Becoming and Belonging Research Symposium - Programme

Becoming and Belonging: The Significance of Personal Names
Personal Naming Practices Research Symposium


9:30 Registration and Refreshments

9.50 Introduction and Welcome

Jane Pilcher, University of Leicester

10.00 Children’s Surnames and the Constitution of Family and Kinship

Hayley Davies, University of Leeds

10:30 Naming Choices of Multiracial/Ethnic parents: negotiating the racialised essentialism of names

Emily Wykes, University of Nottingham


11:30 Forenames and ‘Doing Gender’

Jane Pilcher, University of Leicester

12:00 Changing Names and Gendering Identity: families, emotion work, and selfhood

Rachel Thwaites, University of Lincoln

12.30 LUNCH

13.30 “Enwau Prydeinig gwyn?” Problematizing the idea of “White British” names and naming practices from a Welsh perspective

Sara Louise Wheeler, Bangor University

14.00 ‘Your Name Does Not Tick the Box’: The intertwining of names, bodies, religion and nationality in the construction of identity within the UK asylum system

Roda Madziva, University of Nottingham

14.30 Naming and Slavery: The middle passage and beyond

Sarah Alison Abel & Gisli Palsson, University of Iceland


15.30 Belonging and Diversity in the Namescape of London, Canada

Karen Pennesi, University of Western Ontario

16.00 Round Table Discussion: What Next for Personal Names Research?

16.15 End

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