About the network

The primary objective of establishing the network New Trends in Nordic Socio-onomastics is to stimulate innovative research development within the field. We aim to enable researchers from different Nordic countries to come together to inspire them to make use of recent theoretical and methodological developments within adjacent fields in new, creative ways.

Name research is a small research field and there are few researchers in this field in each Nordic country. Therefore, a joint Nordic network has an important role to play in creating a critical mass and options for a focused thought dividends. The organization of the network workshops encourage the participants to explore new theoretical perspectives relevant for socio-onomastic studies, as well as new methodological tools suitable for contemporary synchronic, historical and diachronic onomastic studies.

Founders of the network are Birgit Eggert, University of Copenhagen, Emilia Aldrin, Halmstad University, and Terhi Ainiala, University of Helsinki.