Thursday, July 4, 2019

CGSI's Conference 2019 researcher sessions

Yay! Another CGSI's Conference is coming! It will be held between 17th and 19th October 2019 and I'll be there as one of the speakers. I have already bought a plane ticket and I'll fly in on Monday Oct 14. 

I was already asked about a possibility of consultations and record reading sessions. I'm willing to do up to 10 one-hour sessions during my stay in Lincoln - from Tuesday Oct 15 to Sunday Oct 20. You'll get my time and expertise on any problem or any brickwall you have in your Czech (Bohemian, Moravian or Silesian) research. 

We can meet in Lincoln downtown (Tuesday and Wednesday, Sunday) or in the Marriott Cornhuster Hotel (Wednesday evening to Sunday morning).

If you are interested in the research session, send me an e-mail to blanka.lednicka@nase-koreny.cz.

See you in Lincoln!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Czechia or Czech Republic?

I had two encounters with this word lately and I think this topic also belongs here... :)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Knackers and knackeries

There is a number of trades that don't exist anymore in our modern world of Europe or Northern America. One of those trades is being a knacker - in Czech pohodný, ras, drnomistr or antoušek, in German Abdecker, Wasenmeister or Kaffiler, in Latin excoriator or canicida. There were many families in Bohemia and Moravia in the past which were in this trade...

"A Dead Horse on a Knacker's Cart", drawing by Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827).