The International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS)

The International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) is the international organisation for all scholars who have a special interest in the study of names (place-names, personal names, and proper names of all other kinds). The aim of the Council is the advancement, representation and co-ordination of name research on an international level and in an interdisciplinary context.

L'International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS)

L'International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) est l'organisation internationale de tous les chercheurs ayant les noms propres pour objet d'étude (noms de personne, noms de lieu et autres noms propres). L'organisation a pour but d'encourager, représenter et coordonner la recherche onomastique au niveau international et en contexte interdisciplinaire. Elle remplace l'ancien International Committee of Onomastic Sciences, ‘club fermé’ réservé aux représentants nationaux cooptés, à l'exclusion des chercheurs individuels.

Der International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS)

Der International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) ist die internationale Organisation aller Forscher, die sich mit Namen (Ortsnamen, Personennamen und sonstigen Eigennamen) beschäftigen. Ziel der Organisation ist die Förderung, die Vertretung und die Koordination der Namenforschung auf internationaler Ebene und im interdisziplinären Zusammenhang. Diese neue Vertretung löst das alte International Committee of Onomastic Sciences ab, das als ‘geschlossene Gesellschaft’ ausschliesslich Vertreter eines Landes kooptierte und Einzelforschern nicht offenstand.

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Conference "Onyms in Space and Space in Onyms"

The Institute of the Lithuanian Language and Research Center of Baltic Languages and Proper Names kindly invite you to participate in the 4th International Scientific Aleksandras Vanagas’ Conference "Onyms in Space and Space in Onyms". The conference will take place on 7–9 November 2019 at the Institute of the Lithuanian Language, P. Vileišio Str. 5, LT-10308 Vilnius.

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Call for Papers for the panel of American Name Society "Semantic relations and personal names"

The American Name Society (ANS) is issuing its Call for Papers for the ANS panel "Semantic relations and personal names" at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention (9-12 January 2020, Seattle)

Prof. Dragoş Moldovanu passed away on March 1, 2019

Prof. Dragoş Moldovanu (born in 1941), a renowned Romanian linguist, passed away on March 1, 2019.

Affiliation of ICOS with the Polish Onomastic Society

We are glad to announce the affiliation of ICOS with the Polish Onomastic Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Onomastyczne, http://pto.org.pl). This new, dynamic organisation was established in 2018 for the popularization of knowledge about proper names. It brings together researchers who deal with onomastics and people who are interested in names as a hobby.

GeoNames19 Symposium “Place Names and Migration"

Dear colleagues!

The Austrian Board on Geographical Names (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kartographische Ortsnamenkunde in der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft und in Verbindung mit der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, short "Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kartographische Ortsnamenkunde" (AKO), is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Therefore we are pleased to invite you to the anniversary conference with the topic

"Place Names and Migration"
from 6-9 November 2019 in Vienna.

29th Anthroponymy and Toponymy Conference

We are pleased to inform you that the 29th Anthroponymy and Toponymy Conference will take place on 4th October 2019 at the Casal Pere Capellà (Algaida).

The call for abstracts to present papers at the conference will remain open until 31st May 2019. If you would like to present a paper, we would appreciate it if you would send the following information to:

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