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23rd International and Nationwide Conference on Onomastics 

Dear Colleagues,  We invite you to participate at the XXIII International and Nationwide Onomastic Conference, which will be held on October 19-21, 2023 in Opole. Its co-organizer and host institution is the University of Opole. The annual conference provides a platform for international exchange on all topics of onomastics. The main theme of the...

CfP: “Names and Politics” Conference 2023

Conference: 20-22.09.2023, Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz, Germany Organisers: Daniel Kroiß (TU Darmstadt), Miriam Lind (Mainz University), Lena Späth (Mainz University) The naming of people and places has always been entwined with the political. This politics of onomastics has been engaged with since the late 1980s (ALIA 1989), with BOURDIEU (1991, 105) writing of “the...

6th ‘Onomastics Online’ Lecture on October 19, 2022

19 October 2022, 3:00 PM (UTC) Metaphor and Metonymy in Names. Zoom link Carole Hough, University of GlasgowICOS online lecture 19 October 2022 *** AbstractMany names are descriptive, but the descriptions are often non-literal, drawing particularly on metaphor and metonymy. This lecture begins by outlining the most common types of metaphor in place-names, with examples...

CfP: “The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Names on Screen, Stage, and Page”

The seminar “The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Names on Screen, Stage, and Page”, which will be convened during the 2023 conference organised by ESRA, thus invites contributions which include (but are not restricted to) the following topics: Shakespeare’s name changes within plays and from sources. From names to nicknames, a substantial number of names have...

Call for Papers: 2023 ANS annual conference

The American Name Society is now inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference. After considering an official proposal made on the 27th of May 2022, the Executive Council of the American Name Society voted to hold the 2023 Annual Conference online, as have done in the previous two years. All presentation sessions...

3rd ‘Onomastics Online’ Lecture on April 11, 2022

Onomastics Online11 April 2022, 10:00 AM (UTC)Dr. Kimberly Klassen (Tokyo Woman’s Christian University)The lexical load of proper names for second language readers of English Abstract: It is widely assumed by vocabulary researchers of English as a second language (L2) that proper names do not present a burden to L2 readers: the initial capital letter...

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...

Call for Papers: American Name Society’s Panel 2023

ANS Panel at the Modern Language Association Conference Names and Identity in Literature: Contemporary Debates January 5-8 2023, San Francisco, CA The politics of names and naming has been brought into sharp relief by several influential scholars and studies during the 21st century. Recent work in this area is exemplified by the papers in edited collections...

1st ‘Onomastics online’ Lecture on February 15, 2022

Onomastics Online15 February 2022, 3:00 PM (UTC)Professor Derek H. Alderman (University of Tennessee)Race, Memory, and Campus Place Name Reform: Strategies for Transforming the Classroom intoa Toponymic Workspace Abstract: School and university campus landscapes – specifically their array of place names – have emerged as flashpoints in ongoing global struggles to acknowledge, debate and come...

CfP: 56th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names

Call for Papers:Canadian Society for the Study of Names (CSSN)56th Annual Meeting, held virtually in conjunction with theCongress of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canadahttps://www.federationhss.ca/en/congress/congress-2022May 14th and 15th, 2022 The theme of the 2022 Congress is: “Transitions” but papers on any onomastic topic are welcome.Presentations are allotted 20 minutes, with an additional 10...

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