Henry Sweet Society colloquium 2017


The 2017 colloquium of the Henry Sweet Society will be a one-day event at the University of Westminster on Friday 28 April. You are invited to submit a proposal for a paper on any topic relating to the History of Linguistics. Proposals for panel sessions, comprising several papers on a common theme and submitted together, are welcome.

Proposals should not exceed 500 words and should be submitted direct to the colloquium organiser, Professor Andrew Linn (a.linn@westminster.ac.uk) by Friday 16 December. Please submit two versions, one including your name and contact details and the other anonymous. Click HERE for a PDF version.


The 2017 colloquium will include the following presentations which promise an emphasis on the role of women in the history of linguistics and in language more generally:

  • The Leslie Seiffert lecture to be delivered by Dr Helena Sanson (Cambridge)
  • The inaugural lecture of the Westminster Forum for Language and Linguistics by Prof. Deborah Cameron (Oxford).


To register to attend the colloquium, please send your name and contact details to the organiser, Prof. Andrew Linn (a.linn@westminster.ac.uk).

The cost of the day (includes lunch, refreshments and all conference materials) is £45 for members of the Society and £75 for non-members (includes 1 year’s membership).  Payment can be made at http://store.westminster.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=52&catid=84&prodvarid=74


Please click HERE to download the programme of the Colloquium.


Hotels and Accommodation Local to the University of Westminster: click HERE to download.

This page was last updated on 17 February 2017 at 3:37 pm.