Books and Articles

Forthcoming 2021, part1

Forthcoming 2021, part 2

The Newton Stone, at Newton House, Aberdeenshire. Photo by Richard Marshall.

‘The Hackness Cross: Landscape, Patronage, and International Influences’, in Cynthia Thickpenny, Katherine Forsyth, Jane Geddes, and Kate Mathis (eds), Peopling Insular Art: Practice, Performance, Perception (Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2020), pp. 141–50.

The Hackness Cross in St Peter’s Church. Image by Dominic Powlesland.

‘The Place-Names in Felix’s Vita Sancti Guthlaci’, Nottingham Medieval Studies 58 (2015), pp. 1–56.

An updated version of this was published recently in: ‘The Place-Names of the Vita Sancti Guthlaci’, in Alan Thacker and Jane Roberts (eds), Guthlac: A Saint for Midland England (Stamford: Shaun Tyas, 2020), pp. 97-115.

Crowland Abbey. Image by author.

Keith Briggs and Kelly Kilpatrick, A Dictionary of Suffolk Place-Names (Nottingham: English Place-Name Society and the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, 2016).

Available on Amazon, Waterstones, the English Place-Name Society, and the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology & History.

‘Place-Names in a Hagiographical Tradition of St Brigit of Kildare: Analysis of Vita Prima and Bethu Brigte’, Ainm: A Journal of Name Studies 11 (2012), pp. 1–46.

St Brigit’s journeys throughout Ireland. Map by author.

‘The Iconography of the Papil Stone: Sculptural and Literary Comparisons with a Pictish Motif’, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 141 (2011), pp. 159–205.

The Papil Stone, from Papil, Shetland (now housed in the National Museums Scotland). Image by author.

‘A Case-Study of Nemeton Place-Names’, Ollodagos: Actes de la Société Belge d’Études Celtiques 25 (2010), pp. 1–113.

Nemeton place-names and inscriptions. Map by author.

Newsletter Articles

‘Pictish Book Satchels’, Pictish Arts Society Newsletter 100 (2021), pp. 25–28.

Clerics, two of which wear book satchels, on the Papil Stone (National Museums Scotland). Image by author.

The Llyfr Aneirin and the Place-Names of Y Gododdin’, Newsletter of the Scottish Place Name Society, Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba, no. 46 (2019), pp. 2–6.

The Roman fort at Catterick. Image by author.

‘Hebridean Place-Names and Monastic Identity in the Vita Sancti Columbae’, Newsletter of the Scottish Place-Name Society, Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba 35 (2013), pp. 2–4.

The Machair of Iona. Image by author.

Selected Chapters from DPhil Thesis

‘The Famous Cemeteries of Medieval Ireland: the Place-Names of Senchas na Relec compared with Aided Nath Í ocus a adnacol and various Dindshenchas Tracts’, from Kelly Kilpatrick, ‘The Historical Interpretation of Early Medieval Insular Place-Names’ (University of Oxford, unpublished Dphil. Thesis, 2012).

Rathcroghan Mound. Image by author.

Web Publications

  • Medieval Welsh Fish Weirs blog post written as part of the Flood and Flow: Place-Names and the Changing Hydrology of English and Welsh Rivers project (2017).

Book Reviews

  • Gordon Noble and Nicholas Evans (eds), The Kings in the North: The Pictish Realms of Fortriu and Ce (Edinburgh: Birlinn Ltd, 2019), in Northern Studies 51 (2020), 209–11.
  • Alan McNiven, The Vikings in Islay: the Place of Names in Hebridean Settlement History (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2015), in Newsletter of the Scottish Place-Name Society, Comann Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba 41 (2016), p. 11.
  • Alfred Oscroft, Place-Names of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, ed. James Oscroft Wilkes (Ann Arbor, Michigan: supported and distributed in England by the Hampshire Archives Trust and Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society, 2015), in Journal of the English Place-Name Society 47 (2015), pp. 115-18.
  • Ralph O’Connor, The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel: Kingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga (Oxford: University Press, 2013), in Nottingham Medieval Studies 58 (2014), pp. 276–79.