Personal and Cultural Reconstructions


August 21-23, 2019 Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40/Fabianinkatu 39, 3rd floor

Programme (updated 20.8.2019)

Wednesday, 21 August

11.00– Registration 3rd floor , outside room 6

12.30–14.00 Opening and keynote session 1 Room 6 Chair: Terhi Ainiala 12.30–13.00 Terhi Ainiala and Johanna Virkkula: Opening Ellen Bramwell Personal naming, communities and : a view from Scotland

14.00–14.30 Coffee and tea

14.30–16.30 Session 1 Room 6 Room 7 Room 5 Chair: Lennart Ryman Chair: Janne Saarikivi Chair: Minna Saarelma- Paukkala 14.30– Caterina Saracco: Darius Ivoska: Personal Malka Muchnik: Are biblical 15.00 Landnámabók: structure and names in the German-Slavic- names still used in modern cultural value of personal Baltic speaking region of Hebrew? names Medieval Prussia 15.00– Sofie Laurine Albris: An Eunate Mirones: Naming Bertie Neethling: The so- 15.30 archaeological perspective on system of Navarrese in called 'Coloured' people of Scandinavian Medieval times: a case study South Africa: Modern personal names anthroponymic reconstruction?


15.30– Birgit Eggert: The continuity Alexander Pustyakov: The Justyna Walkowiak: The 16.00 of Viking age names in anthroponymic situation in official vs. unofficial – 18th century the seventeenth-century Mari of the Lithuanian minority in evidence of long-lasting region: A study based on Poland survivors material from southeastern Mari El 16.00– Jaakko Raunamaa: The Elisabetta : Individual Aleh Kopach: Anthroponymic 16.30 spread of Pre-Christian Finnic names of the upper classes of stems and appellatives personal names in the Baltic Chieri (Turin) in the 16th denoting people in Sea Area century Belarussian and American place names

18.00–20.00 University's Welcome Reception Address: Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3

Thursday, 22 August

9.00–11.00 Session 2

Room 6 Room 7 Room 5 Chair: Alexander Pustyakov Chair: Jaakko Raunamaa Chair: Terhi Ainiala 9.00– Serena Barchi: and Maria Tsinkoburova: Personal Evar Saar: Bynames and 9.30 Greek in contact: some or natural features? surnames of peasants in 18th remarks on substandard About etymological problems and 19th century’s Southern elements in personal names of toponyms of the Lake Estonia. The case of Räpinä region () 9.30– Simone Gentile: Indo-Iranian Janne Saarikivi: Finnic names Katalin Nagy: Hungarian 10.00 personal names in Mitanni of Pre-Christian and names from northern mythological heros Italian dialects reconsidered 10.00– Zhazira Agabekova: The Johanna Halonen: Medieval Pauls Balodis: Trees and 10.30 Arabic side of the Kazakh bishops in the Finnish forest in Latvian surnames antroponomy countryside 10.30– Osward Chanda: 11.00 Safeguarding Cultural Heritage through Personal Names: Raising Awareness through Zambian Educational Institutions and Community


11.15–12.00 Poster session with coffee and tea Chair: Jaakko Raunamaa Coffee and tea (sponsored by the University of Helsinki Almanac Office and Finno-Ugrian Society)

Posters: Anna-Maria Balbach: Linguistic strategies of cultural reconstruction in today’s Afro-American name practices Tamás Farkas & Mariann Slíz: Digital and Hungarian historical research Roman Gaidamashko: Finno-ugric in Russian written monuments of the Kama region of the 16th–18th centuries Maja Glušac & Ana Mikić Čolić: Names in a dictionary: a lexicographic contribution to cultural memory and national identity Line Grønstad: Last name choices amongst Norwegian men in heterosexual couples Laura Huston: Forms of Address for Foreign EFL Teachers in Lasse Hämäläinen: Personal names in the Internet era Renāte Siliņa-Piņķe & Sanda Rapa: On some hypothetic traces of pre-Christian Baltic anthroponyms in Latvian surnames Carol Yang: Rereading the poetics and politics of naming and cultural de/construction in T. S. Eliot’s “Mélange Adultère de Tout”

12.00–13.00 Keynote session 2

Room 6 Chair: Janne Saarikivi Frog Names, identities and mythology: Methodological considerations for cultural reconstruction

13.00–14.30 Lunch (served in the 3rd floor hall) 13.45 Excursion to the bookstore Tiedekirja (Scholarly Books), leaves from 3rd floor. Address of bookstore: Snellmaninkatu 13


14.30–16.00 Session 3

Room 6 Room 7 Room 5 Chair: Johanna Virkkula Chair: Laimute Balode Chair: Annika Hussar 14.30– Rosa & Volker Kohlheim: Masahiko Mutsukawa: The 15.00 Personal naming customs anthroponymic system in and the reconstruction of Japan medieval mentalities 15.00– Oliver Blomqvist: Corinna Salomon: On the Anna Elizabete Grike: 15.30 Bilingual personal productivity of Raetic Sociocultural inscriptions in a designations in Finnish patronyms personal name: a case study of medieval sources name-giving in contemporary 15.30– Kendra Willson: Names Unni Leino: A comparison of Mariann Slíz: Various 16.00 vs. in Old naming practices in Eastern interpretations of the term origin Norse and Western Finland in late and the consequences in the 16th century categorisation and the of the Hungarian system 16.00– Leo Loveday: Self- Giacomo Luigi Morando: Fred Puss: Prosopographical- 16.30 reconstruction by means Nomina a noscendo territorial analysis for researching of multiple personal (Augustinus, De Mag. 5, 12): Estonian giving (1822- names: the Japanese case in search of a lost 1835) of the medieval religious acquaintance. An onomastic founder Shinran account for the reconstruction of the urban culture and society of Old- Elamite Susa, South-Western

18.00–21.00 Conference dinner Address: Restaurant Perho, Mechelininkatu 7


Friday, 23 August

9.00–10.30 Session 4

Room 6 Room 7 Room 5 Chair: Birgit Eggert Chair: Lasse Hämäläinen Chair: Johanna Lehtonen 9.00– Johanna Virkkula: Identifying Amaç Herdağdelen: A Nware Burge: Should Black 9.30 by name in the semiotic analysis of surnames people change their White Bosnian of Turkish political elites in last name? 1930s 9.30– Laimute Balode: Latvian given Saule Imanberdiyeva: Katalin Reszegi: The role of 10.00 names of Lithuanian origin Mastering the Kazakh one’s own name in different people's names 10.00– Tamás Farkas: The Vanessa Hannesschläger: Atoma Batoma: Parallel 10.30 conception of the personal Gendering forenames in a naming and self-identity in names of the historical past: digital corpus Post-Colonial Africa: The Practices and examples of the example of the Kabye in Togo imagination of posterity

10.30–11.00 Coffee and tea (sponsored by the Finnish Literature Society)

11.00–12.00 Keynote session

Room 6 Chair: Johanna Virkkula Aleksandar Loma Problems of chronological and social stratification in the historical anthroponomastics. The case of “lupine” and “equine” proper names among the Indo European peoples

12.00–13.00 Lunch (served in the 3rd floor hall)

Session 5, 13.00–14.30

Room 6 Room 7 Chair: Unni Leino Chair: Oliver Blomqvist 13.00– Yaw Sekyi-Baidoo: The ‘commemorability’ Lars-Jakob Harding Kællerød: Sørbine, Sørenine 13.30 principle in Akan personal name construction and Sørensine The feminising suffix -ine as a movement in the Danish naming practice 13.30– Daiva Sinkevičiūtė: New compound names Magdolna Nemes: What is your name? 14.00 with first stem of Christian origin from the Students’ attitudes to given names in Lithuanian Metrica: origin and structure 14.00– Ana Isabel Blasco : The term for '' Carol Yang: Cultural encounter/translation, 14.30 (ntr) in Graeco-Egyptian anthroponymy name and un/naming in T. S. Eliot’s “Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar”


14.30–15.00 Terhi Ainiala and Johanna Virkkula: Closing session Room 6

Map of the conference venue, university reception and dinner venue Close-up of Helsinki city centre





Map source: kartta.hel.fi

Sponsors of the conference

During the conference participants receive 50% off normal-priced SKS books in the Tiedekirja bookshop (Snellmaninkatu 13, Helsinki; excursion for those interested on Thursday at 13.45). Please mention participation in the conference Personal names and cultural reconstructions at the cash register.