Programme of the 2nd Ostrava Onomastic Meeting EVENT 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 24, 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

- 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

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.

Boarding

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

Accommodation

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) Hotel VP1 Ruská 2946, Ostrava-Vítkovice (7 minutes by tram line 2 to the city centre)