Fieldwork and Events

Various fieldwork trips are being prepared as a firm part of the summer seminar’s academic program as well as accompanying social events and tours or trips.

Fieldwork 1: A visit of the Muslim community of Prague (together with a debate about the position of Muslims in the Czech Republic, and more precisely in Prague, their mosque in the city quarter of “Černý most” and the life of the community in the light of the current political situation).

Fieldwork 2: A visit of the “InBáze” organization, presentation of their activities, programmes and target groups. The purpose of the organization is to help immigrants and their families to integrate in the Czech Republic by creating a safe open space for the Czech public and migrants to meet, collaborate and enhance their mutual understanding of each other.

Weekend trip: The Muslim community of Teplice is the only Muslim community in the country located outside the largest Czech cities (Prague, Brno). The community is known for maintaining good relationships with the Czech majority. It also has a unique social structure as to a great extent it has been formed from former Arabic clients of local renowned spa resort or the Arabic personnel who was or until nowadays still is taking care of them.

Fieldwork 3: The visit of the “Mozaiky o.s. Platform Dialog”, an organization that strives for open dialogue between people of different races, ethnicities, religions and opinions. The main topics of the discussion will be the activities of the organization, the ideas of the Hizmet Movement and the Muslim experience of living in the Czech Republic.

Fieldwork 4: A visit and a debate at the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

All of the fieldtrips are included in the total price of tuition fee.