Professor Andrew Linn Elected as New President of Henry Sweet Society

7 May 2016

Congratulations to Professor Andrew Linn on his new election as the President of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas, which will take effect from September 2016. Professor Linn joined the University of Westminster in February 2016 as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities, after being Professor of the History Read more


Henry Sweet Society colloquium 2016 — Call for Papers

1 March 2016

Please find attached the Call for Papers for this year’s Henry Sweet Society colloquium (click HERE), to be held at Pembroke College, Cambridge September 13-15, 2016. This year’s theme is Onomastics and its history, but as ever papers on any aspect of the history of linguistics are welcome. The deadline for abstracts is March 31st Read more

Working group on the long-term histories of grammatical traditions

4 November 2015

Expressions of interest are invited for a working group on the long-term histories of grammatical traditions, and on the interactions between different grammatical traditions. The activities of the working group will include a workshop; participation will be generously funded for up to ten participants by the project’s sponsors, the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Activities will also include publishing individual contributions and a multi-authored article; publication mentoring will be offered to early-career participants and to any others who would like such support. For more detail please go to You can also download a pdf form HERE. Read more