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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...

Lecture “Toponyms and Landmarks as Cognitive Maps”

The lecture series Onomastics Online continued on 31 March 2022 with a presentation given by Martin Thiering (RWTH Aachen University) with the title “Toponyms and Landmarks as Cognitive Maps in Dene Chipewyan and Eipomek”. 0:00 – 3:54 Introduction 3:54 – 42:28 Presentation 42:28 – 1:33:48 Discussion For more information about the lecture series, please...

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.

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...

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...

The 6th International Symposium on Place Names 2021

Standardisation and the wealth of place names – aspects of a delicate relationship Virtual/Bloemfontein, South Africa29 September – 1 October 2021 The Department of South African Sign Language and Deaf Studies at the University of the Free State (RSA), in partnership with the Joint IGU/ICA Commission on Toponymy, is pleased to announce the next...

“L’Empreinte des lieux” par Stéphane Gendron

Date de parution : 10 septembre 2020 Résumé de l’ouvrage:La Folie, L’Enfer, Le Paradis, la rue du Ha-Ha, La Danse des Sorciers, Montrésor, Jéricho… Poétiques, étonnants, cocasses, exotiques parfois, les noms de lieux suscitent la curiosité, l’imagination, le désir de comprendre. Ils ne font qu’un avec les lieux qui nous sont familiers, que nous...

Names Society of Southern Africa International Congress

21 -23 September 2020 Call for abstracts The Names Society of Southern Africa and Faculty of Arts and Design, of the Durban University of Technology, would like to invite abstracts for their upcoming Congress. The theme for this Congress is Current trends in names and naming. Abstracts addressing, but not limited to, the following...

“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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