Michal Semian

Michal Semian
Charles University in Prague | CUNI · Department of Social Geography and Regional Development

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The contemporary regional geography paradigm is characterized by emphasizing the socially constructed nature of regions. However, the discussion on the conceptualization of region is very rich, it does not reach universal conclusion. Such a universal conceptualization is probably neither possible nor desirable. This paper aims to contribute to the...
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Semian, Michal, Chromý, Pavel & Kučera, Zdeněk (2016): Name as a regional brand: The case of Local Action Groups in Czechia. Journal of Language and Politics 15 (5). [in print] The article addresses the denominations of Local Action Groups (LAGs) in Czechia, contributing to the academic debate about the relationship between the formation of region...
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SEMIAN, M. (2016): Novodobá choronyma v současném regionálním systému. In: David, J. (ed.): Toponyma: kulturní dědictví a paměť míst. Ostravská univerzita, Ostrava, pp. 158-169. ISBN: 978-80-7464-843-4 In Czechia, over the span of two decades, we have witnessed an activity of creating new regions, regional institutions, and regional organization....
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Semian, M. & Chromý, P. 2014. Regional identity as a driver or a barrier in the process of regional development: A comparison of selected European experience. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift – Norwegian Journal of Geography Vol. 68, No. 5, pp 263-270. The article contributes to the ‘new’ European regionalism by discussing the role that regional identi...
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DAVID, J., SEMIAN, M. (2015): Bohemian Manchester, Moravian Klondike and Silesian Versailles: Attributive structures of foreign place names in contemporary Czech journalism. Slovo a Slovesnost 76/2, pp. 129-147. Exonyms – i.e. toponyms of the type Rakousko, Benátky (‘Austria’, ‘Venice’) – were introduced to the Czech landscape (along with foreign...
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History is a construct based on the reselection, reconstruction and reinterpretation of past events in order to validate former, present, as well as future actions of actors. Therefore, there is no single history but rather many histories based on different ways of reinterpretation. The reinterpretation of history plays an important role in the pro...
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The book of studies, written by 14 authors, presents both the texts dealing with common problems, and the studies aimed at the place name materials. Place names are presented in specific situations where the crucial role is played by their cultural and place-memory-creating values. The important focus is also given to interdisciplinarity and applica...
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Always in flux, landscapes are never stabile. Mobilities of various objects and subjects are either inherent part or directly and indirectly contribute to these continual transformations. During the 20th century Czech landscapes have witnessed several transformations induced by political, cultural, economic and societal development. Thus the aim of...
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www.historickageografie.cz/en Trends in recent research are marked by interdisciplinarity and growing cooperation between humanities, social and natural sciences. The Historical Geography Research Centre, founded in 2012, represents these trends. It strives to further deepen cooperation in the field of historical geography between different institu...
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SEMIAN, M. (2015): Historical aspects and influences of the reproduction of regions in Czechia. Chapter 2. In: Riukulehto, S. (ed.): Between Time and Space. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 23-43. ISBN: 1-4438-7544-9 This paper is based on the conceptualization of region as a social construct and the existence of regional id...
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NOVÁČEK, A., SEMIAN, M. (2015): Mikroregionální diferenciace demografického vývoje v Kraji Vysočina: dlouhodobé trendy. In: Klímová, V., Žítek, V. (eds.): XVIII. mezinárodní kolokvium o regionálních vědách, Sborník příspěvků, Brno: Masarykova Univerzita, 566-572. The article presents a case study, in which the aim is to detect and assess the long-...
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SEMIAN, M. (2015): Tracing historical geography in the Windy City: AAG Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 21-25, 2015. Klaudyán 12 (1):15-17. Conference report from the AAG annual meeting 2015 in Chicago focused on historical-geographical program.
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CHROMÝ, P., SEMIAN, M., KUČERA, Z. (2014): Regional Awareness and Regional Identity in Czechia: Case Study of the Bohemian Paradise. Geografie, 119, No. 3, pp. 259–277. – Since 1980s, we can observe a changing paradigm within the approaches towards regions which understand and deconstruct the “region” as a social process. Instead of understanding t...
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SEMIAN, M. (2012): Název jako symbol regionu. Historická geografie 38/2, pp. 335-352. The article addresses the concept of regional names and of their importance in regional studies. The first section tries to define the position of the name as a part of the symbolic shape of the region in the context of the “new” understanding of the region as a...
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SEMIAN, M. (2012): Searching for the Territorial Shape of a Region in Regional Consciousness: The Český Ráj (Bohemian Paradise), Czech Republic. Moravian Geographical Reports 20/2, pp. 25–35. The concept of “region” as a social construction is discussed in this paper, as well as the question of how such a conceived region can be defined. The disco...

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