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

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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

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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!

Journal 48 published

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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

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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

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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

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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

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University of Nottingham graduates earn above average salaries according to new data.

City Names series launched

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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

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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

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?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.
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Events

Exploring Kentish Naming Practices

Exploring Kentish Naming Practices

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17/11/2018
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The Place-Names Committee of the Kent Archaeological Society and the Centre for Kent History & Heritage are hosting a conference, 'Exploring Kentish Naming Practices', on 17 Nobember 2018. The one-day conference includes papers on place-names, personal names and tavern names, including two papers by the Dr Paul Cullen, the Kent editor of the Survey of English Place-Names. Further information is available at www.canterbury.ac.uk/kent-names.

E C Quiggin Memorial Lecture

Date
29/11/2018
Description
Dr Jayne Carroll will be delivering the annual E. C. Quiggin Memorial Lecture organised by the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge, on Thursday, 29 November 2018. Jayne's lecture, 'Speaking fluently: watery place-names and the medieval English landscape', will be based on her work on the Flood and Flow project.

MSRG AGM and Winter Seminar 2018

Date
08/12/2018
Description
The 2018 AGM and Winter Seminar of the Medieval Settlement Research Group will take place on Saturday 8 December 2018 at the University of Leicester.This year's Seminar will incorporate two sessions, a morning session with student presentations on landscape and settlement studies in Britain, Ireland and Europe, and an afternoon session on the theme of settlement in the Danelaw. Confirmed speakers for the afternoon session include Prof. Dawn Hadley, Prof. Julian Richards, Prof. David Stocker, Dr Stuart Wrathmell and Dr Rebecca Gregory.

SNSBI Spring Conference 2019

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26 - 29/04/2019
Description
The 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Name-Studies in Britain and Ireland will take place at the University of Nottingham, 26–29 April 2019. The conference will open with a paper from John Beckett, Professor of English Regional History at the University of Nottingham, who has published extensively on the history of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands. On Saturday evening, the SNSBI will join with the Institute for Name-Studies to host the biennial Cameron Lecture. The lecture is held in memory of Prof. Kenneth Cameron, one of the foremost scholars of English place-names. This year's lecture will be given by Lesley Abrams, Emeritus Professor of Early Medieval History and Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic, Cambridge, and Honorary Professor in the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age at the University of Nottingham, who will talk about her work on Normandy's Scandinavian names. Paper and poster proposals on any aspect of name-studies in Britain and Ireland are welcome. Proposals should be sent to Dr John Baker by post (School of English, Trent Building, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD) or email (john.baker@nottingham.ac.uk) by 28 February 2019.
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English Place-Name Society

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