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53rd Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics

Monday 26 August 2024 - Wednesday 28 August 2024

We are pleased to invite you to the 53rd Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL 2024) to be held in Leiden from Monday 26 August up to and including 28 August 2024. CALL will be live with an on-line option.

Call for papers

Papers and research reports on all aspects of African languages and linguistics are welcome. We shall allow 20 minutes for the presentation of each paper, plus 10 minutes discussion. If you want to give a presentation, please send in the title of your talk before 1 June 2024 using the following form. In case the form does not open for you, you can send us an email with all the information needed: call@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Please make sure that you send us:

1) your name

2) affiliation

3) title of the paper in French or English

4) your e-mail address

5) whether you come in person or present on-line

6) anything for us to take into account preparing the program.

We do not need an abstract of the paper. If you participate online, we request that you send your presentation as .mp4 video file before 15th August 2024.

We strive for CALL to be an inclusive and accessible event. Please let us know before August 1 if you request interpretation in International Sign or another sign language. Feel free to contact us in case of other accessibility requests.


The registration fee will be 20 euro (10 euro for (PhD-)students), to be paid on the first day of the colloquium. On Monday evening a dinner will be organized (extra costs 35 euro). Once you have submitted your talk, you will receive an email at a later date with a form to confirm your participation and your attendance at the dinner. 

In case you need an official letter of acceptance of your participation, please let us know (via call@hum.leidenuniv.nl). If you need a visa to enter the Netherlands, make sure to start procedures well ahead of time. Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide financial assistance.


We suggest you try to book your own accommodation. You can find a list of suitable addresses here.

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