Innsbruck15-17 March 2018
 SLIN 18 Conference
Florence, 15-16 February 2018
 The language of discovery, exploration and settlement


Salamanca26-27 October 2017

 The First International Symposium on Approaches to Dialects in English Literature (1500-1950) (LADEL)
Como, 13 October 2017

 Contra Imperium. Critica all'autorità nelle letterature europee del Rinascimento
Bergamo, 28-30 September 2017
  FOUND IN TRANSLATION: Translation as Cultural Dissemination from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium
 Edinburgh, 24-25 July 2017   
  A Blackwood's Bicentenary in Edinburgh

Park City, Utah, 21-23 June 2017    
  The 2017 Prescriptivism Conference
Milan, 14-16 June 2017

First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse (CHIMED-1)



The group of Italian University teachers and researchers working in the area of History of the English Language (Storia della Lingua Inglese) was created informally in 1988 at the first National Conference (CNSLIN), a travelling event that started in Bari and continued in Naples. The organization of this Conference was the work of Thomas Frank (Naples University) helped by Nicola Pantaleo (Bari University).

About a dozen teachers and researchers met on that occasion and decided to continue the informal (and, for many years, nameless) association, united as they were by their common interest in meeting regularly in order to exchange opinions and debate questions of English historical linguistics. Another motive was to give greater 'visibility' to an academic discipline that risked a certain emargination.

The group gained a more defined existence at the end of the 1990 Conference by the addition of a business meeting (which we traditionally call Workshop) as a permanent conclusion to that and all future Conferences.

Prof. Nicola Pantaleo "The SLIN group: A brief history" (


Conference reports

TRANSIT AND TRANSLATION IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE: Textual circulation in Italy, England and Northern Europe
Rome: 29 February 2016.
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SLIN17 Conference, "Labelling English, English Labelled: From the 9th Century to Late Modern Times" News" , Ragusa: 22-24 October 2015.
Conference report click here click here 

"News, Pamphlets and Print in Early Modern Europe"
Florence, 27 February 2015
Conference report click here click here 
 "Elizabeth I: Language, Learning, Power"
Rome, 29 November 2013
Conference report click here 
 "Translation: An Elizabethan Art - Revisited"
Ragusa, 24-25 October 2013
Conference report click here 
 CHINED III - Rostock, 18-19 May 2012
Conference report click here                           

 "New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics"
Łódź, 26-28 May 2012
Conference report click here


 "Language,Culture, and Society in Russian and English Studies" - London, 9-10 July 2012
Conference report click here  

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