16th – 20th Century DANIEL Ondřej, KALIVODOVÁ Eva
Monday 17:30 – 19:00, main building, room 302b
Thursday 17:30 – 19:00, main building, room 302b
Description of the course
This course should offer to students at the same time chronological and thematical overview over the period of building modernity (16th – 20th centuries) in the concerned area. The seminars consist of opening the debate on the presupposed peripheral character of East-Central Europe and South Eastern Europe. While East Central Europe is provisionally defined as a region east of Germany and west of Russia, and north of the Danube up to the Baltic see. Southeastern Europe is generally coterminous with the Balkans. Which were the elements of the modernity and on the contrary which were the behindhand effects of the Centre-European society? The seminar will particularly focus on study of material culture and the religious problematic on the one hand and of the nationalist question and social problems of the modern State on the other hand. Important tools to describe the society and culture present the results of the Cultural studies-based research of East-Central Europe and South Eastern Europe. This optics can help to focus on the processes of nation-building, state-building of the post-Versailles period, communism and the period after 1989.