Have you ever thought about the names of the places where you live? Or the first names of your neighbours? Or the names of things that you eat? The conference takes place over two days, May 27-28. About 15 papers are normally presented, 20 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion. Topics concern any aspects of names and naming. Presenters are normally from the fields of Linguistics, Geography, History, Anthropology, and other areas. Papers can be given in English or French. Some topics covered recently: Renaming in Nunavut; Island Names in the Bahamas; Street Names in Havana; French Language Place Names in Saskatchewan; First Names in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s; Names of Wines in the Niagara Region.
download it here (FINAL updated 2017-04-19)
Personal names, culinary names, geographic names, names relating to Canada, papers dealing with names anywhere else accepted.
Sheila Embleton, York University
Wolfgang Ahrens, York University