Friday, April 20 at 5:30pm
Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73 St, 3rd Fl
New York City
Prof. Michael Beckerman, New York University, will deliver the keynote address “My Little Czech Fakebook” for the 2018 Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop.
Since the year 2000, the Czech (and Slovak) Studies Workshop has brought together scholars from the United States and abroad to explore Czech- and Slovak-themed topics from such diverse fields as anthropology, architecture and art history, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, sociology, and theater.
In cooperation with the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center at Columbia University. www.czechslovakhistory.org/
Contact: Christopher Harwood, cwh4 at columbia.edu
Slavic Department – Columbia University
708 Hamilton Hall – MC 2839
1130 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10026
An informal POSEZENÍ, a chat around a table with wine or beer and memories of the old timers who live(d) in the neighborhood of the Bohemian National Hall (BNH) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Some of the speakers are also active in the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association (BBLA), which built the hall in 1897.
Our POSEZENÍ was moderated by Vít Horejš, with a brief introduction to the history of the community by Dr. Vlado Šimko. Speakers were Norma Zabka, Irene Mergl, Edward Kasinec, Pavel Paces and Jiri Suchanek.
This event was part of a series commemorating the 100th-year anniversary of the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and the contribution BBLA and New York Czechs and Slovaks made.
In English with Czech songs.