Religious research is like epidemiology. The Academic Senate has endorsed better salary conditions. We invite you to the ball od Faculty of Arts MU.

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Faculty Newsletter

We are opening the Faculty inspiratorium

Dear colleagues,

Let us begin today with a seemingly insignificant but true anecdote with almost fairy-tale-like features. Once upon a time, a young, promising scientist decided to earn her doctorate at a prestigious university abroad. She wasn't afraid of the many difficulties involved. She knew her reward would be a wealth of experience that nothing could surpass. She successfully conquered all the dragons in the form of examinations, wrote her dissertation and reached the final defence. When her foreign supervisor was about to choose a thesis opponent, he announced that the most excellent expert was based at Masaryk University - in the department where she had previously completed her master's studies. And what are the lessons of the story? Sometimes you have to travel halfway around the world to find a treasure waiting for you at home.

We believe that our Faculty holds many treasures - many inspiring people who can genuinely enrich others. We would therefore like to create opportunities for us to meet each other. The Faculty inspiratorium will pursue this very goal - an event consisting of presentations and discussions with the promoters of remarkable projects. These gatherings will take place on the second Friday morning of each month. They will gradually, in a not too formal way, introduce researchers from all the areas of education we care about at the Faculty. The first meeting will take place on March 10 and be opened by Pavel Caha from the Department of Czech Language.

The second opportunity for meeting, sharing and discussion will be offered by Teacher's Week, which this time will take place in its traditional spring term. Seminars, workshops and lectures will take place during the reading week, 17-20 April, which opens up space for various extraordinary events and activities. A detailed programme will be given in the following newsletter.

We are looking forward to seeing you in an inspiring way.

Irena Radová and Zuzana Šalamounová

Audio interview

Religious research is like epidemiology, only without the negative connotations

Listen to an interview with Tomáš Glomb, who talks about research on Roman religious cults, the use of digital humanities, and a postdoc in Bergen.

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Cabaret, cancan and hippies. Come to the Representative Ball

On Wednesday, 15 March, the 24th annual representative ball of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University will begin at the Babylon Cultural Centre.

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Night with Andersen: Mammoth Hunters

Do you want to experience life in an older Stone Age settlement or learn what a prehistoric hunter must know? Join the Night with Andersen - this time, we will see the Mammoth Hunters.

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The Academic Senate supported the improvement of salary conditions at faculties of humanities

It also adopted a statement on the topic of sexual violence. He was reacting to current events not only at Masaryk University.

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Faculty will adjust the use of money from the scholarship fund

The exact amount will reduce departmental scholarships and merit scholarships. The scholarship programme for excellent PhD students will also not be announced.

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Spring in Ukraine will be very difficult. It is crucial to keep Kiev

With Ukrainian scholar Petr Kalina, we discuss how the arrival of war refugees has transformed Czech society and how the conflict between Russia and Ukraine may continue to evolve.

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We are opening Faculty inspiratorium

The discussion platform aims to introduce inspiring members of the faculty's academic community. The first speaker will be Pavel Caha from the Department of Czech Language.

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HR Award - New developments in recruitment and selection procedures

It introduces the principles of a transparent and merit-based selection process or regulates the related procedures and rules.

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Get an accompanying MultiSport card

The new benefit can be used from the beginning of April. It is possible to order a card for an adult and three cards for children under 15.

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Use the form to modify the orientation system

Do you need to modify the information on signs at offices, classrooms, or communicators? Fill out this short form.

Find out more (CZ)

The Czech Science Foundation announced new calls

Interested parties can submit project proposals starting in 2024. The deadline is 4 April 2023. 

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The library asks questions and grants wishes

For part of the semester and throughout the exam period, you may have encountered Library Asks panels.

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Windows 11 on classroom computers

Office PCs, meanwhile, continue with Windows 10. A new system awaits users when they change devices.

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Cancellation of VGA ports in buildings K and L

Devices can now only be connected via HDMI cable. USB-C will be added later in the semester.

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Follow the minutes of the management meetings

Mon 13 Feb 2023

Meeting of Heads of Academic Departments No. 3 

Mon 27 Feb 2023

Dean's Board No. 8 

Mon 20 Feb 2023

Meeting of the Academic Senate 

What awaits us in the coming months

Tue 28 Feb – Tue 2 May 2023

Fear and Loathing in Scala (CZ) 

What do you get when you mix violence with blood, sign language, pagan rituals, and finally add at least two tons of hallucinogenic substances? Fear and loathing, of course. But this year, it's not just in Las Vegas, but especially at the Scala. A project of students of the Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture of the Faculty of Arts MU.

Wed 8 Mar 2023

Ecuador and Galapagos in South America (CZ) 

Slovak traveller and adventure lover Veronika Kapcová will again visit the Reading Room. This time she will talk about the beautiful corners of Ecuador.

Fri 10 Mar 2023

Faculty inspiratorium 

Do you want to get to know more about the faculty's academic community and make new contacts? Are you interested in what colleagues from other departments are working on, or would you like to present your projects? Or do you want to spend a pleasant morning in the company of people who have something to say? The new discussion platform is just for you.

Wed 15 Mar 2023

Meet and Discuss: On Changes to the PhD Stipend 

The amount of the doctoral stipend will increase. But the good news is accompanied by pressing questions—a discussion among PhD students.

Wed 15 Mar 2023

XXIVth Representative Ball of MUNI ARTS 

The Foundation Fund of students of MUNI ARTS and the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University cordially invite you to the XXIVth year of the MUNI ARTS Representative Ball.

Wed 22 Mar 2023

Incursus Barbarorum: composer Jan Novák in exile (CZ) 

Opening of the exhibition commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary of the emigration of the composer Jan Novák. In addition to photographs, visitors can also see the composer's correspondence and copies of sentences for leaving the republic. The exhibition will run until the end of August.

Mon 17 – Fri 21 Apr 2023

Teachers' Week 2023 (CZ) 

Is teaching your destiny? Or did it come by chance? Either way, Teachers Week belongs to you - teachers, lecturers, education students and education enthusiasts.

Other events can be found in the calendar of events on the website. For all study dates, see the schedule in IS.

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