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The official languages of ICOS are French, German, and English.
Die offiziellen Sprachen des ICOS sind Englisch, Französisch und Deutsch.
Les langues officielles de l’ICOS sont l’allemand, l’anglais, et le français.

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International Council of Onomastic Sciences
The International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) is the international organisation for all scholars who have a special interest in the study of names (place-names, personal names, and proper names of all other kinds). The aim of the Council is the advancement, representation and co-ordination of name research on an international level and in an interdisciplinary context. This new organisation replaces the former International Committee of Onomastic Sciences which, as a closed society, exclusively co-opted representatives of countries and was therefore not open to individual scholars.
L'International Council of Onomastic Sciences
L'International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) est l'organisation internationale de tous les chercheurs ayant les noms propres pour objet d'étude (noms de personne, noms de lieu et autres noms propres). L'organisation a pour but d'encourager, représenter et coordonner la recherche onomastique au niveau international et en contexte interdisciplinaire. Elle remplace l'ancien International Committee of Onomastic Sciences, ‘club fermé’ réservé aux représentants nationaux cooptés, à l'exclusion des chercheurs individuels.
Der International Council of Onomastic Sciences
Der International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) ist die internationale Organisation aller Forscher, die sich mit Namen (Ortsnamen, Personennamen und sonstigen Eigennamen) beschäftigen. Ziel der Organisation ist die Förderung, die Vertretung und die Koordination der Namenforschung auf internationaler Ebene und im interdisziplinären Zusammenhang. Diese neue Vertretung löst das alte International Committee of Onomastic Sciences ab, das als ‘geschlossene Gesellschaft’ ausschliesslich Vertreter eines Landes kooptierte und Einzelforschern nicht offenstand.

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Journal “Onomástica desde América Latina”

We are glad to announce that the Journal Onomástica desde América Latina has interface in English and is receiving articles  to compose its volume 2, numbers 3 and 4,  with publication scheduled, respectively, for the first and second semesters of 2021. Student´s papers are welcome, as there is a section called Works that receives articles from...

Professor Barbara Czopek-Kopciuch (1952-2020)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Professor Barbara Czopek-Kopciuch, who passed away on 7th July 2020 after a severe illness. Barbara Czopek-Kopciuch was born in 1952 in Częstochowa. She studied Polish philology at the Jagiellonian University, where she received her M.A. in 1976. In 1985 she earned her PhD...

Hot off the Press: Onoma Nr. 54

The Volume 54 has just been finalized. You may find this issue and upload from the Archive: https://onomajournal.org/archive/. This Onoma volume has the theme Young Scholars of Onomastics. The articles in the volume have been authored by early-career researchers, meaning either PhD and master’s students or recently graduated PhDs. The volume theme was principally inspired...

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The head of the Department of Croatian Onomastics and Etymology Dr. Ankica Čilaš Šimpraga after a long and severe illness passed away three months ago. She was member of ICOS its Terminological Group, editorial board of “Folia Onomastica Croatica”, national expert on onomastic terms and standardization of geographical names at the European Commission, East...

Call for papers: il Nome nel testo, XXII (2021)

Dear Onomastica & Letteratura members, colleagues and students of Literary Onomastics, We would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming issue of our journal il Nome nel testo, XXII (2021). This issue has no specific theme, so we welcome articles presenting any topic that falls within Literary Onomastics. Considering that many library locations are...

Onomastica & Letteratura 2020 Conference postponed

Dear O&L members, colleagues and students of Literary Onomastics, because of the current global COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone our O&L Conference to October 2021. The conference will be held in Cagliari as planned this year and the topics tackled will be the same. In any event, we will inform you about further updates. O&L,...