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The 2019 Autumn Day Conference of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland will take place at King’s Manor, University of York, from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday 19 October 2019. The theme is ‘Vikings and Names’, and the provisional programme includes the following papers:


David Parsons, ‘The Vikings and the Cross’

Josh Neal, ‘Old Norse bý(r)-names in Britain: cores and peripheries’

Eleanor Rye, ‘Norðmenn and their names? Languages and dialects in contact in Viking-Age England’

Pragya Vorha, ‘Who do you think they were? Using place-names to understand migration in Viking Age Cleveland’

Matthew Townend, ‘The Vikings and the Victorians and dialect’

Jack Hartley, ‘“He scratched those words on the rocks”: Norman Nicholson and Norse heritage in twentieth-century Lakeland’

Peter McClure, ‘When strangers became family: thoughts on the Old Norse contribution to the English personal name stock, C9th to C19th’


Registration is now open at [Web Admin Note – Link No Longer Working]. The conference fee (to include lunch, teas and coffees) is £20 for SNSBI members or £10 for student members (£25 and £15 to non-members). Registration will be open until 15 October, on a first-come, first-serve basis.