Re: [genea-cz] SVU World Congress UPDAT
- Dear Mr. Rechcigl,
thank you very much for all the information on the SVU World Congress. It will be
surely a great undertaking and I am a bit sorry not to take part in it. Anyway, I
wish you a lot of success.
With best regards,
Secretary of the SGHS MS
> Dear Friends:
> I wish to bring you up to date on the preparation of the SVU World Congress
> on which I informed you previously. It will be a truly monumental event, with
> over fifty different sessions, symposia and discussion panels. The details
> are given below.
> I hope that at least some of you will attend this extraordinary event.
> With personal regards,
> Mila Rechcigl
> SVU WORLD CONGRESS
> A Pivotal Event of the Year 2000
> This is an update and the last call to invite you to attend our SVU World
> Congress in Washington, DC on August 9-l3, 2000. This is our 20th
> Anniversary Congress. The Congress will take place on the campus of American
> University, which has gone out of its way to make it a success. All the
> logistics and local arrangements are completed.
> This will be a truly monumental congress. The program will offer a large
> number of choices, from general cultural themes to the arts, humanities,
> social and behavioral sciences, science and technology and various sessions
> regarding Czechs and Slovaks abroad.
> The eventful 5-6 days will commence already on Tuesday afternoon with a
> reception in honor of the Slovak and Czech American community leaders, by the
> Slovak Ambassador and Ms. Butora in their residence. The official opening of
> the Congress will be in the morning of August 9. In the afternoon there will
> be a special plenary session on "Czechs and Slovaks who Made a Difference in
> the Second Millennium" which will include presentations on such world figures
> as Hus, Komensky, Dvorak, Mendel and Freud. In the evening there will be a
> festive reception hosted by the Czech Embassy, jointly with the SVU
> Washington DC Chapter.
> Individual sessions will be on Thursday thru Saturday, August l0-l2th. The
> academic program in the arts will include two musicology sessions, theater,
> and history of art and architecture. The humanities will comprise of
> literature, literature in translation, two poetry sessions, linguistics,
> modern history and military history. In addition, there will be three
> sessions relating to Bohemian Reformation and a symposium on US response to
> the Slovak National Uprising.
> The social and behavioral sciences will cover contemporary Czech and Slovak
> Republics, human rights in the two republics, creation of Civil Society
> through NGOs , inter-ethnic relations, volunteerism, politics and government,
> law and justice, media and journalism, economics, business and trade, foreign
> investments, women's issues and the Holocaust,
> Science and technology will feature a two part "Twentieth Century Science
> Symposium: Success Stories and Experiences of Czech-American Scientists,"and
> sessions on medicine and clinical research, health care, biological sciences,
> physical sciences, information technolology and future of planet earth.
> The general cultural subjects will include a symposium on education reform in
> Central Europe, a symposium on Sokol, its history and its perspectives for
> the future, a session on sports with the participation of Aja Vrzanova,
> genealogy and family history, and a symposium on Czech beer.
> The academic program on the Czech and Slovak presence abroad will feature
> sessions on emigration and immigration, early settlements and communities,
> cultural contributions of Czechs and Slovaks abroad, Czech and Slovak
> repositories in America, future of Czech and Slovak studies abroad , Czech
> and Slovak entrepreneurship abroad, and the role and personal experiences of
> Honorary Consuls of Czech and Slovak Republics in the US.
> Part of the program has been prepared by our younger generation. Bruce
> Berglund organized four panels under the title "New Perspectives in Czech and
> Slovak Studies." In addition, there will be a discussion panel organized by
> Anna Vysoka on "The Next l00 Years: The Younger Generation Speaks Out".
> Apart from the academic program there will be a number of other exciting and
> entertaining activities. The highlight will be a banquet cruise on the
> Potomac and an excursion to Monticello, the home of President Thomas
> Jefferson. The participants will have an opportunity to also attend the U.S.
> premiere of a poetic drama by one of the most outstanding Czech playwrights
> living today. The play "Hour of Love," translated into English by Vera
> Borkovec) is the work of Josef Topol, recipient of many prizes and most
> recently of the prestigious Karel Capek Literary Award.
> You are urged to take advantage of this unusual event and spread the word
> among your friends. This will be a pivotal event of the year 2000 for
> anybody interested in the thing Czech and Slovak. I look forward to seeing
> you there in large numbers.
> The out-of-towners are urged to preregizster with Blanka Kudejin order to be
> assured of relatively inexepensive accomodations at american university. She
> can be otacted at: Elitexintsk@...
> Miloslav Rechcigl
> P.S. I am sorry if you have received this notice before. It is possible that
> I may have mixed up up my addresses.
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