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Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, 12-14 June 2019: ICHLL-10

The 10th International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ICHLL) provides a platform for scholars and researchers to present their papers and share their research, their experiences, their ideas, the practical challenges encountered and/or the solutions adopted concerning the history of dictionaries, the making of historical dictionaries, as well as historical lexicology.

The conference will be held in Leeuwarden-Ljouwert (The Netherlands) from 12-14 June 2019. It is organized by the Fryske Akademy, in collaboration with the International Society for Historical Lexicography and Lexicology.

The conference starts on Wednesday 12 June, at 4 pm, with a welcome event at the Fryske Akademy (including an introduction to the lexicographic work and infrastructure, a visit of the buildings and a reception). Oral and poster presentations will be scheduled on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June. The conference will end around 5 pm on Friday. A preliminary programme will be published around March 20.


Keynote speakers

We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: professor Sarah Ogilvie and professor Andreas Deutsch.

Dr. Sarah Ogilvie is senior research fellow at the University of Oxford and Director of Global Partnerships (Dictionaries Division) at Oxford University Press. She is also a research affiliate at Standford's Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS). Keynote abstract: Digital Research on the History of Dictionaries and Language (pdf). Sarah Ogilvie's lecture has unfortunately been canceled.

Dr. Andreas Deutsch is professor of History of Law at Heidelberg University. He is also Director of the Research Center of the Deutsches Rechtswörterbuch/ Dictionary of Historical German Legal Terms at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences. Keynote abstract: Old Frisian Terms in the "Deutsches Rechtswörterbuch". The Multilingual Approach of the Dictionary of Historical German Legal Terms (pdf).


Important dates

1 October 2018Call for papers
15 January 2019Deadline for paper and poster submissions
15 February 2019Notification of acceptance 
15 February 2019Registration opens 
1 April 2019Early-bird rate ends
12-14 June 2019ICHLL-10 Conference


Previous conferences

Previous conferences were held in Leicester, UK (2002), Gargnano del Garda, Italy (2004), Leiden, the Netherlands (2006), Edmonton, Canada (2008), Oxford, UK (2010), Jena, Germany (2012), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (2014), Bloomington, USA (2016) and Genoa, Italy (2018). From now onwards ICHLL will be a yearly event.

For more information on the International Society on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ISHLL) and past conferences, see


The history of lexicography and lexicology of smaller languages

The theme of the 2019 Conference is 'The history of lexicography and lexicology of smaller languages', but papers on any topic of historical lexicography and lexicology are also welcomed. There are slots for both papers and poster presentations. Papers will be 20 minutes in length, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Poster presentations will be staged in a dedicated session. Papers and poster presentations are to be delivered in English.

Call for papers and posters: proposals

Abstracts (ca. 300 words in length) should contain no self-identification and should be submitted electronically on EasyChair, where we provide an abstract template to be used. You can also indicate whether the proposal is intended for oral presentation or for a poster.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Tuesday 15 January 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by Friday 15 February 2019.

The abstracts (accepted for presentation) will be published on the conference website. We intend to publish a selection of the papers in an edited volume, whether in hard copy or digitally.



The conference starts on Wednesday 12 June, at 4 pm, with a welcome event at the Fryske Akademy (including an introduction to the lexicographic work and infrastructure, a visit of the buildings and a reception). Oral and poster presentations will be scheduled on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June. The conference will end around 5 pm on Friday. A preliminary programme will be published around March 20.

The programme is online now:


The final version of the programme will be online on 3 June. Bear in mind that you have to register on 1 June at the latest as a participant. Otherwise your paper or poster will be removed from the programme.



All authors present at the conference must register and purchase an Early Bird (until 1 April 2019) or Regular (until 1 June 2019) ticket for the 10th International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology, which is valid for the presentations on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June 2019, and for the welcome event at Fryske Akademy (12 June at 4 pm).  If none of the authors has registered on 1 June 2019, their paper or poster will be removed from the programme.

One day tickets and Late / On Site registration is only possible when you do not present a paper or poster.


Conference rates


Early Bird


Late / On Site


Until 1 April 2019

Until 1 June 2019


Full rate




Student rate




1 day full rate




1 day student rate




Conference dinner




The conference rate includes:

  • welcome event at Fryske Akademy on Wednesday 12 June, 4 pm
  • coffee/tea breaks and refreshments
  • lunches on 13 and 14 June

The conference dinner will be organised at the Westcord hotel on Thursday 13 June 2019. A ticket for the dinner (including drinks during the dinner) costs 55 €. Only a small number of On Site tickets will be available. Dietary requirements can be indicated on the registration form.

Please note that tickets cannot be reimbursed.


Register here!

Please fill in the form on our special registration page. After you completed the registration form, you will be redirected to the secure bank page of the Fryske Akademy (Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A. [NL]) to complete the payment through internet banking. You can pay with the following cards: VISA, Mastercard, iDEAL.

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact the organizing committee on







Getting to Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden is a two-hour train ride from Schiphol Airport. Direct connections from Schiphol Airport leave every hour at –.34. Alternatively, trains from Schiphol Airport to Groningen leave every hour at –.04; these offer a cross-platform change to Leeuwarden at Zwolle.

For participants from South East England (London-Southend), Southern Germany (Munich) or Denmark (Copenhagen), flights to Groningen Airport Eelde may be a convenient alternative. From here, Leeuwarden is easily accessibly by car or by train.


About Leeuwarden/Fryslân

Leeuwarden/Ljouwert is the capital of the bilingual province of Fryslân. In 2018, Leeuwarden–Fryslân was European Capital of Culture. Here, Frisian is recognised as an official language in addition to Dutch. Frisian may be used in courts and in communication with the government, and is part of the primary and secondary school curriculum. It is estimated that Frisian is the first language for just over 50% of the inhabitants of Fryslân. This proportion has slowly decreased over the last decades, leading UNESCO to classify Frisian as 'vulnerable'. In addition to Frisian and Dutch, various Frisian dialects, Low-Saxon dialects, Dutch-Frisian contact varieties and immigrant languages are spoken. 


Venue and accommodation

ICHLL-10 will be held in WTC Westcord Hotel in Leeuwarden. WTC Expo Leeuwarden is internationally renowned thanks to its easy access, premier class productions and excellent facilities. 

The 2009 renovation and expansion of the WTC Expo complex created a range of in-house conference and meeting rooms, a 4 star WestCord WTC Hotel with 143 hotel rooms, a business club and conference suite, as well as a brasserie, a bar and a first class restaurant lounge bar featuring exquisite views over Leeuwarden.


Special discount for ICHLL-10

The 4-star WestCord WTC Hotel Leeuwarden, which is also the conference location, offers the guests of ICHLL-10  a special discount rate. 

Comfort Room for only €99,-*  * Incl. VAT, excl. local tourist taxes (€1,- per night). Breakfast is included.

The Comfort Room is a 32 sqm/m2 comfortable and spacious room. It has a twin bed, bathroom with (rain)shower, bath, and toilet. In addition, the room has a minibar, flatscreen HD TV, a safe, and a Nespresso coffee machine. There is also free wifi, a free gym and free parking.

The room price is based on a single room for one person. You can bring an extra guest, but than there are additional charges (€15,50 per night per person). The WestCord WTC Hotel Leeuwarden has connecting family rooms available upon request.

Booking with discount (until 12 April 2019)
Book your room(s) before 12 April 2019 via e-mail and use the special discount code Ichll10.

E-mail your reservations and requests, using the discount code Ichll10, to:

Please note: this discount code is only valid on reservations via e-mail!  The code is not valid on the hotel website, on reservations by telephone, or on other booking websites.


Other accommodations

The ICHLL-10 conference hotel is WestCord WTC Hotel Leeuwarden. But the city of Leeuwarden offers you a wide range of possibilities when it comes to an overnight stay, suitable for all budgets.

Our local tourist office VVV Leeuwarden has a website with all the information you need about hotels, hostels, camp sites, camper places, group accommodations, guest houses, B&B's and marinas (in case you want to come by boat).

Please visit for this and much more information about your stay in Leeuwarden. 

Other booking sites:





Hans Van de Velde (chair, Fryske Akademy)

Rolf H. Bremmer Jr (Leiden University/Fryske Akademy)

Willem Visser (secretary, Fryske Akademy / Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)




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The Fryske Akademy, affiliated to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), focuses on scientific research into the Frisian language, multilingualism and regional history. We publish books, develop language tools, and organize symposiums, lectures and conferences. Since its foundation in 1938, Fryske Akademy has been the lexicographic institute for Frisian.

The International Society for Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ISHLL) was established as a result of the first International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ICHLL). ISHLL sponsors the ICHLL meetings.