Canadian Society for the Study of Names

Association #42
Canadian Society for the Study of Names (CSSN)
Conference dates: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 to Sunday, May 28, 2017
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CSSN #42 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

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.


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Open events: 
May 27,
10:30 - 11:00
- Naming in James Joyce's Ulysses
May 28,
11:15 - 11:45
- Town and settlement names in the Bahamas

Personal names, culinary names, geographic names, names relating to Canada, papers dealing with names anywhere else accepted.

Call-for-papers deadline: 
February 8, 2017
President's Reception: 
May 28, 2017
Program Chairs: 

Sheila Embleton, York University

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Wolfgang Ahrens, York University