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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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Conférence par Stéphane Gendron sur les zootoponymes

The lecture series Onomastics Online continued on 10 April 2024 with a presentation given by Stéphane Gendron with the title “Les animaux dans la toponymie française : entre réel et imaginaire “. 0:00 – 3:15 Introduction 3:15 – 44:15 Presentation 44:15 – 54:06 Discussion

Spring ICOS Board Meeting 2024

Today marked a pivotal moment for the International Congress of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) as we convened for our Spring Board Meeting. Among the agenda items were discussions surrounding the upcoming ICOS 2024 congress set to take place in Helsinki, Finland. As anticipation builds for this gathering, we delved into the intricate details that will...

Principles of place naming in the new national atlas of Hungary

The lecture series Onomastics Online continued on 5 April 2024 with a presentation given by Gábor Gercsák (Eötvös Loránd University) with the title “Principles of place naming in the new national atlas of Hungary “. 0:00 – 7:55 Introduction 7:55 – 1:04:13 Presentation 1:04:13 – 1:24:57 Discussion

Les animaux dans la toponymie française

Dear ICOS members, Please be reminded of the next two Onomastics Online lectures that – your attention! – will follow closely one after another in the coming days. One will be in English and the other in French. Also please do not forget to check your local time. April 5th, 2024, Friday, at 15:00 (CET): Gercsák...

Annual conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names 2024

Dear CSSN Members and Friends, The countdown to Congress 2024 is on! We’re just 82 days away from kicking off the annual conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names (CSSN-SCO) – and this week is your last chance to register at the Federation’s early-bird rate (by March 31). CSSN has 22 engaging presentations covering a wide...

ICOS 2024 – Registration open!

Dear colleague, Attached to this message, you find the Third Circular Letter of ICOS 2024. It includes important information about the Congress, such as registration instructions, link to the programme, and the availability of the lectures for the online participants. Most importantly, registration to the Congress is now open. You may register yourself here: https://confedent.eventsair.com/icos2024/registration/Site/Register....

Introduction of an international online onomastic dictionary

Dear all, On next Friday (22nd March 2024) there will be an online onomastic event, concerning an online dictionary and the study of family names of the so-called Visegrad countries (CZ, HU, PL, SK). The Dictionary of Family Names in the Visegrad Countries Introduction of an international online onomastic dictionary 22 March 2024, 2:00...

« La dénomination des communes issues de fusion. D’une toponymie des localités à celle des territoires ! »

Mesdames, Messieurs, La Société française d’onomastique a le plaisir de vous inviter à la conférence qui sera donnée lundi 18 mars aux Archives nationales, et en ligne, sur le thème : « La dénomination des communes issues de fusion. D’une toponymie des localités à celle des territoires ! » par Frédéric Giraut, chaire Unesco en Toponymie inclusive « Dénommer le...