7th International Geographic Colloquium in Danišovce
Dates: October 21st - 23rd, 2015
Location: Danišovce, Slovakia

The 7th International Geograpic Colloquium took place on October 21st - 23rd, 2015 in the Study and Training Centre of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University and in the Town-hall of the Danišovce community. It hosted 75 geographers from universities and scientific institutes from all around of Slovak and Czech Republics. More than 40 scientific contributions were presented within three thematic sections:

- Human and Regional Geography

- Physical Geography

- Didactics of Geography

The first day of the event hosted also the annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the Slovak Geographical Society led by its president prof. Tolmáči.

The last day of the conference the excursion was organized. Attendants could experience history and historical monuments in Markušovce, experience and discuss the transformation of ore-mining and ore-processing, and subequent Roma population issue, with the representatives of Rudňany community and local Minig guild. Specific demographic structure and tourism development initiatives were introduced in Poráč community. After short walk-trip in the Spišská Nová Ves downtown, the attendants were offerd the closing lunch in the city.
Considering number of attendants, wide range of presented contributions and the possibility of personal interactions among geographers from many universities and scientific institutes in Slovakia and Czech Republic, the 7th year of this colloquium confirmed the uniqueness and relevance for geographic society, at least in Slovakia.

  Circular (invitation)
  Conference proceedings

 danisovce 2015-01

The presentation by prof. Hofierka, the head of Institute of Geography in Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice was adressed to perspectives of geography at the universities in Slovakia.


danisovce 2015-02

Prof. Ira, the director of the Geographic institute at Slovak Academy of Science adressed presentation to publication activity of geographic institutes in Slovakia.


danisovce 2015-03

Doc. Halás, the head of Department of Social Geography at the Institute of Geography in Palacky Universrity in Olomouc, Czech Republic addressed presentation to the spatial impact of regional centers.


 danisovce 2015-04

The ruins of old ore-processing factory of Rudňany remains total decline in the ore-mining and ore-prcessing industry in Slovakia.


danisovce 2015-05 

Roma people arrival to Rudňany area is closely related with the construction of new ore-processing factory (1950's). Nowadays, the social, cultural as well as security situation of local Roma communities is among the worst in Slovakia.


 danisovce 2015-06

Miroslav Blišťan, the Mayor of Rudňany (sitting) and Cyril Kacvinský, the head of Minig guild in Rudňany (standing) provided enriching information on the geographic aspect of mining history and Roma issue in the Rudňany community.


 danisovce 2015-08

Poráčska Dolina Valley and part of the Poráč community. The community is interesting for unique ethnic and religious structure of its population. The attendants were provided also by the information on local tourism development initiatives.

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