Author: Zuzana Jurková

This article presents the project of Prague soundscapes, based on ethno-musicological research realized at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University, Prague. Our basic concept of soundscapes combines two different approaches used in connection with this term (that of the Harvard ethnomusicologist Kay Kaufman Shelemay and the other one by the Canadian sound-ecologist R. M. Schafer from the 1970s). It is founded on Merriam’s well-known analytical model of music; it contains three levels: conceptualization, behaviour, and sound phenomenon. Moreover, we are inspired by the concept of the five –scapes of Appadurai which can be considered not only different types of influences or different perspectives but rather ‘deeply perspectival constructs.’ We used this flexible framework and created six cultural categories/’perspectival constructs’ which are reflected in musical events and produce specific soundscapes: social stratification, rebellion, commodification, collective identity, new technologies, and spirituality. Supposedly, these perspectival categories are able to grasp the functionality of musical complexity of Prague in a meaningful way.

In: Hidden Cities: Understanding Urban Popcultures
Author: Ivo Cerman

foreshadowed by the establishment of the chair of natural law in Vienna, at the Theresianum, 2 followed by the establishment of another experimental chair, in Prague in 1748, 3 and a third one at the University of Vienna in 1752. 4 Shortly after that, the University of Prague was reformed yet

In: Grotiana
Prague Spring '68
Dailies and periodicals covering all spheres of social life

Features dailies and periodicals including two communist party dailies Rude Pravo (Czech) and Pravda (Slovak), economic publications such as Hospodarske Noviny or Zemedelska Ekonomika, and a number of military periodicals such as the A-Revue. Also includes publications of all legal political parties and cultural publications. Includes regional dailies as well as Prague publications.

[German Version] From the end of the 9th century, Prague was the center of the principality ruled by the Přemyslids, later the kingdom of Bohemia and after 1918 the Republic of Czechoslovakia. Today Prague, with a population of about 1.25 million, is the capital of the Czech Republic. Prague was

In: Religion Past and Present Online
The Journal of the European Association for Jewish Studies (Formerly: EAJS Newsletter)
Editors-in-Chief: Giuseppe Veltri and Patrick Benjamin Koch<