Sunday, August 31, 2014

Onomastic fashion)))

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fine gesture of Milan Harvalik to the end of ICOS 2014 in Glasgow

Milan Harvalik accords thanks - that was a fine gesture: something worth raising my hat to.

Korean Toponymist Job

Date: Aug 23, 2014
Location: St. Louis, MO, US
Korean Toponymist-01172896


Key Role:

Analyze and conflate information associated with feature data within the Geographic Names Database (GNDB). Prepare files and maps for work and enter data accurately to maintain and update the GNDB. Respond to questions concerning the proper and correct usage of names, various Romanization systems, and other descriptive information related to geographic names and policies and procedures. Interpret and apply national and international policies governing the treatment of names and general guidelines coming from the US Board on Geographic Names and other related organizations. Use the Geographic Names Processing System (GNPS), charts, imagery, and geospatial tools to refine names information.


Basic Qualifications:
-2+ years of experience with regional toponymy specializing in the Korean language
-Experience with using ArcGIS or GeoMedia Pro software and common office business software
-Ability to show Korean language skill level 2 for reading
-TS/SCI clearance
-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:
-MA or MS degree preferred
-GIS Certification preferred


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

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Primary Location: United States-Missouri-St. Louis

Nearest Major Market: St Louis
Job Segments: SAP, Geology, Consulting, Database, Technology, Engineering

Closing speech of ICOS 2014 in Glasgow

What I will keep in my mind from the last day of ICOS...

Thank you, my dear onomastic friends... This week has been so colourful and name-oriented that I don't know how to manage to live without it the forthcoming three years... 

See you in Debrecen in 2017! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Measuring the cultural biases in medical research using scientists personal names

Fifth day of ICOS 2014 in Glasgow and the last one(((

ICOS 2014 Congress Dinner at the Glasgow University Union

Posters, literature and logo of ICOS 2014 in Glasgow

Our special gratitude goes to Conference Assistant Daria Izdebska, who made up the logo and poster of ICOS 2014:

Peder Gammeltoft: Onomastics for all. How can new technology help broaden the appeal of name research?

Keynote Lecture 3 / Séance générale 3 / Plenarsitzung 3 (Boyd Orr Duilding, Lecture Theatre 1)

Peder Gammeltoft: Onomastics for all. How can new technology help broaden the appeal of name research?

Chair: Jayne Carroll, Hon. Secretary, English Place-Name Society

General Assembly of ICOS 2014 in Glasgow

  • President: Carole Hough (Scotland)

  • Secretary: Guy Puzey (Scotland)

  • Treasurer: Staffan Nyström (Sweden)

Assistant Secretary and Web Officer: Terhi Ainiala (Finland)

The next Board of Directors has been elected by the General Assembly on Thursday 28 August 2014 during the 25th ICOS Congress in Glasgow. The General Assembly elected officers for the following positions: 1 President, 2 Vice‐Presidents, 1 Secretary, 1 Treasurer, 1 Assistant Secretary and Web Officer, 1 Postgraduate Representative (Non‐Executive) and 5 other Non‐Executive Members.

  • former Vice-President and new elected President: Milan Harvalík  (Czech Republic)

  • former non-executive member and new elected Vice-President: Lidia Becker (Germany)

  • former and new Vice-President: Richard Coates  (England)

Carol Léonard (Canada): Secretary

Staffan Nyström (Sweden): Treasurer

Alice Crook (Scotland): Postgraduate Representative

Emilia Aldrin (Sweden): Non‐Executive Officer

Oliviu Felecan (Romania): Non‐Executive Officer

Paula Sjöblom (Finland): Non‐Executive Officer

Valéria Tóth (Hungary): Non‐Executive Officer

If I understood properly, we elected one more person which was not here/there. That's:

Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa
Professor Nobuhle HlongwaDesignationDean of Teaching & Learning
ClusterAfrican Languages
Phone Number031 260 1065
CampusHoward College
Building, OfficeMemorial Tower Building, Ground Floor, G068

Degrees Held

  • PGCE (UKZN), BA, BAHon, MA, DLitt (UDW)


  • Professor Nobuhle Hlongwa has 17 years’ experience in academia. She joined the University of Durban Westville in 1997 as a Lecturer. She is the former Acting Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the faculty of Humanities, Development and Social Sciences. She is the former Head of the School of isiZulu Studies (2005-2007). Currently, she monitors student enrolments and academic performance of undergraduate students and the implementation of the University language policy in the College of Humanities. She is an external examiner for MA and PHD thesis for Stellenbosch, UCT, UNISA, UNIZULU, Rhodes and DUT.

 May the onomastic force be with you all!!!