ПРОСЛАВА 600-ГОДИШЊИЦЕ КАРЛОВОГ УНИВЕРЗИТЕТА У ПРАГУ УОЧИ НАРУШАВАЊА ЈУГОСЛОВЕНСКО-ЧЕХОСЛОВАЧКИХ ОДНОСА 1948.
The Celebration of the 600 Years of Charles’s University in Prague on the Eve of the Spoiling of the Yugoslav-Czechoslovak Relations in 1948
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: Charles University of Prague; Republic of Czechoslovakia; FPR Yugoslavia; celebration
Summary/Abstract: Charles’s University in Prague had a long tradition and enjoyed great reputation among European university institutions. Foreign students, a certain number of Yugoslavs among them, also studied at the faculties of this University. Cooperation between Charles’s University and the Yugoslav universities evolved through the exchange of expert publications as well as through mutual visits of professors and outstanding scholars. In late October 1946 professor of the Belgrade University and the chairman of the Serbian Academy of Sciences, Aleksandar Belić, was elected doctor honoris causa of Charles’s University, being the fi rst foreign doctor honoris causa after WWII. An important jubilee of Charles’s University was celebrated in April 1948 marking the 600th anniversary of the foundation of the University within the framework of celebrations devoted to the mediaeval Bohemian king Charles IV. During the celebration between April 4 and 10, 1948 festive academies, concerts, performances, students’ gatherings were held in several places in Prague, new exhibitions were opened and important personages who contributed greatly to the founding, work and development of Charles’s University were honored, and particularly those who fell during WWII. The changes in the political life of Czechoslovakia in February 1948 and coming to the fore of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, spurred some foreign universities to refrain from sending delegates to the celebration. Despite that, numerous guests from European and other countries took part at the celebration of the great jubilee of Charles’s University. Representatives of Yugoslav universities, scholarly institutions and the Yugoslav Embassy in Prague were also among them.
- Issue Year: 2008
- Issue No: 1-2
- Page Range: 196-214
- Page Count: 19
- Language: Serbian