CSPK Conferences

Conference Call for Papers: Exploration of Class, Distinction, and Habitus in Popular Culture of Central and Eastern Europe

6th Conference of the Centre for Study of Popular Culture

Conference organised by the Centre for the Study of Popular Culture, Charles University in Prague and the German Historical Institute in Warsaw, 27–29 October 2023, Prague, Czech Republic

Abstract deadline: May 31, 2023 June 30, 2023 (EXTENDED!)

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Mainstream! – a conference report

Here you can find a conference report.

Mainstream! – conference programme

Programme of the “Mainstream! Popular Culture in Central and Eastern Europe” conference to be found here.

Call for Papers “Mainstream! Popular Culture in Central and Eastern Europe”

Call for Papers “Mainstream! Popular Culture in Central and Eastern Europe”

5th conference of Centre for the Study of Popular Culture

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with the support of National museum of Czech Republic, Faculty of Arts of Charles University
and the German Historical Institute Warsaw

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29 October – 31 October 2020, Prague

Mainstream media representations of celebrities remain problematic, as excited discussions regarding the recent funeral of singer Karel Gott have demonstrated. The appraisal of his long-term career has been divided into two extreme positions: uncritical admiration for the idol who spread joy under different political regimes on one hand and condemnation of his kitschy art associated with his selling out under these regimes on the other. What the overall debate has confirmed, is that stars and celebrities of popular culture can become symbols of any given period. Continue reading

Beyond the Café/Pub Split: Interlocking Urbanity and Rurality in the Popular Culture of East Central European Societies

30 October – 31 October 2015, Prague

programme       book of abstracts

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“Listening to the Wind of Change”: Popular Culture and Post-Socialist Societies in East-Central Europe, 18 – 19 October 2013, Prague

Multidisciplinary international conference


Popular Culture and Czech Identity, 27 – 28 May 2011, Moravská Třebová

The conference occured on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th 2011 in Moravian town Moravská Třebová. Ondřej Daniel in the opening speech pointed that the aim of this project was to open a critical discussion about Czech identity. Continue reading