Closing date for proposals: 25th October, 2013
44th symposium of NORNA,
Scandinavian Names and Naming in the Medieval North Atlantic Area,
Caen (Normandy) April 23–25, 2014.
Subject: The topics of the symposium will include place names, personal names and other types of names. Temporally it will primarily be limited to the Viking era and geographically to Northern France and the British Isles. Relevant topics of discussion include language contact and culture contact, as well as different types of names and naming patterns. Other issues may involve names and settlement, names and society, etc.
Time: April 23–25, 2014: all day on April 23 and 24, and until lunch on April 25
Venue: University of Caen
Collaborators: Centre Franco-Norvégien en Sciences Sociales et Humaines (CFN, MSH), Office Franco-Norvégien d’Echanges et de Coopération (OFNEC – carré international – Université de Caen Basse Normandie) and Centre de Recherche Inter-langues sur la Signification en COntexte (CRISCO, EA 4255 de l’Université de Caen)
Excursion: April 24 after lunch. Bus trip to a location in Normandy, most likely Cotentin
Official dinner: April 24, after the excursion
Accommodation: Reservations will be made early at two hotels in Caen, for three nights; April 22–25
Cost: Centre Franco-Norvégien en Sciences Sociales et Humaines will provide lunch on April 23, 24 and 25, and dinner on April 24. Participants must finance their own travel expenses, accommodation, breakfast and meals other than the ones mentioned above
Travel: For participants from the Nordic region: plane to Paris, train to Caen
Symposium languages: English and French
Important dates: Call for papers: September 2013. Preliminary registration and submission of title for proposed presentation: October 25, 2013: firstname.lastname@example.org. Final registration, submission of abstract: February 1, 2014
Scientific committee: Gunnstein Akselberg, Stéphane Lainé, Elisabeth Ridel, Inge Særheim
Further details available here.