EPNS
English Place-Name Society
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The English
Place-Name Society

The English Place-Name Society (EPNS) was established in 1923 to conduct a county-by-county survey of the place-names of England. The first county survey of Buckinghamshire appeared in 1925.

To date, the Survey has produced 90 volumes, the most recent being The Place-Names of Leicestershire Part VI, published in 2014. Almost all English counties have been surveyed at least in part and work to complete the Survey is ongoing.

The Survey is used by researchers, academics, and those interested in the origins, meaning, and significance of English place-names.

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Membership

The Society always welcomes new members, both personal and institutional.

In return for the annual subscription, full members receive free of charge the current issue of the Journal as well as the volume of the Survey allocated to that year's subscription. They are entitled to a concessionary price on any other available volume of the Survey.

Associate members receive the Journal, and have some options on the Survey volumes.

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EPNS News

Staffordshire Place-Name Project launched

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?An exciting new volunteer project has been launched in conjunction with the Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service to restart collection of Staffordshire place-name material for use in the EPNS county survey.

English at Nottingham in the global top 50 subject ranking

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School of English achieves 49th position for English Language and Literature in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The Place-Names of Leicestershire, Part 7

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Part 7 of The Place-Names of Leicestershire, by Barrie Cox, is now available.

Journal 47 published

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The 47th volume of the Journal of the English Place-Name Society is now available, and has been distributed to EPNS members. It contains peer-reviewed articles and reviews of publications which may be of interest to the society's members.
PhD opportunity working with manuscripts and special collections

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New PhD studentship in the Faculty of Arts to study our manuscripts and special collections.
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Enquiries

For subscription, membership and general enquiries, please contact:

Mrs Christine Hickling
School of English
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham
NG7 2RD

Tel: 0115 951 5919

Email: Email
name-studies@nottingham.ac.uk

President: 
Professor Judith Jesch

Honorary Secretary: 
Dr Jayne Carroll

 

English Place-Name Society

The University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5919
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924
email: name-studies@nottingham.ac.uk