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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1237: A Feast of Names, I: Place Names and Multiculturalism

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources
Organiser:Sara L. Uckelman, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:James Chetwood, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 1237-aMedieval Place Names of Ecclesiastical Reference: A Cross-Cultural Approach
(Language: English)
Andrea Bölcskei, Institute of Hungarian Linguistic, Literary & Cultural Studies, Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem, Budapest
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Onomastics
Paper 1237-bA Frisian Place Name on the Southwestern Norwegian Coast and Its Relationship to Old Norse bákn and Old Frisian bāken
(Language: English)
Andrea Maini, Independent Scholar, Vegårshei
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Onomastics
Paper 1237-cSiculo-Arabic Toponyms in the Book of Roger
(Language: English)
Katherine Jacka, Department of Arabic Language & Cultures, University of Sydney
Index terms: Language and Literature - Italian, Onomastics
Paper 1237-dAbout the Different Hydronymic Layers of the Multilingual Hungary in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Erzsébet Győrffy, Department of Hungarian Linguistics, Debreceni Egyetem

Many onomastic studies focus on a single time and place, providing a detailed linguistic and social analysis of the names from a narrow data set. While there is no doubt these studies provide valuable information, in this session we seek to move from the meagre diet afforded by a narrow, monocultural approach to the full feast offered when multicultural aspects of names are considered. This session looks at the influence of multiple cultures on the evolution of given names on and off the continent.