The theme of this Symposium is 'Recognition, regulation, revitalisation: place names and indigenous languages'. It is jointly organised by the Joint IGU/ICA Commission on Toponymy and the Department of South African Sign Language and Deaf Studies (University of the Free State). The deadline for abstract submissions (online) is 4 March 2019 and registrations close 5 August 2019.
The vision of the International Symposium on Place Names is to continue and promote the sharing of international expertise and collaboration on all aspects of place names. As such, in addition to the symposium, a workshop on place names for practitioners and researchers of all levels will directly precede the symposium (16-17 September 2019, same venue).