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Nominations for the ICOS Board of Directors

Nominations for the ICOS Board of Directors 2011-08-07 22:35 by Antti Leino (0 comments) Nominees for the ICOS Board of Directors (2011–14) President Carole Hough, Scotland I am Professor of Onomastics at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, where I moved in 1995 from the University of Nottingham in England. I have been involved...

Call for Papers: Trends in Toponymy 5

The fifth Trends in Toponymy Conference will be held at the University of Berne (Switzerland), July 9-13, 2012. The conference provides an international forum for current issues of and recent advances in diachronic and synchronic research on place names. The aim is to bring together researchers and graduate students working within the domains of...

Call for papers: Names in the Economy IV

Names in the Economy IV International symposium, Turku 14–16 June 2012 Names are a pervasive part of human culture. We are continuously reminded of their existence by our surrounding environment. Names always come about and are used in interaction between people and a language community. We give names to referents worth naming – to...

Subscription time for 2011

The ICOS Treasurer, Katharina Leibring, wants to inform you that it is now subscription time for ICOS members. The membership fee for 2011 is 20 euros. For anyone showing evidence of current doctoral student status the membership fee is 10 euros. The ICOS Board wants to draw your attention to the fact that nominators...

Web site migration finished

The ICOS web site update is now finally over. Over the winter the site was transferred from a server offered by the University of Sussex to a web hosting service in Finland, and at the same time the site layout and underlying support structures were changed extensively. The process did not go completely smoothly,...

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: 15th Names Congress of the NSA

The Names Society of Southern Africa (NSA), jointly with the Centre for African Names Research (CANR) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, will be hosting the 15th Names Congress of the NSA, which will also include the follow-up to the two Trends in Toponymy conferences held recently in Ballarat, Australia and Karasjohka, Norway. The conference...

Philip Dance RIP

Colleagues: It is with deep regret that I forward the news of the untimely death of Philip Dance of the University of Portsmouth, UK on October 21, 2008. Dance was 59 and had a blood clot on his bowel. After surgery, he died of septic shock. Dance was a bibliographer of onomastics. During the...

Name of the Month: Tafua, Tavua

Tafua, Tavua: Volcanic placenames in the South Pacific William Bligh visited Tonga, in western Polynesia, while serving under Cook on his third and last voyage, and in 1789 he returned to Tonga in search of water and provisions for his ship, HMS Bounty, which had been commissioned to transport breadfruit from Tahiti to the...

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