A week of (reflection) of media and pop culture at the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University (2019)

A series of panel discussions and conference papers took place on 5 - 8 November 2019 as part of the celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the Center for Cultural, Media and Communication Studies and the tenth anniversary of the field of Cultural Studies in the Czech Republic. The first two days of the program were dedicated to a group of Czech media discussion panels today, 30 years later, in which Czech journalists spoke. In the next two days, the scientific colloquium Culture - Media - Communication took place, at which academics representing various workplaces in the Czech Republic and Slovakia presented their contributions.

Media (R)evolution: Revolutionary Stories (2019)

On April 29, 2019, the second year of the doctoral conference Media (R)evolution with the subtitle Revolutionary Stories took place in the premises of the department.

Anthology of the event was also published.

Media (R)evolution: Culture and Media in the Digital Age (2018)

The conference of students and PhD students of our department called Media (R)evolution: Culture and Media in the Digital Age took place on April 4, 2018. It was thematically devoted to the issues of media, communication, and contemporary (pop) culture in their broadest sense

The program was divided into four blocks according to its focus - Media, History and Politics, Media and Journalists, Popular Media, and Social Networks. A keynote lecture on the topic of multimedia dehibernation of Emil Zátopek was given by prof. Petr A. Bílek (Faculty of Arts, Charles University).

The conference program can be downloaded here

Student Journalism Conference - Media (R)evolution: Journalism in Trouble (2018)

On April 3, 2018, the second year of the Student Journalism Conference took place in the department, this time thematically devoted to the problems of contemporary Czech journalism, which faces public distrust and frequent verbal attacks by political representatives

The guests of the conference:

Petr Honzejk, commentator for Hospodářské noviny
Jindřich Šídlo, commentator and chief reporter of Seznam Zprávy
Jan Moláček from Reportéři ČT and Aktuálně.cz commentator
Josef Šlerka, director of the Endowment Fund for Independent Journalism
Marek Stoniš, editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Reflex
Marek Wollner, editor-in-chief of reportage journalism on Česká televise

Participation at the conference of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture (2017)

Representatives of the department took part in the conference of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture on 27-29 October 2017 in Ostrava on the topic Popular culture in the Czech and Slovak environment.

The department was represented in three thematic panels, in which its members and Ph.D. students presented the following contributions:

  • Miroslav Libicher: Non-Western Film Popular Culture
  • Věra Bartalosová: Reflections on the Journalistic Profession in Criminal Series co-produced by Czech Television
  • Šárka Novotná: Representation of history in historical TV series: depictions of female heroines
  • Zdeněk Sloboda: Non-heterosexual characters in Czech series
  • Barbora Kalousková: The position of non-heterosexual characters in audiovisual works
  • Monika Bartošová: Cosplay on the social network
  • Martin Foret, Ph.D.: Half-Forgotten "Founding Mothers" of Czech Comics Studies (and Others)

More information about the conference may be found here.

The Week of (Reflection) of Media at Faculty of Arts (2016)

As part of the celebrations of the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the department, the Week of (Reflection) of Media event was held in April 2016 at the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University. It consisted of a series of panel discussions Czech Media in 2016 and a scientific colloquium with international participation Culture-Media-Communication.

For example, media analysts Štěpán Sedláček (Media Tenor) and Milan Kruml (Czech Television) spoke; journalists Dalibor Balšínek (Echo 24), Ondřej Fér (Factor S), Petr Fischer (Hospodářské noviny), Karel Hvížďala, David Macháček (Česká televize), Sabina Slonková (Neovlivní.cz) and academics such as Monika Kopytowska (Uniwersytet Łódzki, Poland) , Salim Murad (PF JU, České Budějovice), Roland Posner (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany), Jakub Končelík (FSV UK, Praha), Pavel Večeřa (FSS MU, Brno), Ulrike Lynn (Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany), Jean Retzinger (University of California, Berkeley, USA) and others participated.

Complete program in PDF

Annotation of colloquium papers in PDF

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