Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Conference | Summer School

HiSoN Summer School 2019

Sunday 14 July 2019 - Sunday 21 July 2019

Lesbos, Greece

The summer schools organised by the Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN) offer classes by leading experts on modern and historical sociolinguists. There is space for only 40 graduate students and young (at heart!) researchers so you are advised to book early.

Dates: 14-21 July 2019

Location: Metochi study centre on the island of Lesbos, Greece.

The summer school lasts for one week with arrival on Sunday 14 July, classes from Monday to Saturday, and departure on Sunday 21 July in the morning. During the week, there will also be an excursion. You will have the opportunity to present your own research at a special session.




Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg)

Donald Tuten (Emory University, Atlanta)

Markus Schiegg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen)

Esther-Miriam Wagner (University of Cambridge)

Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy (University of Murcia)

Simeon Dekker (Universität Bern)

Nuria Yáñez-Bouza (University of Vigo)

Abstracts and readings can be found here



Registration includes housing, meals (breakfast, lunch dinner), tuition, the excursion, and the transfers from Mytilene airport (Lesbos) to Metochi and back. The fee for participation is € 600 if you register before 1 May 2019, and € 750 if you register later than 1 May.

Since there is only room for 40 participants, applications will be treated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, taking also into account research interests.

Follow the link to get to the registration form.

Venue and travel information

The venue is the University of Agder’s Metochi study centre, a former monastery on the Greek island of Lesbos.

By plane, it’s only a 30-40 minute trip from Athens or Thessaloniki either with Aegean or Olympic airlines. There are also charter flights from various cities in Europe.

Organization and Information


Gijsbert Rutten (Leiden University), Brenda Assendelft (Leiden University) and Adriaan van Doorn (Leiden University) 

More information (course abstracts and readings) will follow soon. In case of questions, contact Gijsbert Rutten (g.j.rutten@hum.leidenuniv.nl).


Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL)

Historical Sociolinguistics Research and Training program (FWO-Flanders)

University of Agder

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)



This website uses cookies.  More information.