Guest lectures

  • Introduction

    Over the course of the project realization our members of project research team are going to improve their professional qualifications within the Trainee centre.

  • Aim and schedule

    The main purpose of the Trainee centre is to invite various outstanding researchers from all over the world in order to provide our members of project research team with trainings in a respective field of study related to the individual dialogue units and meta units. The overview of arrivals of our guests is available within the TIMESCHEDULE PLANNED OF EVENTS which is regularly updated calendar.

  • Location

    Nowadays, the Trainee centre is located in the building at Vodární Street No. 6, Olomouc (third floor, room no. 3.40). However, after the planned reconstruction and completion of the project infrastructure, the Trainee Centre is going to be established at tř. Svobody Street No. 26, Olomouc.

Who is going to visit us?

Check out our planned event ↓

Land rights of Nomadic peoples

GUEST LECTURE “Land rights of Nomadic peoples“ by Dr. René Kuppe Date & Time Nov 25, 2020 11:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Online Abstract Jérémy Gilbert, an expert on Indigenous Peoples’ land rights law, correctly states: „In most societies nomadic peoples face discrimination. At the heart of this discrimination frequently lies the crucial issue of property in land.“ My presentation will analyse why nomadic peoples have been regarded as having no rights over lands,…

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The narratives of China-Africa brotherly relationships

GUEST LECTURE The narratives of China-Africa brotherly relationships and the realities xenophobia towards Africans migrants in China by Dramane Thombiano Date & Time Nov 27, 2020 10:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Online Abstract Even with existence of records of ancient contacts between China and Africa, little is known about the extents of these relations. Modern relation between the two dates from Mao Ze Dong’s era after the Communist Party of China won the civil war…

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Small is beautiful?

GUEST LECTURE Small is beautiful? Rural transformation and production networks of tea smallholdings in Assam, India: Online lecture by Stefan Schütte Date & Time Dec 2, 2020 11:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Online Abstract India’s tea plantation sector is in deep crisis. Significant changes in the structure of global value chains for tropical commodities transformed the Indian tea industry, where tea production in industrial plantations is partly augmented by smallholder cultivation. Against this background, a…

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Would you like to know who has visited us so far?

Check out our overview of previous seminars and trainings carried out within our Trainee centre ↓

Interaction between Lexical Tone and Musical Melody in Chinese

GUEST LECTURE Interaction between Lexical Tone and Musical Melody in Chinese by Prof. Lian-Hee Wee Date & Time Nov 6, 2020 12:00 PM Location Trainee Centre Online Abstract This talk looks at the conundrum on the dual responsibilities of the vocal folds in singing of songs which lyrics carry lexical tone. If tone is reproduced faithfully in the singing, then singing is speaking, and there would be no such thing as Chinese (or Dinka, Tibetan,…

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Passages to Hunza

GUEST LECTURE Passages to Hunza — From caravan raiding to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor by Hermann Kreutzman Date & Time Nov 4, 2020 11:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Online Abstract The Hunza Valley has functioned as a thoroughfare for pilgrims and spies, traders and travellers on their way from South Asian down country to Kashgar and Central Asian oases for centuries. People from Hunza were actively engaged in slave trade and caravan raiding until the second…

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Tone in Chinese Languages

GUEST LECTURE Tone in Chinese Languages by Prof. Lian-Hee Wee Date & Time Nov 3, 2020 12:00 PM Location Trainee Centre Online Abstract This talk offers a review of what tone is in Chinese languages and how they may be studied, either acoustically, phonologically, dialectologically, or historically. The concept of tone has normally been understood as modulation of pitch corresponding to lexical contrasts. In the context of Chinese languages, these are often studied at…

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Instructions for guests

First of all, let us provide you with information about the general procedure that takes place upon your arrival to Olomouc.

All the useful information can be found here.


• travel expenses primarily used for international experts and supervisors
• used to cover all costs of accommodation, meal allowance, and travel expenses within the Czech Republic
• based on valid rates of European Union published on the European Committee webpage:
• the current daily rate is 230 EUR per day. It must not be exceeded, with the international expert´s consent it may be decreased.
• the amount is liable to compulsory income taxation accoriding to the rules and regulations of the international expert´s country of taxation residency
• are used for short-term hosting of international specialists, comming to train the project workers through individual cunsultations and giving lectures at the Trainee centre
•the daily working time excluding the day of arrival and the day of departure should be at least 6 hours a day, documented by a written record (reports, attendance sheets, of the trainings, training drafts, presentations…)
• per diems are not to be alloted to the international expert for days when no activites related to the project are carried out (e. g. weekend days)
• are only available to imternational experts who have not signed any legally binding contractual relationship compliing the Czech legislation with Palacký University as one of the contract parties.
• if the length of the expert´s stay cannont be stated in whole days the length of the stay observes hours (rounded to whole numbes)
•the international expert is paid a flight ticket or a ticket to the Czech Republic and back to his country, all other travelling expenses in his home country and within the Czech Republic mus be paid by the epert himself (using his per diems)

• receives an invitation together with this manual
•if the invited guest needs a letter of invitation (for visa ) please contact Tereza Motalová (
• upon consultation reports to Tereza Motalová the date of arrival and departure (at least 30 days before arrival to ensure timely booking of the flight ticket)
• the expert provides Tereza Motalová detailed information on the agenda (the recipients of the training, the lecture topic, the topics offered for consultation, his field of expertise) as well as his personal details – at least 30 days in advance cf. the Per Diems Questionnaire
• the expert subsequently receives detailed information on the working program in the Czech Republic to his e-mail address
• should the international expert need assistance for finding accommodation (which he pays for on his own using per diems), he is suposed to contact Tereza Motalová
• the complete agenda related to the attendance of the international expert to the event in question will be provided by Palacký University
• Upon arrival the guest signs all the documents ready at the project administrator, the contact site is at Faculty of Arts, Vodární 6
• subsequently per diems will be paid t in cash with the assistance of the project administrator.
• a suitable train connection form the airport to Olomouc wil be recommended and the guest will be collected at the train station by a project worker who wil be ready to assist during the first moments in Olomouc the project worker will show the guest round the town and help him find his way to the hotel and to the project office.

• to provide the flight tickets it is necessary to provide the following information as soon as possible via e-mail:
• given name(s) , surname and the date of birth of the international expert as stated in his passport
• the type of means of transportation
•preferred date of arrival/ departure
• the destination and possibliy other specific requirements (departure time, luggage)
• the international expert is sent information about a booked flight to his e-mail. He is kindly asked to check the details of the flight as well as double check his personal data. Please respond to this e-mail without delay as the flight ticket pricing may change within hours!
•the flight tickets will be covered by insurance in case of storno for health issues. Plese report all possible complications to Tereza Motalová as soon as possible.
• the international expert will receive an electronic flight ticket via email
• the international expert is responsible for his check-in procedure, if needed Tereza Motalová may be asked for the necessary assistance
• the international expert agrees to provide personal data for the needs of documentation of his attendance at the events organized by Palacký University (e.g. an invitation, photographs, program, attendance sheets, sworn statement)