Canadian Society for the Study of Names

Association #42
Canadian Society for the Study of Names (CSSN)
Conference dates: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018 to Sunday, May 27, 2018
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.

At its 52nd annual meeting, the Canadian Society for the Study of Names will feature approximately 30 onomasticians and toponymists from a variety of disciplines discussing issues pertaining to names and naming phenomena, thereby contributing to the congress theme, "Gathering Diversities." The study of names reveals examples of linguistic and social inventiveness in action, on historical, geographical, political or market concerns. Furthermore, the symbolic order to which names belong and their power to affect people make them fascinating, complex, and inexhaustible objects of study. The congress once again offers the opportunity to invite you cordially to join us on the quest for onomastic solutions for the future.


Any scientific or social fields or phenomena using formal naming and nomenclature; Official, historical, vernacular, critical toponymy, (re)naming trends and conflicts; Trade marks, identity markers; Names coined in culture, literature, fiction.

Updated: 2018-05-15
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 24, 2018
President's Reception: 
May 27, 2018
Program Chairs: 

Yaïves Ferland, Université Laval

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Carol Jean Léonard, University of Alberta