This is an announcement about the 41st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Ethnic Society for the Study of Names, to be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 26-27, 2007.
On Saturday, May 26th, one of the concurrent sessions will be on 'Doukhobor Place Names', with a presentation by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff. Room 100, Arts Building, 10:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
The Doukhobor Place Names presentation will focus on the names of early Doukhobor settlements in Saskatchewan during the 1899 to 1907 period. It will consider the factors which influenced Doukhobor place naming, including beliefs, collective history and world view; geography, settlement patterns and land use; as well as Russian language and orthography. It will also examine the types of Doukhobor place names according to their meaning and mechanism of origin.
All interested persons are invited to attend. For a look at the wider picture of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, including registration information, see the following website: http://www.fedcan.ca/congress2007/
Jonathan J. Kalmakoff