The DMNES at Leeds IMC 2016

We’re very pleased to announce that the DMNES will be back again at next year’s International Medieval Congress at Leeds! We have two very interesting sessions lined up on Names and Multiculuralism — one on place names, and one on personal names. Here are the provisional details:

Session 1237: Wed. 06 July – 14.15-15.45

A Feast of Names, I: Place Names and Multiculturalism

Abstract: Many onomastic studies focus on a single time and place, providing a detailed linguistic and social analysis of the names from a narrow data set. While there is no doubt these studies provide valuable information, in this session we seek to move from the meagre diet afforded by a narrow, monocultural approach to the full feast offered when multicultural aspects of names are considered. This session looks at the influence of multiple cultures on the evolution of given names on and off the continent.
Sponsor: Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources
Organiser: Sara L. Uckelman, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Moderator/Chair: James Chetwood, Department of History, University of Sheffield

Paper -a: “Medieval Place Names of Ecclesiastical Reference: A Cross-Cultural Approach”, Andrea Bölcskei, Institute of Hungarian Linguistic, Literary & Cultural Studies, Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem, Budapest
Paper -b: “A Frisian Place Name on the Southwestern Norwegian Coast and Its Relationship to Old Norse bákn and Old Frisian bāken“, Andrea Maini, Department of Nordic & Media Studies, Universitetet i Agder
Paper -c: “Siculo-Arabic Toponyms in the Book of Roger”, Katherine Jacka, School of Humanities, University of New South Wales
Paper -d: “About the Different Hydronymic Layers of the Multilingual Hungary in the Middle Ages”, Erzsébet Győrffy, Department of Hungarian Linguistics, Debreceni Egyetem

Session 1337: Wed. 06 July – 16.30-18.00

A Feast of Names, II: Contact of Cultures and the Evolution of Given Names

Abstract: Many onomastic studies focus on a single time and place, providing a detailed linguistic and social analysis of the names from a narrow data set. While there is no doubt that these studies provide valuable information, in this session we seek to move from the meagre diet afforded by a narrow, monocultural approach to the full feast offered when multicultural aspects of names are considered. This session looks at the influence of multiple cultures on the evolution of given names on and off the continent.
Sponsor: Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources
Organiser: Sara L. Uckelman, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Moderator/Chair Drew Shiel, Independent Scholar, Maynooth

Paper -a: “You Can Call Me Al-Cuin: A Re-Evaluation of Medieval English Personal Naming, 900-1100”, James Chetwood, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper -b: “A Typology of Contact Phenomena in Medieval Personal Names”, Mariann Slíz, Institute of Hungarian Linguistics & Finno-Ugric Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Paper -c: “Þá hálgan: An Etymological and Cross-Linguistic Analysis of Anthroponyms”, Serena Martinolich, Scuola di Lingua e Cultura Italiana, Università degli studi di Genova

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