Call for Papers

Conference on New Methods in Historical Corpora
29-30 April 2011
University of Manchester


The GerManC Project is hosting a Conference on New Methods in Historical Corpora. Funded jointly by the ESRC and the AHRC, GerManC is engaged in compiling a representative historical corpus of German for the early modern period (1650-1800). The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2011, and this gives an opportune moment to bring specialists together to discuss the construction, annotation and analysis of diachronic corpora in all languages. This conference will provide a forum for scholars compiling such corpora (or planning to do so) to exchange their experiences and discuss their results.

The conference will take place at the University of Manchester's Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre (, which is an ideal environment for formal and informal meetings. There will be no conference fee, and accommodation and meals will be provided at cost.

The following colleagues have kindly agreed to give plenary talks:

In addition, abstracts for papers (20 minutes duration, with 10 minutes discussion) dealing with any aspects of historical corpora in any language are now invited. Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words, and be sent by 1 December 2010 to Richard Jason Whitt ( Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee consisting of David Denison, Núria Yáñez-Bouza and the conference organisers. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15 December. Depending on the number of abstracts received, some submissions may be accepted for presentation as posters. It is intended that accepted papers will be published in some form.

The language of the conference is English.

Paul Bennett
Martin Durrell
Silke Scheible
Richard Jason Whitt

GerManC project: