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Kathryn Bullen

Languages and Literature, University of Nottingham

Thesis title:

Assess the impact of language, history and landscape on place-names on the Isle of Axholme


My research aims to discover what place-names in the Isle of Axholme can tell us about the historical change to society and culture in North Lincolnshire, which lies within the area historically known as the Danelaw. It will collect historical forms of place-names in order to build a strong foundation for further investigation. The project will benefit the local community and environmental agencies by promoting a greater appreciation for the landscape and an awareness of possible changes in the future which connect with its more watery past. It will also provide material for a publishable volume of the English Place-Name Society, contributing to the survey for Lincolnshire.



Research Area

  • Languages and Literature

Conferences

22 January 2021: 'The Scandinavian Influence on Place-Names and Artefacts in the Isle of Axholme', University of Nottingham School of English PGR Symposium (online)

17 October 2020: 'Axholme: Place-Names in the Marsh - a journey into bog and moor' - Society for Name Studies Britain and Ireland, autumn half day conference (online) - review in SNSBI newsletter (February 2021)



Public Engagement & Impact

25 February 2021 - 'Digging up the origins of "road"' - Viae Regiae blog and wiki

12 February 2021 - 1 October 2021: Volunteer Associate - Viae Regiae 'Mapping the Transport Network of England and Wales, 1530-1680'

November 2020 to June 2021: Research Affiliate - assisting in the completion and indexing of Research Excellence Framework publications for the Institute for Name-Studies, and undertaking work with volunteers participating in the Institute for Name Studies' Knowledge Exchance projects and collection of historical place-name forms - University of Nottingham

25 November 2020: 'Axholme: Place-Names in the Marsh' - University of Nottingham History PGR Work in Progress 15 minute talk

17 November 2020: Promote your local history project through a ten minute talk - 'Axholme: Place-Names in the Marsh' - British Association for Local History


















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