Month: January 2018

4.2.2018 Presentation: Afghanistan between Islam and politics

(PhDr. Věra Exnerová, Ph.D.) This presentation will focus on the recent history of Afghanistan based on the life stories of people from rural and urban areas. Personal history will show the role of Islam and politics in the daily lives of Afghans over the last fifty years. The aim of the lecture is to take […]

31.1.2018 Presentation: Tent or settlement? Tibetan nomads under the influence of Chinese development policy

(Dr. Jarmila Ptáčková) Current development policy in western China does not only affect the landscape and the environment, but also the daily lives of local residents such as the Tibetans. The government’s ambition is not only to expand and connection of existing cities, but also to urbanize rural areas and modernize “backward” livelihoods, such as […]