These extracts are taken from the Italian Lecture, delivered by Professor Nicholas Mann FBA, on 9 November 1999 at the British Academy.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, July-December 1999.
The English Place-Name Society has been in existence since 1923, and has been supported morally and financially by the British Academy for most of these 77 years. The main purpose of the Society is to conduct and to publish a national place-name survey. Professor Richard Coates, President of the English Place-Name Society, outlines the original aims of the project, and traces the paths of new developments springing from the central project.
Report in British Academy ‘Review’, July-December 1999. The Academy’s sponsored Institutes and Societies have continued to be active in a variety of ways over the course of recent months, including conferences, lectures, taught courses and major fieldwork projects.
The British Academy aims to publish a regular account of its activities by means of its new biannual ‘Review’. This is only the second issue of the ‘Review’, and covers events and activities that took place during the first part of the academic year, from July to December 1999.