2nd ‘Onomastics online’ Lecture on March 31, 2022

Onomastics Online31 March 2022, 2:00 PM (UTC)Martin ThieringPriv.-Doz. Dr. phil. habil., RWTH Aachen UniversityAssociate professor at Technische Universität BerlinResearch Group Leader at Max-Planck-Institut für KunstgeschichteToponyms and Landmarks as Cognitive Maps in Dene Chipewyan and Eipomek Abstract: This presentation focuses on spatial concepts primarily, but not exclusively in Dene Chipewyan (Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada) and...

Call for Papers: “22nd Slovak Onomastic Conference”

The 22nd SLOVAK ONOMASTIC CONFERENCE entitled “PRODUCTION AND PERCEPTION OF ONYMIC SYSTEMS” will be held at the Trnava University in Trnava (Slovakia) from 5th to 7th September 2022. The 22nd Slovak Onomastic Conference is organised by Ľudovít Štúr’s Institute of Linguistics Sciences, Slovak Linguistic Society (Slovak Academy of Sciences) and Slovak Commission for Onomastic...

Hydronyms in the Ostravice River Basin

New book release – Kristýna Kovářová: Hydronymie povodí Ostravice: jména řek, potoků, rybníků a studánek Kovářová’s new book presents research into the hydronymy of Ostravice River Basin in the Moravian-Silesian Region (Czech Republic), i.e. the names of hydrographic features within...

The Geographical Names Board of Canada Celebrates 125 Years

Canada’s national coordinating body for geographical names is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2022. Since 1897, the board has worked to establish standards and practices for the naming of Canada’s places and features, and its members have approved over 350,000 official names across our vast geography.

Wolfgang Ahrens (1940-2022)

DR. WOLFGANG AHRENS (January 4, 1940 – February 18, 2022) was a long-time member of ICOS, one of the organisers of the 23rd ICOS in Toronto, as well as one of the editors of the corresponding proceedings. Born in Germany, he moved with his family to Schwetzingen, a few years after World War Two,...

Declaration regarding the war in Ukraine

The International Council of Onomastic Sciences condemns the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and the distorted representation of historical and cultural facts to legitimize its action. We would like to express our solidarity and sympathy with all people in Ukraine and especially Ukrainian colleagues who are suffering from this war. We would also like to emphasize that our...

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