After two weeks of work at its archaeological concession on the Abusir pyramid field, the current expedition of the Czech Institute of Egyptology of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University discovered a unique burial complex of the royal confidant and priest Kaires.
Martin Šorm, PhD student at the Department of Czech History, CUFA, has won the prestigious Visegrad Group Academies Young Researcher Award. The award is designated for young researchers under 35 from the Visegrad countries.
The aim of the project is to organise annual meetings of students and teachers of Finnish studies from four universities in three different countries. The meetings include lectures, conference papers, research projects presentations, and exchanges of experience. The event is also an opportunity to network and to discuss other forms of cooperation.
The international conference on Samuel Beckett and Technology, organised by the Centre for Irish Studies (Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures), was hold at the Faculty of Arts in Prague on 13 - 15 September 2018. The conference was attended by researchers from all over the world, including Canada, Japan, and Trinidad and Tobago.
On Saturday 8 September 2018, the Indidan president Rám Náth Kóvind visited Charles University in Prague as part of his official visit to the Czech Republic. The president met with four Czech students of Indian Studies at the Faculty of Arts delivered short speeches in Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit, and Tamil.
59 experts in Czech Studies from the Czech Republic and from abroad have met in Prague to present the results of their work and exchange latest findings and experience, and to establish professional and personal contacts. Workshops introduced new electronic applications for teaching Czech as a foreign language.
Why does not Czech cinema have its own museum? Precious and diverse Czech film heritage has been hidden in archives and depositories for far too long. To address this situation, Adéla Mrázová and Terezie Křížkovská from the Department of Film Studies, CUFA, together with Jakub Jiřiště, alumnus of the same department, founded NaFilM (National Film Museum).
The paper contains an in-depth analysis of 22 ancient Egyptian artefacts currently stored in the Egyptian Museum of Leipzig University (Germany). The analytical work performed by Czech scholars deepens our understanding of the use of copper in the Early Dynastic Period and the Old Kingdom.
From 18 to 30 June 2018, seven students from CUFA participated in the project NEW FACES, "Facing Europe in Crisis: Shakespeare’s World and Present Challenges", a European Strategic Partnership between nine European universities, which took place in Montpellier, France.