100 Years of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics at the University of Ljubljana – A “Ljubilee”
Dear friends and colleagues!
In 2019, the University of Ljubljana is celebrating its long-awaited centennial. Since the Faculty of Arts and with it Comparative Indo-European Linguistics (indoevropsko primerjalno jezikoslovje) as one of its earliest fields of study are the cornerstones of this leading Slovenian educational institution, it seems more than fit to pay the long tradition a deserved respect in the form of an international symposium that will bring together a wide array of scholars willing to honour the occasion with selected talks and papers on the issues of contemporary comparative Indo-European linguistics. The symposium will take place in Ljubljana in early June 2019 and is organised by the Chair of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics in Ljubljana and the Indogermanische Gesellschaft / Society for Indo-European Studies / Société des études indo-européennes as the Society’s annual Arbeitstagung.
Apart from the suggestive paraphrase of RVS X.95.1b there will be no general topic that would steer but certainly limit the creative mind. We welcome all papers that celebrate the inexhaustible power of the comparative method on the entire spectrum of Indo-European linguistics and on every level of linguistic enquiry. Especially appreciated, however, will be the individual contributions on those topics that boast a particularly long tradition of research and teaching endeavours in Ljubljana, viz. Indo-Iranian, Anatolian, Balto-Slavic, Celtic, Germanic, Albanian, Tocharian, Indo-European Trümmersprachen, onomastic languages (incl. Old European toponymy), the laryngeal theory, Indo-Uralic, and pre-Indo-European.
NB It is a particular pleasure to add that as an integral part of the symposium the XIIth International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology (IWoBA XII) will again be held in Ljubljana, welcoming papers dealing with the diachronic issues of Balto-Slavic accentology. Note that in the frame-work of the meeting a comprehensive workshop on the different schools of thought in this complex field is also planned.
Proposals in the form of preliminary abstracts (200-300 words) for 30-minute papers in English, French, or German – the official working languages of the IG (for contributions planned for the IWoBA workshop also Russian, as is tradition), may be sent by 15 December 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposals will be peer-reviewed and the decision announced by the end of January 2019 at the latest. A publishable version of the abstracts with appended bibliography will be due by 30 March 2019. The conference Acta are planned to appear a year after the symposium.
Dr. Luka Repanšek
Department of Comparative and General Linguistics,
University of Ljubljana
Dr. Sabine Ziegler
President of the Indogermanische Gesellschaft