LINGUIST List 32.500

Tue Feb 09 2021

Confs: Greek; Hist Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 09-Feb-2021
From: Giuseppina di Bartolo <>
Subject: First Postclassical Greek conference Cologne, Online Conference
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First Postclassical Greek conference Cologne, Online Conference
Short Title: PGCC 1

Date: 24-Mar-2021 - 26-Mar-2021
Location: University of Cologne, Online Conference, Germany
Contact: Giuseppina di Bartolo
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient; Greek, Modern

Meeting Description:

Greek is one of the few languages in the world with an uninterrupted literary tradition spanning more than three thousand years. Nearly all periods of Greek are well-documented by large amounts of texts. This makes Greek an especially interesting corpus for the study of language change. However, post-classical Greek has been less in the focus of research. After two similar conferences in Mainz and Riga, PGCC aims to bring together specialists of Greek working on the history of Greek after the 5th/4th c. BC, addressing various research questions ranging from methodological problems (e.g. periodization), questions of language standardization and register, text transmission and the analysis of individual linguistic features appearing or disappearing in the post-classical language to the situation of post-classical Greek in Digital Humanities.

Keynote Speakers:
Anna Bonifazi (University of Köln)
Albio C. Cassio (La Sapienza University- Rome)
Gregory Crane (Tufts University - Medford)
Eleanor Dickey (University of Reading)
Georgios K. Giannakis (University of Thessaloniki)
Chiara Gianollo (University of Bologna)
Mark Janse (Ghent University)
Brian Joseph (Ohio State University - Columbus)
José Luis García Ramón (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Organizing committee:
Giuseppina di Bartolo (University of Cologne)
Daniel Kölligan (University of Würzburg)

Original Event Date: March 4 – 7 2020
Due to Covid-19, postponed to March 24 – 26, 2021
Online Conference (Zoom)

Program Information:


The conference will be held on Zoom. Registration is free of Charge. In order to register please contact Giuseppina di Bartolo,

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