As the Easter weekend passes here in Prague, the postcard photographs and paintings of Christ are everywhere, seen available to buy at the markets and local stalls or plastered on street walls across the city. We are all familiar with the image – Christ, pinned to the wooden cross, limply hanging in a position of suffering, head hung low with the prickly, painful Crown of Thorns piercing his temples.
Author: Nicola Wheeler, 21 April 2017
From April 10th to April 13th, Týden Diverzity, or DiverCity Week, will be taking place in a recently renovated building at 4 Hybernská Street, Prague 1. This free four-day festival, run by Charles University’s Faculty of Arts, is themed on ‘City and Emotions’, connecting Prague with exhibitions, lectures, discussions and workshops.
Author: Lisanne Meinen, 12 April 2017
As we approach Easter weekend we are reminded, whether we wish to be or not, of the passion of Christ narrative. We are told about the great sacrifice Christ made for us, and the story behind it.
Author: Clara Meinerts , 10 April 2017
Situated in the heart of bustling Prague 2, the Charles University Botanical Gardens area is a sacred spot of tranquility. Originally founded on the other side of the river Vltava in 1775, the gardens were moved due to frequent flooding. They reopened in Albertov, a higher location, in 1898. Nowadays, the gardens boast some 3,000 plant species in the outdoor exhibits alone.
Author: LAUREN DEWFALL, 31 March 2017
“Should I do it?”– a boundless, universal question. A question that presents itself at some of life’s most pivotal moments. However, the answer is often more complex than it needs to be. Often our conceptual understanding of time, our fear of the unknown and financial viability leave us bound to a resounding “No”.
Author: Elisha Hall, 25 February 2017
January 2017 commemorates the 48th anniversary of Charles University student, Jan Palach, setting himself on fire in protest against events in the former Czechoslovakia in 1968. As each year, Charles University has prepared a few commemoration events for the occasion – placing them on a symbolic site, Jan Palach Square, the address of the Faculty of Arts where Palach studied and the place in which his memorial plaque is displayed.
Author: Jessica Miles , 20 January 2017
Charles University, the city of Prague as well as the whole of the Czech Republic remembers the 700th anniversary of the birth of the Bohemian King and Roman Emperor, Charles IV in the year 2016. Charles IV, son of the last Bohemian princess of the domestic Přemyslid dynasty, Elisabeth of Bohemia, and John of Luxembourg, the first of the Luxembourg line on the Bohemian throne, was the biggest ruler in the Czech (or Bohemian) middle-ages, the founder of Charles University, the New Town of Prague, Charles Bridge and many castles around the country.
Author: Ivana Herglová, 14 December 2016
In the first half of November 2016, by the occasion of this year’s Hieronymus’s Days dedicated to interpretation and translation skills, the Czech Union of Interpreters and Translators (Jednota tlumočníků a překladatelů, Czech acronym JTP) invited Barbara Delahayes from the University of Geneva to present a new piece of carefully designed software which could prove to be vitally important in the current refugee crisis.
Author: Julia O’Driscoll, 5 December 2016