ACTA60 Onomastic Conference

 

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The Institute of the Czech Language at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague,

the Department of Czech Language at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava,

the conference committee, and the local organizing committee 

 

 have the honor to invite you to take part in

 

ACTA60 Onomastic Conference

 

which will be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from April 20 to April 22, 2020.

 

The conference is organized to the 60th anniversary of Acta onomastica, the Czech onomastic journal.

 

 

The journal of Acta onomastica was founded in 1960 by Vladimír Šmilauer, the father of the modern Czech onomastics. In the period of 1960–1980, it was published under the title Zpravodaj Místopisné komise ČSAV (‘the Bulletin of the Onomastic Committee of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences’), later as Onomastický zpravodaj (‘the Onomastic Bulletin’).

 

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Conference Topics
  • Approaches to proper names: etymological, functional, communicative and pragmatic, quantitative, etc.;
  • Proper names in the interdisciplinary focus;
  • Codification and standardization of proper names;
  • Proper names in the centre of polemics and discussion

 

Conference Committee
  • Jaroslav David, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava (Chair)
  • Žaneta Dvořáková, Institute of the Czech Language, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
  • Pavel Štěpán, Institute of the Czech Language, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

 

Local Organizing Committee
  • Lenka Krahulcová, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava (Chair)
  • Jana Davidová Glogarová, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava
  • Kristýna Kovářová, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava
  • Tereza Klemensová, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava
  • Zdeňka Suchá, Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava

 

E-mail Contact

If you need further information, please contact lenka.krahulcova@osu.cz (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 languages are Czech and English. The authors are responsible for the content and language of their papers. Presentations of papers should not exceed 15 minutes; PowerPoint presentations are required.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 15, 2019. You will be notified about the acceptance of your paper no later than December 31, 2019. All participants whose presentations are accepted must pay the fee (the payment must be received no later than February 15, 2020) in order to be included in the conference programme.

The conference papers are planned to be published in the journal of Acta onomastica (indexed in SCOPUS), after standard review processes. The deadline for submitting the final versions of your texts is August 31, 2020 (z.dvorakova@ujc.cas.cz, Žaneta Dvořáková).

 

Guidelines for Authors

As we have already informed the conference participants, we would like to publish papers presented at the conference in the journal of Acta onomastica. The deadline for submitting the final versions of authors’ texts is August 31, 2020. The guidelines for the arrangement of manuscripts are available here. Please include your surname and the abbreviation ACTA60 in the subject line of your e-mail.

 

Fees

Regular fee                          2600 CZK /  100 EUR

Student fee                          1600 CZK / 60 EUR

Lunch                                   150 CZK / 6 EUR per day

 

Payment information

The payment includes participation in the conference, conference services, light refreshments during coffee breaks and social events, and a tour of the Landek Park (the largest mining open-air museum in the Czech Republic).

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

BIC (SWIFT): CNBACZPP

 

Please include your surname and the abbreviation ACTA60 in the description of your payment; this will enable us to match the payment with your registration.

Payment is ONLY accepted in CZK, or in EUR.

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

 

Important dates and deadlines

Submission of abstracts                                   November 15, 2019

Acceptance of papers                                        December 31, 2019

Fee payment                                                       February 15, 2020

Conference dates                                               April 20–22, 2020

Submission of final versions of texts             August 31, 2020

 

 

 

Venue
The conference will take place in the main building of the University of Ostrava. The address of the conference location is: University of Ostrava building “B”, Českobratrská Street 16; the Stodolní tram stop / the Husův sad trolleybus stop; this building is a pleasant 5-minute walk from the city centre (Masarykovo náměstí square; the Elektra tram stop / the Most Miloše Sýkory trolleybus stop). 
 

 
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.

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 Stodolní stop.

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.

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 nádraží. 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.

Here, you can see the Czech public transport system.

 

Restaurants

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:

 

Accommodation

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