Why the Centre of Theology, Philosophy and Media Theory?
Life moves fast around us; things that seemed sure and unchangeable, even a short time ago, are no longer so, for good and for ill; new hopes and dreams struggle with fears for the future. A key source of this frenetic pace of change can be found in the varied forms of media available to us, purveying all kinds of new products, experiences and ideas. In the past, society found in religion and theological reflection profound sources of reference and support, but now these often seem irrelevant, outdated, or unequal to the task. The resultant continuous upheaval leaves our social systems and conceptual frameworks fragile and unstable. On the one hand, we may benefit from rapid technological developments and the fast information exchange in media, but, on the other hand, we experience growing individualisation, identity crisis and the gradual fragmentation of society. The Centre of Theology, Philosophy and Media Theory [cTPM] aims to step into this breach, from its position at the heart of Europe and the crossroads between East and West. Bringing together a team of young theologians, philosophers, theorists and thought-leaders, it aims to rethink and develop the resources of the theological tradition for a media-dominated world, providing access to a dynamic and vital source of support for (post)modern societies, contributing to the international academic debate, and providing education of the highest standard to an international body of postgraduate students.
Why does the Centre need your support?
- To offer semestral fellowships for talented doctoral students and early-career researches (150 000 CZK /aprox. 6 000 EUR yearly).
- For purchases of recent literature in order to build up a library enabling our researches to be internationally competitive (100 000 CZK /aprox. 4 000 EUR yearly).
- To organise international expert seminars with the leading figures from academy and the public sphere (100 000 CZK / aprox. 4 000 EUR yearly).
- For editorial costs and expenses related to the publishing activities with internationally recognised publishes and top-ranked scientific journals (150 000 CZK / aprox. 6 000 EUR)
Interested in supporting us?
Contact the Centre Coordinator: Martin Koci, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)