Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Central

Practical Information


Dear research alumni of Humboldt-Universität,
dear guests,

we are looking forward to welcoming you soon to this year's Humboldt Bridge Builder at Charles University. This page will continuously be updated to inform you of programme changes and to give support for your travel preparations. All changes or news will be communicated via email as well.



Preliminary Programme


Wednesday, November 28

19.00 Group Dinner (optional)
Location: U Dvou Pánu, Ovocný trh 579/6, 110 00 Old Town

The restaurant is located directly opposite of the Karolinum, next to theater (Stavovské divadlo).


Thursday, November 29


08.30 - 9.00 Registration




09.00 – 09.30 Word of Welcome Vice-rector Prof. Jan Škrha, Charles University
Word of Welcome Vice-rector Prof. Eva Inés Obergfell, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


09.30 – 10.15 Opening Remarks and short presentation Prof. Christian Voß (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and PhDr. Kateřina Králová, Ph.D. (Charles University)

10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.15 Talk 'Research and Funding possibilities at the Research Location Germany (In the Context of Research Alumni Activities), Prof. Roman Grill (Humboldt Alumni Association, Czech Republic) and Dr. Jörn Achterberg (German Research Foundation)


11.15 - 11.45 Presentation on Funding Opportunities, Dr. Jörn Achterberg (German Research Foundation)

12.00 – 13.00 Group Lunch


14.00 – 15.45 3 x INPUT-LECTURES
Migration in the Cultural Memory of Central and South-East Europeans

Lecture 1: Migrating Objects - Appropriated Images - Forgotten Origins (Grazyna Jurkowlaniec, University of Warsaw)

Lecture 2: The (missing) memory of Hungarian Germans (Swabian) after their deportation (Melinda Harlov-Csortán, ELTE, Budapest)

Lecture 3: Labor Migration, Recollection and the Politics of Memory among Albanians in the Republic of Macedonia (Robert Pichler, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna)

Moderator: Zuzanna Lizcová (journalist)

16.00 – 18.00 PANEL DISCUSSION
Current Debates on Migration and Europeanness (afterwards reception)

Hannes Grandits (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Michał Buchowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznán)
Petra Ezzedine (Charles University, Prague)
András Kováts (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)

Moderator: Martin Jonas (journalist)


Friday, November 30


09.00 – 10.45 ‘MARKET OF OPPORTUNITIES’ (including Coffee Break)
Stand presentations for national and EU funding opportunities: German Research Association, DAAD, German-Czech Future Fund, Centre for International Cooperation in Education (DZS)

11.00 – 12.00 KEYNOTE SPEECH
Southeastern Europe as Migration Space: The Failed Promise of a Better Life 

Prof. Ulf Brunnbauer (Academic director of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies)

12.15 – 12.45 CLOSING SESSION
Cooperation Perspectives (chaired by: Prof. Christian Voß / PhDr. Kateřina Králová, Ph.D.)

13.00 – 14.00 Group Dinner and Farewell
Location: Kogo Havelská - italian restaurant & bar, Havelská 499/27,
110 00 Old Town



The conference language is English and there will be no simultaneous translation.


Download the preliminary programme here. Please note that the programme is subject to change.


Highlighted items on the agenda are open to the public




Charles University


Ovocny trh 560/5

116 36 Praha 1




Room: Vlastenecký sál

The venue is wheelchair accessible.




Please make sure to book your hotel room well in advance. We will be reimbursing the costs of up to 100 € per night per Person including taxes. Please see below the 'travel and accommodation expense claim form'. However, please do get in touch, should you have any problems finding a suitable accommodation.


Hotels within walking distance of the conference venue are:



U Dvou Pánů, Ovocný trh 579/6, 110 00 Old Town:
Kogo Havelská - italian restaurant & bar, Havelská 499/27, 110 00 Old Town:

Lunch and reception on Thursday will be provided at the conference venue.


Travel Organisation

Travel costs (2nd class/economy) for up to a total of 300 € per person may be reimbursed using the claim form below.


Most international trains arrive at Prague's Main Railway Station Hlavní nádraží. Charles University is only a 15 min walk or a short taxi ride away.


Pragues main airport, Václav Havel Airport is located 20 km west of the city centre. You can make your way to the conference venue from the airport by taking a taxi (600 to 700 Kč, roughly 23-28 €), using the airport shuttle bus or catching a city bus.


The Autobusy Airport Express stops in front of Terminal 1 and will take you in approx. 25 minutes to Hlavní nádraží. Tickets can be purchased from the driver. Public Bus 119 will take you to the metro station Nádraží Veleslavín, where you can transfer to metro line A. The metro stop Můstek is only about 500 hundred meters away from the conference venue. Please remember to buy your ticket before boarding the bus.



How to claim your expenses

Please make sure to keep all relevant travel and accommodation receipts. We will provide 'Travel and accommodation expense claim forms' at the venue and will be happy to assist you with the paperwork.



Photo and/or video consent

Video footage and/or photos will be taken during the event, which may or may not include your recognizable image. If you do not wish to have us use your image, please notify us beforehand.




Should you have any further questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact:


Aleksandra Laski

Project Coordination Humboldt-Universität

Tel.: +49 30 2093-20084