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Nominees for the next ICOS Board of Directors (2017-2020)

The next Board of Directors will be elected by the General Assembly on 1 September 2017 during the 26th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences in Debrecen. The General Assembly will elect officers for the following positions: 1 President, 2 Vice‐Presidents, 1 Secretary, 1 Treasurer, 1 Assistant Secretary and Web Officer, 1 Postgraduate Representative (Non‐Executive) and 5 other Non‐Executive Members.

Nominations are now closed, and the following nominees have been proposed (follow the link below to read more about the nominees):

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Ojārs Bušs 1944–2017

Ojārs Bušs
ICOS was very saddened to hear of the death of Ojārs Bušs on 3 January 2017, aged 72. Dr Bušs was a long-standing member and will be remembered fondly. We publish below an obituary written by his close colleague Laimute Balode (Helsinki/Rīga).

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Bill Nicolaisen 1927–2016

Professor W. F. H. Nicolaisen

It was with great sadness that ICOS heard of the death of W. F. H. (Bill) Nicolaisen on 15 February 2016, aged 88. Professor Nicolaisen was an internationally renowned name scholar and a former President of ICOS (1990-1996). The thoughts of ICOS members are with his family.

An interesting obituary by Gordon Casely appeared in The Herald newspaper in Scotland and can be read online here.

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Agenda for the General Assembly at ICOS XXV and draft minutes for XXIV

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Newsletter 23

ICOS Newsletter 23 is now available on the newsletter page.

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Bid for ICOS XXVI

Newsletter 22 and board minutes

ICOS Newsletter 22 is now available on the newsletter page.The Board of Directors page now includes minutes of Board meetings.

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Travel bursary for students attending ICOS XXV

ICOS will offer a travel bursary of 30 euros to every full-time student attending the 2014 Congress from outside Scotland. This will be paid in cash by the ICOS Treasurer, Staffan Nyström, during the Congress itself.

There will also be a cash prize of 100 euros for the best poster.

Registration for the Congress is open until the end of July, via the Congress website.

ICOS 2014 website now open

ICOS 24 (Glasgow) poster

ICOS is delighted to announce that details of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, to be held from 25 to 29 August 2014 at the University of Glasgow, are now available on the Congress website at http://www.icos2014.com/. We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland next year!

Special offer on ICOS XXII proceedings

Cover of Pisa Congress proceedings (vol. 1)

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