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THE RETURN OF THE ARMCHAIR:WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A COMMITTED FIELDWORKER BUT MUST STAY AT HOME?

GUEST LECTURE THE RETURN OF THE ARMCHAIR: WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A COMMITTED FIELDWORKER BUT MUST STAY AT HOME?by DR. VERONIKA SIMONOVA, EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY AT ST. PETERSBURG Date & Time 29. 04. 2021, 13:00 CET Location ONLINE LECTURE VIA ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95513807207 Abstract During the workshop, we shall discuss effective ways of gathering empirical data within the context of distant research work. Today social anthropologists and scholars from related disciplines find themselves in need…

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LANGUAGE BEHAVIOURS SHAPED BY THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN (NON-) LINGUISTIC FORCES

GUEST LECTURE Language behaviours shaped by the interplay between (non-) linguistic forces by Gyu-Ho Shin, Palacký University Olomouc Date & Time 23. 04. 2021, 09:30 CET Location Online lecture via ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/91691601582 Abstract A usage-based constructionist approach assumes that language is a system that emerges, grows, and changes constantly as a function of properties of input and their interactions with cognitive-psychological mechanisms. In this talk, I share research outcomes that support this approach, with a particular…

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Maoist Campaigns and Uyghur Elites in Xinjiang

GUEST LECTURE Maoist Campaigns and Uyghur Elites in Xinjiang, 1957-1966 by Joshua L. Freeman, Princeton University Date & Time Mar 29, 2021 05:00 PM Prague Bratislava Location Trainee Centre Online https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95623599883 Abstract When the People’s Liberation Army marched into Xinjiang in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party had little expertise and no local operatives in the vast, Muslim-majority region. In order to effectively govern, the party swiftly formed alliances with groups of Uyghur intellectuals and elites,…

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