The organizers of the Pan-American International Symposium on Toponymy have announced that the official deadline for abstracts has been extended to the 12th of March 2017. This conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from the 3rd to the 5th of May 2017. A special issue of the Brazilian Journal of Cartography will be published at the end of the conference. Online conference registration information can be found here.
Three main themes will guide the event: Toponymy and education, Indigenous and minority Toponymy, Toponymy in maps. However, contributions on other themes may be accepted. The regional focus of the Symposium will be on the Americas, but also contributions focusing on countries, regions and places on other continents may be presented, since they may very well provide for stimulating comparisons. The languages of the Symposium will be Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Abstracts may be submitted in any of the three languages.
The conference is organized by the Joint IGU / ICA Commission on Toponymy, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), in cooperation with the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH).