Thursday, February 23, 2023

Call for Papers: "Leicestershire’s Names, Places, & History"


Saturday 22 April 2023, University of Leicester

To mark the completion of the 8-volume place-name survey of Leicestershire, the English Place-Name Society, in conjunction with Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust and the Centre for Regional and Local History, is organising a one-day event at the University of Leicester on Saturday 22 April 2023.

We are welcoming proposals for 30-minute papers that draw upon, or subject to critical analysis, any aspect of the names and places of Leicestershire. These might include etymological discussions, single- or group-name studies, questions relating to linguistic contact and exchange, or papers which showcase the use and value of the county’s place- name evidence in broader landscape, ecological, local historical, or cultural studies, or indeed for other contemporary applications.

Confirmed speakers currently include: Professor Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham); Dr Eleanor Rye (University of York); Abigail Lloyd (University of Nottingham); Hannah Sellars (University of Leicester)

Proposals should be sent to:
Dr Richard Jones ( by 15 March 2023.

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