History of Everyday Life in Europe

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
304CEL Z 2 English

Subject guarantor

Radmila IBLOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)

Radmila IBLOVÁ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The purpose of the lectures is to present an introduction to the history of everyday life in Europe, supported by authentic documents discovered and still living, created by European and Near East civilisations and serving the foundations of European culture.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites

The lectures are intended for students of the Master's program and expect the students to have a minimum knowledge in this field.

Course contents

The lecture presents real personalities of the Near East and European civilization, with a fundamental impact on the history of Europe. The lecture is a celebration of Europe's vast spiritual and material wealth, which is the permanent driver of worldwide civilization and which is presented as the culture that permanently determines the global level of sustainable quality of human life.

The content of the lectures is a presentation, in pictures, of the history of everyday life in Europe, specifically based on the history of mankind, which is contained in preserved written texts, manuscripts, books, documents, etc. from the authentic real finds of the earliest texts to this day, that influenced the evolution of civilization in Europe. The purpose of these lectures is to inform students of authentic texts, personalities, their discoveries and inventions that have been fundamental to the development of our European civilization. The history of the European continent’s everyday life is presented on a realistic basis and the existing evidence of personalities still alive.

Recommended or required reading

Specialist books on the history of everyday life, translations of original writings, presented in the Bible and Torah, biographies of European history personalities who have brought civilization to Europe and the world.

For instance:

Bruse Altshuler: Biennials and Beyond - Exhibitions That Made Art History : 1962-2002, London : Phaidon , 2013, ISBN: 978-0-7148-6495-2

John J. Curley: A conspiracy of images : Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the Art of the Cold War, New Haven ;London : Yale University Press , [2013 ] ©2013, ISBN: 978-0-300-18843-1

John Tagg: Grounds of dispute : art history, cultural politics and the discursive field, Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , [1992 ] ©1992, ISBN: 0-8166-2132-2

Assessment methods and criteria

During the semester, students will work on the facts related to the life of a selected personality, whose life has been connected with Prague in the course of history. The result of the semester’s work will be a visual presentation of the historical facts of life of a selected personality associated with Prague.



Schedule for winter semester 2020/2021:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:

room 230
Room No. 230

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
classes only on 4th+25th March, 22nd April, 13th May
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 13:10–18:05 Radmila IBLOVÁ Room No. 230
Lažanský palác
classes only on 4th+25th March, 22nd April, 13th May lecture parallel1

The subject is a part of the following study plans