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English Place-Name Society

EPNS News and Events

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

Keep up to date with our publications, ongoing research, meetings, and events that may be of interest to members by viewing the links below.

The EPNS and Institute for Name-Studies also hosts the biennial Cameron Lecture, an event to which EPNS members and the general public are warmly invited. 

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News

Funding for a PhD

Funding for a PhD

Description
Funding, training, networking. Application deadline 12 January 2022.

Part 7 of the Place-Names of Shropshire and Journal 48 published

Description
Part 7 of The Place-Names of Shropshire, by John Baker with Sarah Beach, has recently been published. This is the first of the Survey volumes for Shropshire to be published as an outcome of the Place-Names of Shropshire project, a four-year collaborative venture between the Institute for Name-Studies and the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies (CAWCS) to complete the Shropshire Survey begun by Margaret Gelling. Volume 49 of the Journal of the English Place-Name Society has also recently been published. Members will receive these volumes in the post soon.
Winner of the Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize 2018 announced

Winner of the Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize 2018 announced

Description
The 2018 winner of the Alfred Oscroft Essay Prize for undergraduate work on place-names has been announced. Jasmin Higgs (University of Nottingham) won this year's prize for her project on Essex place-names. This year's runner-up is Katie Watson (University of the West of England), for her essay on South Gloucestershire street-names. Congratulations Jasmin and Katie!
PhD scholarships in the Digital Transformations Hub

PhD scholarships in the Digital Transformations Hub

Description
Scholarship for PhD students in the Faculty of Arts to support digital learning and research.

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.
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!

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
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Events

Midland4Cities application writing workshop - Birmingham

Date
06/11/2021
Description
In-person event.

Midland4Cities application writing workshop - Leicester

Date
06/11/2021
Description
Online event.
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English Place-Name Society

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