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13 listopada 2020

The Whole World Reads Comenius

The Whole World Reads Comenius

 

The Whole World Reads Comenius

 

“The whole world reads Comenius” is an experimental reading marathon online for commemorating this thinker’s death 350 years ago. Passages from Comenius’s philosophical and educational treatises but also personal correspondence will be read in 17 languages, thus accentuating this thinker’s world-wide renown. John Amos Comenius (1592–1670) won world-wide renown with his pioneering works on didactic methods and education, which won him the epithet ‘Teacher of nations’. Comenius scholar Vladimír Urbánek of the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences organizes this marathon together with his colleagues from the Department for Comenius Studies and Intellectual History of Early Modern Era. The virtual marathon will launch on 14 November at midnight CET in Prague and will end at midnight CET of 15 November again in Prague. Academics, teachers, representatives from museums  and other enthusiasts from five continents support this event. The readers come from the Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands, United States, Japan, Colombia, Russia, Israel, and a number of other countries. This event is a virtual journey of Comenius’s thoughts about the world and will be streamed all over the world on youtube. Vladimir Urbánek explains that the texts were selected from well-known treatises such as "Labyrinth of the World" and "Paradise of the Heart", "Didactica Magna", "The School of Infancy" from his textbook "Orbis Sensualium Pictus" or his pansophic works related to the idea of an universal reform, such as "Via Lucis" and the "General Consultation on the Improvement of Human Affairs". The introduction will be a fragment from the "Panegersia, or Universal Awakening", in which Comenius turns to the citizens of the whole world.

We as the college community of the Jan Amos Komeński University of Applied Sciences in Leszno / Poland are proud to participate in this gorgeous initiative. Our Vice Rector professor dr hab. Maciej Pietrzak is going to support this event with a reading. Rector professor dr Janusz Poła and the whole college community invite everybody to join the 24-hour reading marathon on youtube channel Comenius. Click here for watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIiV6-hErKg

14.-15.11.2020

12 AM