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Upcoming Events

November 2019
£15

Lecture on Emperor Rudolf II

November 5 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic,
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom

 A Lecture on the ‘Emperor Rudolf II Collector & Patron of the Arts & Sciences’ by Caroline Cannon-Brookes. Under Rudolf II Prague again became the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Following the example of his Habsburg ancestors, he assembled an exceptional collection of works of art for which the imperial palace on the Hradčany was adapted. He patronised painters, sculptors, goldsmiths who flocked to Prague, and also men of learning including Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. For a brief period…

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December 2019
£15

From the Village to the City: Urbanisation in Slovakia 1896-1972

December 3 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic,
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom

In his talk, Dr Lorman will explore how Slovak culture was initially characterised by its rural quality and alienation from the beginnings of mass industrialisation and urbanisation in Hungary (exemplified by the 1896 millennial celebrations in Budapest). He will examine how Slovak national identity was then substantially (but not entirely) transformed by similar processes of industrialisation and urbanisation in Czechoslovakia, symbolised by the post-war rebuilding of Bratislava and the opening of the new SNP Bridge in 1972. Dr Thomas Lorman…

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