International Symposium on Place Names in Windhoek, University of Namibia, Sept. 18-20th 2017

From the 18th to the 20th of September 2017, at the University of Namibia, an International Symposium on Place Names in Windhoek, Namibia will be held.  The theme of the conference is Critical Toponymy: Place Names in Political and Commercial Landscapes.  Details about the conference, registration, and abstract submission process can be found here.

The conference is organized by the Joint IGU/ICA Commission on Toponymy, the Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment at the University of the Free State (UFS), and the Department of Language and Literature Studies at the University of Namibia (UNAM)

Keynote speakers:

  • Peter E. Raper (RSA): Member of the Steering Board, Joint IGU/ICA Commission on Toponymy; Research Fellow and Professor Extraordinaire in Linguistics, Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment, UFS
  • Mathhias Brenzinger (RSA): Mellon Research Chair (African Language Diversity in the Linguistic section of the School of African & Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town), Director of CALDi (Centre for African Language Diversity), Curator of TALA (The African Language Archive).