The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the lecture Civilizations: Seven Rules by Professor Miroslav Bárta, a renowned Egyptologist and archaeologist, on November 20, 2017, at 6 pm. Through his lecture, Professor Bárta asks the question: Are civilizations permanent with unlimited growth or are there rules which determine their development and limited by time and space? This talk offers new insight into how different civilizations at varying levels of complexity may be compared and interpreted. Enjoy an evening at the Embassy with this fascinating “Indiana Jones” archaeologist of today.
Date/Time: November 20, 2017, at 6 pm
Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
ABOUT THE LECTURER:
Miroslav Bárta is an acclaimed archaeologist and Egyptologist, specializing in the archaeology and history of the third millennium B.C. Since 2009, he has served as Professor of Egyptology at Charles University in Prague. He studied prehistoric and early historic archaeology and Egyptology at Charles University in Prague (M.A., 1994), and continued his Ph.D. studies in Prague and Hamburg (1994–1997). In 2003, he received a Fulbright fellowship to study at the University of Pennsylvania.
Previously, he served as deputy director at the Czech National Center of Egyptology (2000-2004) and has received numerous awards for his research and archaeological discoveries. For example, he received the research prize of the Swiss Egyptological Foundation Michaela Schiff Giorgini (2000 and 2005), the award of the rector of Charles University for research achievement for the monograph Collapse and Regeneration (2011) and for his archeological discoveries and research in Abusir. In 2014, Bárta served as Marilyn and William K. Simpson chair at American University in Cairo. His recent Czech monograph Příběh civilizace – Story of Civilisation(Academia 2016) was chosen as the best publication and the best scientific publication of the year. In 2017, he was chosen among the top five scientists of Charles University to receive Donatio Universitatis Carolinae for his excellence in science.
Professor Bárta has lectured throughout the world and is a published scholar of more than twenty monographs and collective volumes and over a hundred scientific papers. He founded the think-tank Complex Societies. For more information, please visit www.miroslavbarta.cz.