Committee, 2014 –
School of English
University of Nottingham
Tel: 0115 8467549
Paul works mainly in the fields of historical language and place-name studies; he is Lecturer in Early English in the School of English at Nottingham university. He completed his PhD in 1996 and has worked with the English Place-Name Society and the Institute for Name-Studies at Nottingham for over twenty years. In that time he has edited and published eighteen volumes of the prestigious English Place-Name Survey which collects and analyses the place-names of the English counties. He now edits the Journal of the English Place-Name Society and is working on the AHRC-funded Shropshire Place-Names project (2013–2017). Alongside this he has published books and articles relating to the culture and literature of the Anglo-Saxons. Paul enjoys interdisciplinary research and is particularly interested in the interactions between place-names and historical geography including medieval settlement and land-use.
For more info, see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/people/paul.cavill