Summer Internship at Ethnic Technologies

Ethnic Technologies is currently searching for an undergraduate or graduate student with a keen interest in onomastics to serve as a paid summer intern M-F, 40 hrs/wk for 8 weeks. The person hired for this position will be responsible for classifying first and last names by ethnicity; identifying morphological patterns within lists of names; defining rules from visible patterns; improving the logic that incorporates name intelligence into a predictive software product. Applicants must have strong communications skills in English and competency in at least one second language. Basic computer programming skills and knowledge of database software are a bonus. Information about the company can be found at their website. Interested applicants are asked to email former ANS Information Officer, Lisa Spira (lspira AT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 7, 2017.

Place Names Officer position at Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is currently recruiting a new permanent full time member of staff to work on a new Welsh Place Names list for historic locations in Wales. The Welsh Ministers have asked the Commission to compile and maintain a list of historic place names in Wales, and the Place Names Officer will be a key part of this commitment. The successful candidate will be put in charge of compiling and maintaining the list. Further details on the Historic Place Names list and an application can be found at their website. Interested applicants who would like to learn more about the position and the project are asked to contact David Thomas, Head of Public Services: david.thomas at

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 March 2017 at 5pm.

Purpose of the List of Historic Place Names

The List of Historic Place Names will be an index of names given to, or held by, geographical locations identified from sources that predate the First World War. Drawing upon existing place name research, the List will incorporate the various forms and spellings used to record structures or places over time.

The purpose of the List is:

  • to provide easy access to a single centralised source of information on historic place names
  • to raise awareness of the value of historic place names
  • to inform decision makers

Funded PhD at the University of Glasgow: ‘Protocols for the use of name evidence in lexicography: comparative analysis of onomastic and non-onomastic data for historical and contemporary Scots’

17101840068_4796d8a18f_mSubmit your application for a funded PhD on the use of name evidence in lexicography, based at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

The studentship is offered under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award program with Scottish Language Dictionaries (Edinburgh) and will be co-supervised by Professor Carole Hough, Dr Wendy Anderson (University of Glasgow), and Dr Alison Grant (Scottish Language Dictionaries).

The studentship is funded for three years, beginning in October 2015. The deadline for applications is Monday, 29 June 2015. Interviews will be held on Thursday, 23 July 2015.

Click here for more information and to apply.