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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...

Call for Papers: Toponyms and Literaryscapes (ANS, 7-10 January 2021)

The American Name Society is issuing its First Call for Papers for the ANS panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention (7-10 January 2021, Toronto, Canada) Although toponyms are often taken for granted in our daily lives, they bear considerable potential for acquiring personal and social meanings depending on their contexts and co-texts...

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