Sunday, June 23, 2024

Ономастика: как устроена наука об именах


XXXII Jornada d’Antroponímia i Toponímia


First Circular

The Onomastics Cabinet of the University of the Balearic Islands announces the organization of the XXXII Conference on Anthroponymy and Toponymy. This year, it will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2024, in Alaró, specifically at the Casal de Son Tugores. The main goal of this conference, as with every edition, is to promote knowledge in the field of onomastics through the presentation of works on anthroponymy and toponymy.

The XXXII Conference is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sports of the Government of the Balearic Islands, as well as the Balearic Institute of Studies. Additionally, the collaboration of the Alaró City Council is to be highlighted.

Call for Papers

Content of Communications Submissions must be unpublished and will be particularly valued if they study onomastics in an interdisciplinary manner and from new methodological perspectives. Studies on any specific branches of anthroponymy and toponymy are welcome: phytotoponymy, zoonymy, surnames, ship names, anthropotoponymy, coronymy, hagiotoponymy, first names, names of meteorological phenomena, microtoponymy, neotoponymy, nicknames, urban toponymy, hydronymy, thalassonymy, mining toponymy, island toponymy, etc.

Submission Proposals Before the conference, scholars interested in presenting papers must send the title of the communication(s) and a summary of up to 200 words for each proposal via email to the Onomastics Cabinet (

The deadline for submission is Monday, September 9, 2024, at 12:00 PM. Each participant can present more than one communication, and joint works are also allowed.

Presentation Submissions Participants have until Wednesday, October 23, 2024, at 12:00 PM to send their presentations in PDF format, along with any other material they wish to project during the conference. Presentations will last approximately 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the final number of proposals. Once the final program is closed, the Onomastics Cabinet will inform participants of the exact time they will have to present their work.

Submission of Final Papers A digital edition of all communications presented at the conference will be made. Final documents must be submitted by Monday, May 5, 2025, at 12:00 PM in DOCX or ODT format, following this structure: title, author(s), summary, body of the work, and annexes. If the document contains images, they must be properly referenced and presented as separate digital files to facilitate layout.

Registration for the Conference

Registration is free. Anyone wishing to attend the conference must register through the Onomastics Cabinet’s website ( Registration is expected to start in mid-September, once the final program is closed.

Additional Information

Further details of the conference will be provided in the next circular. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and participation, and the rest of the audience will receive a certificate of attendance.

Palma, May 20, 2024

Primera circular

El Gabinet d’Onomàstica de la Universitat de les Illes Balears anuncia l’organització de la XXXII Jornada d’Antroponímia i Toponímia. Enguany serà el dissabte 26 d’octubre de 2024 a Alaró, concretament al Casal de Son Tugores. L’objectiu fonamental d’aquesta jornada és, com en cada edició, fomentar el coneixement en l’àmbit de l’onomàstica a través de la presentació de treballs d’antroponímia i toponímia.

La XXXII Jornada compta amb el patrocini de la Conselleria de Turisme, Cultura i Esports del Govern de les Illes Balears, així com de l’Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics. A més, hem de destacar la col·laboració de l’Ajuntament d’Alaró.

Convocatòria de comunicacions

Contingut de les comunicacions

Les comunicacions han de ser inèdites i es valorarà, especialment, que estudiïn l’onomàstica de manera interdisciplinària i des de noves perspectives metodològiques. Seran benvinguts els estudis sobre qualsevol de les branques específiques de l’antroponímia i la toponímia: fitonímia, zoonímia, cognoms, noms d’embarcacions, antropotoponímia, coronímia, hagionímia, prenoms, noms de fenòmens meteorològics, microtoponímia, neotoponímia, malnomínia, toponímia urbana, hidronímia, talassonímia, toponímia minera, nesonímia, etc.

Propostes de comunicacions

Abans de la Jornada, els estudiosos interessats a presentar comunicacions a la Jornada han d’enviar per correu electrònic al Gabinet d’Onomàstica ( el títol de la comunicació (o comunicacions) i un resum de, com a màxim, 200 paraules per cada proposta.

La data límit per fer arribar les propostes és el dilluns 9 de setembre de 2024 a les 12 hores. Cada participant pot presentar més d’una comunicació i també es permeten treballs conjunts.

Presentacions de les comunicacions

Els participants tenen fins al dimecres 23 d’octubre de 2024 a les 12 hores per enviar les presentacions de les comunicacions, en format PDF, juntament amb qualsevol altre material que desitgin projectar durant la Jornada.

Les exposicions tindran una durada aproximada de 10 a 20 minuts, depenent del nombre final de propostes. Quan hagi tancat el programa definitiu, el Gabinet d’Onomàstica comunicarà als participants el temps exacte que tindran per presentar el seu treball.

Lliurament de les comunicacions

Es farà una edició digital conjunta de totes les comunicacions que s’hagin presentat a la Jornada.

Els comunicants han de lliurar el document definitiu abans del dilluns 5 de maig de 2025 a les 12 hores. Ha de ser en format DOCX o ODT, i ha de seguir l’estructura següent: títolautor/sresumcos del treball i annexos. Si ha de contenir imatges, aquestes s’han de referenciar correctament i s’han de presentar com a arxius digitals separats per facilitar-ne la maquetació.

Inscripció a la Jornada

La inscripció és de franc. Tothom que vulgui assistir a la Jornada s’hi haurà d’apuntar a través de la pàgina web del Gabinet d’Onomàstica (

El període d’inscripció començarà previsiblement a mitjan setembre, una vegada que s’hagi tancat el programa definitiu.

Altres informacions

En la pròxima circular, es detallaran més aspectes de la Jornada.

Els comunicants rebran un certificat d’assistència i participació a la Jornada, i la resta de públic present, un certificat d’assistència.

Palma, 20 de maig de 2024

Monday, June 17, 2024

International workshop "Nomina Omina. Detecting and Preserving Ancient Greek and Latin Proper Names in the Age of Artificial Intelligence"


Deadline Anmeldung

This is the program of the international workshop
Nomina Omina. Detecting and Preserving Ancient Greek and Latin Proper Names in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
to be held at Leipzig University on June 27-29, 2024, thanks to the generous support of the Deutsche Forchungsgemeinschaft.


Thursday, June 27 – Seminargebäude S 420 (Universität Leipzig)


14:30-15:00: Monica Berti (Universität Leipzig), Welcome and Introduction

Session 1a - Named Entities and Linked Open Data for the Ancient World

15:00-15:45: Adam Gitner (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Digitalizing the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Index Librorum

15:45-16:15: Coffee Break

16:15-17:00: Andrea Beyer (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Daidalos: NER for Literary Studies on Latin and Greek Texts

17:00-17:45: Giuseppe G. A. Celano (Universität Leipzig), Opera Graeca Adnotata: A Multilayer Corpus

Friday, June 28 – Seminargebäude S 420 (Universität Leipzig)

Session 1b - Named Entities and Linked Open Data for the Ancient World

09:30-10:15: Carina Geldhauser (Munich Centre for Machine Learning), Automatic Annotation of Nomina Sacra

10:15-11:00:  Irine Darchia (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University), Greek and Latin Proper Names in Georgian Epigraphic, Lexicographic and  Encyclopaedic Material: Questions and Plans for  Digitization

11:00-11:30: Coffee Break

Session 2 - Onomastics and Prosopography

11:30-12:15: Matilde Garré (Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR 8210 ANHIMA), LGPN-Ling for the Preservation of Greek Personal Names in a Digital Environment

12:15-13:00: Yanne Broux (KU Leuven), Of Gods and Men: Theophoric Names in the Intersection of TM People and TM Gods

13:00-15:00: Lunch (Mensa am Park)

15:00-15:45: Sylvain Lebreton (Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès), Digital Divine Onomastics? About the Mapping Ancient Polytheisms Database

Session 3 - Geography

15:45-16:30: Monica Berti (Universität Leipzig) and Pietro Zaccaria (KU Leuven), Digital Paradoxography: Toponyms in Paradoxographical Texts 

16:30-17:00: Coffee Break

17:00-17:45: Chiara Palladino (Furman University), So Much More than Names: Modeling Geographical Entities in Ancient Texts 

19:30-22:00: Dinner (Auerbachs Keller – Mädler-Passage)

Saturday, June 29 – Hörsaalgebäude HS 8 (Universität Leipzig)

Session 4 - Authors and Works

09:00-09:45: Margherita Fantoli (KU Leuven),The NIKAW Project: Finding and Disambiguating References to People

09:45-10:30: Annette von Stockhausen (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Named Entities in the Patristic Text Archive (PTA)

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-11:45: Andrea Balbo and Elisa Della Calce (Università di Torino), Eastern and Western Names in Latin: the SERICA Corpus

11:45-12:30: Ivan Matijašić (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia), Detecting Proper Names in Greek Fragmentary Historiography: Between Digital Philology and Prosopography

12:30-13:30: Conclusions

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

IX Xornada de Onomástica Galega: os outros nomes

 link (English below)

O ceo, os animais ou a intelixencia artificial son algúns dos eidos nos que se centrará a IX Xornada de Onomástica. Os outros nomes. O encontro organizado polo Seminario de Onomástica da Real Academia Galega desenvolverase o sábado 19 de outubro no Edificio Castelao do Museo de Pontevedra.

Para asistir é necesario formalizar a inscrición enviando un correo electrónico antes do 16 de outubro a cos datos que se indican no programa.

As Xornadas de Onomástica Galega son unha iniciativa da RAG desenvolvida coa colaboración da Deputación de Pontevedra e o Museo de Pontevedra.

9th Conference on Galician Onomastics: Other Names

Sky, animals, or artificial intelligence are some of the fields that will be the focus of the 9th Conference on Galician Onomastics: Other Names. The event, organized by the Onomastics Seminar of the Royal Galician Academy, will take place on Saturday, October 19, at the Castelao Building of the Pontevedra Museum.

To attend, it is necessary to register by sending an email before October 16 to with the information indicated in the program.

The Galician Onomastics Conferences are an initiative of the RAG, developed in collaboration with the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Pontevedra Museum.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Промоција на книгата „Презимето кај македонците“

Interview with Macedonian onomastician Dr. Elka Jacheva-Ulcar


A book about surnames that can be read in one breath

Recently, a very interesting book-study titled "Surname among the Macedonians" was published in the "Menorah" edition. The author, Dr. Elka Jacheva-Ulcar, is our famous Macedonian onomastician. Although it is a professional study, it reads effortlessly, like any interesting book. The book is enriched with numerous examples of surnames, many of which belong to famous public figures. In this conversation, I was interested in the research process, the motivation behind it, and whether there will be more additions.

You recently published the book 'Surnames among the Macedonians,' which provides interesting information about the origin, meaning, and method of formation of surnames in Macedonia. Since when have you been dealing with the topic of surnames?

– The topic of surnames began to occupy me about fifteen years ago, shortly after my doctorate in 2005 on a topic from the other main onomastic branch, toponymy (Toponymy of the Tikvesh Region). I remember that my first work related to surnames was a comparative essay, later published in a collection of articles entitled 'Macedonian-Croatian Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Connections' (2007), which dealt with parallels in surname patterns among Macedonians and Croats. Over the years, I often returned to this topic through separate articles, and the sum of these, along with some more recent insights, led to the creation of this book.

Read further

Sunday, June 9, 2024

CfP: 13th Conference on Frisian linguistics


The Frisian Academy (Fryske Akademy) organizes its annual meeting in October this year. The thirteenth Conference on Frisian linguistics will be of interest to anyone who actively or passively participates in Frisian linguistics: grammar, phonetics/phonology, onomastics, lexicology, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics.

Papers may focus on the results of scientific research, but presentations of research plans, of speculations or of linguistic corpora are also welcome. The time allotted for a paper is 30 minutes (20 minutes talk, 10 minutes discussion). They may be presented in any of the West-Germanic languages.

We invite everyone to participate. Please send an abstract – as soon as possible, but not later than August 1 – of half A4 to

Call for Papers: Special Issue of NAMES on “Name Bias and Prejudice”


The American Name Society (ANS) is now issuing its first call for abstracts for an upcoming Special issue of the Society’s journal, NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics.  The theme for the 2024 Special Issue is “Name Bias and Prejudice”.  From anthroponyms to commercial names, toponyms to zoonyms, proposals focusing on any name type, in any language or culture, from any time period, and utilizing any analytical method are welcome. Proposals examining name bias and prejudice in the arts (e.g., literature, music, film, etc.) are also strongly encouraged.    However, all proposals must include a clearly articulated theoretical framework, research question(s), and a preliminary reference list.  All submissions will be subjected to blind review. The following criteria will be used in the review process: innovation; writing style and organization; argumentation; potential to make a substantive contribution to onomastic research; and adherence to the NAMES Style Sheet.  Detailed instructions for the submission process are provided below.

Proposal Submission Process

  • Abstract proposals (max. 800 words, not including references) should be sent as an email attachment (PDF format) to Professor I. M. Nick (;
  • Proposals must include a preliminary reference list that follows the formatting regulations of the NAMES Style Sheet;
  • Proposals must include “Bias” in the subject line of the email;
  • All proposals must include an abstract, a tentative title, the full name(s) of the author(s), the author(s) affiliation(s), and email address(s) in the accompanying email and NOT within the body of the abstract;
  • DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by 15 July 2024. Authors will be notified about the results of the blind review on or by 15 August 2024.

For further information about this call, please feel free to contact Professor I. M. Nick (


We look forward to receiving your submission.

Friday, May 31, 2024

Submission to the 5th Aleksandras Vanagas Conference extended till August 30


Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to participate in the 5th International Scientific Aleksandras Vanagas’ Conference “Language and Culture Dialogue in 21st Century Onomastics”.

The Conference will be held on November 7–8, 2024. Venue: The Institute of the Lithuanian Language, P. Vileišio St. 5, LT-10308 Vilnius and in Zoom platform.

Suggested Topics

Onyms as a research object in Lithuanian, Baltic, and Indo-European studies ▪ Onyms at the intersection of languages and cultures ▪ Signs of national identity in onyms ▪ Between old onomasticon and the written ▪ Links between the historical onomasticon and cultural context ▪ The current coverage of traditional and modern onomastic research ▪ Naming tendencies of people, places, and other entities.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. hab. prof. UŁ Artur Gałkowski (University of Lodz, Poland), Assoc. prof. dr. Olena Fomenko (Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine), Dr. Sanda Rapa (Institute of Latvian Language, University of Latvia, Latvia), Dr. Christian Zschieschang (Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Germany).

Conference languagesLithuanian, Latvian, English.  Duration of plenary session reports – 30 mins. Duration of reports – 20 mins.


Conference fee:

80 EUR, before October 1, 2024. 100 EUR, before November 4, 2024. Online participation is free of charge.


Please transfer your participation fee to the following account: 

Lietuvių kalbos institutas

Vileišio Str. 5, LT-10308 Vilnius, Lithuania

Reg. no 111955023

„Swedbank" AB


IBAN: LT58 7300 0100 0245 3597

Please indicate: AVK2024, conference fee, Name, Surname 

Conference fee includes cultural events.

Important Dates

The deadline for submission of participant forms and abstracts  – is August 30, 2024. Notification of acceptance – September 20, 2024. Publication of the conference program – October 15, 2024.



1500–2000 characters with spaces.

Scientific Committee

Akad. prof. habil. dr. Grasilda Blažienė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language (chairperson), Dr. Laimutis Bilkis, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, PD habil. dr. Harald Bichlmeier, Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leipzig, Germany, Assoc. prof. dr. Katharina Leibring, Uppsala University, Sweden, Prof. dr. Aleksandr Iliadi, K. D. Ushinsky South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University, Ukraine, Doc. habil. dr. Ilja Lemeškin, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Prof. dr. Daiva Sinkevičiūtė-Villanueva Svensson, Vilnius University, Dr. Anta Trumpa, Institute of Latvian Language, University of Latvia, Latvia.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Darius Ivoška, Institute of the Lithuanian Language  (chairperson), Dr. Pavel Skorupa, Institute of the Lithuanian Language (vice-chairperson), Dr. Alma Ragauskaitė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Dr. Dovilė Tamulaitienė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Mgr. Alisa Stunžaitė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Mgr. Dalia Sviderskienė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Dokt. Marius Glebus, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Povilas Bialoglovis, Institute of the Lithuanian Language


Please submit participant forms and abstracts here:

For more information, please visit  or contact

Pagarbiai / Sincerely

Konferencijos organizatoriai / Conference Organizers 

Gerbiamieji Kolegos,

Maloniai kviečiame dalyvauti 5-ojoje tarptautinėje mokslinėje Aleksandro Vanago konferencijoje „Kalbos ir kultūros dialogas XXI amžiaus onomastikoje“.
Konferencija vyks 2024 m. lapkričio 7–8 d. Lietuvių kalbos institute, P. Vileišio g. 5, LT-10308 Vilnius ir Zoom platformoje.

Siūlomos pranešimų temos

Tikriniai žodžiai kaip lituanistikos, baltistikos ir indoeuropeistikos tyrimų objektas ▪ Tikriniai žodžiai kalbų ir kultūrų sandūroje ▪ Tautinio tapatumo ženklai tikriniuose žodžiuose ▪ Tarp senojo vardyno ir raštijos ▪ Istorinio vardyno ir kultūrinio konteksto sąsajos ▪ Šiandieninių tradicinės ir moderniosios onomastikos tyrimų aprėptis ▪ Žmonių, vietų ir kitų realijų įvardijimo polinkiai.

Kviestiniai pranešėjai

Dr. hab. prof. UŁ Artur Gałkowski (Lodzės universitetas, Lenkija), Assoc. prof. dr. Olena Fomenko (Kijevo nacionalinis Taraso Ševčenkos universitetas, Ukraina), Dr. Sanda Rapa (Latvijos universiteto Latvių kalbos institutas, Latvija), Dr. Christian Zschieschang (Rytų Europos Leibnico istorijos ir kultūros institutas (GWZO), Vokietija)


Konferencijos kalbos: lietuvių, latvių, anglų.   Plenarinio posėdžio pranešimų trukmė – 30 min. Pranešimų trukmė – 20 min.

Konferencijos dalyvio mokestis:

80 EUR, jeigu mokama iki 2024 m. spalio 1 d., 100 EUR, jeigu mokama iki 2024 m. lapkričio 4 d. Dalyvavimas nuotoliniu būdu – nemokamas.

Dalyvio mokestį prašome pervesti į šią sąskaitą:

Lietuvių kalbos institutas

Vileišio Str. 5, LT-10308 Vilnius, Lithuania

Reg. Nr. 111955023

„Swedbank" AB


IBAN: LT58 7300 0100 0245 3597

Mokėjimo paskirtyje, prašome nurodyti: AVK2024, konferencijos mokestis, vardas, pavardė

 Į dalyvio mokestį įskaičiuota: kultūriniai renginiai.

Svarbios datos

Pranešėjų anketos ir  tezės – iki 2024 m. rugpjūčio 30 d. Patvirtinimas apie priimtas tezes – iki 2024 m. rugsėjo 20 d. Konferencijos programos paskelbimas – iki 2024 m. spalio 15 d.


Pageidavimai dėl tezių

Apimtis – 1500–2000 spaudos ženklų.

Mokslinis komitetas

Akad. prof. dr. Grasilda Blažienė, Lietuvių kalbos institutas (pirmininkė), Dr. Laimutis Bilkis, Lietuvių kalbos institutas, PD habil. dr. Harald Bichlmeier, Saksonijos mokslų akademija Leipcige, Vokietija, Assoc. prof. dr. Katharina Leibring, Uppsalos universitetas, Švedija, Prof. dr. Aleksandr Iliadi, Pietų Ukrainos nacionalinis pedagoginis K. D. Ušinskio vardo universitetas, Doc. habil. dr. Ilja Lemeškin, Lietuvių kalbos institutas, Prof. dr. Daiva Sinkevičiūtė-Villanueva Svensson, Vilniaus universitetas, Dr. Anta Trumpa, Latvijos universiteto Latvių kalbos institutas.

Organizacinis komitetas

Dr. Darius Ivoška, Lietuvių kalbos institutas  (pirmininkas), Dr. Pavel Skorupa, Lietuvių kalbos institutas (pirmininko pavaduotojas), Dr. Alma Ragauskaitė, Lietuvių kalbos institutas, Dr. Dovilė Tamulaitienė, Lietuvių kalbos institutas, Mgr. Alisa Stunžaitė, Lietuvių kalbos institutas, Mgr. Dalia Sviderskienė, Lietuvių kalbos institutas, Dokt. Marius Glebus, Lietuvių kalbos institutas, Povilas Bialoglovis, Lietuvių kalbos institutas.


Pranešėjų anketas ir tezes prašome pateikti čia:

Daugiau informacijos ir e. paštu

Wednesday, May 29, 2024


Redeemer’s University 13th Inaugural Lecture Series

International Linguistics Conference: "Proper Names and Appellatives – Current Issues 3"


Program of the International Linguistics Conference:

 "Proper Names and Appellatives – Current Issues III" 


June 3 – 4, 2024 

Portal of the Contemporary Croatian personal names   

The portal was created based on the Dictionary of Contemporary Croatian Personal Names, which was developed at the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics as part of the project Database of Contemporary Croatian Personal Names. The starting point for creating the dictionary was the database of official personal names with data on the number of bearers of each name. This data was obtained from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics and is presented according to the 2011 Census of the Republic of Croatia, which recorded a population of 4,284,889. At that time, 5,563 names with more than ten bearers were confirmed, while names with fewer than ten bearers are not published to protect personal data. In the Dictionary of Contemporary Croatian Personal Names, names with one hundred or more bearers from this database are included. Among names with fewer than one hundred bearers, those that are culturally significant (e.g., Abraham, Aron, Ahmed, Aisha, etc.) and those needed to define names with more than one hundred bearers are included.

Structure of the Dictionary Entry

Based on the definition of a personal name as a sociolinguistic sign, each dictionary entry contains the following information:

  1. Personal name in canonical form: The personal name is presented without marked accent because various accent realizations of certain names are confirmed in Croatia (Ìvana – Ivȁna, Ànīta – Anȉta, Màrija – Marȉja). Indicating the accent in the standard language would imply prescriptiveness, which is not the intention of this dictionary. Therefore, names such as Srečko, Svijetlana, Stijepan, Zvijezdana are not defined from the perspective of the norm.

  2. Genitive and dative forms of the name

  3. Definition of the name: The definition consists of a grammatical part, identifying the name as male or female, and a descriptive part. The descriptive part of the definition determines the origin of the name, whether native or foreign. Names that are not primary are defined as "shortened from," "derived from," "based on a male/female name," with multiple definitions possible. The oldest foreign names are defined according to the cultural circles they originate from, such as saintly, biblical, biblical-saintly, and Muslim.

  4. Etymology: Etymology is provided for the primary names, usually in a short, formalized form. Where necessary, more than one etymology is provided.

  5. Data on the number of bearers and frequency qualification

  6. Sociolinguistic data on the name: Although this is a dictionary of contemporary personal names, since the name is a sociolinguistic sign, in addition to frequency and geographical distribution data (based on data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics on the most common names in Croatian counties during the 20th century), historical data on the time and, less frequently, the place of the first confirmation are provided. The oldest confirmations of names form the basis for diachronic anthroponomastic research.

    This part of the dictionary entry also includes explanations of the motivation for naming and linguistic data on the name, such as etymology details, intermediary languages, folk etymologies, etc., and mentions translational comparisons of names, either actual or derived from folk etymological connections.

  7. Name equivalents in foreign languages: According to the dictionaries listed in the sources and literature, etymological equivalents for English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovenian, Russian, Macedonian, and Serbian are provided. Reflections in other languages show the spread of a particular name and the cultural circles it belongs to.

  8. Name days: In the past, the calendar principle was one of the main reasons for choosing a name, which consequently, among other things, affects the frequency of a particular name in a given period. Recent research has shown that the calendar principle is still present.

2025 Annual Meeting of the American Name Society


Call for Papers

The 2025 Annual Meeting of the

American Name Society

ONLINE (via Zoom)

22 February 2025

The American Name Society is now inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference. The one-day event will be held virtually via Zoom, allowing for the attendance of onomastics scholars from around the world. The 2025 ANS conference will not be held in conjunction with the Linguistics Society of America conference.

Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome: personal names, place names, business and institutional names, names theory, names in literature, among others.

Proposals require these elements:

  • Title of proposed paper
  • 250-word abstract
  • Shorter 100-word abstract suitable for inclusion in conference program
  • 50-word biography suitable for inclusion in conference program

To submit a proposal, complete the 2025 Author Information Form found here:

Email completed forms to Dr. Michel Nguessan at:

For organizational purposes, place “ANS2025” in the subject of your email.

The DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts is July 31, 2024.

All proposals will be subjected to blind review. Notification of proposal acceptances will be sent by September 30, 2024. Authors whose papers have been accepted must be current members of ANS and must register for the annual meeting. Please contact Dr. Michel Nguessan at the above email address if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Download a PDF copy of this call for papers here.

Understanding the 10 Million Names Project


       An Interview with Lindsay Fulton

By Family Tree Editors

In this episode, Lindsay Fulton from American Ancestors speaks with us about the 10 Million Names Project, its purpose and how you can get involved. 

Researching enslaved ancestors can be a challenge. Fortunately, American Ancestors is working hard to recover the names of the millions of people who where enslaved in the United States via the 10 Million Names Project. In this episode, Professional Genealogist and Head of Research Services Lindsay Fulton speaks with us about the 10 Million Names Project, its purpose and how you can get involved.

Resources Mentioned in This Interview:

American Ancestors – 10 Million Names Project

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in für die Erfassung der bayerischen Orts- und Flurnamen



Die Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften sucht für das von der Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte und dem Verband für Orts- und Flurnamenforschung in Bayern e.V. gemeinsam getragene Projekt „Erfassung der mundartlichen Form der Ortsnamen in Bayern“ zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt einen eine/n

wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (m/w/d)

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Der Verband für Orts- und Flurnamensforschung in Bayern e.V. hat als Aufgabe, die bayerischen Orts- und Flurnamen zu sammeln und wissenschaftlich auszuwerten. Außerdem fördert er das Wissen um die Orts- und Flurnamen als kulturelles Erbe. Die Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften mit Sitz in der Münchner Residenz ist die führende Einrichtung für epochenübergreifende, interdisziplinäre historische Grundlagenforschung im Bereich der bayerischen Landesgeschichte in ihrer europäischen Vernetzung. Als Gelehrtengesellschaft und Forschungseinrichtung widmet sie sich vorwiegend der Grundlagenforschung mit einem Schwerpunkt auf langfristigen, größeren Forschungsunternehmungen. Sie stellt für das Fach bayerische Landesgeschichte und für die Volkskunde/Europäische Ethnologie in Bayern zentrale Infrastrukturen wie Zeitschriften, Editions- und Schriftenreihen sowie digitale Angebote zur Verfügung.
Im Rahmen des vom Bayerischen Staatsministerium der Finanzen und für Heimat geförderten und auf vier Jahre angelegten Vorhabens werden die mundartlichen Formen der Ortsnamen in Bayern erfasst und für die Forschung sowie die breitere Öffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht. Nähere Informationen finden Sie unter

Ihre Aufgabenschwerpunkte:

  • Überprüfung und Erstellung von Transkriptionen
  • Bewertung der Transkriptionen nach basisdialektalen Kriterien
  • Einarbeitung der Transkriptionen in ein Datenbanksystem
  • Ansprechpartner bei Nachfragen seitens der Werkvertragsnehmer zur Transkription
  • Mitwirkung an Projekteinführungen/Schulungen

Ihr Profil:

  • Kenntnisse der germanistischen Sprachwissenschaft, nach Möglichkeit mit einem Schwerpunkt in Dialektologie
  • Erfahrung mit Dialektverschriftlichung/Erstellung von Transkriptionen (Teuthonista)
  • Affinität zum Dialekt
  • Kenntnisse im Umgang mit Datenbanksystemen
  • Wünschenswert ist weiterhin Erfahrung bei Projektarbeit

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  • eine Entlohnung nach TVL E 13
  • vielfältige Entwicklungsfelder und anspruchsvolle Aufgaben mit einem hohen Maß an Eigenverantwortung und Gestaltungsspielraum
  • gute Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf durch eine flexible Arbeitszeitregelung
  • attraktive Sozialleistungen: z.B. eine betriebliche Altersvorsorge, vergünstigtes Ticket für den öffentlichen Nahverkehr sowie vermögenswirksame Leistungen

Die BAdW ist Mitglied in der Charta der Vielfalt und engagiert sich für die Vielfältigkeit ihrer Beschäftigten. Wir unterstützen die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf, Familie und Pflege. Für die Akademie ist Chancengleichheit von besonderer Bedeutung. Menschen mit Behinderung werden bei gleichwertiger Qualifikation bevorzugt beschäftigt. Die Akademie ist durch die Diversität ihrer Beschäftigten geprägt und begrüßt Bewerbungen von allen qualifizierten Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten, unabhängig von Alter, Geschlecht, sexueller Orientierung, Religion, Weltanschauung oder ethnischer Herkunft.

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Wir freuen uns auf Ihre aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlagen bis zum 2. Juni 2023. Diese richten Sie bitte ausschließlich über unser Online-Bewerbungsportal an uns unter Bei Fragen zum Bewerbungsablauf wenden Sie sich an Frau Balk (089/23031-1137). Inhaltliche Fragen zur Tätigkeit beantworten Dr. Horling (089/23031-1184).
Mit Ihrer Online-Bewerbung bestätigen Sie die Kenntnisnahme des Hinweisblattes zum Datenschutz und willigen in die Erhebung der personenbezogenen Daten im Rahmen der Bewerbung bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften ein.

Die KBLG sucht zeitnah einen Sprachwissenschaftler, der die Dialektform von Ortsnamen in Lautschrift umwandelt. Teilzeit 50%, Bewerbungsfrist 2.6.24. Mehr Informationen bei