ICOS 2014 Proceedings Published

CaptureICOSThe 2014 conference proceedings are now published and available on the ICOS 2014 website:

Names and Their Environment. Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Glasgow, 15-19 August 2014. 5 vols, edited by Carole Hough and Daria Izdebska. Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 2016.
The proceedings are available for download either by volume (five volumes in total) or by individual paper (organized by thematic section on the website).

Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue of NAMES devoted to Indigenous Names and Toponyms

The American Name Society (ANS) is inviting abstracts for scientific papers providing an analysis and discussion of indigenous names and toponyms found in former European colonies in the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Antipodes. Any area of the use of indigenous names may be the subject of analysis. Suggested issues for discussion include, but are by no means limited to the following: the transcription (spelling) of indigenous names and/or determining their meanings, indigenous naming practices, indigenous names as identity markers, the reinstallation of indigenous toponyms, the reclamation of indigenous language and culture through their names, and the appropriation of indigenous names, etc.… Read More