Conferences, Workshops, Lectures


ACTA60 Onomastic Conference


The 2nd Ostrava Onomastic Meeting EVENT on Place Names as a Mirror of Political Developments in Modern European Society 1848–2018, 23.–24. April 2018, Ostrava

Conference Topics

  • Place names and the concepts of the political/linguistic/religious (etc.) landscape
  • Toponymy on state/national/language borders
  • Politics as a background of the development of place names
  • 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
  • Commemorative motives in place names – theoretical problems and discussions



Critical Views on Menzerath-Altmann Law, 9 Feb 2017, Ostrava





The First Onomastic Gathering in Ostrava, October 2015




Prague Spring in Ostrava, 24 Mar 2015

Talks by our colleagues from Prague institutions: Charles University and Czech Academy of Sciences. During the meeting, Názvy míst, book by Jaroslav David and Přemysl Mácha, was launched and “baptised”.




IVth Czech Onomastic Conference, 15–17 Sept 2009, Ostrava

The conference proceedings are available here.