Friday, February 5, 2010

CfP: International Conference on Dialogue of Languages, Cultures and Civilizations, 8-10.4.2010 , Albania

The Department of Slavic and Balkan Languages of the School of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana, Albania, in collaboration with the Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey, organize an International Conference on Dialogue of Languages, Cultures and Civilizations. The event takes place on 8, 9, 10 April 2010 at the School of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana, Albania. On this occasion interested persons are invited to take part at the Conference.
Preferred subjects:
- Problems Regarding Translation from/to Balkan and/or Slavic languages
- Teaching of Balkan and/or Slavic Languages
- Reception of the Balkans in Europe
- Reception of Europe in the Balkans
- Balkan Features in Language / Literature / Art
- Dialectological Approach of Balkan Linguistic Relations

Other relevant subjects may also be introduced.

Languages of the conference are English, Russian and all Balkan languages. At any case, an English translation of the paper must be distributed to participants before reading the paper.

Conference Registration Fee is 30 Euros.
For members of academic staffs (professors, university teachers, students) the Registration Fee is 10 Euros.

The Organizing Committee is compound by professors from both University of Tirana and Trakya University, Edirne.

Mailing addresses:

Departamenti i Gjuhëve Sllave dhe Ballkanike
Fakultetit i Gjuhëve të Huaja
Universiteti i Tiranës
Rruga e Elbasanit

Participants are asked to announce by 15 February 2010 the title of the paper and to deliver by 15 March 2010 an abstract of the paper in English. Participants will be notified whether the paper is accepted by 20 of March 2010. Conference registration fee should be paid upon registration.

Confirmation of participation - Application 15 February 2010
Submission of abstracts 15 March 2010
Notification about acceptance 20 March 2010

Participants should cover expenses for their accommodation. However, the Organizing Committee will take care to provide facilities and ensure reduced prices for participants.

Info about hotels in Tirana:
There are a lot of hotels in Tirana and the prices are different according to the offered service. At any case, all the hotels are clean and the food is really delicious. You can still find bio food in very small prices. Prices of hotels start from 30-35 Euros per night (breakfast included).

Tirana International Airport (TIA, phone +355 4 38 18 00, lost & found phone +355 69 206 66 26, is officially named Nënë Tereza (or Mother Teresa airport), but is also known as Rinas. The airport is 17km northwest of Tirana.

A taxi to the airport costs about €20, call a yellow Airport Express Taxi (ATE, tel. 223 34 19, 068 204 95 98, 068 207 03 11) and pay 2000 Albanian Leks (ALL), or 2500 ALL at night hours. A trip to the airport usually takes 20 minutes. Parking at the airport is free for 15 minutes, 150 ALL for one hour, 720 ALL for a day and 3000 ALL per week. Exchange rate: 1 Euro = 138 ALL.

There is a more economical way to come to Tirana from Rinas airport. You can take the Rinas Express airport bus (Mob. 069 209 89 08, 069 205 40 02), which departs every hour between 07:00 and 19:00 from beside the National Museum on Skanderbeg Square; tickets cost 250 lek (2 Euros) and the trip takes under 20 minutes. Buses from the airport to the centre depart every hour between 08:00 and 19:00.
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For complete Tirana guide please visit:

Further information will be send to participants accepted by the Organizing Committee.
Aristotle Spiro, PhD
Sector of Greek Language
Department of Slavic and Balkan Languages
School of Foreign Languages
University of Tirana
Mob. 00355 683850442

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