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The poster for the Congress is now available!

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ICOS will offer a travel bursary of 30 euros to each full-time student attending the Congress from outside Scotland. This will be paid in cash by the ICOS Treasurer, Staffan Nyström, during the Congress itself.

Welcome to ICOS 2014! The University of Glasgow is delighted to host the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, the premier conference in the field of name studies. For a list of previous Congresses, organised triennially by the International Council of Onomastic Sciences, please click here: http://www.icosweb.net/index.php/conferences.html

The theme of the 2014 Congress is ‘Names and their Environment’. Names of all kinds – those of people, places, animals and objects – emerge, function and are studied within a range of environments, including commerce, economy, genealogy, geography, history, landscape, law, linguistics, literature, medicine, politics, psychology, religion, society and technology. We hope that all of these and more will feature in the papers and posters presented at the Congress.

All papers (excluding keynotes) will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Posters will be on display throughout the Congress, and there will be a cash prize of 100 euros for the best poster.

Carole Hough
ICOS President and Congress Organiser