Lectures

​Memory of Dissent

The third series of lectures dedicated to the "memory" of the Czech dissent. The series *Memory of Dissent* is organised by the Historical Sociology department of the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University and the Václav Havel Library and headed by sociologist Nicolas Maslowski.

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Czech Underground

The Czech Underground is a series of lectures organised by the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University in cooperation with the Václav Havel Library. Its aim is to explore the collective memory of the undergroundphenomenon in modern Czech history. Speakers will include those who were directly involved in undergroundactivities.

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Diary entry for 10 July 2005, To the Castle and Back

„I’ve run away. I’ve run away to Hrádeček. I’m here alone and I feel uneasy. Everything reminds me of the decades I’ve been through in this place. I like it here. It’s my refuge, my existential home, but again and again I realize there’s no going back, and that by now I’m not the same person I was when I wrote my plays, prepared my experimental meals, threw light-hearted parties, and organised secret dissident meetings. I’m older, sicker, wearier.“

Václav Havel:
Diary entry for 10 July 2005, To the Castle and Back, 2006

Václav Havel’s Prague