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EPNS News and Events

The English Place-Name Society is actively involved in a number of research projects.

Keep up to date with news of publications, ongoing research, and EPNS meetings by viewing the links below.

 

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Jess Treacher receives INS studentship

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Congratulations to Jess Treacher, who has been awarded the INS studentship for the duration of her PhD research which begins next academic year.

Josh Neal receives AHRC Midlands3Cities PhD funding

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?Congratulations to Josh Neal, who will be beginning a PhD project next academic year funded by the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.
#ShowOff17: The English Showcase in Highlights

#ShowOff17: The English Showcase in Highlights

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Take a look at all the best moments of this year's (2017) student English Showcase. A huge well done to everybody who took part! #ShowOff17
Highlights: PGR Symposium 2017

Highlights: PGR Symposium 2017

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On Thursday 11th May, some of our PhD students took up the opportunity to present their research to fellow colleagues and academics. Visit our media gallery to see how the day went. Well done to all our research students who took part and presented at the PGR Symposium!
Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize launched

Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize launched

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The English Place-Name Society is delighted to introduce the Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize for undergraduate work on place-names. A prize of £250 will be awarded annually for the best submission, and £100 for the runner-up.
Treble 20 - high scores in league tables

Treble 20 - high scores in league tables

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Treble-top! We're ranked in the top 20 by three major guides.
First meeting of the Offa's Dyke Collaboratory

First meeting of the Offa's Dyke Collaboratory

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Dr John Baker took part in the first meeting of the Offa's Dyke Collaboratory on 28 April 2017.
Talk on surname origins

Talk on surname origins

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Following the recent publication of the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, Prof. Peter McClure of the INS was invited by the thirty Directors and CEOs of INEOS, the international petro-chemicals company, to talk to them at their London headquarters about their own surname histories.

Talk on place-names in Market Bosworth

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Dr John Baker gave a talk on place-names to an audience of schoolchildren, teachers and local residents at the Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth.

Talk to the Romsey history group

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On 11 April 2017 Dr John Baker gave a talk about place-name methodology to the Romsey history group in Winchester.
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Events

Staffordshire Place-Name Project study day

Date
15/07/2017
Description
"Squitchy Piece, Lion's Paw and a Roll of Tobacco: Latest news and developments from the Staffordshire Place-Name Project". The project's second study day will take place on Saturday 15th July at the Staffordshire Record Office. Booking is in advance only, and you can download the booking form to reserve your place.
ICOS 2017

ICOS 2017

Date
27/08/2017 - 01/09/2017
Description
?The XXVI International Congress of Onomastic Sciences will be held from 27 August–1 September 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary. Members of the Institute for Name-Studies will be presenting papers.

In the Name of History conference

Date
05/09/2017
Description
A conference exploring new approaches to names as historical sources will take place on 5 September 2017 at the University of Sheffield.
AGM of the English Place-Name Society 2017

AGM of the English Place-Name Society 2017

Date
19/09/2017
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The AGM of the English Place-Name Society will be held at 2.30pm on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at the offices of the British Academy (10–11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH). The AGM will be followed by a lecture given by Dr Richard Jones of the Centre for English Local History, entitled "Old English place-names and the communication of Traditional Ecological Knowledge".

Public lecture: Old English place-names and the communication of Traditional Ecological Knowledge

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19/09/2017
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A public lecture, "Old English place-names and the communication of Traditional Ecological Knowledge", will be given by Dr Richard Jones of the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester. This free event is open to all.
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English Place-Name Society

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