First Conference on Bantoid languages and linguistics
First Conference on Bantoid Languages and Linguistics
University of Hamburg
March 23-25, 2022
The 1st “Conference on Bantoid Languages and Linguistics” (Banto1d) intends to bring together international and African researchers and community literacy activists to produce an up-to-date picture of the 150+ Bantoid languages of Nigeria and Cameroon, with major branches subdividing in Dakoid, Mambiloid, Tivoid, Beboid, Grassfields and Ekoid. Bantoid languages are understood to be in some way ancestral to Bantu, but this relationship remains ill-defined and they are still poorly represented in international scholarship. As a complement to the existing conference series on Bantu languages, “Banto1d” is meant to provide a forum dedicated to descriptive, typological and comparative challenges of the “Bantu borderland” outside Narrow Bantu.
Deadline for abstracts: October 01, 2021
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: November 01, 2021
Program available: February 2022
Deadline for submission of pre-recorded talks: March 01, 2022
Conference: March 23-25, 2022
Depending on the approval of applications for grants, funding could be made available to support travel and lodging for conference participants from Africa, but the amounts available may not be enough to fully cover travel and lodging, depending on the number of participants selected.
Possible impact of COVID regulations
Since we cannot be sure about the future development of the COVID situation and the ensuing travel restrictions, we envisage the conference to take place in hybrid or fully digital form, depending on circumstances. For this eventuality, we require all participants to be prepared to pre-record their talks of a duration no longer than 20 minutes in mp4 format and send them to the organizers latest by March 01, 2022.
Depending on the approval of applications for grants, funding could be made available to support travel and lodging for conference participants from Africa, but the amounts available may or may not be enough to fully cover travel and lodging, depending on the number of participants selected.
Please find some information on accommodation in Hamburg here (PDF).