Conference Announcements


20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 – Fri, 31 Aug 2018

ICEHL20 will take place from 27 – 31 August 2018, at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Pollock Halls, Edinburgh. The conference takes place on the back of the last week of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe.


Confirmed plenaries

Marc Alexander

Hendrik De Smet

Don Ringe

Devyani Sharma

Call for papers

Abstract submission will be through the EasyAbs abstract submission system. Submission will open 22 October 2017, and close 15 December 2017.

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words (exclusive of references) and should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and results. Abstracts should also list three to five keywords. Abstracts can be submitted as a *.doc (preferred) or *.txt document. If your abstract contains special characters, please also send a pdf version to

Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent out by 15 January 2018.

Important dates

Submission of workshop proposals:

1 October 2017:  submission of proposals to

15 October 2017: Notification of acceptance


21 October 2017: submission of abstracts opens

15 December 2017: submission of abstracts closes

15 January 2017: notification of acceptance

ICEHL XX Programme


August 26, 2018: registration desk opens (16.00-19.00). Informal get together in the Bar.

Academic Programme

August 27-30, 2018

Social Programme

August 27, 2018: Welcome Reception, Informatics Forum

August 29, 2018: Conference Dinner, Playfair Library

August 31, 2018: Social Programme (TBA)


Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh
Conference Website:
Pollock Halls Campus

18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY, UK
Edinburgh, Edinburgh
United Kingdom