44th symposium of NORNA

This meeting has now taken place

Scandinavian Names and Naming in the Medieval North Atlantic Area

Caen (Normandy) April 23–25, 2014.

Subject: The topics of the symposium will include place-names, personal names and other types of names. Temporally it will primarily be limited to the Viking era and geographically to Northern France and the British Isles. Relevant topics of discussion include language contact and culture contact, as well as different types of names and naming patterns. Other issues may involve names and settlement, names and society, etc.

Time: April 23–25, 2014: all day on April 23 and 24, and until lunch on April 25.

Venue: University of Caen Basse-Normandie Campus 1, MRSH – Salle des actes.

Collaborators: Centre Franco-Norvégien en Sciences Sociales et Humaines (CFN, MSH), Office Franco-Norvégien d'Echanges et de Coopération (OFNEC – carré international – Université de Caen Basse Normandie) and Centre de Recherche Inter-langues sur la Signification en COntexte (CRISCO, EA 4255 de l’Université de Caen).

Excursion: April 24 after lunch. Bus trip to the Cotentin peninsula.

Official dinner: April 24, after the excursion.

Symposium languages: English and French.

Scientific committee: Gunnstein Akselberg, Stéphane Laîné, Elisabeth Ridel, Inge Særheim.