Previous Cameron Lectures
Prof. Lesley Abrams (Balliol College, Oxford), delivered the Cameron lecture entitled 'Vive la Différence? Place-names and Scandinavian settlement in England and Normandy in the Viking Age'. This lecture was organised by the Institute for Name-Studies.
Prof. Abrams' lecture can be viewed here.
2017’s lecture celebrated 50 years of the English Place-Name Society (EPNS) in Nottingham, and featured additional events around the main lecture.
The event was introduced by Prof. John Insley of the University of Heidelberg, who gave an introduction to the work of the late Prof. Cameron.
Prof. Gillian Fellows-Jensen of the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen. delivered the Cameron Lecture, entitled 'Highways and byways to the English Place-Name Society through more than fifty years'.
Prof. Fellows-Jensen's lecture can be viewed here.
There were also posters and displays featuring the ongoing research of the EPNS and the Institute for Name-Studies.
Prof. Diana Whaley (Newcastle University), 'The other millennium: English place-naming after the Norman conquest'. This lecture was organised by the Institute for Name-Studies and supported by the Institute for Medieval Research.
Prof. Whaley's lecture can be viewed here.
Prof. Peter McClure, 'Explaining English surnames'.
Two articles, based on Professor McClure's lecture, were published in volume 36 and volume 37 of Nomina.
Dr David Parsons (Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales), 'Alfred at Athelney and other stories: some reflections on place-names and the early history of England'.
A revised version of this lecture was published as chapter 2 of Perceptions of Place, ed. J. Carroll and D. N. Parsons (EPNS, 2013).
Dr Chris Lewis, 'The place-name user’s code of conduct'.
Dr Margaret Gelling, 'English place-name studies: some reflections'.
An article based on Dr Gelling’s lecture was published in Volume 43 of the Journal of the English Place-Name Society.