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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...

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...

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.

Lecture: “Race, Memory, and Campus Place Name Reform”

The lecture series Onomastics Online was started on 15 February 2022 by Professor Derek Alderman (University of Tennessee) with the title “Race, Memory, and Campus Place Name Reform: Strategies for Transforming the Classroom into a Toponymic Workspace”. For more information about the lecture series, please visit ICOS website: https://icosweb.net/onomastics-online/.

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...

Geograpical names in a Border Region after 1945

New book release – Tereza Klemensová: Zeměpisné názvy v pohraničí po roce 1945: na příkladu okresu Jeseník Klemensová’s new book focuses on toponyms (place names, minor place names and street names) in Czech border region – the former...

Tagung “Namen im Sprachgebrauch”

Einladung zu den Tagungen Tagung der Gesellschaft für Namenforschung (GfN) e. V. Namen im Sprachgebrauch 20.04. – 21.04.2022 Tagung des Arbeitskreises für bayerisch-österreichische Namenforschung (ABÖN) Namen im Sprachgebrauch in Bayern und Österreich 22.04.2022 an der Universität Innsbruck Call for Papers Beide Tagungen werden aufgrund der pandemiebedingten Verschiebungen erstmals Rücken an Rücken und mit demselben...

Call for papers: Centenary Conference of the Norwegian Place-Name Archive

The anniversary conference will be held on October 27-28, 2021 at the University of Bergen in the Natural History Museum. Deadline for submission of abstracts is the 1st March 2021 ( max. 300 words).  The four themes of the conference: Place-name Collection Main emphasis on collection of place-names in a broad perspective with regard to: what...

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