Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Scottish Place-Name Society - Autumn Conference - Saturday 7th November 2009

Discovering the origins of Scotland's place names has been one of my interests for many years and has been a great way to explore the extensive settlement history of the nation. 

The Scottish Place-Name Society are holding their autumn conference on Saturday 7th November 2009 at Glasgow University, Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre.

Here is the programme:

9.45: Registration

10.00: Welcome and introduction

10.15: Pete Drummond: Gaelic Place-names between Campsies and Clyde

11.00: Coffee

11.30: Richard Cox: Sanda

12.05: Jake King: Lost Aber-names

12.40: Guto Rhys: Towards a Phonology of Pictish

1.15: Lunch, and digitised book launch

2.15: Eileen Brooke-Freeman: Memories, meids, maps – the Shetland Place-Name Project

3.00: Paradox of Medieval Scotland research project

3:30: Short reports

4.15: Tea and departure

Find out more information here Scottish Place-Name Conference