What is NORNA?

The Nordic cooperative committee for onomastic research (NORNA)

NORNA is an association of Nordic scholars specialising in research into names.

The committee was established in 1971 as an executive body for the Nordic congresses devoted to name research. The committee has members representing seven countries: Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Its aims are to promote to encourage onomastic research in the Nordic countries and cooperation between Nordic scholars. Between congresses, the committee also coordinates a series of symposia arranged on varying topics. The papers from the congresses and symposia are normally published in the series NORNA-rapporter.

A serchable bibliography of onomastic litterature, written by Nordic scholars, can be found at this web site. It includes publications from 2013 and onwards, and is uppdated continually. News about onomastic events, new litterature etc. in the Nordic coutrines are also published at the web site. In addition, a register of name-scholars includes names, contact information and topics of research of name-scholars in the Nordic countries.