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, will be 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.

Call for proposals

Deadline for workshop proposals (maximally two pages plus references): Oct. 17, 2022 — ↗︎ Selected Workshops.
Deadline for abstracts of papers (one page plus references): Jan. 20, 2023.
Application through ↗︎ EasyChair.


Opportunities to obtain a travel grant are provided by the ↗︎ Permanent International Committee of Linguists.


The conference will take place in the new main building of Heidelberg University, a part of the university’s campus in the old town:

Neue Universität
Universitätsplatz 1
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: 2023-02-26