Exhibition The University and the Republic: 100 Years – 100 Items – 100 Stories
Exhibition will deal with the relationships between Prague University and the Czechoslovak and Czech Republics based on a hundred exceptional exhibits, each representing one year in the period 1918-2018.
The exibition will focus on the history of Charles University with an emphasis on its personalities, political and social events, scientific discoveries and teaching achievements that have left a mark on the whole country’s history. Its objective is to present the interconnected histories of the University and the Republic in both their apexes and declines. It intends to show the last 100 years as a period that has brought both the University and Czech society numerous undeniable successes, albeit in an atmosphere fraught with political turns. For the First Republic period, the exhibition will also involve the German University in Prague and stories of Czech Germans.
One of the exhibited items is a remarkable map of Europe loaned from Map Collection. The cartographic work titled Le plan antigermanique is a testimony of the sweeping changes to the political geography of Europe following the end of World War I. It represents the proposed plan to create a barrier of Slavic nations (among others Czechs and Slovaks) against the German expansionism. Map in full resolution can be examined in the Digital Map Collection.
The exhibition is open from May 10th until September 1st, daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The admission is free. More information is available HERE.