Sunday, March 31, 2013

Name in the city

On 24 and 25 May 2013 German Society for of Onomastics (GfN) is organizing

in conjunction with the Onomastic Center of the University of Leipzig

its second scientific conference on "City and its names" (in German: "Die Stadt und ihre Namen").

In 22 papers whose titles are listed in the conference program (, speakers will cover the time from the early Middle Ages to the present in the 21st century. Perspectives and research approahes to this complex subject are to be shown both from the linguistic and historic viewpoints.

From a spatial perspective, case studies are to be available across European cities, from Riga to Lisbon, etc. The organizers will welcome speakers from Germany, Russia, Latvia, Poland, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.

A registration for the meeting is requested to be done till the 10th May 2013:

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kremer:
or Dr. Dietlind Kremer:

in German info from here: