Jiří Šlajsna: The Vanished Settlements of the Ústí Region
Where: The Regional Museum in Most (Oblastní muzeum v Mostě)
The subject of the lecture is the landscape of northwest Bohemia and its transformation, related to the industrial, demographic, and political changes in the course of the 20th century. The impacts of mining, energy and hydro- industry or the influence of social changes which caused frequent disappearance of settlements across the entire Ústí region. Several examples will be given of towns and villages which lost the "battle for better future". The lecture will also include a short presentation of an older museum exposition dedicated to the "Vanished Settlements of the Most Area", delivered by its curator Eva Hladká.
The lecture will be held in Czech.
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Jiří Šlajsna, Mgr.
Jiří Šlajsna, Mgr., is a historian, author of articles on the history of Chomutov and Most, and an archeologist who works in the Most Regional Museum. His main areas of interest are the history of the regions Most, Chomutov, and Kadaň, the military, political and cultural history of Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, the year 1742 and 1813 in northwestern Bohemia, the marksman societies of northwest Bohemia since the late 18th century, and field fortifications in Bohemia from the 17th to 19th centuries. …
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