New issue of Archiv orientální, Supplementa XII. !
IMAGINARIES AND HISTORIOGRAPHIES OF CONTESTED REGIONS: TRANSFORMING CENTERS AND PERIPHERIES IN ASIAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN CONTEXTS
Founded in 1922, the Oriental Institute is one of Europe’s oldest institutions dedicated to studying the politics, societies, and cultures of “the Orient.” The Institute is divided into three departments (Middle East, South Asia, East Asia), employs scholars specializing in the study of the Arab world, Iran, Israel, Turkey, the Ottoman Empire, the ancient Near East, India, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan, and houses a library with more than 230,000 items. Originally established by an act of the Czechoslovak Parliament, the Oriental Institute operates under the auspices of the Czech Academy of Sciences and is tasked with promoting cutting-edge and interdisciplinary research that seeks to advance scientific knowledge at the international and national levels. ...more...
For example, take a virtual tour of one of the most important monuments of medieval Mosul, the Shrine of Imam Awn al-Din ibn al-Hasan, which was deliberately destroyed by the Islamic State soon after the occupation of the city in 2014. Click here to access the shrine.
Giedrė Šabasevičiūtė has been interviewed on a Czech radio station (Rádio Wave). Together with Tereza Jermanová (Faculty of Arts, Charles University), they spoke about the current situation in Tunisia and Egypt on the occassion of the tenth anniversary of the Arab Spring (the interview is in Czech).