CfP: Henry Sweet Society Colloquium Leuven 2022

The 2022 annual colloquium of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas will be held from Tuesday 20 September until Thursday 22 September 2022 at the University of Leuven (Belgium). The general theme of the colloquium is: 

Blind spots in the history of linguistic thought: 

Forgotten or neglected voices, areas, approaches and methods. 

In addition, papers are invited on any topic in the History of Linguistics and Linguistic Ideas and Practices. We also welcome proposals for panel discussions or thematic sessions.

Paper should be 20 minutes in length (+ 10 minutes of discussion). Proposals should be submitted to Luz Van den Bruel ( by 31 March 2022 and should contain the following information: Name, institutional affiliation (if any), email address, and abstract (max. 250 words). 

In addition, proposals for panels should include a 100-word statement from the panel organizer(s) giving the rationale for the panel.

Notification of acceptance will be made by 31 May 2022.

For further information about the Society, details of the Martin Burr travel bursary for graduate students and early career scholars, and updates on the colloquium, please visit the Henry Sweet Society website:

For other inquiries, please contact the organizers:

Toon van Hal (

Floris Solleveld (

The University of Leuven is easily accessible by train (30 minutes from Brussels South, Eurostar terminus) and plane (15 minutes from Brussels Airport). We encourage that delegates travel by train when feasible. Also, we kindly invite you to distribute this call further within your network.

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