Autumn Conference, 7th November 2020, Online – Via Zoom

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Scottish Place-Name Society
Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba


Saturday, 7th November 2020
Online – via Zoom


Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, the 2020 Autumn Conference of the Scottish Place-Name Society will be held online, via Zoom. Attendance is free of charge and open to all. Tickets are available via Eventbrite and will contain joining instructions and information. The conference will last 3 hours and will offer five presentations.

10:00 – 10:10     Welcome and House Rules

10:10 – 11:00     ‘Launch of the latest Survey of Scottish Place-Names volume: The Place-Names of Clackmannanshire (Simon Taylor with Thomas Owen Clancy, Peter McNiven and Eila Williamson)’ – Simon Taylor, University of Glasgow

11:00 – 11:05     Comfort Break

11:05 – 11:45     ‘Iona’s Namescape: place-names and their dynamics in Iona and its environs’ (***a new project***) – Thomas Owen Clancy, University of Glasgow

11:45 – 12:15     ‘The Parish of Bonhill at the Northern Edge of Strathclyde: the Place-Name Evidence’ – Gwen Jones-Edwards, The Royal College of Psychiatrists

12:15 – 12:30     ‘SPNS Social Media Initiative’ – Sofia Evemalm, University of Glasgow

12:30 – 12:55     ‘Placenames, Gazetteers and Describing Scotland?’ – Bruce Gittings, Institute of Geography, The University of Edinburgh

12:55 – 13:00     Round-up and Farewell 

Tickets are free but limited.

Note: If the Eventbrite page suggests that the tickets are sold out and you would like to attend the conference, please contact and we will try to help. 

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