Geographical Names: Management and Practice

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September 16, 2019 to September 17, 2019
South Africa
Subject Fields: 
Geography, Humanities, Linguistics, Local History, Urban Design and Planning

The committee of the International Symposium on Place Names (ISPN) is dedicated to the development of toponomy as a field of research in Southern Africa. In addition to the biannual symposia, we now offer a workshop in collaboration with international experts. The aim of the workshop is to train a new generation of toponymists and to provide current, non-specialist researchers as well as pracitioners with the knowledge to improve the quality of their research. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to students and researchers aline to hone their skills at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains under the direction of the foremost experts in the field.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Geographical names and language
  • Palaeotoponymy
  • Social and practical applications
  • Cartographic and technical applications
  • Standardisation
  • Research methodology
  • Consultation with experts on participants' own research

For more information on the workshop, contact Jani de Lange at

NB: Subject to sufficient interest. Indicate interest by 28 February 2019 to Jani de Lange at

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