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Eleanor Rye

Honorary Research Fellow,

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Research Summary

I am currently place-name researcher at the University of East Anglia on an the project 'Lordship and landscape in East Anglia CE 400-800', a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust investigating… read more

Selected Publications

  • E. RYE, 2017. Quantifying the Scandinavian contribution to the vocabulary of Middle English microtoponyms from Wirral and Westmorland’ NORNA-rapporter. 95, 211–28
  • RYE, ELEANOR, What can linguistics tell us about the Vikings in England? Available at: <http://sciencenordic.com/what-can-linguistics-tell-us-about-vikings-england>
  • A. CROOK and E. RYE, 2016. Bibliography 2015 Journal of the English Place-Name Society. 128–33
  • E. RYE, 2015. Dialect in the Viking-Age Scandinavian diaspora: the evidence of medieval minor place-names. In: R. COHEN and J. STORY, eds., The Impact of Diasporas Oxford and Leicester: Diasporas Programme, University of Oxford / The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain, University of Leicester. 63–71

Current Research

I am currently place-name researcher at the University of East Anglia on an the project 'Lordship and landscape in East Anglia CE 400-800', a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust investigating early medieval East Anglia. I am exploring the place-name evidence for early medieval settlement, infrastructure, land-use and power structures across East Anglia, and carrying out a detailed study of minor place-names in the parish of Rendlesham.

Past Research

From November 2014 until October 2017, I was Research Fellow on 'Travel and Communication in Anglo-Saxon England', a three-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. I contributed place-name and linguistic expertise to the project, an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional project investigating overland and riverine travel in Anglo-Saxon England using textual, landscape archaeological, and place-name evidence. Combining archaeological and linguistic expertise, we were able both to identify previously unknown routes and to provide clearer definitions of their characteristics. Findings are being published as a monograph jointly authored with other project members, and as articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Future Research

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  • E. RYE, 2017. Quantifying the Scandinavian contribution to the vocabulary of Middle English microtoponyms from Wirral and Westmorland’ NORNA-rapporter. 95, 211–28
  • A. CROOK and E. RYE, 2016. Bibliography 2015 Journal of the English Place-Name Society. 128–33
  • A. CROOK, E. RYE and WITH A. FINNEGAN AND D. N. PARSONS, 2015. Bibliography for 2014 Nomina. 38, 143–65
  • E. RYE, 2015. Dialect in the Viking-Age Scandinavian diaspora: the evidence of medieval minor place-names. In: R. COHEN and J. STORY, eds., The Impact of Diasporas Oxford and Leicester: Diasporas Programme, University of Oxford / The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain, University of Leicester. 63–71
  • E. RYE, 2014. Scandinavian Place-Names in Cleveland. In: H. O'DONOGHUE and P. VOHRA, eds., The Vikings in Cleveland The Centre for the Study of the Viking Age. 21–25
  • E. RYE, 2013. Book review: Elizabeth Okasha, Women’s Names in Old English, Studies in Early Medieval Britain (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011) Nottingham Medieval Studies. 57, 329–31
  • RYE, ELEANOR, What can linguistics tell us about the Vikings in England? Available at: <http://sciencenordic.com/what-can-linguistics-tell-us-about-vikings-england>

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