Scottish Place-Name Society | A Conference in Honour of Doreen Waugh
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A Conference in Honour of Doreen Waugh


The Scottish Society for Northern Studies & The Scottish Place-Name Society
proudly present


‘A’m Grippit Dis Laand’
A Conference in Honour of Doreen Waugh (1944-2015)


Saturday 1st of October 2016
The University of Edinburgh
50 George Square, Edinburgh. EH8 9LD

09:30 Doors Open / Coffee

09:50 Introduction
       Ian Fraser (The University of Edinburgh)

10:00 Hermann Pálsson Memorial Lecture: ‘Cross-cultural links and bonds of friendship’
       Gillian Fellows-Jensen (University of Copenhagen)

11:00 SESSION 1

            ‘Caithness: Our Norse odyssey through a landscape strewn with place-names and

       Colleen Batey (University of Glasgow)

   ‘Studying place-names in Scandinavia and in the Northern Isles’
       Berit Sandnes

   ‘Another look at the Onomastic Frontier Zone in Caithness’
       Jake King (Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba)

12:15 Buffet Lunch (included in ticket price)

1.00 Music

1:30 ‘The Cleikhimin Conundrum’
       Willie Waugh

2.00 ‘Reading: Poems wi Doreen in mind’
       Christine De Luca (Edinburgh Makar)

2:15 SESSION 2

   ‘Naming by learning – how Vygotskyan theories may help explain naming processes’
       Peder Gammeltoft (University of Copenhagen)

   ‘Viking Age shielings in Caithness and Orkney: A comparison’
       Ryan Foster (University of Edinburgh)

   ‘Trowe da Lookin Gless: A. D. Mathewson’s Shetland’
       Eileen Brook-Freeman (Shetland Amenity Trust)

3.35 Coffee

3.55 SESSION 3

   ‘Names for brochs in Shetland, Orkney and the north and west of Scotland’
       Brian Smith (Shetland Archives)

   ‘“Lass, tak dee sock!” – on textile vocabulary and imagery in traditional Shetland dialect’
       Gunnel Melchers (University of Stockholm)

   ‘Mirds o Wirds’
       Mary Blance (Shetland ForWirds)

5.30 Summing up

5.45 Finish


Please reserve me ___ places with lunch at the October 1st conference in Edinburgh.

Name (please print) _______________________________________________________
Address _______________________________________________________________
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Please send tthe above information with cheque payable to SPNS (£20; or £10 if full-time student), to:
Alison Grant (SPNS), c/o Scottish Language Dictionaries, 25 Buccleuch Place (Basement), Edinburgh EH8 9LN.

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