Scottish Place-Name Society | Bill Nicolaisen Memorial Conference
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Bill Nicolaisen Memorial Conference

Scottish Place-Name Society Conference

November 5th 2106
50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD
Bill Nicolaisen Memorial Conference


10.00 Registration and coffee
10.30 Introduction and Opening Remarks

Session 1:
10.50 Margaret Mackay: Remembering Bill
11.20 Sheila Mary Young: The Route Names of Lochnagar
11.50 Alison Grant: From Onomasticon to Lexicon: Place-Names and Personal Names in the vocabulary of the Scots Language
12.20 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 Legends
15.00 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 on
16.05 Peter Kitson: On Relating “Old European” River-Names to Models of the Indo-European Expansion
4.45 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.


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