‘The Past is the Battleground of Our Contemporaries’: A Conference to Mark the Eightieth Birthday of Vilém Prečan Cover Image

„Minulost je bitevním polem současníků“ Konference k osmdesátinám Viléma Prečana
‘The Past is the Battleground of Our Contemporaries’: A Conference to Mark the Eightieth Birthday of Vilém Prečan

Author(s): Jiří Hoppe
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR
Keywords: Eightieth Birthday; Vilém Prečan; Past

Summary/Abstract: Organized chiefl y by the Institute of Contemporary History, Prague, a conference, ‘The Past is the Battlefi eld of the Our Contemporaries’, was held in the Czernin Palais, Prague, on 24 and 25 January 2013, to mark the eightieth birthday of the historian Vilem Prečan, the fi rst director of the Institute and the current Chairman of the Board of the Czechoslovak Documentation Centre. The conference was accompanied by an evening of music and a buffet dinner at the Museum of Music, organized by the National Museum, Prague. The author reports here on all the papers given in the fi ve conference blocks, and concludes with a long quotation of Vilem Prečan’s views on some of the papers and topics presented at the conference.

  • Issue Year: XX/2013
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 236-241
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Czech