Welcome to the website of the 6th International Symposium on History of English Lexicography and Lexicology, which will take place on 26–29 June 2019 in the Palazzo Feltrinelli, the University of Milan’s conference centre in Gargnano on Lake Garda, Italy.

Here you will find the Call for Papers (CfP), information on keynote speakers, details of the programme as they emerge, and registration form and details.

The Symposium is organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Milan in association with the Helsinki Society for Historical Lexicography. The purpose of the Symposium is to bring together first-class experts, researchers and younger scholars to promote collaborative work and advance research boundaries in the field of historical lexicography. The heart of the sixth HEL-LEX Symposium will be the history of English specialized lexicography, with a focus on scientific and technical glossaries and dictionaries, pronouncing dictionaries, dictionary of phraseology, slang and cant dictionaries, etc., but the interests of the research network also include any topics related to the history of English lexicography, historical semantics and lexicology.

The programme will include keynotes by Michael Adams, John Considine, Sarah Ogilvie, and Rod McConchie. A collection of selected papers will be published at the end of 2020. A call for submissions will be made available after the end of the conference.

You can access the CfP and information on travel, accommodation and local arrangements from this page. Details of the programme have now been published and will be regularly updated.

Get in touch with the Conference Organisers at hel-lex.6@unimi.it.

Visit Palazzo Feltrinelli’s page on the website of the “Associazione Turistica Gargnano” at http://www.gargnanosulgarda.it/events-lake-garda/Palazzo-Feltrinelli-uk.html.

Useful dates and deadlines

Deadline for proposals 4 March 2019
Notification of acceptance 15 March 2019
Registration deadline 15 April 2019 (early bird) / 15 May 2019
Dinner for delegates (not included in fee) 26 June 2019
Symposium 27–29 June 2019
Call for submissions July 2019
Deadline for submissions October 2019