The study of writing has gained increasing importance within linguistics and culture studies in recent years. The field has widened substantially focusing not only on graphemics and spelling principles, but also on the mediality of writing, writing practices and social dimensions of writing. Within name studies, the study of writing has not yet been recognized as a field in its own right, even though written names have been a recurring subject of analysis. At the same time, there are studies outside the traditional field of name studies that focus on written names from several of the above named perspectives.
The theme of this symposium is names in writing. It will give scholars a chance to reflect on the significance of writing in the study of names and provide a platform to discuss approaches from different fields.
Call for papers
Topics could include, but are not limited to:
We invite proposals for 20-minute paper presentations or for posters on any topic related to names in writing, from both modern and historical contexts. Please send an abstract of up to 300 words (excluding references) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 February 2018. Include your name, email address and affiliation in your abstract. Feedback and letters of acceptance will be provided by 30 April 2018.