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PhilSoc heads North of the border

In a break with recent tradition, PhilSoc will be holding its Nov meeting at the University of Edinburgh. For some time now, the Society has held a biennial meeting in Manchester; the Edinburgh meeting therefore represents a further move to extend coverage northwards. PhilSoc looks forward to seeing many of its northern members on Fri 17 Nov.

Published 20 Sep 2006

PhilSoc Vice-President elected British Academy Fellow

PhilSoc is delighted to announce that Vice-President Professor Nigel Vincent was elected a Fellow of the British Academy at their AGM on 6 July 2006.

Published 6 Jul 2006

New online submission to TPhS

PhilSoc and Blackwell Publishing Ltd have agreed to set up an online manuscript-management system for Transactions of the Philological Society. The system, Manuscript Central from US company ScholarOne, will allow authors, reviewers and editors to use the same web-based interface when dealing with manuscripts. The system is expected to simplify the process for all involved.

Published 20 Apr 2006

New Publications Secretary

As of 1 Feb 2006, Dr Delia Bentley joins Professor Andrew Linn and Dr Paul Rowlett as PhilSoc's new third Publications Secretary. Delia will edit PhilSoc's books series, the Publications of the Philological Society, while Andrew and Paul look after PhilSoc's journal, the Transactions of the Philological Society. Click on Books in the panel on the left for details.

Published 1 Feb 2006

Century-old Transactions article digitised for AHRC project

Sections of an article by W. W. Skeat entitled "Nominale sive Verbale" and published in Transactions in 1906 are to be digitised as part of a major AHRC-funded research project called Anglo-Norman On-Line Hub. For details, please click here.

Published 24 Jan 2006

New Publications Secretary

As of 1 Jan 2006, Professor Andrew Linn joins Dr Paul Rowlett as joint Publications Secretary. Andrew and Paul will edit PhilSoc's journal, the Transactions of the Philological Society. Click on Journal in the panel on the left for details.

Published 1 Jan 2006

Death of Professor Murray B. Emeneau

It is with deep regret that PhilSoc announces that its Honorary Member, Professor Murray Barnson Emeneau, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., L.H.D., LL.D., D.Lit., F.B.A., died peacefully in his sleep at his home on Monday 29 August at the age of 101. A full obituary will appear in number 104.1 of Transactions.

Published 31 Aug 2005

PhilSoc Council announces winner of the third RH Robins Prize

At the PhilSoc AGM held on 6 May 2005, Council announced that Sarah Turner (University College, Oxford) was the winner of the third RH Robins Prize of the Society. Sarah's essay was called "Post-verbal subjects in Early East Slavonic". Sarah will receive the £500 prize once a revised version of her essay has been received and accepted for publication in Transactions, where it's expected to appear in issue 104.1.

Published 6 May 2005

Launch of www.philsoc.org.uk

PhilSoc's new website, www.philsoc.org.uk, was launched on 6 May 2005 to coincide with the Society's AGM. As well as incorporating all the features of the old site, the new site carries the distinctive PhilSoc logo and colour scheme. New features include a user-friendly file-download facility, and a facility allowing PhilSoc Publications to be ordered direct from the publishers. The new site has been built by DancingDog Web Design.

Published 6 May 2005