzeszowski) will speak about the spectacular and adventurous life of Polish knight Piotr Wlostowic († 1153).

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
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.

Dub
30
Po
Call for Papers dealine: ESTS 2018
Dub 30 celý den
Call for Papers dealine: ESTS 2018

Call for papers for the Fifteenth annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship closes.

For more information about the conference, visit the conference website.

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.

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