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The Whole World Reads Comenius

Continuous online reading from the works of John Amos Comenius called “Reading Comenius Universally”, which starts on Saturday night, is an original way of commemorating 350 years since this thinker’s death. Academics and enthusiasts promised to support this 24-hour initiative by their reading. 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.

A full-day marathon will launch on 14 November at midnight CET in Prague. Each fifteen minutes, the relay will be taken over by the next reader. Participating 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. Most are representatives of universities, academic institutions, museums, but the group also includes for instance students and teachers from five continents. Just in the Czech Republic, there are readers from Brno, Olomouc, Ostrava, Pardubice, Uherský Brod, and Přerov.

Seventeen languages, included Kashubian
‘For the introduction, we selected a fragment from the Panegersia, or Universal Awakening, in which Comenius turns to citizens of the whole world,’ explains Comenius scholar Vladimír Urbánek of the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, who organises this marathon together with his colleagues from the Department for Comenius Studies and Intellectual History of Early Modern Era. Alongside Czech and Latin, two languages which Comenius spoke and wrote in, his texts will also be read in German, English, Russian, Japanese, but even Esperanto, Kashubian, and other languages. Texts were selected from well-known philosophical and educational 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 universal reform, such as Via Lucis and the General Consultation on the Improvement of Human Affairs.

This virtual journey of Comenius’s thoughts through the world will end at midnight CET of 15 November again in Prague. The event will be streamed throughout. Listeners can enjoy it live at Comenius online Youtube channel Comenius.

Time schedule: https://bit.ly/Time_schedule

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’. Still valued are also his writings on philosophy and theology.

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Continuous online reading from the works of John Amos Comenius called “Reading Comenius Universally”, which starts on Saturday night, is an original way of commemorating 350 years since this thinker’s death. Academics and enthusiasts promised to support this 24-hour initiative by their reading. 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.

A full-day marathon will launch on 14 November at midnight CET in Prague. Each fifteen minutes, the relay will be taken over by the next reader. Participating 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. Most are representatives of universities, academic institutions, museums, but the group also includes for instance students and teachers from five continents. Just in the Czech Republic, there are readers from Brno, Olomouc, Ostrava, Pardubice, Uherský Brod, and Přerov.

Seventeen languages, included Kashubian
‘For the introduction, we selected a fragment from the Panegersia, or Universal Awakening, in which Comenius turns to citizens of the whole world,’ explains Comenius scholar Vladimír Urbánek of the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, who organises this marathon together with his colleagues from the Department for Comenius Studies and Intellectual History of Early Modern Era. Alongside Czech and Latin, two languages which Comenius spoke and wrote in, his texts will also be read in German, English, Russian, Japanese, but even Esperanto, Kashubian, and other languages. Texts were selected from well-known philosophical and educational 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 universal reform, such as Via Lucis and the General Consultation on the Improvement of Human Affairs.

This virtual journey of Comenius’s thoughts through the world will end at midnight CET of 15 November again in Prague. The event will be streamed throughout. Listeners can enjoy it live at Comenius online Youtube channel youtube kanálu Comenius.

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’. Still valued are also his writings on philosophy and theology.

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