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
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.
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]
- 06 - 09/04/2018
- The Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland will hold its annual spring conference in Blackwaterfoot, Arran, from 6–9 April 2018.
- 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.
- Enjoy our Viking events in the flesh or virtually!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, providing a list of any publications you are interested in purchasing, and quoting the offer code "EPNS50".
- Booking now open. Find out more about our courses, meet staff and students, explore funding and tour our fantastic facilities and campus!
- Many Viking events to look forward to in 2017-18.
- Up to 80 open awards and 6 collaborative awards available. Deadline 15 January 2018.
- 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!
- University of Nottingham graduates earn above average salaries according to new data.
- 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
- 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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