Proceedings of a Workshop on the Place Names of Franz Joseph Land

Peter Joseph Capelotti

Abstract


A workshop, held in Oslo, Norway, from 12-13 May 2015, and supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, initiated a discussion of the historic place names of the High Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land. The islands contain hundreds of place names that amount to a virtual catalog of polar exploration and explorers of the mid- to late-19th Century. The workshop examined the study of these historic names, as well as the potential creation of an English-language database of them.

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