Timing: Every paper presentation is allotted 25 minutes (20 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for discussions).

The venue: The conference will be held in the main building of “Petre Dulfu” County Library in Baia Mare. All conference rooms are equipped with computers and projectors. The computers all run on Windows XP and use Microsoft Office 2007/2010. Most fonts and characters are supported. If you have a PowerPoint presentation, please make sure to save it in a format compatible with PowerPoint 2007/2010.
There is WiFi internet connection at the conference venue, but also at the North University Centre and at the hotels.
“Petre Dulfu” County Library is located in the city centre and it is within a max. 10-minutes’ walk from all accommodation options.

Symposium on the Theory and Practice of Toponym Etymology

The long-term objective of the symposium is to establish the basis for a toponym-etymological dictionary built on the historical and contemporary toponymic corpus of the Carpathian Basin. The dictionary focuses on the toponymic data of the Middle Ages.

A toponym-etymological dictionary of a scholarly nature may be written most effectively if based on international cooperation; this, on the one hand, means the participation of researchers of languages used in the Carpathian Basin (Hungarian, German, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, etc.) as the toponymic elements of these languages are present in the region; on the other hand, such a work has wider international implications as well as it explores the problems, challenges, and opportunities of research in toponym-etymology in European languages.

The language of the symposium is English.

Organizer of the Symposium: Prof. Valéria Tóth (University of Debrecen, Hungary)

Papers presented at the symposium will be published in an independent volume of essays.

The symposium is sponsored by the project International Scientific Cooperation for Exploring the Toponymic Systems in the Carpathian Basin (ID: NRDI 128270, supported by National Research, Development and Innovation Fund, Hungary).

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