Prague English Studies 1929-2014: The Sense of Continuity

In 1929, a generation of legendary personalities of the Prague English and American Studies was born. As students at the Faculty of Arts, they were renowned for their brilliant results. Later they themselves became university lecturers, excellent translators and leading experts in different academic subjects. This year, they celebrate their eighty-fifth birthday. Some of them, such as doc. Jaroslav Hornát, are sadly no longer with us, but five of them could join us for a friendly gathering organised by the Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology and the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures: Dr Jarmila Emmerová, Dr Eliška Hornátová, Dr Alena Jindrová-Špilarová, doc. Eva Masnerová a Dr Miroslav Jindra. The current lecturers in English and American studies introduced their work and achievements and shared their personal memories of them with the audience. Photographs by Jiří Stibor

The Vision of Thomas Jefferson: Lecture by Eric S. Petersen

Eric S. Petersen, a leading expert on the life and works of Thomas Jefferson, gave a lecture entitled "The Vision of Thomas Jefferson" at the Faculty of Arts on 5 May 2010. Eric S. Petersen studied American History at Brown University and law at the University of Chicago. Since 1993, he has been researching Jefferson's political papers, speeches and personal correspondence. He works as a lawyer in New York, USA.