Greek Onomastics: East of the Mediterranean Naming and Culture in the Roman Near East and the Greek Far East, June 28-29 2019, Oxford, UK

A two-day conference of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names “Greek Onomastics East of the Mediterranean: Naming and Culture in the Roman Near East and the Greek Far East” will be held at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford University, in June 28-29 2019.

 

Its convenors are Ted Kaizer ;Robert Parker  and Jean-Baptiste Yon. Attendance is open to all without charge but those wishing to attend should please inform Robert.Parker@new.ox.ac.uk.

Please find the programme here.

 

Third Call for Papers: ANS 2020, New Orleans, LA, January 2-5, 2020

The deadline is fast approaching!

The American Name Society (ANS) is inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference. The 2020 conference will be held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America. Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is July 30, 2019. To submit a proposal, simply complete the 2020 Author Information Form.

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 2020” in the subject line of your email.  Presenters who may need additional time to secure international payments and travel visas to the United States are urged to submit their proposal as soon as possible.

All proposals will be subjected to blind review. Official notification of proposal acceptances will be sent on or before September 30, 2019. All authors whose papers have been accepted must be current members of the ANS and need to register with both the ANS and the Linguistic Society of America. Please feel free to contact Dr. Dorothy Dodge Robbins or Laurel Sutton should you have any questions or concerns.

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

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Call for Papers: Lavender Languages and Linguistics 27, San Francisco, CA, March 27-29 2020

The 27th annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference will take place at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA on 27-29 March 2020, and will be hosted by the Human Sexuality PhD Program. The 2020 keynote speakers are Jack Halberstam, Columbia University, and Elizabeth Freeman, University of California at Davis. The Conference has a rich history of examining language use and representation in relation to LGBTQ+ life, including linguistics, sociolinguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, and the analysis of communication in various text genres, modes and media, as well as research into historical, literary, or performance questions. While the language of presentation is English, research concerning languages other than English is welcomed and encouraged.

Scholars of all backgrounds whose work explores the linkages between language and sexuality are invited to submit abstracts for papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A), posters or topical panel proposals. Your submission should be no longer than 350 words and should be anonymized.

For information on the CFP please see the official website. Deadline for general submission proposals is October 1, 2019 and for student “works-in-progress” proposals is September 15, 2019. Questions and requests for more information regarding the general submissions call should be directed to Eric Louis Russell at erussell@ucdavis.edu. Questions regarding the student call should be directed to Lucy Jones at lucy.jones@nottingham.ac.uk.

The Call for Papers may be downloaded here in PDF form.

Second Call for Papers: ANS 2020, New Orleans, LA, January 2-5, 2020

The American Name Society (ANS) is now inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference. The 2020 conference will be held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America. Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is July 30, 2019. To submit a proposal, simply complete the 2020 Author Information Form.

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 2020” in the subject line of your email.  Presenters who may need additional time to secure international payments and travel visas to the United States are urged to submit their proposal as soon as possible.

All proposals will be subjected to blind review. Official notification of proposal acceptances will be sent on or before September 30, 2019. All authors whose papers have been accepted must be current members of the ANS and need to register with both the ANS and the Linguistic Society of America. Please feel free to contact Dr. Dorothy Dodge Robbins or Laurel Sutton should you have any questions or concerns.

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

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Call for Papers: 3rd International Conference: “Literacy and Contemporary Society: Identities, Texts, Institutions”, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 11-12 2019

The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus, in collaboration with the University of Cyprus, announces the 3rd International Conference on Literacy and Contemporary Society, titled “Identities, Texts, Institutions”. The conference will be held on 11-12 October 2019 at the “Filoxenia” Conference Center in Nicosia.

The 3rd International Conference on Literacy and Contemporary Society focuses on the complex interrelation between identities, texts and institutions. In the era of multimodality and multilingualism, literacy practices have at their epicenter polymorphic texts that derive from different communities of practice and are the results of representational and enacting processes of either individuals or groups. At the same time, in institutions like education, texts and literacy are approached from a more top-down perspective, which focuses on promoting and assessing particular bits of knowledge, skills, and competencies. The conference aims to shed light on these issues and interactions and to provide a dynamic platform where different aspects of identities, texts and institutions will be discussed.

To participate in the conference either with an oral paper presentation, a symposium or a workshop, authors may submit a proposal until no later than June 21, 2019, by filling in their details in the relevant form which can be found on the conference website (http://www.pi.ac.cy/literacy). Abstracts must be sent to the email address: literacy_cyprus@cyearn.pi.ac.cy

 

Fourteenth International Conference on Jewish Names, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, June 3, 2019

On Monday, June 3 2019, the Fourteenth International Conference on Jewish Names will be held. The day-long conference will take place in the Midrasha (Building 405), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel. The conference is supported by the Faculty of Jewish Studies and the Koschitzky Fund, Bar-Ilan University.

The complete program may be downloaded here.

For information: Yigal.Levin@biu.ac.il

The Public is Welcome!

Call for Papers: KU-ICL Kuwait University International Conference on Linguistics, Kuwait, March 29-30 2020

The International Conference on Linguistics (ICL) at Kuwait University aims to bring together leading academics, researchers and students of Linguistics to explore and share current research findings and scholarly contributions in the field. Providing a much-needed forum in the region, keynote speakers, presenters and panelists will introduce and discuss current research trends, concerns and practical challenges in the diverse field of Linguistics.

Deadline for abstract submission: November 15th, 2019

Call for Contributions:

Contributions are welcome in various subfields of linguistics. ICL main language is English, but it accepts presentations of thorough research findings in Arabic and/or French. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Computational linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Bilingualism
  • Language acquisition
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Neurolinguistics

Languages of the Conference:

Although English will be the main medium of presentation, applicants are welcome to submit abstracts of research findings in Arabic and/or French.

Abstracts Format and submission guidelines:

Abstract are to be submitted online to KU-ICL@Arts.ku.edu.kw. Authors may submit the pdf’s of up to two abstracts. Applicants should indicate their presentation preference: plenary session, research presentation session (paper presentation), workshop session, poster or virtual paper session. Abstracts are expected to meet the following guidelines:

  • Up to 400 words (not counting references)
  • Times New Roman 12 points only
  • 1.5 line spacing
  • 1.5 cm left and right margins
  • 2.0 cm top and bottom margins
  • Up to seven keywords
  • No tables, charts, or graphics

For further information and enquiries on abstract submission, contact Dr. Amin Almuhanna at (KU-ICL@Arts.ku.edu.kw).

For general inquiries contact Dr. Khaled Albahri at (KU-ICL@Arts.ku.edu.kw).

Call for Papers: ANS 2020, New Orleans, LA, January 2-5, 2020

The American Name Society (ANS) is now inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference. The 2020 conference will be held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America. Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is July 30, 2019. To submit a proposal, simply complete the 2020 Author Information Form.

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 2020” in the subject line of your email.  Presenters who may need additional time to secure international payments and travel visas to the United States are urged to submit their proposal as soon as possible.

All proposals will be subjected to blind review. Official notification of proposal acceptances will be sent on or before September 30, 2019. All authors whose papers have been accepted must be current members of the ANS and need to register with both the ANS and the Linguistic Society of America. Please feel free to contact Dr. Dorothy Dodge Robbins or Laurel Sutton should you have any questions or concerns.

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

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Speaker Series: “Place Names of Contra Costa” April 28 2019, Lafayette, California, USA

 

Why are place names important? Many names have long since disappeared but are still found on old maps and documents. Some names have interesting or amusing stories attached to them. Others have been misunderstood. Several have mysterious origins and some have fascinating historic events associated with them. This talk will briefly explore a few of these aspects behind historic place names. This compilation stems from years assisting researchers and genealogists at the Contra Costa County Historical Society.

William Mero – Author of “Shadows on the Hills” is the guest speaker on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Lafayette Library & Learning Center’s Don Tatzin Community Hall.

Call for Papers: The Fourth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature, Ahwaz, Iran, February 1-2 2020

The Fourth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature is organized by different universities and research centers. Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English, Arabic or Persian. The conference will be an opportunity for academics, university lecturers and researcher to share their latest research findings and to keep abreast of the most recent developments in the field. Researchers and scholars from around the world are invited to submit their papers to be evaluated for inclusion in the conference program. The abstracts will be evaluated by International Scientific Committee Members based on their originality, novelty, rigor and relevance to the conference theme. The accepted papers will be scheduled for oral or poster presentations. The selective full papers of the conference will be published as the book of conference and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (however, the book of abstracts will be published too).

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th November 2019.

Click here for registration and submission information.