LINGUIST List 29.3413

Wed Sep 05 2018

Calls: Anthropological Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Finland

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Date: 05-Sep-2018
From: Jaakko Raunamaa <>
Subject: Per­sonal Names and Cultural Reconstruc­tions
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Full Title: Per­sonal Names and Cultural Reconstruc­tions

Date: 21-Aug-2019 - 23-Aug-2019
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Contact Person: Terhi Ainiala
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2018

Meeting Description:

The international conference Personal Names and Cultural Reconstructions in August 2019 highlights anthroponymic systems within a historical context. Papers of the conference address the various names and naming systems with a historically grounded cultural significance.

Call for Papers:

We invite paper and poster proposals for this international conference, which will take place 21–23 August 2019 at the University of Helsinki. Papers of the conference should address anthroponymic systems and cultural reconstructions, broadly speaking, and contributions to various names and naming systems in different languages and cultures are welcome. Especially papers with a specific emphasis on reconstructing the historical strata and cultural contacts reflected in personal names are encouraged.

This conference creates and facilitates new research openings and cooperation in the interdisciplinary field of anthroponymic systems by bringing together scholars from different countries and universities worldwide to discuss and debate a range of topics.

The theme of the conference draws increased international attention: the issues of personal names in various historical and cultural settings are increasingly addressed by researchers in linguistics, onomastics, history, ethnology and other disciplines.

Open the e-form and follow the guidelines:

The deadline for submitting paper and poster proposals is 15 December 2018.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by email by 15 February 2019. The abstracts of accepted papers and/or posters will be published on the conference website.


- Terhi Ainiala,
- Janne Saarikivi,

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