Professor Diana Whaley
Emeritus Professor of Early Medieval Studies

My current research focuses chiefly on English place-names, especially Northumberland names and methods of interpretation, and early Norse-Icelandic literature, especially the editing of skaldic poetry. I am in the early stages of work on a one-volume dictionary of Northumberland place-names and have a longstanding involvement, as one of its General Editors, in the international project Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages.

I benefit greatly from membership of research networks including The English Place-Name Society, the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland, the Scottish Place-Name Society, the Viking Society for Northern Research, the Medieval and Early Modern Studies group in Newcastle University, the Newcastle Society of Antiquaries and the Bernician Studies Group.