Innsbruck15-17 March 2018
 SLIN 18 Conference

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the next SLIN conference has been shifted to the 20th of October 2017 (see First Circular and CfP). Notification of acceptance will ensue by the 30th of November.
Second circular
Conference programme

Registration form
Venue and directions

Rome, 9 March 2018
 Shakepeare's English Goes Digital: Texts, Tools, Methods.


Reading (UK), 6-7 July 2018
 Bi/Multilingualism and the History of Language Learning and Teaching

Florence, 5-8 February 2019
  The Eleventh International Conference on Middle English (ICOME 11) will be hosted by the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultural Studies at the University of Florence (Italy)




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.
Conference report click here click here 

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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