Titus Maccius Plautus:
From Page to Stage

International Conference 
11‒14 November 2019

The event represents a unique opportunity to bring together scholars from various disciplines of Classical Studies and other Humanities to share ideas on the playwriting of Titus Maccius Plautus, especially the performative aspects of his comedies and the process of their reception and adaptation to different languages and for the stage.

General Information and Registration

Call for papers Registration form

Conference Fee

The participation fee includes: conference proceedings, reception and welcome drink (as specified in the conference programme), and refreshments during coffee breaks.

The participation fee does not include: hotel booking and payment. The organizers recommend Hotel Continental, where university guests get a price reduction, or University Hotel Garni (see bellow).

Payment should be made until 15 Sept 2019 via the Shopping Centre of MU:

Payment in EUR Payment in CZK

How to Get to Brno

Since the conference program is going to start on 12th November in the morning, we recommend you to plan your travel for 11th November. Similarly, for the return we recommend the Friday 15th November, since the program of Thursday is going to end in the afternoon.

By Train

Brno is well-connected to several major railway lines; it is situated on a direct route from Vienna to Berlin and from Warsaw to Vienna (with a change in Břeclav). Find a connection and buy tickets here.

By Plane

There is only a small airport directly in Brno. You can get there only from London, Milano and Berlin, regularly. Check the current flights here.

We strongly recommend flying to Vienna.

Participants are actually discouraged from travelling to Brno via the main airport in the Czech Republic, i. e. Vaclav Havel airport in Prague, since the journey from there to Brno is more complicated and takes longer (about 3.5-4 hours).

Brno benefits from its vicinity to the capital cities of the two neighboring countries - Austria and Slovakia. There is a direct bus line from Vienna Swechat Airport to Brno centre (Hotel Grand), with buses going in each direction almost every other hour.

The buses leave from stand 2 in front of the airport and the journey takes only two hours. A single ticket costs about 17 EUR (or 390 CZK) one way, refreshments included. Check the current times and buy tickets online here.

Please note that the tickets should be bought in advance. The bus driver will also sell a ticket to you on the bus, but only as long as seats are still available. The driver can also change your ticket to an earlier or later connection (for a small fee).

Should you wish to travel via Prague, you can buy a bus ticket with the RegioJet as well (this entails a bus change at the main bus station in Prague).

When travelling out of the country via Prague, you might want to add some extra time in case of traffic jams on the way.

Where to Stay

Please note, that the accomodation is not included in the conference fee. Every participant should arrange it on his/her own. The organizers recommend Hotel Continental or Hotel Garni. Concerning to conference program, we recommend to stay from 11th to 15th November.

Hotel Continental

This hotel is situated in the city centre of Brno, very close to the conference venue (cca 250 metres). It offers very comfortable accomodation for rather higher prices, but the university guests get a reduction. Find more about the hotel here.

Hotel Garni

When staying in the University Hotel Garni, please note you will have to use public transport to get to the conference venue (the trolleybus nr. 25 or 26 from the stop Lipová to the stop Úvoz, cca 10 minutes). It offers rather humble accomodation for lower prices. Find more here.

Conference Venue

Department of Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts
Arne Nováka 1
Building A, 1st floor

Conference meeting room: A21

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