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Onomastic investigations from a cognitive approach

Reszegi Katalin. Kognitív szemléletű névtudományi vizsgálatok.  A Magyar Névarchívum Kiadványai 54. Debrecen, Debreceni Egyetemi Kiadó, 2022. 264 lap. (with an English summary, Cognitive approach in onomastics, 211-226) This book presents the several aspects of name giving and name usage within a cognitive framework, using the most influential theories of cognitive...

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...

Wolfgang Ahrens (1940-2022)

DR. WOLFGANG AHRENS (January 4, 1940 – February 18, 2022) was a long-time member of ICOS, one of the organisers of the 23rd ICOS in Toronto, as well as one of the editors of the corresponding proceedings. Born in Germany, he moved with his family to Schwetzingen, a few years after World War Two,...

Declaration regarding the war in Ukraine

The International Council of Onomastic Sciences condemns the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and the distorted representation of historical and cultural facts to legitimize its action. We would like to express our solidarity and sympathy with all people in Ukraine and especially Ukrainian colleagues who are suffering from this war. We would also like to emphasize that our...

ICOS starts its YouTube Channel

This video briefly introduces ICOS and this YouTube channel. Links mentioned in the video: https://onomajournal.org/ https://icosweb.net/ https://icosweb.net/onomastics-online/

List of Onomastic Periodicals

From now on, you may find the most extensive list of the name-related periodicals on our ICOS Website under “Links” ! Enjoy it. The list contains names, publisher and/or expertise, years of publication, policy of full open access and languages in which the articles are to be accepted. Of course, the list given here...

New UNESCO chair in inclusive toponymy “Naming the World”

How are places named around the world? Who names them? And what political, cultural, social and memory issues are at stake? Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, are set to answer these questions following the launch of a new UNESCO chair in inclusive toponymy: Naming the World. What are its goals? To...

ICOS Young Scholar Network

ICOS Young Scholar Network has got its page on the ICOS Website. It is a group within the International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) that is targeted to young scholars of onomastics (i.e., PhD students, undergraduate students, recently graduated PhDs). Its purpose is to help young scholars integrate to the international onomastic community and...

Toponymic project of our colleague got a considerable funding

The project titled “Swedifying the other: place-name policymaking in the large-scale cadastral maps of the Swedish Empire (1630–1700)” has received a grant from the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ). The latter is a Swedish independent foundation with the goal of promoting and supporting research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The project with a funding volume...

In memoriam Nicolae Felecan (1941–2020)

Dear Colleagues, in the name of ICOS, Onoma and all staff members, we like to express our deep sadness about Prof. Nicolae Felecan’s death. He was a distinguished linguist, onomastician and long-time member of ICOS. Our deepest sympathy goes to his son Oliviu Felecan and other relatives in this time of grief. Born in northern...

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