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The Swadesh Centenary Conference
The Swadesh Centenary Conference

Date: 17-18 January 2009

Place: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany)

Organised by:

  • Søren Wichmann (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology & Leiden University)
  • Anthony Grant (Edge Hill University)

Local organizer:

  • Claudia Schmidt (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)



Short description:

This conference, which celebrates the 100th year birthday of Morris Swadesh, is intended primarily to bring together scholars working on cutting-edge methods in historical linguistics and, secondarily, to assess the work and influence of Swadesh.

Conference fee: 25 EUR (to be paid in cash upon arrival)


Invited speakers:

  • Mark Pagel (University of Reading)
  • Tandy Warnow (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • Eric W. Holman (University of California, Los Angeles)


Call for papers:

Deadline for abstract submission is September 30, 2008.