PhilSoc Meetings

PhilSoc usually holds seven meetings each academic year, in October, November, January, February, March, May and June (AGM). At most meetings, a full paper is read; other meetings take the format of a thematic symposium. Significant announcements made at meetings are reported on the homepage of the Society's website.

PhilSoc welcomes proposals for papers to be read at meetings. Proposals should be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary (contact details on the Contact page). Papers may be on any topic falling within the scope of PhilSoc's interests, but speakers are asked to bear in mind that the audience will represent a wide range of linguistic interests, and papers should therefore be accessible to non-specialists.

Jan
14
2022

January 2022

The Origins of the Greek Verb
Andreas Willi (Oxford) in conversation with James Clackson (Cambridge)

Remote meeting at 4.15pm GMT

Feb
18
2022

February 2022

SPADE: Speech Across Dialects of English
Jane Stuart-Smith (Glasgow), Morgan Sonderegger (McGill), and Jeff Mielke (North Carolina State)

Remote meeting 4.15 pm GMT

Mar
19
2022

March 2022

Tense in Time: The development of Iranic verbal categories and the difficulty of naming them
Thomas Jügel (Bochum)

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
Tea will be served at 3.45pm GMT; the lecture will start at 4.15pm GMT

May
06
2022

May 2022

Anna Morpurgo Davies Lecture jointly with The British Academy: Tracing the history of words: changing perspectives, changing research
Philip Durkin (OED)

The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London
The lecture will start at 4.15pm BST and be followed by a reception

Jun
11
2022

June 2022

Annual General Meeting followed by public lecture: The Study of Meaning in Natural Language, in the Lab and in the Field
Vera Hohaus (Manchester)

St. Catherine’s College, Oxford
Tea will be served at 3.45pm BST; the AGM will start at 4.15pm BST with the lecture following immediately afterwards