2025 American Name Society Annual Meeting


2025 ANS Annual Conference (Online, via Zoom, 22 February 2025)

Call for Papers:

The American Name Society is now inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference. The one-day event will be held virtually via Zoom, allowing for the attendance of onomastics scholars from around the world. The 2025 ANS conference will not be held in conjunction with the Linguistics Society of America conference.

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 2025 Author Information Form found here:

Email completed forms to Dr. Michel Nguessan at:

For organizational purposes, place “ANS2025” in the subject of your email.

The DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts is July 31, 2024.

All proposals will be subjected to blind review. Notification of proposal acceptances will be sent by September 30, 2024. Authors whose papers have been accepted must be current members of ANS and must register for the annual meeting. Please contact Dr. Michel Nguessan at the above email address if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Read the news update here or download a PDF of the call for papers here.

A link to the registration page will be posted later in 2024.


For more information about the ANS Conference, please visit our Conference Page.



ANS Panel at the Modern Language Association Conference

The ANS Panel at the MLA 2025 conference will be held 9 to 12 January 2025 in New Orleans. 

For further information, please contact Dr. Anne W. Anderson (

For more information about the 2024 conference, click here.


Past ANS Conferences

For programs from past American Name Society conferences, click here.

Other Onomastic Conferences

For other onomastic conferences, click here.