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27 January 2022

17:00 - 18:00

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Int he middle of winter, join us together with Don Sparling on a virtual walk through Brno’s history, this time focusing on international presence in our city.

From its very foundation in the 13th century, Brno has been a multiethnic and multilinguistic city. Over the centuries, as a city dependent on trade, it has been open and welcoming, and many of those who came here from elsewhere have played a decisive role in its development.

In this webinar, we’ll be looking at the successive waves of (im)migrants that have washed up on Brno’s shores during the past 800 years, the city’s unusual ability to absorb new trends from abroad, some of the fascinating “outsiders” who’ve left their mark on the city, and last but not least, the current state of Brno as a thriving international, multicultural city. You’ll learn about the four (or five?) ethnic groups that founded the city; the role of Italians, Germans or Austrians in shaping what we see round us today; how the concept of tolerance came to be embodied physically in public monuments; the omnipresence of a son of French émigrés in Brno in the second half of the nineteenth century … and much more.

You will be able to watch live streaming or recording here: https://www.facebook.com/BrnoExpatCentre/live

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