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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

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...

REGISTRATION for the ICOS 2020 Congress IS NOW OPEN!

On the Registration & Payment page at the congress website (For Participants > Registration and Payment) you will find direct link to online registration system and detailed information on congress fees and important dates.https://icos2020.ijp.pan.pl/registration

Abstracts are now available online

The book of abstracts containing all accepted submissions has been published on the ICOS 2020 websitehttps://icos2020.ijp.pan.pl/abstracts Tips: Use bookmarks for easy navigation in the pdf file.

“Naming, Identity and Tourism” has been published

Editors: Luisa Caiazzo, Richard Coates, Maoz Azaryahu Names weave the texture of our daily lives in ways that are self-evident. However, behind their taken-for-granted threads, they conceal a considerable meaning potential that may turn them into malleable vehicles of human goals and agendas. The novelty of this volume lies in the special focus it...

New scientific journal for socio-onomastic research

A new scientific journal has been founded by members of the research network New trends in Nordic Socio-onomastics: Nordisk tidskrift för socioonomastik / Nordic Journal of Socio-Onomastics! The first volume of the journal, which is published by The Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy in Sweden, will be available in spring 2021 and possible to access online via the journal...

Call for papers: Onomastica 64 (2020)

We invite Authors to submit original articles (both theoretical and documentary research), as well as review articles, concerning proper names in all their aspects and varieties to publish in 64th issue of Onomastica (2020). We welcome proper-name-focused contributions from all linguistic disciplines as well as from other non-linguistic fields such as philosophy of language, history,...

Onoma 53 “Explorations in literary onomastic theory”

The Volume 53 has just been finalized. You may find this issue and upload from the Archive: https://onomajournal.org/archive/. Volume 53 of ICOS’s international journal Onoma is thematic. There are six substantive articles on theoretical aspects of literary onomastics by scholars from Poland, Czechia, Germany, the United States and England, as well as reviews of three...

XXVth International Onomastica & Letteratura Symposium

The members of the Onomastica & Letteraura we are pleased to announce that work will soon begin on the organization of the XXVth International O&L Symposium to be held this year at the University of CAGLIARI on the  22rd, 23th and 24th of October, 2020. The latest Assembly of Members has decided on the...