Sunday, October 9, 2016

Scottish Place-name Society's Autumn Conference

http://www.snsbi.org.uk/pdf/SNSBI_Newsletter_13.pdf

Scottish Place-name Society



Comann Ainmean-Aitie na H-Àlba


Autumn Conference, 5 November, 2016, at the University of Edinburgh 


The SPNS autumn conference will be themed on special interests of Bill Nicolaisen.


Details TBC with the autumn newsletter. http://www.spns.org.uk/

http://www.spns.org.uk/bill-nicolaisen-memorial-conference/

BILL NICOLAISEN MEMORIAL CONFERENCE


10.00 Registration and coffee
10.30 Introduction and Opening Remarks
Session 1:
10.50 Margaret Mackay: Remembering Bill11.20 Sheila Mary Young: The Route Names of Lochnagar11.50 Alison Grant: From Onomasticon to Lexicon: Place-Names and Personal Names in the vocabulary of the Scots Language12.20 Arne Kruse: Laithlind – Back to Scandinavia?
13.00-14.00 Lunch
Session 2:
14.00 Peder Gammeltoft: Place-Name Typologies – Just Dots on Maps?14.30 Martin Danielsen: Nicolaisen and Place-Name Explanatory Elements in Legends15.00 James Butler: Features, Folklore and Fantasies: the Onomastic Artistry of Arthur Ransome’s Lake District
 5 minute break
Session 3:
15.35 Jacob King: The Semantic Structure of Scottish Hydronymy: Fifty years on16.05 Peter Kitson: On Relating “Old European” River-Names to Models of the Indo-European Expansion4.45 Closing Remarks
Please book well in advance so we can finalise numbers for lunch preferably return the tear-off slip by November 1st. Late applications, after that date, should confirm with Leonie Dunlop on 07732835576.
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Please reserve me ___ places with lunch at the November 5th SPNS conference in Edinburgh.
Name (please print) _______________________________________________________
Address _______________________________________________________________
Email OR phone no. _______________________________________________________
Please send this tear-off slip with cheque payable to SPNS (£20 per person, or £10 if full-time student), to:
Alison Grant (SPNS), c/o SLD, 25 Buccleuch Place (Basement), Edinburgh EH8 9LN.