ICOS Summer School in Helsinki 2019

Dear onomastic students and their supervisors,

We are delighted to announce that the first ever ICOS Summer School will be held in Helsinki, Finland in from 26th to 30th August 2019. Summer School is a wonderful opportunity for young onomastic scholars to expand their academic knowledge and to network with their colleagues.

Invitation to the 49th NORNA-symposium 2019

​Invitation to the 49th NORNA-symposium

Minority Names in Oral and Written Contexts in a Multi-Cultural World

24.–25.4.2019 in Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino), Norway

Call for Papers: Personal names and cultural reconstructions (Finland, 2019)

Date: 21–23 August 2019
Place: University of Helsinki, Finland
Host: University of Helsinki and the research project: Personal name systems in Finnic and beyond: Reconstructing the concepts of name giving in cultural layers of prehistory (funded by The Academy of Finland)
Deadline: 15 December 2018

International conference Names in the Economy VI (2019)

Names in the Economy VI
International conference, Uppsala 3–5 June 2019

The Economy in Names: Values, Branding and Globalization

Save the date

After the five successful NiTE conferences in Antwerp, Vienna, Amsterdam, Turku and Verona, we are now pleased to announce that the Institute for Language and Folklore, together with the Department of Scandinavian Languages at Uppsala University will host the Sixth International conference on Names in the Economy in Uppsala, Sweden, on 3–5 June 2019.

Calls for papers by American Name Society for the Annual Conference 2019

The ANS is inviting abstract submissions for the 2019 annual conference to be held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America. Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is July 31, 2018. To submit a proposal, simply complete the 2019 Author Information Form.

Workshop "Namen pragmatisch: Namen wählen – Namen geben – Namen nehmen"

VERBAL-Workshop im Rahmen der ÖLT (Österreichische Linguistiktagung) (Innsbruck, 28.10.2018)
Namen pragmatisch: Namen wählen – Namen geben – Namen nehmen

Das Handeln rund um die Konstruktion “Namen – Namenträger*in” stellen wir, die Romanistinnen Marietta Calderón & Sandra Herling, ins Zentrum dieses VERBAL-Workshops; wir freuen uns auf Beiträge zu unterschiedlichen Sprachen und Themen. Eine Publikation geeigneter Beiträge auf Deutsch in einer Nummer der ÖNf (Österreichische Namenforschung) ist, sofern die Beiträger*innen dies wünschen, geplant.

Final call for papers for the Names Society of Southern Africa 20th International Congress

Attached please find the FINAL call for papers for the Names Society of Southern Africa (NSSA) 20th International Congress.

Also note that those who have submitted their abstract will be receiving response starting from tomorrow.
The call can also be accessed on the University website on the link below: http://www.univen.ac.za/nssa-international-congress/

Prof. Thorsten Andersson passed away ...

Karl Thorsten Gunnar Andersson passed away on April 22, 2018, at the age of 89.

Onomastics Training Week by Persia & Babylonia project

From 29 May to 1 June, the Persia & Babylonia project (ERC project at Leiden University) is organising an interactive Onomastics Training Week in Venice, Italy.

During this week, participating graduate students (MA/PhD) will learn from experts about the many-faceted name material in Neo-Babylonian and Late Babylonian sources. This includes names in other languages such as Egyptian, Anatolian, Greek, Old Persian and Elamite. Each topic will be explored in a lecture, followed by a workshop allowing students to deal with concrete examples.

Programme of the Conference "NAMING, IDENTITY and TOURISM"


May 3–5, 2018

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Maoz Azaryahu, University of Haifa, Israel
Richard Coates, University of the West of England, UK
Peter Jordan, University of Vienna, Austria


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