SNSBI 2002 Newcastle meeting (April 5–8)

The 2002 annual conference was held at Newcastle University. It was organised by Dr Diana Whaley. The conference report appeared in Nomina 25, 153–4.

  • Richard Bailey: Bernician sites: what needed naming?

  • Richard Coates: Lindisfarne

  • Ann Cole and Margaret Gelling: Is there a place-name code stretching from the south to the north?

  • Paul Cullen: Grappling with M [in VEPN]

  • Ian Fraser: Scottish surnames: a brief survey

  • Peder Gammeltoft: I sauh a tour on a toft, tryelyche i-maket, part 2: Place-names in -toft in England (Nomina 26, 43–63)

  • Alison Grant: Inversion compounds (Nomina 25, 65–90)

  • Carole Hough: ‘White’ in place-names and surnames (Nomina 26, 83–92)

  • John Insley: The Goths in south Gaul: the evidence of the names

  • Alan James: The hunting of the Snook

  • John Koch: Northern English place-names in early Welsh sources

  • Nollaig Ó Muraíle: Early Ireland: the Anglo-Saxon connection

  • Bill Nicolaisen: North-west Germanic place-nomenclature

  • George Redmonds: Surnames, genes and genealogy

  • Veronica Smart: Pitit and Litelman  —  an onomastic conundrum (Nomina 25, 133–138)

  • Liz Sobell: Riggs to Pingles: field-names of a Hexhamshire farm

  • Victor Watts: Field-names of South Durham (Nomina 25, 53–64)

  • Doreen Waugh: Place-names of Old Scatness (Nomina 26, 29–41)

Late on Saturday afternoon there was a coach trip: Newcastle sights and street-names: bridges, quayside, and cathedral, ending with a reception at Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities. On Sunday afternoon Richard Bailey, Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Saxon Civilization at the University of Newcastle, led the coach trip to Lindisfarne via Yeavering and Milfield.


Conference delegates at the Yeavering site

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