Semitic Dialectology: Crises and Change - 30 June – 2 July 2021

As it is true for all academic disciplines worldwide, the current pandemic crisis has struck Semitic dialectology which faces new challenges. Simultaneously, digital technology tools and innovative online networking bloomed despite the restrictions of the past months, and therefore we are encouraged to approach this crisis as a chance to renew the discussion of long awaited change in our field of research and study.

The conference Semitic Dialectology: Crises and Change is the first conference organised at the Department of Languages and Cultures of the Near East, Semitic Studies in Heidelberg in cooperation with the Center for Jewish Studies Heidelberg that will be exclusively held online, and invites all interested Semitists to speak on diverse topics from the broad spectrum of Semitic

Papers on dialectology and linguistics of spoken forms of Arabic, Aramaic and Maltese, as well as other Semitic languages – Hebrew, Ethiopian and Modern South Arabian, are welcome.

Abstracts and deadline
Please forward your abstract to in doc/docx and pdf format (max 200 words), including author’s name and contact details. Deadline for submissions of the abstracts: 10 May 2021.

Conference languages

Conference fee
The conference is free of charge.

Conference Programme
Programme (PDF)

Scientific committee

Otto Jastrow Michael Spagnol
Ronny Meyer Shabo Talay
Jonathan Owens Michael Waltisberg
Stephan Procházka Janet Watson
Veronika Ritt-Benmimoun Manfred Woidich
Ori Shachmon  

Organising committee

Prof. Dr. Werner Arnold
Dr. Maciej Klimiuk
Maria Lipnicka, MA

If you have any further questions, please contact us under:
Maria Lipnicka:

You can download this information in PDF form [here].

Conference Semitic Dialectology

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