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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

Postgraduate open day 2017

Date
29/11/2017
Description
Find out more about our courses, meet staff and students, look at funding options, tour our fantastic facilities and campus!
Cameron Lecture 2017

Cameron Lecture 2017

Date
01/12/2017
Description
The Cameron Lecture 2017 will take place from 18.00–20.00 on 1 December at the University of Nottingham. This year's lecture celebrates 50 years of the English Place-Name Society in Nottingham.
Assembling Vikings: Thinking through Things in the East Midlands

Assembling Vikings: Thinking through Things in the East Midlands

Date
06/12/2017
Description
Find out about Viking Age law and administration in the East Midlands.

Medieval Settlement Research Group winter seminar

Date
09/12/2017
Description
The Medieval Settlement Research Group will hold its winter seminar on 9 December 2017 at the Centre for English Local History, Leicester. The seminar has the theme 'Animals in Medieval Settlements'.
Holme from Home? East Midland Place-Names and the Story of Viking Settlement

Holme from Home? East Midland Place-Names and the Story of Viking Settlement

Date
20/12/2017
Description
What can place-names tell us about Vikings in the East Midlands?

American Name Society annual meeting

Date
04 - 07/01/2018
Description
The American Name Society will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America from 4–7 January 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Vikings in your Vocabulary

Vikings in your Vocabulary

Date
10/01/2018
Description
Find out how the Vikings influenced the English language.

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

Postgraduate open day 2017

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.

INS members present at International Congress of Onomastic Sciences

Description
?Members of the Institute for Name-Studies gave papers at the International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, which was held in Debrecen, Hungary from 27 August to 1 September 2017.

Viking Congress in Denmark

Description
CSVA members Judith Jesch, Christina Lee and Eleanor Rye will be presenting at the 18th Viking Congress in Copenhagen and Ribe, Denmark, in August.

Jess Treacher receives INS studentship

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