Call for Papers: The Monster Conference, Bishop Grosseteste University, UK, June 29-30 2018

From the 29th to the 30th of June 2018, Bishop Grosseteste University (Lincoln, UK) will be holding a two-day conference celebrating the inception and reception of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in celebration of 200th anniversary of this literary classic.  Confirmed Speakers include Angela Wright (Professor in English Literature, University of Sheffield), and Marc Hanheide (Reader in Computer Science, University of Lincoln). The Monster Conference will allow attendees to explore the intersection of this classic work with popular culture, and focus upon the pertinent theoretical and methodological challenges relating to how monstrosity and the monstrous get taught at universities and in schools.

The call for papers can be found here. Proposals for papers (20 minutes) and panels (three 20-minute papers) as well as teaching workshops (30 minutes) from a range of disciplines are welcome in the form of 300 word abstracts and a 100 word biographical note by the 31st of January 2018.  Send submission to to  All proposals will be anonymously peer-reviewed.

Conference: Österreichische Linguistiktagung, Klagenfurt, Austria, December 8-10 2017

An annual Austrian linguistics conference, Österreichische Linguistiktagung, will be held from the 8th to the 10th of December 2017 at the Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt.  The theme of the conference is Digital Humanities.  Along with this theme, an onomastics workshop, “Namen Digital” will be hosted by Marietta Calderon (University of Salzburg) and Sandra Herling (University of Siegen). Registration information can be found here.

Call for Papers: Queer(ing) Lexicography: Towards truly inclusive dictionary-making? Panel at Euralex 2018

From the 17th to the 21st of July 2018, Euralex, an international conference on lexicography and dictionaries will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  One theme of the scholarly event is “Queer(ing) Lexicography: Towards truly inclusive dictionary-making?”.  The purpose of this panel is to examine the role that dictionaries play in reinforcing and challenging societal notions of gender, sex, and sexual orientation.  Interested presenters are asked to submit abstracts (max. 300 words) for possible acceptance by the 26th of November 2017 to one of the following contacts: ( and Łukasz Pakuła ( Questions about the conference and submission requirements can be also be directed to these contacts as well. You can review the call for papers here.

Registration opens for the 2018 ANS Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, January 4-7, 2018

American Name SocietyRegistration is now open for the 2018 ANS Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. The ANS conference will take place in conjunction with the Linguistics Society of American (LSA) Conference from January 4-7, 2018.

To register, you must join the ANS or renew your ANS membership.

Note that to renew your ANS membership, you will be redirected to the Taylor & Francis website where you will need to enter information from your renewal notice.

Once your membership is up to date, please fill out the ANS 2018 Conference Registration Form and send the form, along with payment, to ANS Treasurer Michael McGoff, as per the instructions on the form.

For more information about the ANS Conference and the LSA Conference, including rate and hotel information, please visit our Conference Page.

Call for Papers: PCCS3: Poznań Conference of Celtic Studies, Poznań, Poland, July 9-10 2018

The third Poznań Conference of Celtic Studies (PCCS3) will be held from the 9th to the 10th of July 2018 in Poznań, Poland. The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Celtic Studies at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University. Interested researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts for thematic sessions or general session papers (max. 300-350 words plus bibliography) for talks of 20 minutes plus ten minutes of discussion; the call for papers can be found here. The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2018. Also invited are thematic sessions proposals of of 3-9 presentations.

Selected papers will be published in the second volume of Studies Celtica Posnaniensia and Celtic Studies journal launched by the Center for Celtic Studies and published by deGruyter.

Call for Papers: NACAL 46, North Atlantic Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics, Long Beach CA, June 1-3 2018

California State University, Long Beach will be hosting the 46th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 46) from the 1st to the 3rd of June 2018. NACAL is a annual meeting which focusses on linguistic topics relevant to the languages of the Afroasiatic phylum (Berber, Chadic, Cushitic, Egyptian, Omotic, and Semitic). Topics related to phonological, morphological, syntactic, and epigraphic aspects of Afroasiatic languages are welcome. Comparative and sociolinguistic approaches are also encouraged. Interested researchers are asked to send anonymized abstract proposals for presentations and/or posters by January 15, 2018. The call for papers can be found here.

Call for Papers: EURALEX 2018: Lexicography in Global Contexts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 17-21 2018

From the 17th to the 21st of July 2018, the 18th Euralex International Congress will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This international conference brings together lexicographers, publishers, researchers, software developers and others interested in dictionaries of all types. The scientific theme for this year’s conference is “Lexicography in Global Contexts”. Researchers who are interested in presenting a scientific paper at this event are encouraged to submit extended abstract proposals with a maximum of 800 words (excluding references, tables and figures) by the 1st of December 2017. The call for papers can be found here.

Conference: Words, Life, and Linguistics: Tracing Language Change with Today’s Technology, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10-13 2018

From the 10th to the 13th of May 2018, language researchers are invited to an innovative forum called “Words, Life, and Linguistics: Tracing Language Change with Today’s Technology”. The event will be will be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan as a part of the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies and is hosted by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University. The purpose of the session is to address the use of digital technology to trace lexical, phonological, morphological, semantics, pragmatics, and syntactic developments to date manuscripts. More information about the session as well as the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies can be found here.

Lecture: 50 years of the English Place-Name Society, University of Nottingham, UK, Dec. 1 2017

The English Place-Name Society has announced that this year’s Cameron Lecture will take place from 18.00–20.00 on 1 December 2017 in the Clive Granger building at the University of Nottingham.

This very special lecture celebrates 50 years of the English Place-Name Society in Nottingham, and will feature an introduction to the late Prof. Kenneth Cameron and his work by Prof. John Insley from the University of Heidelberg, followed by a lecture entitled “Highways and byways to the English Place-Name Society through more than fifty years”, delivered by Prof. Gillian Fellows-Jensen from the Department of Nordic Research at the University of Copenhagen. There will also be a display of posters relating to ongoing research by the English Place-Name Society and at the Institute for Name-Studies, the Society’s home in Nottingham.

To attend, fill out the registration form on the website.

Domain Name Conference: NamesCon, Las Vegas, January 28-31 2018

NamesCon, the world’s largest yearly domain-industry conference, will be holding its 2018 conference in Las Vegas from the 28th to the 31st of January. The purpose of the four-day conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for domain-name professionals to learn about the latest developments in the field. Everyone from attorneys, brand managers, registrars, digital marketers, individual end-users, and web-hosting companies will be represented. Registration for this event has already begun!