ICOS

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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.

Latest News

Dr. Ankica Čilaš Šimpraga (1970-2020)

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,...

Call for papers: Revista Onomástica desde América Latina

Revista Onomástica desde América Latina (Onomastics from Latin America) is a semiannual publication dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of onomastic research at national and international level. The journal is receiving articles in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Articles received from April 2020 to November 2020 will be evaluated for number 3, with publication scheduled for...

CfP: American Name Society Annual Conference 2021

The American Name Society (ANS) is now inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference. The 2021 conference will be held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America. Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is June 30, 2020. To submit a proposal, simply complete the 2021 Author...

ICOS 2020 Kraków POSTPONED

Dear Colleagues, The Organizing Committee of the Congress has been closely observing the global outbreak of the COVID-19 disease and its consequences, including those which might impact international conferences scheduled for the summer months of 2020.In the face of the pandemic spread of Covid-19, after considering and evaluating all the implications, as well as...

New Journal of Latin American Onomastics

“Onomástica desde América Latina” is an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in all aspects of onomastics from all over Latin America. The journal was launched in 2020 as a result of the scientific, academic and inter-institutional exchange promoted by the First Anthroponomastic Conference (organised by Yolanda Guillermina Lopez Franco from the National...

ICOS Congress in Kraków

Dear Participants,The organizing comittee of the 27th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences 2020 in Kraków is aware of the threat caused by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and we are closely monitoring the evolving situtation. At the moment, state and local authorities in Poland recommend canceling only events to take place in March and April....

Names Society of Southern Africa International Congress

21 -23 September 2020 Call for abstracts The Names Society of Southern Africa and Faculty of Arts and Design, of the Durban University of Technology, would like to invite abstracts for their upcoming Congress. The theme for this Congress is Current trends in names and naming. Abstracts addressing, but not limited to, the following...