The ACTA 60 Onomastic Conference

The Czech Language Institute of 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 honour to invite you to take part in

the ACTA 60 Onomastic Conference (the 5th Czech Onomastic Conference and the 3rd Ostrava Onomastic Meeting Event), which will be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from April 20 to April 22, 2020.

The conference is organized to the 60th anniversary of the Czech onomastic journal appearing as Acta onomastica since 1995.

The journal was founded in 1960 by Vladimír Šmilauer, the father of the modern Czech onomastics. In the period of 1960–1982, 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 (ČSAV) (‘the Onomastic Bulletin of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences’).

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

E-mail Contact

If you need further information, please contact lenka.krahulcova@osu.cz (Lenka Krahulcová). Please include your surname and the abbreviation ACTA60 in the subject line of your e-mail.
The webpage of the conference: https://kcj.osu.cz/en/acta60/

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).
Please include your surname and the abbreviation ACTA60 in the subject line of your e-mail.