19.1896, Calls: Cognitive Science/Iran; General Linguistics/Finland

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Subject: 19.1896, Calls: Cognitive Science/Iran; General Linguistics/Finland

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Date: 15-Jun-2008
From: Seyed Vahid Shariat < shariat at iricss.org >
Subject: 3rd International Conference of Cognitive Science 

Date: 13-Jun-2008
From: Terhi Ainiala < terhi.ainiala at kotus.fi >
Subject: Symposium on Urban Place Names


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Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:05:21
From: Seyed Vahid Shariat [shariat at iricss.org]
Subject: 3rd International Conference of Cognitive Science 
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Full Title: 3rd International Conference of Cognitive Science 
Short Title: ICCS2009 

Date: 03-Mar-2009 - 05-Mar-2009
Location: Tehran, Iran 
Contact Person: Shabahang Amirshekari
Meeting Email: research at iricss.org
Web Site: http://www.iccs.ir 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science 

Call Deadline: 21-Sep-2008 

Meeting Description:

Conference topics will include cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience,
artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind, and cognitive linguistics, with an
emphasis on Cognitive Education 

The Third International Conference of Cognitive Science is an international
gathering of cognitive scientists from different countries that will be held by
the Institute for Cognitive Science Studies from the 3rd until 5th March 2009 in
Tehran, Iran. 

We invite interested researchers to submit their abstracts through our abstract
submission page: http://www.iccs.ir/e/articles.php. The deadline for abstracts
is September 21, 2008.

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Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:05:31
From: Terhi Ainiala [terhi.ainiala at kotus.fi]
Subject:  Symposium on Urban Place Names
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Full Title: Symposium on Urban Place Names 

Date: 13-Aug-2009 - 16-Aug-2009
Location: Helsinki, Finland 
Contact Person: Terhi Ainiala
Meeting Email: terhi.ainiala at kotus.fi

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2008 

Meeting Description:

The goal of this cross-disciplinary symposium is to gather scholars to discuss
the current theoretical and empirical challenges of urban place name research. 
The following issues, inter alia, will be addressed in the symposium: in what
ways are power structures and social identities constructed and contested
through the naming of streets and everyday places?  What is the role of place
names in the formation of lived everyday meanings and cognitive perceptions of
urban space? What is the contribution of specific disciplines to the study of
urban toponymies, and how might interdisciplinary approaches to it be best

Call for Papers:

International symposium, Helsinki 13-16 August 2009

The Research Institute for the Languages of Finland cordially invites the
submission of paper proposals for its cross-disciplinary symposium on urban
place names. The symposium will be heldfrom the 13th-16th of August 2009, in
Helsinki, Finland.

Recent years have witnessed a considerable rise in the interest in the
linguistic aspects of urban processes. In particular, institutional procedures,
commercial aspirations and everyday meanings related to toponymic landscapes
have been studied in different historical and present-day urban settings. The
goal of the path-breaking symposium is to gather scholars to discuss the current
theoretical and empirical challenges of urban place name research. 

We invite scholars from different countries and disciplines (e.g., linguistics,
onomastics, geography, history, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology,
political science, and literary studies) to present theoretical openings and
case studies on the above and related subjects. 

The symposium will consist of keynote lectures, thematic sessions and excursions. 
The symposium language is English.

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Maoz Azaryahu, Haifa University 
Prof. Staffan Nyström, Uppsala University

Symposium Site:
The symposium will be organized in Vuosaari, Helsinki. The venue of the
symposium is Hotel Vuoranta (http://www.sodexo.fi/en-GB/hotel_vuoranta/). It is
located in beautiful coastal surroundings, only a metro trip away from downtown

Hotel Vuoranta (http://www.sodexo.fi/en-GB/hotel_vuoranta/) is the most
convenient place to stay during the symposium. More low-budget accommodation is
available in Rastila Camping (for more information, see www.camping.fi >
Rastila), located in the vicinity of the symposium venue.  

Symposium Fee:
The symposium fee is 180 euros. It includes meals, a symposium banquet and two
excursions in Helsinki and its neighbouring municipalities. 

The symposium includes two half-day excursions in the Metropolitan Helsinki.
After the symposium, an optional excursion to St Petersburg in Russia will also
be organized.   

Enrollment and Important Deadlines: 
If you want to present a paper at the symposium, please send your abstract (max.
300 words) to terhi.ainiala at kotus.fi by 1 December 2008. Abstracts will be
reviewed by the symposium's scientific committee. You will be notified by 15
February 2009 whether your paper has been accepted. In March 2009, we will also
send you more detailed information on the symposium's program and practical

One or two peer-reviewed theme issues / publications will be produced on the
basis of the symposium's papers.

Terhi Ainiala, Research Institute for the Languages of Finland, Vuorikatu 24,
FI-00100 Helsinki, email: terhi.ainiala at kotus.fi
Jani Vuolteenaho, Department of Geography, University of Helsinki,
email: jani.vuolteenaho at helsinki.fi

Scientific Committee: 
Dr. Terhi Ainiala (Research Institute for the Languages of Finland)
Prof. Maoz Azaryahu (University of Haifa)
Prof. Staffan Nyström (University of Uppsala)
Dr. Reuben Rose-Redwood (Texas A&M University)
Dr. Jani Vuolteenaho (University of Helsinki)


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