The COMELA 2020 - The (Annual) Conference on Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology 2020
American College of Greece, Athens, Greece, September 2 - 5, 2020
The COMELA 2020 invites academics in the fields of Linguistics, Anthropology, Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology, and Ethnology, pertinent to The Mediterranean and Europe, to discuss work, and engage in scholarly collaborations, thus strengthening global academic networks in the field.
American College of Greece
- Taylor and Francis Global Publishers
- SOAS University of London
- 120 major academic institutions globally
- Scientific Committee of over 120 academics
- Journal Special Issues, and Monographs, from papers submitted that meet publication requirements. Papers selected will be published with Top-Tier journals. Here, ample assistance will be provided to revise manuscripts.
- Second and Final Abstract and poster proposal submission deadline - June 1, 2020
- Notification of acceptance - No later than June 20, 2020 (for those submitted prior to this)
- Early bird - October 30, 2019 - January 21, 2020
- Normal bird - January 22, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Presenters must register by April 25, 2020, to guarantee a place in the program. Registration will remain open after this, but conference organizers cannot guarantee placement in the conference.
- Late bird - April 26, 2020 - September 5, 2020 (Conference end)
Wednesday September 2, 2020 - Saturday September 5, 2020
Final day comprises optional Anthropological excursion (separate cost)
The Second and Final Call for Abstracts deadline is on April 1, 2020, at https://comela2020.acg.edu, which contains all information
Bounded Languages ... Unbounded
The COMELA 2020 theme, “Bounded Languages… Unbounded”, encapsulates an ongoing struggle throughout Mediterranean and European regions. The tension between demarcation and legitimization of languages, language ideologies, and language identities, is entering an era where new modes of interactivity require language communities with roles superordinate to the past. Flexible citizenship now operates within, and not only across, language communities, to unbind languages, yet to create new boundaries not seen throughout history. The COMELA 2020 invites work on the shifting boundedness of Language Communities of The Mediterranean and Europe. Submissions should acknowledge and describe processes of language shape, change, and ideology, pertinent to social, cultural, and political histories and futures, of Mediterranean and European regions, or work by those working in Mediterranean and European regions.
Colloquia – 1.5 hours with 3-5 contributors (Parts A and B are possible, thus 6-10 contributors)
General paper sessions – Approx. 20-25 minutes each, including 5 mins for questions/responses
Posters – to be displayed at designated times throughout the COMELA 2020
Submission Guidelines (via the online submission website, or by email (see below))
General session papers
- 18-word maximum title
- 400-word maximum abstract, including references
- Submission of only the main abstract for colloquium required
- Abstract must contain the colloquium main description, and a summary of each individual paper within the colloquium
Evaluation of proposals
- All abstracts for general sessions will be double blind reviewed.
- Main parent abstracts for colloquia will be double blind reviewed. All abstracts for individual presentations within each colloquia will not be peer reviewed, but are expected to be at a standard commensurate to the colloquium parent abstract.
Review of criteria are as follows:
- Appropriateness and significance to COMELA themes
- Originality/significance/impact of the research
- Clarity/coherence of research concerns
- Theoretical and analytical framework(s)
- Description of research, data collection, findings/conclusions, rhetoric, and exegesis as a whole
- For colloquia, importance/significance of the overarching topic and/or framework(s) addressed, and its coherence of and with individual presentations.
For more information, please contact:
Professor Helena Maragou
Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The American College of Greece
Communications Liaison, COMELA 2020
Ms. Anastasia Tsantis