2015 International Symposium on Place Names, South Africa, Sept. 16-17

13931644242_cf70039781_mThe 2015 International Symposium on Place Names is issuing its second official call for papers for its upcoming conference in the Free State Province of South Africa, to be held from the 16th to the 17th of September 2015.

This toponymic conference is soliciting papers which examine the role which place names play in human events and/or conceptualizations of the political, cultural, social, and demographic world around us. Potential sub-topics:

  • functions, motivations, and/or management of place names on maps
  • principles used for creating place names
  • social and/or historical dimensions of place names
  • principles for solving place-naming conflicts


The languages of the symposium are English and Afrikaans. A selection of the papers will be published as conference proceedings in a special edition of the Nomina Africa, the accredited journal of the Names Society of Southern Africa.

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