INS
Institute for Name-Studies
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News and Events

Members of the INS are actively involved with research projects and outreach events with the local community. They also run and participate in a range of lectures and seminars. Fieldwork is also a popular event at all levels of study.

Keep up to date with all the latest INS news and events by viewing the links below.

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Students on a field-trip in Leicestershire
 
 

Public Outreach

Members of the INS frequently participate in public outreach events across the country, giving talks to local history groups, conducting public lectures and study days, and we also teach children about place-names at the Vikings for Schools events organised by the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age.

For more information about the events we organise and attend, please see our News and Events feeds below.

Field-Trips

Staff and students based in the INS frequently undertake field work to help bring the study of place-names alive. For example, students on the Viking and Anglo-Saxon Studies MA travel to Appleby Magna in Leicestershire, where they undertake a place-names related walk around the Leicestershire countryside which has been devised by INS staff, Dr Jayne Carroll and Dr John Baker. Sites visited include the old Roman road, Salt Street, which forms the boundary between Leicestershire and Warwickshire, and the meeting point of the four counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Warwickshire. The study of place-names often involves active and hands-on experience like this and offers students numerous opportunities to get out into the field and explore the places first-hand.

Download a free guide to the Appleby walk [PDF]

Events

Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland Spring Conference

Date
06 - 09/04/2018
Description
The Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland will hold its annual spring conference in Blackwaterfoot, Arran, from 6–9 April 2018.
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News

Journal 48 published

Description
Volume 48 of the Journal of the English Place-Name Society has been published. EPNS members receive the Journal free of charge, and individual volumes can be purchased directly from the Society. Contents of this and previous volumes can be viewed on the Journal web pages.

Catch up on Viking Lectures & Exhibitions

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Enjoy our Viking events in the flesh or virtually!

EPNS Flash Sale - Celebrating 50 years of the English Place-Name Society in Nottingham

Description
To celebrate 50 years of the EPNS in Nottingham, many EPNS publications are available, for a limited time only, for as little as £5 when bought directly from the Society. Please contact us at namestudies@nottingham.ac.uk, providing a list of any publications you are interested in purchasing, and quoting the offer code "EPNS50".

Postgraduate open day 2017
Description
Booking now open. Find out more about our courses, meet staff and students, explore funding and tour our fantastic facilities and campus!

Viking Events in 2017-18

Viking Events in 2017-18
Description
Many Viking events to look forward to in 2017-18.

Midlands3Cities PhD funding stream opens

Description
Up to 80 open awards and 6 collaborative awards available. Deadline 15 January 2018.

Winner of the Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize 2017 announced

Winner of the Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize 2017 announced
Description
The first winner of the Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize for undergraduate work on place-names has been announced. Congratulations to Ruut Korpinen (Nottingham), who won this year's prize for her project on Suffolk place-names!

English is one of the top ranked subjects for graduate earnings after five years

English is one of the top ranked subjects for graduate earnings after five years
Description
University of Nottingham graduates earn above average salaries according to new data.

City Names series launched

Description
The English Place-Name Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of place-name books: the Your City's Place-Names series

Call for Papers - Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland Spring Conference

Description
The Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland is seeking contributions to its annual spring conference, to be held in Blackwaterfoot, Arran, from 6–9 April 2018.
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