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Lecture “Rise, fall and regeneration — seven laws of civilizations”

Published: June 1, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa

 Today    06:30 PM-07:30 PM EDT

Address: 321 East, 73rd Street,  New York, NY 10021,  United States

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Lecture “Rise, fall and regeneration — seven laws of civilizations”

Consul General of the Czech Republic in New York Mr. Arnošt KAREŠ and Mrs. Jitka KAREŠOVÁ kindly request the pleasure of your company and a spouse at a lecture of Miroslav Bárta “Rise, fall and Regeneration — seven laws of civilizations”.

Miroslav Bárta‘s lecture will address regularities that largely impact the evolution of any civilization. It will be shown that processes leading to the rise, crisis, and regeneration of societies could be managed more efficiently with the knowledge of history.

Introducing Miroslav Bárta

Miroslav Bárta is a Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist and currently the only Czech member of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New York Eplorer’s Club. He is also a director of excavations at the pyramid field in Abu Sir, and he is studying civilizations from a comparative perspective.

After studying prehistoric and early medieval archaeology at Charles University (graduated in 1993), he continued his studies in Egyptology at the universities of Prague and Hamburg. In 1997 he obtained his doctorate. Since 2003 he has been an associate professor of Egyptology, and in 2003-2004 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. In 2000-2004 he was Deputy Director of the Czech National Centre for Egyptology. Among the awards he has received are the Swiss Foundation Michael Schiff Giorgini in 2000 and 2005, in 2008 the prize of Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung fellow in Freie Universität Berlin, in 2011 he received the Rector’s Award of the Year, and in 2012 the Bedřich Hrozný Award of Charles University in Prague. In 2009 he was appointed Professor of Egyptology. In 2014, Miroslav Bárta was a visiting professor at the Marilyn and William K. Simpson American University in Cairo.

In addition to Egyptology, where he focuses, among other things, on the period of the pyramid builders, history, and archaeology of the 3rd millennium BC, he has also been studying the so-called collapses, ups, and downs in an interdisciplinary research perspective for several years.

His work in this area has resulted in books by a collective of authors entitled Something Beautiful is Ending (2008), Collapse and Regeneration (2011), Civilization and History (2013), and People and History (2017). In 2021 he published for the Czech public the work Seven Laws, Civilizations Rise, Fall and Regeneration (2021).

The event is organized by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York with the support of the ČSOB Bank, a member of the KBC Group.

Time: 6:30-7:30 pm EST



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