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Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names (CSSN)



Saturday, May 28, 2016 to Sunday, May 29, 2016


See pages 46-47 in the Congress Guide

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About the conference

Come learn about the meanings, history and use of personal names and place names. Discuss current issues surrounding place names in Canada that are being changed and reclaimed. Learn about naming traditions from around the world, including indigenous names in Canada. Everyone has a name and every name has a story, we want to hear yours too!


Featured speakers

Carol Lombard, University of the Free State, South Africa will be speaking at the meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names about American cattle brands and their influence on identity and culture.


Only those people who are registered for Congress 2016 and have added the Canadian Society for the Study of Names (CSSN, #42) to their Congress registration may attend this conference. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.

About the association

For more information about membership or this conference, please contact the association directly at the contacts listed below.