Local information

The 13th International Colloquium on Late and Vulgar Latin (Latin vulgaire – latin tardif XIII) will be held at the Faculty of Humanities of the Eötvös Loránd University (, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum körút 4/F, Hungary) from Monday, September 3rd to Friday, September 7th, 2018. It will be organized by the Latin Department of the Institute of Ancient and Classical Studies of the Eötvös Loránd University in collaboration with the ‘Momentum’ Research Group for Computational Latin Dialectology at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.The Colloquium of Budapest 2018 will be dedicated to the memory of József Herman who organized the first Colloque international sur le Latin Vulgaire et Latin Tardif (Latin vulgaire – latin tardif  I) in Pécs, Hungary 1985.


Members of the local organizing committee are:

Béla Adamik, Andrea Barta, Attila Gonda, Júlia Nemes


Honorary members:

Sándor Kiss, Tamás Adamik


Organizing Assistants:

Nóra Zelenai, Dániel Seres, Tünde Vágási, Szilvia Nemes, Sára Sánta, Ágnes Jekl, Dóra Bohacsek


The colloquium will start on Monday afternoon, September 3rd (opening session, welcome reception). The papers will be presented in plenary and parallel sessions from Tuesday, September 4th through to Friday, September 7th (closing session in the afternoon). There will be an excursion one afternoon (Wednesday or Thursday) during the colloquium and possibly, if a sufficient number of participants are interested, a longer one on Saturday 8th. The conference dinner will take place on Thursday (September 6th) evening.


The colloquium will be held in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Latin. It will be devoted to all linguistic aspects of Late and Vulgar Latin (including the transition from Latin to Romance). As per usual, papers will be limited to 30 minutes (including questions), meaning there will be 20 minutes for each paper, followed by a discussion of 10 minutes. A peer reviewed selection of papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae.


If there is enough interest, one or more workshops on selected topics can be organized.


The deadlines are:

–           for indicating interest in participation and submitting a preliminary paper title: September 15st 2017.

–           for final paper titles and abstracts (maximum 1 page including bibliography): January 1st 2018.

–           a notice of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be given by: March 1st 2018.


A call for registration will be sent out in March 2018.


The conference fee will be 100 euros (reduced fee for students: 75 euros). This fee covers participation at the conference, the book of abstracts, welcome reception, lunches and coffee breaks.


Information relating to payment and hotel registration will be provided in the Second Announcement and on the website of the colloquium (

If you intend to attend the conference or are interested in receiving further information, please answer this mail (to the address: by September 1st 2017.

Organizer’s email:

Regularly updated information concerning the conference will be available at the website (