International Conference
on Historical Linguistics 2023

Welcome to the 26th International Conference on Historical Linguistics at the University of Heidelberg!

The jubilee 26th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, 50 years after the first ICHL conference, was held from 4 to 8 September 2023 in the new main building of the University of Heidelberg.

The ICHL brings together historical linguists and specialists in related fields to explore advances in areas including methods and practices of linguistic reconstruction; formal and functional approaches to language change; historical sociolinguistics; computational approaches to historical linguistics; contact and areal linguistics; interfaces between historical linguistics and other disciplines; and many other related areas.


Submissions to the conference proceedings (a two-phase process) can now be made:
↗︎ https://easyabs.linguistlist.org/conference/ICHL26

Extended deadline for submission of abstracts to the ICHL26 Proceedings: November 25th, 2023.

For further information, see the page “Proceedings”.

Book of abstracts

        Version: 03.09.2023


The conference began on Sept. 4th, 2023 with registration opening at 8:00 am on the ground floor of the New University building (Neue Universität). The office of the conference was located at the registration point on the main floor of the New University building.


Universitätsplatz 1
69117 Heidelberg

The opening plenary talk took place in the Alte Aula on the first floor of the Old University building (Alte Universität). Beginning with the coffee break (10:00–10:30) on Sept. 4th, all further events took place in the New University building.

Lecture halls in the New University building:

Ground floor: H1, H2, H3, H4, H4a
First (upper) floor: H5, H6, H7, H8, H9, H12
Second (upper) floor: H12a, A1 = Neue Aula, ES = “Ehemaliger Senatssaal” (behind the Neue Aula)

Lunches and coffee breaks were provided for on the New University building’s ground floor.

Wi-Fi internet access was available in university buildings via eduroam (with appropriate credentials). At various locations in the city, including the New University building, free Wi-Fi was available through Heidelberg4you (see: ↗︎ City of Heidelberg > Public WiFi).

The Conference Dinner took place on Thursday, Sept. 7th, from 19:00 onward, in the ↗︎ King’s Hall of ↗︎ Heidelberg Castle. Music was provided by the internationally renowned pianist Konstantin Keller.


69117 Heidelberg

Contact info

Prof. Dr. Jadranka Gvozdanović
Chair of ICHL26
on behalf of the Organisation Committee
Institute of Slavic Studies
Heidelberg University
Schulgasse 6
69117 Heidelberg
E-Mail: jadranka.gvozdanovic@slav.uni-heidelberg.de

Latest Revision: 2023-11-05