Monday, September 27, 2021

The SNSBI autumn conference "Expanding horizons in name studies"

 We’re thrilled to announce that registration for the 2021 Autumn day conference (online), taking place on 23 October, is now open.

The conference is free for SNSBI members, with a small charge of £5 for non-members.

Full programme and booking link :


  • 09.30 Rhian Parry: Collecting and sharing toponyms in Wales
  • 10.00 Katie Hambrook: Promoting public engagement with place-name studies
  • break
  • 10.45 Susan KilbyUrban communities, street-names, and challenging histories
  • 11.15 Sara Uckelman: Update from the SNSBI outreach working group on schools
  • break
  • 12.00 Nic Coombey: Finding the field-names of Borgue, Dumfries and Galloway
  • 12.30 Aengus Ó Fionnagáin: Community-led collection of minor place-names and the Westmeath Field Names Project 2018–21
  • lunch break
  • 14.00 Round table: Name studies in Britain and Ireland, 30 years on

The round table will celebrate thirty years since the launch of SNSBI in October 1991. Our panellists will reflect on developments in onomastics over the last three decades in their areas of specialist interest, and will look to the future of the discipline. The panellists are Richard CoatesPeter McClureKay MuhrSimon Taylor, Hywel Wyn Owen, and the discussion will be chaired by Carole Hough.

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