Monday, February 1, 2010

Perceptions of Place: English place-name study and regional variety

Perceptions of Place:
English place-name study and regional variety

An international conference to be held in association with the
English Place-Name Society at the
Institute for Name-Studies, University of Nottingham

Wednesday 23 ¬¬– Sunday 27 June 2010

Speakers include:

• Professor Thomas Clancy (Glasgow) on English place-names in the Scottish
border region
• Professor Richard Coates (UWE) on place-names and linguistics
• Professor Klaus Dietz (Freie Universität Berlin) on place-names and
English historical dialectology
• Professor Gillian Fellows-Jensen (Copenhagen) on the Scandinavian
background to English place-names
• Professor Carole Hough (Glasgow) on women in English place-names
• Professor John Insley (Heidelberg) on personal names in place-names • Dr
Kay Muir (Northern Ireland Place-Name Project) on English place-names in
• Dr Oliver Padel (EPNS president) on the Celtic element in English
• Dr Matthew Townend (York) on the Scandinavian element in English

There is time available for further twenty-minute papers on such topics as:

• differences in naming practices in different regions of England
• place-names and dialectal variation
• reassessments of varying methodological and disciplinary approaches
(linguistic, historical, topographical, archaeological) to place-name

If you would like to contribute please send a title, together with an
abstract of no more than 250 words, by 28th February 2010 to: Perceptions
of Place, Institute for Name-Studies, School of English, University of
Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD


We will let you know in March if your paper has been accepted. As time is
limited it is, unfortunately, unlikely that we will be able to accept all
submissions. Further details on arrangements and costs will be available
at that stage and at

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