Canadian Society for the Study of Names

Association #42
Canadian Society for the Study of Names (CSSN)
Conference dates: 
Saturday, May 29, 2021 to Sunday, May 30, 2021
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CSSN #42 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

On the virtual event platform, Canadian Society for the Study of Names’s greeting table is located in Hall A. Please note, you must be registered for an association’s conference to access their greeting table. 


On behalf of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names, also known as la Société canadienne d'onomastuqie, we welcome you. The purpose of our society is to promote in Canada the study of all aspects of names, which are significant as both identity markers and as landmarks. The evolution of values and social awareness in Canada in recent years reveals more and more clearly the importance of names and the major issues surrounding them.

We invite you most warmly to join us in our conference meeting on Saturday, May 29, 2021 and Sunday, May 30, 2021. Please note that as the 2020 annual conference was cancelled due to COVID-19, all papers accepted last year will automatically be accepted for our 2021 conference. For details, please visit thee Annual Meeting page on our website at the bottom of this page.           

Updated: 2021-03-19
The object of our studies is very vast. It encompasses all names wherever they are; the names assigned to whatever can be named. The three most studied areas are the following: • Anthroponymy (names of persons) • Toponymy (place names) • Literary onomastics (literary names)
Call-for-papers deadline: 
February 1, 2021
Program Chairs: 

Jonathan Lofft, University of Toronto

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Carol Léonard, University of Alberta


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.