Sunday, March 19, 2017

UNGEN 2017: 19th Working Group on Exonyms Meeting

In September of 2002, the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) formed a special “Working Group” (WG) dedicated to the treatment, use, and reduction of exonyms in the context of geographical names standardization. From the 6th to the 8th of April 2017, the UNGEGN-WG will be holding its 19th Meeting in Prague, Czechia. Organized by the Czech Geodetical Office, this meeting will focus on “Romanization Systems”. Detailed information about this meeting can be found here. The meeting will be held in conjunction with a meeting of the UNGEGN Working
Group on Romanization Systems (Convenor: Peeter Päll) and composed of two days
(Thursday, Friday) of paper presentations and discussions and one day (Saturday) with a bus excursion. Thursday (morning and afternoon) and Friday morning will be
devoted to the meeting of our WG on Exonyms, Friday afternoon to the meeting of the WG on Romanization Systems.

Preliminary time schedule 

Thursday, 6th April 2017, 9 a.m. – 17 p.m.: Welcome addresses; a short introduction into the city; WG on Exonyms: Paper presentations and discussion 
Friday, 7th April 2017, 9 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.: WG on Exonyms: Paper presentations and discussion Friday, 7th April 2017, 14.00 p.m. – 17.00 p.m.: WG on Romanization Systems: Discussion 
Saturday, 8th April 2017, 8.00 a.m. – 17.30 p.m.: Common bus excursion to Kutná Hora