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.
You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
- Dr John Baker gave a talk on place-names to an audience of schoolchildren, teachers and local residents at the Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth.
- On 11 April 2017 Dr John Baker gave a talk about place-name methodology to the Romsey history group in Winchester.
- Becca Gregory gave a talk on place-names in Nottinghamshire to the Rushcliffe Men's Probus group.
- A call for papers has been released for a conference on names as historical sources.
- Jayne Carroll and Becca Gregory attended the annual Staffordshire History Day on 6 May 2017, representing the English Place-Name Society and the Staffordshire Place-Name Project.
- Members of the INS attended the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland annual spring conference in Milton, Oxfordshire.
- Congratulations to Dr John Baker, who was nominated and accepted as an Ordinary Member of the committee of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland.
- On 16 February 2017, Dr Jayne Carroll and Dr John Baker of the Institute for Name-Studies were formally admitted as Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
- ?An exciting new volunteer project has been launched in conjunction with the Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service to restart collection of Staffordshire place-name material for use in the EPNS county survey.
- School of English achieves 49th position for English Language and Literature in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Back to Top