22nd International and Nationwide Conference on Onomastics (MiOKO)

Dear colleagues, we are pleased to announce that the 22nd International and Nationwide Conference on Onomastics (MiOKO) will be held from the 14th to the 16th October 2021 at the University of Rzeszów, Poland.

The upcoming conference will be primarily concerned with the subject of proper names in multilingual and cross-cultural contexts. The conference themes include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • The methodology of cross-cultural onomastic research
  • Proper names in borderlands (ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and religious) – a theoretical and communicative perspective
  • Proper names across generations
  • Synchronic and diachronic perspectives on trends in proper name formation
  • Designata in different cultures
  • The influence of formality on proper names
  • Proper names in inner and outer circles
  • Endogenous and exogenous perspectives on proper names (stereotypes vs auto stereotypes; puns and plays on proper names)
  • Onymisation and trans-onymisation in borderlands
  • Appellativisation, deonymisation, secondary use of proper names
  • International words and onomastic universals

The official languages of the conference will be Slavic and Romance languages, German, and English.

We would like to cordially invite guests from Poland and abroad! We hope that the conference will provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals to promote their achievements and to exchange ideas on the development of onomastic studies.

1Proposal submission1 March 2021 –
15 April 2021
2Full list of keynote speakers31 May 2021
3Deadline for payment of the conference fee30 July 2021
4Deadline for abstract submission15 August 2021
5Conference programme30 August 2021
6Full text submission deadline31 December 2021

The Institute of Polish Studies and Journalism, University of Rzeszow
The Onomastic Commission within the Committee of Linguistics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
The Polish Onomastic Society


The Institute of Polish Studies and Journalism
al. Rejtana 16c
35-959 Rzeszów
e-mail: mioko22@ur.edu.pl