The 2nd Ostrava Onomastic Meeting EVENT 2018

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The 2nd Ostrava Onomastic Meeting EVENT on Place Names as a Mirror of Political Developments in Modern European Society 1848–2018

The Department of Czech Language at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava,
the Historical Geography Research Centre, Prague,
the Institute of the Czech Language at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague,

the conference committee, and the local organizing committee have the honor of inviting you to take part in the 2nd Ostrava Onomastic Meeting Event (2. ostravské onomastické setkání; OOME), which will be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from April 23 to April 25, 2018. The first OOME conference was held in October 2015, and the book Toponyma – kulturní dědictví a paměť míst (Toponymy – Cultural Heritage and Place Memory, ed. Jaroslav David; abstracts available here) was published in September 2016. The first OOME conference in Ostrava focused on place names as a part of cultural heritage and local history, and the success of this event inspired us to organize the second OOME conference, which will be held in 2018.

The conference will take place in Ostrava, a city situated at the crossroads of three countries – Czechia, Slovakia, and Poland. It will focus on place names against the background of political developments in modern European (predominantly Central European) society in the 1848–2018 period.


Conference Topics
  1. Place names and the concepts of the political/linguistic/religious (etc.) landscape
  2. Toponymy on state/national/language borders
  3. Politics as a background of the development of place names
  4. Place names in the discourse of the period – their reflection in fiction and art, their thematization, the influence of ideology, interpretation, new methods and approaches to place name research
  5. Commemorative motives in place names – theoretical problems and discussions


Conference Committee


Local Organizing Committee



if you need further information, please contact Lenka Krahulcová. Please include your surname and the abbreviation OOME in the subject line of your e-mail.


Guidelines for Presentations and Registration

The conference language is English. The authors are responsible for the content and language of their papers. Presentations of papers should not exceed 20 minutes; PowerPoint presentations are required.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is December 17, 2017. You will be notified about the acceptance of your paper no later than January 17, 2018. All participants whose presentations are accepted must pay the early-bird fee (the payment must be received no later than February 28, 2018) in order to be included in the conference programme.

We plan to publish a book containing papers that are accepted for the conference. The deadline for submitting the final versions of your texts is May 30, 2018.


Early-bird fee (before March 1, 2018) 1700 CZK (approx. 60 EUR)
Student early-bird fee (before March 1, 2018) 1200 CZK (approx. 45 EUR)
Regular fee (March 1, 2018 – April 10, 2018) 2500 CZK (approx. 90 EUR)


Payment information

The payment includes participation in the conference, the publication of the book, conference services, light refreshments during coffee breaks and social events, and a tour of the Lower Vítkovice open-air museum.

To pay the registration fee, please send the exact sum by bank transfer to:

Account owner: Ostravská univerzita, Dvořákova 7, 701 03 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Identification number: 61988987,
Tax Identification number: CZ61988987
Bank: Česká národní banka Ostrava, Nádražní 1078/4, 702 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Account number: 931761
Bank code: 0710
Variable code: 254212
IBAN: CZ 6507100000000000931761

Please include your surname and the abbreviation OOME in the description of your payment; this will enable us to match the payment with your registration.

The payment is ONLY accepted in CZK.

Please ensure all bank transfer fees are covered by the payer.

Important dates and deadlines
Submission of abstracts December 17, 2017
Acceptance of papers January 17, 2018
Early-bird payment February 28, 2018
Regular fee payment April 10, 2018
Conference dates April 23–25, 2018
Submission of final versions of texts for the book May 30, 2018



The conference will take place in the main building of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava.

The address of the conference location is: University of Ostrava, Faculty of Arts, Československých legií 9, Ostrava 1, Czechia, the Elektra tram stop . In case of the building reconstruction, the conference will be held at the Pedagogical Faculty building, Mlýnská 5; this building is a pleasant 5-minute walk from the Faculty of Arts building, the Stodolní or Elektra tram stops. We will inform you about the place in March 2018.


How to get there

There are four options how to reach the conference venue:

1) From the train station Ostrava hlavní nádraží by public transport:
Exit the train station. Take any tram and go to the Stodolní tram stop (or to the next one – Elektra).

2) From the bus station Ostrava ÚAN by public transport:
Exit the bus station. Take the trams 1, 2, 8 (direction Hlavní nádraží) or the tram 11 (direction
Hlučínská) to the Elektra stop (or to the next one – Stodolní).

3) From the Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport by public transport:
Take the train (direction Ostrava hlavní nádraží/Bohumín) to the station Ostrava hlavní nádraží.
From there, take any tram and go to the Stodolní tram stop (or to the next one – Elektra).

4) From the Václav Havel Airport Prague by public transport:
Take the bus line 119 (direction Nádraží Veleslavín) to the underground station Nádraží
Veleslavín. From there, take the underground Line A (green; direction Depo Hostivař).
At the station Muzeum, change for the Line C (red; direction Letňany) and go to the station Hlavní
Exit the underground station and take the train (direction Ostrava hlavní nádraží/Bohumín) to the
station Ostrava hlavní nádraží. From there, take any tram and go to the Stodolní tram stop (or to the next one – Elektra).

Here, you can see the Czech public transport system.



The organizers provide small refreshments during the coffee breaks, and light snacks during the social events. However, lunches and dinners are not included in the conference fee, and every participant has to manage these for her/himself at her/his own expenses. There are plenty of bistros and restaurants in the vicinity of the venue that offer snacks, hot meals and lunch menus; we can recommend you the following ones:

U Rady   Poštovní 16

Radegastovna   Masarykovo náměstí (Square) 13

Astoria   Masarykovo náměstí (Square) 8

Pod Muzeem   Masarykovo náměstí (Square) 1

Pizzeria Opatija   Zámecká 13

U Kocoura   Umělecká 1

Garáge centrum restaurant    Zahradní 4

Jack’s  Burger Bar   Československých legií 20

Bistro Boule za ušima   Tyršova 31

La Petite Conversation Chelčického 8

Rybárna na rynku Jiráskovo náměstí 3



The organizers do not provide accommodation service. However, we can recommend you the following hotels:

Mercure Hotel   Českobratrská 18

Hotel Maria   Přívozská 23

Hotel Imperial   Tyršova 6

Hotel Palác Elektra   Umělecká 305/1

Hotel Brioni   Stodolní 8

Penzion Ve Dvoře   Nádražní 19A

Kampus Palace   Smetanovo náměstí (Square) 10

Hotel Park Inn by Radisson  Hornopolní 3313/42 (5 minutes by trolleybus 102 or by bus 37 to the city centre)

Hotel Nikolas   Nádražní 124 (5 minutes by tram lines 1, 2, 8 to the city centre)

Hotel Veronika   Mírové náměstí 3, Ostrava-Vítkovice (10 minutes by tram line 2 to the city centre)

Harmony Club Hotel  28. října 170, Ostrava-Mariánské Hory (10 minutes by tram line 8 to the city centre)

Hotel Puls   Ruská 135, Ostrava-Zábřeh (15 minutes by tram line 2 to the city centre)