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Lunch&Learn • Lost and Found in Prague, 1847
September 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
This presentation focuses on Prague’s first Czech-language guidebook and its author, Karel Vladislav Zap, to explore various forms of belonging in early nineteenth-century Prague. It asks how writing helped Zap to establish a place among the city’s emerging Czech-speaking elites. It also asks how this Prague native relied upon local history and the practice of strolling to establish for his readers a sense of belonging within a German-dominated, modernizing city.
Chad Bryant is an associate professor in the UNC History Department. He is the author of Prague in Black: Nazi Rule and Czech Nationalism and co-editor of Borderlands in World History and Walking Histories, 1800-1914, respectively. His is currently writing a history of modern Prague that is also an extended essay on the meanings and forms of belonging in the modern era.
Lunch and Learn is an interactive lecture series that provides CSEEES faculty affiliates the opportunity to showcase their current research. The lectures are open to all interested faculty, students, staff, and community members. Lunch is provided per timely RSVP.