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...

Metaphor and Metonymy in Names

The lecture series Onomastics Online continued on 19 October 2022 with a presentation given by Professor Carole Hough (University of Glasgow) with the title “Metaphor and Metonymy in Names”. 0:00 – 1:22 Introduction 1:22 – 50:39 Presentation 50:39 – 1:01:22 Discussion

Names and Naming: Multicultural Aspects

We would like to draw your attention to the new book “Names and Naming / Multicultural Aspects”. This edited book examines names and naming policies, trends and practices in a variety of multicultural contexts across America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In the first part of the book, the authors take theoretical and practical approaches to...

Names as Metaphors in Shakespeare’s Comedies

We are delighted to present to you the recent work of our colleague Prof. Grant W. Smith (Eastern Washington University). Prof. Grant Smith is a well-known researcher with an excellent reputation in the onomastic world. For several decades he has had an intense activity, quantified by publications in scientific journals, proceedings, participation in congresses...

“Naming, Identity and Tourism” has been published

Editors: Luisa Caiazzo, Richard Coates, Maoz Azaryahu Names weave the texture of our daily lives in ways that are self-evident. However, behind their taken-for-granted threads, they conceal a considerable meaning potential that may turn them into malleable vehicles of human goals and agendas. The novelty of this volume lies in the special focus it...

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