Interdisciplinary workshop Pivo je boží!

  • 29 – 30 September 2022
    2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Arna Nováka 1, Brno

Thursday 29 September (lectures in English)

  • Martin Mandl (religionist, Central European Institute of Asian Studies, Vienna) – Tipsy Regionality: Patterns of Beer and Spirits Consumption across East Asia
  • Jan Sýkora (japanist, Charles university, Prague) – Beer’s no doubt a gift from heaven or How beer came to Japan
  • Jana Valtrová (religionist, Masaryk university, Brno) – Drinking problems in the medieval steppe: Christians and kumis in the Mongol empire
  • J.F. Marc des Jardins (religionist, Concordia University, Montreal) – Daoists drinking to immortality
  • Ute Wallenböck (sinologist, Masaryk university, Brno) – Brewing and Drinking in Tibetan Culture
  • Daniel Berounský (religionist, Charles university, Prague) – Saliva of mad dog, eyeball of human corpse-fed wolf, menstrual blood of demoness: Beer according to its opponents in Tibet
  • Charles Ramble (anthropologist, Ècole Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris) – Beer for Gods, Beer for Humans: The Ritual and Social Use of Alcohol in Bonpo Community
  • Luboš Bělka (religionist, Masaryk university, Brno) – Czechoslovak Presence in Tibet 1950s and Beer

Friday 30 September (lectures in Czech)

  • Kateřina Charvátová (historian, Charles university, Prague) – Pivo ve středověkých pramenech cisterckých klášterů
  • Daniel Peter Janáček, O.Praem. (Abt of Strahov monastery, Prague) – „Pivo – víc než nápoj“
  • Sandra Silná (parish priest of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church, Brno) – „Je Bůh abstinent a vegetarián?”
  • Jan Maláska (doctor, brewer, brewery co-owner Vorkloster, Předklášteří) – Příběh klášterního pivovaru Vorkloster
  • Petr Holub (historian, conservationist, National Heritage Institute, Brno) – Pivovary ve vlastnictví církevních institucí na Brněnsku
  • Milan Starec (brewer, brewery researcher, National Brewing Museum, Kostelec nad Černými lesy) – Střípky z terénního průzkumu církevních pivovarů v ČR
  • Libor Zajíc (historian, Masaryk university, Brno) – Svatí na pivních etiketách
  • Jakub Acsay (beer connoisseur, beer bar owner, Prague) – Belgické klášterní pivovarnictví
  • Lukáš Provazník (beer connoisseur, beer bar owner, Brno) – Salvator: jak se pivo stalo stylem a pak zase pivem

Accompanying programme Friday 30 September from 12.00, Courtyard of the Faculty of Arts

  • Posters - history of the beer bottle, monastic brewing
  • Stand of the Vorkloster monastery brewery, beer from the Ossegg monastery brewery also on tap
  • Doppelbock beer tasting (accompanied by the lecture by Lukáš Provazník)
  • Presentation of Belgian beer culture (accompanied by the lecture by Jakub Acsay)
  • Refreshments - soft drinks, cold food, beer specialties

Due to limited capacity, please make a reservation for the lecture hall by an email to Please indicate whether you are interested in a place for both days or only one specific day. All new information can be found on the Facebook page Cultural History of Beer and on the website of the Institute of History of the Faculty of Arts MU.

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