Video-workshop: Confucianism in History and the Present

23 June 2020, 11am
ZOOM (online)

The workshop will include a launch of the recently published Czech translation of Jiang Qing’s book on confucianism (“Confucianism”), and Vladimír Liščák from the Oriental Institute CAS will give a lecture on “The Forms of Confucianism in History and the Present”. The workshop will be broadcasted online (ZOOM). A discussion will be opened afterwards.

Asixoxe video-conference on African Philosophy: Africa in a Cosmopolitan and Polycentric World

15–16 June 2020
ZOOM (online)

Speakers from Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Portugal, Australia, the United Kingdom, the USA, and the Czech Republic will give contributions at this international video-conference. The conference is another series of the “Asixoxe Conference on African Philosophy” which is organized annually by Centre of Global Studies. The video-conference will take place online at ZOOM. After the contributions, a discussion will be opened.


Programme (PDF)

Video-conference “Covid-19 in China and Central Europe: Government Policies and Economic Impacts”

21 April 2020
WeChat (online)

Researchers from the Czech Research Centre ZFC (Hangzhou) and the Centre of Global Studies IP CAS (Prague) will give papers at a video-conference on government policies and economic impacts of COVID-19 in China and Central Europe, with a participation of the Czech Consul in Shanghai and his staff. The videoconference, which will take place online, is organized by the mentioned institutions.

Program (PDF)

Video-conference “Research and its Evaluation: Experience and the Beginning of a New Era”

16 April 2020
ZOOM communication program (online)

Pavel Baran, Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and Emil Višňovský, former Vice-President of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and Professor of philosophy at the SAS, will present their papers in the event. Marek Hrubec will give an introductory paper and will chair the video-conference. The discussion will be opened afterwards. The video-conference is organized by the Centre of Global Studies IP CAS.

You can find the invitation here.

Overcoming global conflicts by local innovations in Nigeria

February 19, 2020
Abuja, Nigeria

In Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, on February 19, 2020, Marek Hrubec, Director of the Centre of Global Studies at the Institute of Philosophy of Czech Academy of Sciences, delivered a public lecture titled: “Development Resolution: Overcoming Global Conflicts and their Local Interactions”, which was organised by NGOs: Ubuntu Centre for African Peace Building in cooperation with West African Network for Peace Building (WANEP) and Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD). The lecture was chaired by a former Minister of External Affairs, Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari, the Special Adviser on the International compact with Iraq and other issues for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. On that occasion, the Ambassador proposed re-structuring policing by supporting federal police by specific activities of local and state police in the individual Nigerian states in order to face growing insecurity across the country, including transnational terrorist activities made by Boko Haram etc. Please see more here.

Workshop “Violence, Conflicts and History”

3 March 2020, 2 pm
Lecture room of the Institute of Philosophy CAS
Jilská 1, Prague 1

Centre of Global Studies, Institute of Philosophy at the Czech Academy of Sciences invites you to the workshop “Violence, Conflicts and History”.

  • Prof. Wolfgang Knöbl (Director, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung): How (not) to explain violence: Towards a processual perspective”
  • Prof. Johann P. Arnason (Faculty of Humanities at Charles University in Prague): Historical processes and their interpretations: A preliminary orientation

The lectures will be followed by a discussion.

Invitation (PDF)

Collective monograph “Between Prague and Mikulov” in German version

Kateřina Čapková, Hillel J. Kieval (eds.), Zwischen Prag und Nikolsburg: Jüdisches Leben in den böhmischen Ländern. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020. ISBN: 978-3-525-36427-7

The Jewish history and culture of the Bohemian countries have been enjoying growing interest for around two decades. Surprisingly, no innovative synthesis of this research has yet been available. This book, written by an international team of authors, is taking on the challenge of telling and analyzing the Jewish experience in the Bohemian countries as an integral and inseparable part of the development of Central Europe from the 16th century to the present day. It is just as much about contacts of the Jewish population with their non-Jewish neighbors as it is about the view of the province, i.e. the rural regions and communities away from the major urban centers of Prague, Brno and Ostrava. The German version of the collective monograph on the history of the Jews in the Czech lands from the early modern period examines selected Jewish communities and their demographic development over the last four centuries.

Review in Jüdische Algemeine
Interview with Kateřina Čapková and Martina Niedhammer on the Czech Radio (in German)
Interview with Kateřina Čapková on the ORF radio (in Czech)