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9th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia 2015

9th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia 2015

Martin Lavicka29 May 2015Leave a comment


9th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia

Organizers: Department of Asian Studies, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Conference date: October 23, 2015

Conference venue: Palacký University Olomouc, Křížkovského 14, Czech Republic

Conference language: English

Conference theme: Contemporary Trends in East Asian Societies

Call for papers can be downloaded here

You can register for the conference here.

Final conference program can be downloaded here.

Book of abstracts can be downloaded here.


The conference theme is focused on contemporary trends in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other East Asian societies, inviting an exploration into various areas, including lifestyle habits, rituals, cultural memory, consequences of globalization, changes in the family, visual culture, ethnicity, language, forms of communication and others along the lines of this general theme. We cordially invite teachers, researchers and postgraduate students to propose research presentations, which should be of 20–25 minutes and their submissions should include: (1) Title and abstract of the paper, 300 words maximum, (2) Full name, title, affiliation, short CV, and contact details of the presenter(s).

Deadlines:

  • The deadline for the call for papers abstracts: August 16, 2015 August 31, 2015
  • Information for notification of acceptance of abstracts: September 7, 2015

Participants will cover all their personal costs, including transportation, accommodation, visas, etc. Our staff can provide you with an invitation letter for embassies if necessary.

Conference fee: 25 EUR or 500 CZK

Payment Instructions:

Conference registration fee is 25 EUR­­ or 500 CZK. Fee(s) must be paid by October 16, 2015 via bank transfer only.

a) payment in EUR:

Beneficary (Palacký University) bank name: Komerční banka, a.s. pob. Olomouc
Beneficary (Palacký University) bank address: tř. Svobody 14, 772 14 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Account number in EUR (IBAN): CZ98 0100 0000 4338 5509 0287
SWIFT (BIC code): KOMBCZPPxxx
Payment variable symbol: 992101421
Message to the recipient: CAEA 2015 YOUR_SURNAME
Payment amount: 25 EUR­­

b) payment in CZK:

Beneficary (Palacký University) bank name: Komerční banka, a.s. pob. Olomouc
Beneficary (Palacký University) bank address: tř. Svobody 14, 772 14 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Account number in CZK (IBAN): CZ09 0100 0000 1910 9633 0227 (or 19-1096330227/0100)
Payment variable symbol: 992101421
Message to the recipient: CAEA 2015 YOUR_SURNAME
Payment amount: 500 CZK­­

If you need the receipt of payment (we send it on request only in pdf format), please send us your billing information (institution, address, its tax identification number etc.). We will then e-mail you the receipt. Thank you for your understanding!

The registration fee includes:

  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Conference materials (conference bag, badge, programme, etc.)
  • Receipt of payment (on request only in pdf format)
  • Coffee breaks
  • Certificate of Attendance

About conference venue:

Lecture rooms will be equipped with data projectors, laser pointers, laptops with Windows OS, MS Office and pdf reader. We recommend you to have your presentation in ppt or pdf format, stored at your USB flash drive. We cannot guarantee the functionality of the Mac OS with our data projectors. The WiFi access will be provided via Eduroam network, or by a WiFi guest account. Log-in information will be given to you at the registration desk.

About the city of Olomouc:

Olomouc is the capital of the region of Central Moravia and belongs to one of the oldest cities in the Czech Republic. The region is distinguished for its agriculture, industry and beautiful countryside, as well as its historical and cultural traditions. The city dates back to the ninth century, when it was a power centre of the Great Moravian Kingdom, the oldest Slavonic state. Today Olomouc has over 100,000 inhabitants and its long history makes it one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic, mainly due to its well preserved historical inner city, which after Prague, is the second largest in the Czech Republic.

About Palacky University:

Palacky University Olomouc is one of the oldest universities in Central Europe. Drawing on more than a 400-year tradition of higher education, it is nowadays an important centre for teaching and research with almost 23,000 undergraduate students in eight faculties. You can find more details about the city and the University on the following web pages: www.upol.cz/enwww.olomouc.eu/eng/.

More information about accommodation and travelling to Olomouc can be found here or download practical information in pdf.

Insurance:

Please check the validity of your own travel and health insurance. Participants and accompanying persons are advised to negotiate their own insurance against loss or damage or any other occurrences.

Weather in Olomouc:

Czech Republic has a temperate continental climate. The average high temperatures rise to 14.3 °C here in October and fall to 5.1 °C with an average 42 mm of rainfall. You can enjoy 4.2 hours of sunshine daily on average. Worst comes to worst, a raincoat or an umbrella may be of some use. Current forecast is available here.

Restaurants:

You can find the list of recommended restaurants in the Book of Abstracts. The map showing the exact location of these restaurants can be viewed here.

Money:

The Czech koruna (CZK or Kč) is the official currency in the Czech Republic. The approximate exchange rate (as of October 9, 2015) is 27 CZK to a Euro and 24 CZK to a US Dollar. Exchange rates for all major currencies are available here.

Electricity:

Czech sockets are standard European sockets CEE 7/5, with a voltage of 230 V/50Hz. All visitors coming from countries using appliances/plugs that do not work with such sockets/voltages (e.g. USA, UK) are advised to bring adapters.

Mobile phones:

Czech mobile phone operators use both of the two standard European GSM bands, 1800 and 900 MHz. All European mobile phones will work without problems but visitors from the US may need a tri-band phone. The country calling code for the Czech Republic is +420.

For further details, please contact us at the e-mail: konference.kas@gmail.com.

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