2nd Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names

Place and date: New York, 3–7 May 2021

The theme for the second session is Geographical Names Supporting Sustainable Development and Management of the Pandemic. It is aligned to the General Assembly defined theme of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development for 2021, “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”.

Governments are requested to email the Secretariat not later than 15 March 2021 the full-length documents (national reports, divisional reports, working group reports and technical papers). The summaries should be submitted before 22 January 2021 in order for them to be translated and issued in the six official languages.

Call for papers: Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names 2021

We invite you most warmly to join the Canadian Society for the Study of Names, also known as la Société canadienne d’onomastuqie, in their conference meeting on Saturday, May 29, 2021 and Sunday, May 30, 2021. Please note that as the 2020 annual conference was cancelled due to COVID-19, all papers accepted last year will automatically be accepted for our 2021 conference.

At the meeting, members may present papers in formal theme sessions, participate in a toponymic fieldtrip and attend the annual general meeting of the Society. In 2021, the CSSN will meet as part of the Congress of the Humanites and Social Sciences “Northern Relations” to be held at University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada from May 27th to June 4th, 2021.

Please send your paper proposal abstract to arrive by February 1st, 2021 using the following address: jonathan.lofft@mail.utoronto.ca

Call for papers: 30th International Cartographic Conference, Florence, Italy, in December 2021

The conference topics will be covered Toponymy in Cartography, Art in Cartography, Atlases, Cartographic Heritage into the Digital Domain, Cartography and Children, Cartography for Early Warning and Crisis Management, Cognition in Geovisualization, Education and Continuous Learning in Cartography, Generalization and Multiple Representation, Artificial Intelligence in Mapping, Social Sensing and Visual Analytics, History of Cartography etc.

The 30th International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2021) brings together cartographers and GI Science specialists from around the world. The 30th International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2021) will be held in Florence, Italy on 14-18 December 2021.

Full Papers Submission Closing:  January 15, 2021
Abstracts Submission Closing:     March 26, 2021

Journal “Onomástica desde América Latina” has interface in English

We are glad to announce that the Journal Onomástica desde América Latina has interface in English and is receiving articles  to compose its volume 2, numbers 3 and 4,  with publication scheduled, respectively, for the first and second semesters of 2021. Student´s papers are welcome, as there is a section called Works that receives articles from graduate and undergraduate students.

The”Onomástica desde América Latina” journal is a semiannual publication dedicated to the promotion and diffusion of onomastic researches in national and international scope aimed at the internationalization of the Graduate Program in Language and Literature at Unioeste  as a  result of a partnership between Unioeste and Unam (National Autonomous University of Mexico).

UPDATE! Meeting on atlases and toponymy in Madrid, Spain – scheduled for 21-24 April 2021

The National Geographic Institute of Spain organizes at the occasion of its 150th anniversary in cooperation with the ICA Commission on Atlases and our Joint ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy a meeting on atlases and toponymy in Madrid, Spain. After repeated postponing it is now definitely scheduled for 21-24 April 2021.

You are invited contributing to the success of this meeting by presenting a paper on – in principle – any toponymic topic. It would, however, be most appreciated, if the topic was close to atlases with their variety of types and purposes ranging from topographic to thematic, from popular and school atlases to scientific, from world atlases across regional and national to city atlases, from printed to electronic atlases.

Abstracts of not more than 300 words including the title of your paper, your name, affiliation, and address are due by 10 January 2021. Please, send your abstract to peter.jordan@oeaw.ac.at

FINAL Call for Papers: ANS 2021, ONLINE, January 22-25, 2021

The American Name Society (ANS) is  inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference, January 22-25, 2021. After serious deliberation of an official proposal made on the 8th of May 2020, the Executive Council of the American Name Society unanimously voted to hold the 2021 Annual Conference online. All presentation sessions will be held online during the four days of the conference. This means that our conference will NOT be held in conjunction with the LSA meeting, which is still slated to be held in January 2021 in San Francisco. To submit a proposal, simply complete the 2021 Author Information Form.

Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome. The NEW DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts is AUGUST 1, 2020. 

Please email this completed form to ANS Vice President Laurel Sutton using the following address: <laurelasutton@gmail.com>. For organizational purposes, please be sure to include the phrase “ANS 2021” in the subject line of your email.

All proposals will be subjected to blind review. Official notification of proposal acceptances will be sent on or before September 30, 2020. All authors whose papers have been accepted must be current members of the ANS. Please feel free to contact ANS Vice President Laurel Sutton should you have any questions or concerns.

A downloadable PDF of the REVISED Call for Papers can be found here.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Call for Papers: 14th Biennial Conference of the High Desert Linguistics Society, November 20-22, 2020

UPDATE: In light of the developing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to host HDLS 14 as a fully virtual conference.

Extended Abstract Deadline: August 10, 2020

The High Desert Linguistics Society is pleased to announce our 14th biennial conference, HDLS 14. The conference will take place November 20-22, 2020 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. HDLS 14 will focus on research in cognitive and functional linguistics, typology, sociocultural linguistics, indigenous languages, and Hispanic linguistics. This conference will also highlight interdisciplinary research from the point of view of psychology, cognitive science, anthropology, education, and computer science, among others.

Along with other topics in linguistics, sociocultural research regarding language use are of interest for this conference, including research focused on language and identity, such as gender, ethnicity/race, social class, etc. With the rise of related issues in our society, we believe interdisciplinary studies have become more important than before. We learned that Gender and Language community also focuses on language-based research on gender and sexuality but from more than just a linguistic perspective. In this regard, we value research on the intersections between language and gender and hope our audience will be able to attend some talks on this topic and share ideas as well.

We are honored to announce that our keynote presenters for HDLS 14 are:

Barbara Dancygier, University of British Columbia
Ryan Lepic, Gallaudet University
Catherine Rhodes, University of New Mexico

Applicants can submit abstracts for presentations, posters, and themed panels. Abstracts for presentations and posters must be no more than 300 words excluding examples, tables, charts, and references (ASL submission; 2-4 minute video).

For themed panels, each presenter will have 20 minutes, plus 30 minutes of discussion for the panel as a whole. Presenters interested in this format are responsible for deciding who will be part of the suggested panel. Only one document should be submitted per panel. The document should include the proposed panel topic (300 words; 2-4 minutes), and how each presenter will contribute to it (500 words total; 4-6 minutes).

Abstracts may be submitted in English, Spanish, or American Sign Language. Applicants may submit one single-authored and one co-authored abstract. All written abstracts should be submitted to the EasyChair link below. Abstracts in ASL should be uploaded to a file-sharing website and shared with hdls@unm.edu.

EasyChair link: https://easychair.org/cfp/hdls14

For any further information please visit our website at hdls.unm.edu or email us at hdls@unm.edu.

 

Revised Call for Papers: The 25th International Symposium on Onomastics and Literature, Cagliari, Italy, October 2021

The Society “Onomastica & Letteratura” (O&L) invites you to participate at the Twenty-Fifth International Symposium on Onomastics and Literature (Cagliari,  October 2021). Because of the current global COVID-19 pandemic, they have decided to postpone the O&L Conference to October 2021. The conference will be held in Cagliari as planned and the topics tackled will be the same.

Themes that can be addressed include:

  • Inadequate, alienating insulating or insulting names
  • Proper names in the titles of literary works
  • Names in dedications
  • Methodological issues
  • Regional literary onomastics (Sardinia: the region hosting the conference)

Abstract proposals (350 words) should be sent as an email attachment to Dr. Donatella Bremer <donatella.bremer@unipi.it> along with a short biosketch (100 words). Considering that many library locations are likely to be still closed to public access in the upcoming months, the deadline for sending your contribution is February 28, 2021.

Meanwhile, research activity will go on. Therefore, we would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming issue of our journal il Nome nel testo, XXII (2021). This issue has no specific theme, so they welcome articles presenting any topic that falls within Literary Onomastics.

If you wish to submit your paper to the Editorial Board of the journal, il Nome nel testoplease send it to Donatella Bremer (donatella.bremer@unipi.it).

For further information, please contact Maria Giovanna Arcamone: magiarc@gmail.comGiorgio Sale: giosale@uniss.it

http://oel.fileli.unipi.it/?page_id=437

 

REVISED Call for Papers: ANS 2021, ONLINE, January 22-25, 2021

The American Name Society (ANS) is  inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference, January 22-25, 2021. After serious deliberation of an official proposal made on the 8th of May 2020, the Executive Council of the American Name Society unanimously voted to hold the 2021 Annual Conference online. All presentation sessions will be held online during the four days of the conference. This means that our conference will NOT be held in conjunction with the LSA meeting, which is still slated to be held in January 2021 in San Francisco. To submit a proposal, simply complete the 2021 Author Information Form.

Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome. The NEW DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts is AUGUST 1, 2020. 

Please email this completed form to ANS Vice President Laurel Sutton using the following address: <laurelasutton@gmail.com>. For organizational purposes, please be sure to include the phrase “ANS 2021” in the subject line of your email.

All proposals will be subjected to blind review. Official notification of proposal acceptances will be sent on or before September 30, 2020. All authors whose papers have been accepted must be current members of the ANS. Please feel free to contact ANS Vice President Laurel Sutton should you have any questions or concerns.

A downloadable PDF of the REVISED Call for Papers can be found here.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA), Online, January 7–10, 2021

The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) will hold its annual winter meeting on January 7-10, 2021. SSILA meetings allow scholars to present on a wide range of topics centered on any aspect of Indigenous American languages.

Because of the global COVID-19 crisis, this conference will be held online on a virtual platform, allowing participants to take part in the meeting without the need to travel. The SSILA executive committee is currently exploring all options so that registration fees can be kept at a minimum.

Submissions

The deadline for receipt of all abstracts is on July 17th at 11:59PM (Hawaii-Aleutian time). Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the electronic submission website EasyChair. Consult the SSILA website for detailed instructions. Also, e-mail or hard-copy submissions will be accepted if arrangements are made in advance with the SSILA Program Committee Administrator, Martin Kohlberger (conferences@ssila.org). Abstracts may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

The Easy Chair submission page address is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssila2021

Some General Requirements

  1. All authors must be members of SSILA. See the SSILA website for information about membership and renewal. The membership requirement may be waived for co-authors who are from disciplines other than those ordinarily represented by SSILA (linguistics and linguistic anthropology).
  2. Any member may submit one single-author abstract and one multi-author abstract OR two multi-author abstracts.
  3. Papers must not appear in print before the meeting.
  4. Authors may not submit identical abstracts for presentation at the SSILA meeting and the LSA meeting or a meeting of one of the Sister Societies (ADS, ANS, NAAHoLS, SPCL, TALE). Authors may submit substantially different abstracts for presentation at the SSILA meeting and the LSA or a Sister Society meeting.

Please go to the SSILA website Winter Meeting 2021 for a complete list of the General Requirements, information on Abstract Format, Abstract Categories and Content, and detailed instructions for submitting abstracts on EasyChair.