Saturday, August 24, 2019

Onomastic courses by Queen's University in Belfast 2019-2020


Course Name

Lost in Translation: Interpreting Ulster's Place-names
The Place-names and Surnames of Ulster

The Place-names and Surnames of Ulster [OLE1652]

Maureen Hurndall, BA

Autumn 2019

A one-day course on Saturday 26 October, 10.00am to 4.00 pm

Where we live abounds with traces of Gaelic and other cultures in our placenames and surnames. How many of us know that Derry this and Bally that are not nonsensical concepts, but rather tell us much about the history, geography and mythology of this island. Similarly, we may not have given any thought before to the origins of our surnames – which are Irish, Scottish, Huguenot, English and Viking. Wouldn’t it be exciting to find out from where the various strands of our family originated? Well you can do it now, by joining this workshop.

(no concession)

Full price: £33.00

Lost in Translation: Interpreting Ulster's Place-names [OLE2920]

Frances Kane, BA, MSc, PhD

New Year 2020

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm, starting 20 January

This course describes and explains the character of the place-names of Ulster in relation both to linguistic developments and to changes in the social context within which our local names have been coined. Students will examine various influences which have shaped our contemporary names, develop skills in place-name analysis and become familiar with typical resources used in Irish place-name study.

5 CATS Points (Level 1)

(concession rate £24.00)

Full price: £39.00

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