Call for Papers: Personal names and cultural reconstructions (Finland, 2019)

Date: 21–23 August 2019
Place: University of Helsinki, Finland
Host: University of Helsinki and the research project: Personal name systems in Finnic and beyond: Reconstructing the concepts of name giving in cultural layers of prehistory (funded by The Academy of Finland)
Deadline: 15 December 2018

We invite paper and poster proposals for this international conference, which will take place 21–23 August 2019 at the University of Helsinki. Papers of the conference should address anthroponymic systems and cultural reconstructions, broadly speaking, and contributions to various names and naming systems in different languages and cultures are welcome. Especially papers with a specific emphasis on reconstructing the historical strata and cultural contacts reflected in personal names are encouraged.
This conference creates and facilitates new research openings and cooperation in the interdisciplinary field of anthroponymic systems by bringing together scholars from different countries and universities worldwide to discuss and debate a range of topics.
The theme of the conference draws increased international attention: the issues of personal names in various historical and cultural settings are increasingly addressed by researchers in linguistics, onomastics, history, ethnology and other disciplines.

Keynote speakers:

– Ellen Bramwell, University of Glasgow
– Frog, University of Helsinki
– Aleksandar Loma, University of Belgrade and Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Guidelines for ses­sions

– Paper sessions

A paper session consists of presentations where each participant presents preferably about 15-20 minutes, which is followed by a 10-minute general discussion. Every paper session has a chairperson who is initiating a discussion and posing questions about the presentation.

– Poster sessions

During poster sessions each presenter will be given 5 minutes to present his/her poster. Afterwards, the delegates can walk around, ask questions or start an in-depth discussion with the presenters. The posters will be spread all over the hallway.

How to sub­mit a pro­posal: Open the e-form and follow the guidelines.

The deadline for submitting paper, panel, and roundtable proposals is 15 December 2018.

Notification of acceptance for paper, panel, and roundtable proposals will be sent by email by 15 February 2019. The abstracts of accepted papers and/or posters will be published on the conference website.

For more information:

Organisation committee: Terhi Ainiala, Denis Kuzmin, Jaakko Raunamaa, Janne Saarikivi and Johanna Virkkula.

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