New Honor Place Name in Australia

6374121817_69d11ea1e7_mAustralia’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.

International Workshop: “(re)naming places, (re)shaping identities”, Naples, October 28-29 2015

3053563105_76520e66ae_mCall 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[@]