Surrounded by water - Bangladesh then and now

Date & Time

November 12, 2018
10AM – 5PM


The workshop on topics around Bangladesh and the Delta of the Ganges River is aimed to spread information on Bangladesh and South Asia around in Czech academia. Current issues like climate change, changing livelihoods, Islam and society in Bangladesh, the Ganges delta as a habitat and slums in Dhaka are the topics that are frequently addressed by the scientific community. The department of Asian Studies is happy to have some of well-known scientists in Palacky University in Olomouc.


Palacký University, Křížkovského 10, Olomouc, Czech Republic, meeting room 2.25 

Book of Abstract

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Climate Change, Changing Livelihoods, Islam and Society in Bangladesh, Ganges delta, Slums in Dhaka, Migration in and out of Bangladesh, Rohingya in the Refugee Camps of Cox Bazar



TimeName of speakerTitle of lecture
8.30 – 9.00Registration
9.00 – 9.45Hasan Shafie

Key Note:

Traditional and Technical Risk Reduction Against Natural Catastrophes in Bangladesh

Coffee time
10.00 – 10.30Robert StojanovClimate Change, Resilience and Population Dynamics in South Asia
10.30 – 11.00Tibor AßheuerSlum Dwellers in Dhaka, Aspects of Resilience and Factors That Prevent Slum Dwellers from “getting ahead”
11.00 – 11.30Zbyněk MuchaMigration from Bangladesh to Europe
11.30 – 12.00Olaf GuentherDiscussion
Lunch Time
13.30 – 14.00Carmen BrandtOf Disappearing Routes, Customers, and Identities: The Changing World of the ‘Bedes’, the ‘River Gypsies’ of Bangladesh
14.00 – 14.30Olaf GuentherThe Area of the Delta — A Resource and Niche for Minorities and Their Economic Strategies
14.30 – 15.00Abantee HarunIslam and Society in Bangladesh: Revisiting ‘Madrassah Education’
15.00 – 15.30Blanka KnotkovaBengali Women about Bengali Women
Coffee time
16.00 – 17.00Olaf GuentherFinal discussion