Friday 25th January 2008

Council Chambers, University of Manchester, Manchester

Papers are invited for the above one day conference next January on any
linguistic topic relating to an 'ancient' language, broadly termed. Topics
might include - ancient scripts, phonology, morphology, syntax,
sociolinguistics, etymology etc. as well as theoretical and methodological
approaches to the study of languages which are no longer spoken. Papers on any
language or language family are welcome.

The aim of this day is to bring together primarily, but not exclusively,
postgraduate students working on ancient languages in an academic but informal
setting for an exchange of ideas and discussion of issues we all share. After
the papers there will be a wine reception and a meal to which all participants
are invited.

Papers should be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.
Abstracts of a maximum of 300 words in PDF or Word format should be sent to by 5th December 2007. Those accepted will
be informed by email shortly after this date, and a full programme and
registration details will be published by 12th December on the
ancientpglinguistics list and the conference section of the website.

Manchester has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and further
afield, and the University is only a 10 minute bus ride from the city's main
railway station, Manchester Piccadilly. The colloquium will take place in the
Victorian heart of the University, the Whitworth Building on Oxford Road, see for further information.
There is a wealth of accommodation available in Manchester of varying price
(and quality) if needed - further details on travel and accommodation can be
sent on request. Please note that unfortunately no funding is available for
travel and accommodation expenses. For any other questions please also email
amy.coker AT