Past Events

April 2016

  • We have co-organised (with Marije van Hattum) the International Symposium “Urbanisation in the British Isles: a historical and interdisciplinary perspective”, which was held at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) on 22-23 April 2016. Click here for the conference website. A review of the symposium can be found on Paul Belford’s blog.

September 2015

  • Tino Oudesluijs presented a paper on “Travel and migration in fifteenth-century Coventry: moving about during the Wars of the Roses” at the Travel and Conflict Conference, which was held at the University of Bangor from 3-5 September 2015.
  • Moragh Gordon presented a poster on “The relative importance of an urban vernacular: relativizers in early modern Bristolian” at the 10th UK Language Variation and Change Conference, held at the University of York from 1-3 September 2015.

June 2015

  • Both Anita Auer and Tino Oudesluijs presented a paper at SHEL-9/DSNA-20, which was held at the University of Vancouver (BC) from 5-7 June 2015. Anita talked about “An alternative history of language standardisation in England: the urban vernacular of York, 1400-1700″ and Tino talked about “Dialect and language contact in Coventry, 1400-1600″.

February 2015

June 2014

March 2014

  • Moragh Gordon presented the paper “Bristol texts in the light of Standardisation, 1400-1700” at the Southern Englishes Workshop, which took place at the University of Brighton on 8 March 2014.

February 2014

November 2013

May 2013

  • Anita Auer and Moragh Gordon presented the research project – “English Urban Vernaculars, 1400-1700” (work-in-progress report) at the ICAME conference at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • Anita Auer presented the paper “Urban Vernaculars and the Development of Standard English” at the Department of English Languages and Literatures of the University of Berne (Switzerland).

December 2012

October 2012

  • Anita Auer presented the paper “Migration, Trade and Language Change in Early Modern England” at the Center for Early Modern Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison (US).