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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...

Conference “Anthroponyms and anthroponymic researches in the Beginning of 21th Century”

Dear Colleagues, On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Bulgarian onomastician prof. Yordan Zaimov (1921 – 1987) the Onomastics Department of the Institute for Bulgarian Language “Prof. Lyubomir Andreychin” at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has the honour to organise a conference entitled “Anthroponyms and anthroponymic researches in the...

Professor Barbara Czopek-Kopciuch (1952-2020)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Professor Barbara Czopek-Kopciuch, who passed away on 7th July 2020 after a severe illness. Barbara Czopek-Kopciuch was born in 1952 in Częstochowa. She studied Polish philology at the Jagiellonian University, where she received her M.A. in 1976. In 1985 she earned her PhD...

Dr. Ankica Čilaš Šimpraga (1970-2020)

The head of the Department of Croatian Onomastics and Etymology Dr. Ankica Čilaš Šimpraga after a long and severe illness passed away three months ago. She was member of ICOS its Terminological Group, editorial board of “Folia Onomastica Croatica”, national expert on onomastic terms and standardization of geographical names at the European Commission, East...

Facebook Group of ICOS 2020 Congress

Yes there is! We have started the Facebook group “ICOS Krakow 2020” to exchange information, news and updates! Join us in the case you prefer watching, listening and engaging with the Onomastic Congress! Please join the Facebook group here: ICOS Krakow 2020.

Rückblick auf 65 Jahre von Sprachforschung in Leipzig zur Namenkunde

Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Hengst Vor nunmehr 65 Jahren startete die Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig in Kooperation mit der Universität ein zu jener Zeit deutschlandweit einzigartiges Forschungsprojekt. Mit besonderer Unterstützung durch den damaligen Akademie-Präsidenten Theodor Frings begannen die „Deutsch-Slawischen Forschungen zur Namenkunde und Siedlungsgeschichte“ mit ihrem Arbeitsstellensitz in der Abteilung Landesgeschichte der Leipziger...

Welcome to our new ICOS website!

We are proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website: https://icosweb.net/ We hope that the new design will allow you to find the information you need more quickly and easily. We are continuing to update our website with useful information and news regarding International Council of Onomastic Sciences, various events and projects,...

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