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Sun, Oct 16



Birthing the Slovak language & identity

Join Professor Palka to explore the extraordinary destiny of his family and the forces behind the complex nation-building process.

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Birthing the Slovak language & identity
Birthing the Slovak language & identity

Time & Location

Oct 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – Oct 17, 2022, 6:00 PM


About the event

We have the pleasure and honor to introduce Professor John Palka, grandson of  Czechoslovak Prime Minister Milan Hodža. Many generations of John Palka's family dedicated their lives to the Slovak cause - from shaping its identity and culture to designing its politics. A pillar of the Slovak National Awakening, the family wrote itself into history thanks to its significant contribution to the formation of the Slovak language and identity. Like Slovakia, it had to face many hardships and struggles. Yet, faith and resilience prevailed and it was also thanks to this family that Slovakia eventually emerged as an independent country.

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