Sunday, October 9, 2016

Scottish Place-name Society's Autumn Conference

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.


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.
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.