‘SMALL NATIONS AND GLOBAL IDENTITIES: CZECH QUESTIONS’

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventCommunity engagement event

Date

5 Jul 2018

Participants

Description

Marta Filipova - Organiser

Matthew Rampley - Member of programme committee

Jakub Benes - Speaker

Joshua Allen - Advisor

One-day symposium, which considers the formation of modern Czech identity in the arts, politics and the media, focusing on key global events of the 20th century. It responds to various celebrations in the Czech Republic and the UK, including the centenary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and fiftieth anniversary of the Prague Spring and Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.

In addressing the relationship between the small nation and its global identity, the programme explores three themes: the mythic portrayal of interwar Czechoslovakia as a Western oriented state and of the Czech people as passive victims of global events; the cyclical gain and loss of state sovereignty, covering the separation of the Czech and Slovak Republics in 1993; the construction of Czechs identity in relation to ‘others’, including German, Slovak and Roma diasporas.
5 Jul 2018

‘SMALL NATIONS AND GLOBAL IDENTITIES: CZECH QUESTIONS’

Abbreviated titleCzech Questions
Duration5 Jul 20185 Jul 2018
Location of eventIKON Gallery
CityBirmingham
CountryUnited Kingdom
Web address (URL)
Degree of recognitionNational event

Event: Workshop