Call for papers

The History of the English Language - Poznań 2021 Conference
HEL-P 2021
27-28 November 2021

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to take part in the History of the English Language — Poznań 2021 conference hosted by the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.
The Conference Organisers are planning two plenary lectures and a number of individual paper sessions; a poster session is also possible depending on demand.

Our plenary speakers are:
1. Prof. T. W. Machan (University of Notre Dame)
2. Prof. Anna Cichosz (Łódź University)

The organisers invite papers presenting original research on any aspect of the history of the English language, regardless of theoretical framework or historical period. Papers with a literary or cultural twist are also welcome provided language plays a substantial part in their organisation.

Participants at all stages of their careers not planning on delivering a presentation are also welcome.
Submission of abstracts

All submissions are to be sent to

  • the abstract must remain fully anonymous. Please make sure that your files do not include your name in the document properties either;
  • the abstracts have to be between 300-500 words, excluding the title, linguistic examples, and references;
  • the preferred format is A4 sheet; font Times New Roman 14pts bold (title) and 12 pts (body);
  • the only file format accepted is .pdf . However, please observe that should your proposal be accepted you will be asked to send in an editable copy (.doc(x) or .odt).
For further guidelines please refer to the conference web page, under Submission of Abstracts,

Submission deadline for all abstracts is 15th September 2021

Notification of acceptance is 1st October 2021.

Conference venue

Due to pandemic considerations this year the conference will be run fully in the on-line format. All the technical details will be provided closer to the conference date.

Registration and conference fee

Online registration will be available through HEL-P 2021 website under Registration (currently not active) from September the 15th 2021.

Registration: 01.10.2021 — 21.11.2021
Regular conference fee: €25
Student* conference fee: €15

* At the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. level


For more information please refer to the HEL-P 2021 web page at If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the Organisers directly at

Organising Committee:
Dr. Marcin Krygier (chair)
Dr. Anna Rogos-Hebda
Ms. Joanna Kropaczewska (registration and conference fee)