Call for Papers EXTENDED: 2024 ANS Annual Conference (Online, 17 February 2024)


The American Name Society is now inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference. After considering an official proposal made on May 8, 2023, the ANS Executive Council voted to hold the 2024 Annual Conference online, as a 1-day event; the ANS expects to hold additional 1-day conferences during the remainder of 2024. Thus, the 2024 ANS conference will not be held in conjunction with the LSA meeting, which is still slated to be held in person, 4-7 January 2024 in New York City.

Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome: personal names, place names, business and institutional names, names theory, names in literature, among others.

Proposals require these elements:

  • Title of proposed paper
  • 250-word abstract
  • Shorter 100-word abstract suitable for inclusion in conference program
  • 50-word biography suitable for inclusion in conference program

To submit a proposal, complete the 2024 Author Information Form found here:

Email completed form to Dr. Michel Nguessan at this address:

For organizational purposes, include this phrase in the subject line: ANS 2024 Proposal

The NEW DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts is September 14, 2023.

All proposals will be subjected to blind review. Notification of proposal acceptances will be sent by September 30, 2023.  Authors whose papers have been accepted must be current members of ANS. Please contact Dr. Michel Nguessan at the above email address if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Download a PDF of this call for papers here.