The 90th Anniversary of Polish Studies in Prague
January 28, 2015 – March 7, 2015: Exhibition corridor, ground floor, Monday to Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
The first Department of Polish Studies in the Czech lands was established at Charles University in Prague more then 90 years ago. The bilingual Czech and Polish exhibition presents history of Prague Polish Studies from the establishment of the indipendent department in 1923 up to the present. It features the life and work of the eminent personalities, lecturers and graduates. Among them we should mention the first professor Marian Szyjkowski, outstanding comparative linguist Karel Krejčí, Otakar Bartoš, Luboš Řeháček, Theodor Bešta, Jan Petr or lecturer Iza Šaunová, who educated generations of Czech translators from Polish. The exhibition was organised by the Department of Central European Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, in association with the Polish Institute, Prague, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Department. Exhibits include also archival photographs and materials.