The Canadian Society for the Study of Names (CSSN) will be holding its 49th Annual Meeting from the 30th to the 31st of May 2015 at the University of Ottawa.
Australia’s Place Naming Committee has just announced that a suburb in Canberra will be named after Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, who died in March 2015, after serving nearly 20 years. Australia has a long tradition of honoring deceased political leaders with toponyms. Another recent onomastic honoree includes Gough Whitlam, Australia’s 21st Prime Minister.
The Geographical Names Board (GNB) is calling for public comments on the naming of an Australian location near Washington Avenue in Riverwood Washington Park. Click here to submit a name, see the GNB website. The deadline for submissions is Friday, the 29th of May 2015.
Call for Papers for the International Workshop, “(re)naming places, (re)shaping identities”. The workshop is sponsored by the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’, Department of Literary, Linguistic and Comparative Studies. It will take place from the 28th to the 29th of October 2015.
The deadline for 300 word abstracts and biographical sketches is the 30th of June 2015. For more information, contact: lcaiazzo[@]unior.it
Read about sky country names in this New York Times piece In Flight about a pilot’s-eye view of life in the sky.
On Monday, the 6th of July 2015, a Special Session of the International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015, will be held. Called “Naming Places”, this session will spotlight the mapping of place-names, the politics of place-naming, and the relationship between place-names and national identities. For more information, click here.… Read More
In Rio de Janeiro from the 19-21 of August 2015, the International Cartographic Association (ICA) will be holding a pre-conference Symposium on Atlases, Topography, and the History of Cartography at the Brazilian Foundation of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). For more information, click here.