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Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

Registered Charity Number 1077455

This is the official website of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland (SNSBI), a society devoted to the study of names (place-names, personal names, and other names) from linguistic, historical, and sociological perspectives.

2019 events

  • 19 Oct: SNSBI autumn day conference at King's Manor, York. The provisional program on Vikings and Names covers place-names, surnames, and the ongoing legacy of Scandinavian speakers in literature and culture, with contributions from Jack Hartley, Peter McClure, Josh Neal, David Parsons, Eleanor Rye, Matt Townend, and Pragya Vohra. The conference fee will be £20 for SNSBI members, £10 for student members. Registration information to follow.

  • 05 Oct: Cymdeithas Enwau Lleoedd Cymru annual conference at Glamorgan Archives, Cardiff.

  • 21-23 Aug: Personal Names and Cultural Reconstructions in Helsinki.

  • 26-29 Apr: SNSBI spring conference in Nottingham; abstracts and slides.

2019 news

  • 01 Jul: Voprosy Onomastiki 16 (2019) issue 2 is out.

  • 25 Jun: Congratulations to Cymdeithas Enwau Lleoedd Cymru/Welsh Place-Name Society for receiving a £38,000 lottery grant to develop the project LLWYBRAU. The main aims of the project are to raise awareness of the value of place-names as an essential part of Welsh cultural heritage.

  • 27 Mar: SNSBI Newsletter 18 is now online.

2020 events