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 areas of onomastics will be considered :

  • Personal names
  • Literary names
  • Place names
  • Brand names
  • Company names
  • Product names
  • Names in politics

Abstract guidelines Abstracts are to be submitted as email attachments, as follows:

  • Should be between 200 and 250 words, with 4-6 keywords
  • They must be typed in Times New Roman format, font 12
  • They should indicate the name and affiliation of the author/s, and a reliable email address.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 9 April 2020

Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2020

Contact Person

Please e -mail your abstract or conference queries to Prof Nhlanhla Mathonsi at: