The ICOS Board has decided to subsidize parts of your travel costs for attending the Congress. Please contact the Treasurer, Dr. Katharina Leibring, during the Congress (or, after the Congress by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, giving proof of your Congress attendance) to submit your details about how this grant (30 Euros) can be paid out to you. The number of grants is limited, and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. No grants will be paid out before Sep. 9th (see below).
Do you wish to join ICOS as a new member, or have you forgotten to renew your subscription? The annual fee is 20 euros (10 euros if you are a student) which includes ICOS’ annual yearbook ONOMA.
If you are participating in the 24th ICOS Congress in Barcelona, you will have the chance to join or to renew your subscription. For those who wish to participate in the ICOS General Assembly on Thursday Sep. 8th at 18.30, the subscription for 2011 must be paid not later than Sep. 6th.
The fifth Trends in Toponymy Conference will be held at the University of Berne (Switzerland), July 9-13, 2012. The conference provides an international forum for current issues of and recent advances in diachronic and synchronic research on place names. The aim is to bring together researchers and graduate students working within the domains of linguistics, onomastics, geography and related disciplines. The conference language is English.
The ICOS Treasurer, Katharina Leibring, wants to inform you that it is now subscription time for ICOS members. The membership fee for 2011 is 20 euros. For anyone showing evidence of current doctoral student status the membership fee is 10 euros.
The ICOS Board wants to draw your attention to the fact that nominators and nominees for the next Board of Directors (2011–2014) must be paid-up members of ICOS by March 31, 2011. All candidates must be nominated by two ICOS members.
The ICOS web site update is now finally over. Over the winter the site was transferred from a server offered by the University of Sussex to a web hosting service in Finland, and at the same time the site layout and underlying support structures were changed extensively. The process did not go completely smoothly, but as of today the transition is over. Welcome to the new site, and please share any ideas you have about the further development of the site.