Guided tour – Havel In A Nutshell
The Václav Havel Library’s permanent exhibition Havel In A Nutshell introduces pupils and students the life of Václav Havel through a collage of photographs and quotations. Touch screens make use of detailed information and sound recordings to place individual chapters – family, theatre, dissent and presidency – in a broad cultural-historical context, while a large interactive map creates a tangible sense of Václav Havel’s global “footsteps”.
The date is set according to prior arrangement (email@example.com). Prize for a guided-tour in English is 100 CZK/student.
Václav Havel – a Czech myth, or Havel in a Nutshell
This interactive workshop lasting for about 180 minutes takes place in the “Havel in a Nutshell” exhibition hall. Primary and secondary school students are divided into groups within which they deal with various “research” projects. Students work with selected texts and are provided with particular books. The workshop is related not only to the teaching of Czech history, but also to personal, literary, artistic and media training, and increasing student’s democratic consciousness as citizens.
Nina Rut, who presents the programme, has several years’ experience of working with media, editing, and teaching. She has carried out an educational programme for teachers entitled “Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking”. She is a permanent member of staff at the Václav Havel Library.
The optimal number of students in one group is 20. The lesson is adapted to suit each particular group. The price of a seminar is 75 CZK per student. The date is set according to prior arrangement (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Books for students
Václav Havel: Open Letters
The selection of Havel's 25 best essays written since 1965 as a fascinating chronicle of the development and ideas of the greatly admired Czechoslovakian dissident turned president. This book in available in our e-shop.
Václav Havel: Europe as Task. Selected Speeches
The collection of Václav Havel’s presidential speeches dealing with the topic of European integration. This book in available in our e-shop.
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.
- I. Zdeněk Pinc - Paradoxes of Normality (9. 10. 2013)
- II. Milan Balabán - The Dissent as an Adventure and Certanity
- III. Milan Uhde – Milan Uhde and the Former Regime (20. 11. 2013)
- IV. Luděk Bednář – Seminars and Central Europe (4. 12. 2013)
- V. Jiřina Šiklová – My Memories of Václav Havel and More (18. 12. 2013)
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.
- I. Nicolas Maslowski: Opening Lecture (20. 2. 2013)
- II. František Čuňas Stárek (6. 3. 2013)
- III. Martin Machovec: The Literary Underground (20. 3. 2013)
- IV. Jan Macháček: Czech Underground Music (3. 4. 2013)
- VI. Viktor Karlík: Czech Underground Fine Arts (24. 4. 2013)
- VII. Krystyna Krauze: Czech and Polish Underground (30. 4. 2013)