Friday, 3 July 2020

Life

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova takes all-Czech tennis crown

The Sydney Morning Herald |
29 May 2020

World No.12 Petra Kvitova returned to court dressed for the French Open but was happy to triumph in the women's draw at an all-Czech tournament as the sports world slowly returns from the coronavirus shutdowns.

'Velvet Retro': Historian Veronika Pehe on Czech pop culture

Radio Prague |
29 May 2020

Popular films, TV series and novels can profoundly shape a nation's collective memory and cement the evolving historical master narrative. In her new book, historian Veronika Pehe examines the evolving ways the era has been portrayed since 1989 – from early comedies to tragic narratives that cast the past as trauma.

Symbiotic relationships

Transitions Online |
27 May 2020

Symbios, a "social house" in Brno, aims to help young adults without adequate family situations adjust to everyday life.

Indigenous tribes pay tribute to recently deceased Miloslav Stingl

Brno Daily |
27 May 2020

Miloslav Stingl, Czech writer, ethnographer and traveller, passed away earlier this month at the age of 89. Passionate about people, especially indigenous cultures, Stingl became close to several indigenous tribes. On behalf of all indigenous cultures, a Maori tribe has paid tribute to the professor.

Exhibition of facemasks at National Museum

Radio Prague |
27 May 2020

The National Museum in Prague has launched an exhibition of home-made and designer facemasks, which have become a symbol of the nation's fight against the coronavirus.

John M. Coggeshall – An American anthropologist in Prague

UniMedia |
26 May 2020

John M. Coggeshall is a professor of anthropology at Clemson University in South Carolina. As a cultural anthropologist, Coggeshall has spent his career researching American regional ethnic and social groups. He was a visiting professor at Charles University in the fall semester of 2019.

FAQs: What to know about traveling to and from Czech Republic this summer

Expats.cz |
26 May 2020

Petr Sezemský from Expat Zone helps us get a better idea of the current travel regulations in the Czech Republic.

Wine festival at Grébovka canceled over coronavirus concerns

Expats.cz |
26 May 2020

The grape growing season has barely gotten under way, but Prague 2 has already decided to cancel the annual vinobraní harvest festival at the Grébovka villa, which would normally have taken place in September, due to the coronavirus.

RicharDavidArchitekti tops Czech home with a greenhouse

Dezeen |
25 May 2020

Architecture studio RicharDavidArchitekti has built a greenhouse on top of a single-storey family home within an orchard in the town of Chlum.

How the US cavalry saved some of world's most treasured horses in wartime Czechoslovakia

Radio Prague |
25 May 2020

In the closing days of World War Two a US Army unit took it upon itself to drive into a Czech village and rescue some of the most valuable horses in the world. The story has since inspired a Hollywood movie.

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