The International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) organized its first Summer School in Helsinki, Finland from 26 to 30 August 2019. The idea of an ICOS Summer School was to bring together young onomastic researchers from all over the world, to help them network and expand their onomastic knowledge.
The theme of the Summer School 2019 was Methods of Onomastics. The fast technological development – especially new tools and large datasets – are changing the nature of onomastic research. The course gave students an overview of the most crucial current methodological issues on various sub-areas of onomastics (e.g. toponomastics, anthroponomastics, literary names, commercial names, and socio-onomastics). The course was held in English. The teachers responsible for the course were Terhi Ainiala (University of Helsinki) and Paula Sjöblom (University of Turku).