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25th Annual Conference of Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland
FOR NAME STUDIES IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND 25th ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 15–18 April
The 25th Annual Conference of the
Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland will be held at Maynooth
University, Ireland, from Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April 2016. The Society
exists to promote the study of names, both place-names and personal names. This
year's conference is being organised by Prof. Ruairí Ó hUiginn of the
Department of Modern Irish, Maynooth University and Dr Aengus Finnegan, School
of Culture and Communication, University of Limerick. If you are interested in
attending the conference, please contact Aengus Finnegan
Day delegate, member £20/
30 per day (Sat. & Sun.) Day
delegate, non-member £25/
35 per day (Sat. & Sun.)
Dinner (excluding wine) £20/
25 Sunday excursion £10/
15 Additional information regarding the conference
can be found on the Society's website: www.snsbi.org.uk
Please see the programme below.
DÉ hAOINE/ FRIDAY 15 April 2016
6.00-8.00pm Dinnéar/Dinner (Pugin Hall)
Léacht an Bhreathnaigh/Paul Walsh Lecture (Renehan Hall)
8.00-9.00pm Mícheál Ó Mainnín (QUB) 'Annexing Irish
names to the English tongue: language contact and the anglicisation of Irish
DÉ SATHAIRN/ SATURDAY 16 April
Oscailt/Opening (Renehan Hall)
Ó hUiginn (Maynooth U.) 'The Irish language
Session 1: Scottish & Irish Personal Names
9.20-9.50am Alice Crook (U. of Glasgow) 'From Abram Meassone
Mansone to Onesiphorus Tyndall Bruce Nivison: the usage of middle names in
Early Modern Scotland'
09.50-10.20am Sofia Evemalm Kalamakis (U. of Glasgow) 'Theorising the study
of personal names as place-name elements in a Lewis context'
10.20-10.50am Liam Ó hAisibéil (NUI Galway) 'Morose and mirthful: adjectival
epithets in Irish personal names'
10.50-11.10am Tae agus Caifé / Tea and Coffee
Session 2: Irish Personal Names & Surnames
11.10-11.40am Conchubhar Ó Crualaoich (Placenames Br.) 'Personal names and
surnames in Wicklow as found in the 16th century Fiants'
11.40-12.10pm Niall Comer (Ulster U.) 'Personal names and
surnames in the barony of
12.10-12.40pm Brian Ó Raghallaigh, Mich al Boleslav Mechura & Katie Ní Loingsigh (DCU) 'Towards a database of Irish surnames'
12.40-2.00pm Lón/Lunch (Pugin Hall)
Session 3: Irish Place-Names
2.00-2.30pm Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill (Placenames Br.) 'Some fishery names on the River Shannon'
2.30-3.00pm Conchúr Mag Eacháin (DCU) 'Dúchas.ie as a
Dónall Mac Giolla Easpaig (Placenames Br.) 'The element machaire
3.30-4.00pm Tae agus Caifé / Tea and Coffee
Session 4: Aoiléacht/Guest Lecture
4.00-5.00pm Fiachra Mac Gabhann (Castlebar College of Further Ed.) 'A turf-bank of toponymy: Mayo
place-names and the publication of Logainmneacha Mhaigh Eo'
5.00-6.00pm Walking tour of
6.30-8.00pm Dinnéar na Comhdhála /Conference Dinner
Session 5: Project Reports
8.00-8.15pm Josefin Devine (Umeå U. & Institute for language and folklore, Uppsala) 'Ubbe, Gök and
Fjäder. Personal names within place-names in the county of Jämtland, Sweden'
8.15-8.30pm Justin Ó Gliasáin & Mairéad Nic Lochlainn (DCU) 'Project report on logainm.ie – the
Placenames Database of Ireland and Meitheal Logainm.ie
8.30-8.45pm Carole Hough (U. of Glasgow) 'Project report: Cognitive Toponymy:
People and Places in Synergy'
8.45-9.00pm Postgraduate Workshop Report (Rebecca Gregory & Alice Crook)
DÉ DOMHNAIGH/ Sunday 17 April 2016
9.15-10.00am AGM (Renehan
Session 6: English Place-Names
10.00-10.30am Eleanor Rye (U. of Nottingham) & Stuart Brookes (UCL) 'New approaches to
old roads: travel and communication in Anglo Saxon England'
10.30-11.00am Rebecca Gregory (U. of Nottingham) 'The specificity of
generics: semantic development and differentiation in some East Midland
11.00-11.20am Tae agus Caifé/Tea and Coffee
Session 7: Place-Names & Streetnames
11.20-11.50am Pat McKay (QUB) 'Heaney Country:
celebration of place- names in the poetry of Seamus Heaney'
11.50-12.20pm Graham Collis (U. of Nottingham) 'St. Patrick – born in
12.20-12.50pm Liam Mac Mathúna (UCD) 'Irish-language
street-names pre 1900: sources and functions'
1.40-6.00pm Turas go Baile Átha Troim /Excursion to Trim
6.30-8.00pm Dinnéar/Dinner (Pugin Hall)
Session 8: Hydronyms
8.00-8.30pm Keith Briggs (Independent) 'The river-names of Suffolk'
8.30-9.00pm Paul Tempan (Independent) 'Gaoth – a Brittonic
element in Irish hydronyms?'