Joint Conference of Scottish Place-Name Society with Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

Scottish Place-Name Society (Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba) is holding a joint conference with Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

November 4th 2017
Mitchell Library, Glasgow

1030 Registration *

Session 1:

1100 Irene O’Brien: Glasgow City Archives – sources for people and places

1140 Peter Drummond: Some interesting and local Scots place-names

1220 Alasdair Whyte: Gaelic place-names in Glasgow

1300-1400 Lunch

Session 2:

1400 Alice Crook: Scottish naming in the early modern period: the Old Parish Registers as an onomastic resource

1430 Katie Cuthbertson: Denotative naming in Scotland 1264 to 1600

1500 Sue Laflin: The surname Laflin

1530 Thomas Clancy: The Survey of Scottish Place-Names

1600 Close

*Morning coffee is not available at meeting room. There is a cafe in Library foyer, and next to Charing Cross station.

Please book well in advance so we can finalise numbers for lunch. Preferably return the tearoff slip by October 30th. Note that acknowledgements will not be sent.

Travel directions: the Mitchell Library is only a short distance from Charing Cross station, first station westbound from Queen Street low level. On emerging from the station, bear ahead right past The Baby Grand and coffee outlets to reach Bath Street, turn left and follow Bath St over the M8 on the road bridge. The Library’s eastern entrance is on the side facing the motorway.