Institute for the Study of Strategic Regions, Charles University

Place, identity, context

Axis Area Studies

The axis has a mission of fully exploiting the unique research potential of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, resulting from the multitude of its disciplines that explore the world in its multicultural and multilingual perspective. The emphasis is on the understanding of uniqueness (of a particular locality, event, personality, work), which helps gain access to plurality in its positive unfragmented form.

The unique mission of this axis is to investigate specific areas and their socio-cultural characteristics while at the same time comparing them and considering them in a broader context of geography, history and concepts.

The axis, therefore, explores issues such as migration, discrimination, language and cultural contacts, conflicts and security.