AIFRS holds the 2nd Arqus International Seminar in Romance Studies
|29 Sep 2023
The AIFRS 2nd International Seminar in Romance Studies kicks off next week. This second edition, devoted to the Ibero-Romance languages in Europe and America, has been organised as an Erasmus + Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) with a first part held online from 3rd to 6th October and a second phase consisting of a series of face-to-face workshops and cultural visits that will take place from 9th to 14th October at the Universidad de Granada.
The Seminar is part of the activities of the AIFRS – Arqus International Forum on Romance Studies, a scientific network formally founded in 2021 within the Arqus European University Alliance. The Seminar itself focuses on language contact phenomena, mutual influences, and convergent tendencies of the Ibero-Romance languages in Europe and America.
35 Arqus students from the Universities of Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Minho and Padua will participate in the preliminary online module (2nd – 6th October 2023). They will be introduced to general issues of Ibero-Romance contact linguistics and to the historical circumstances, which led to the existence of Ibero-Romance languages on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
These students will join the webinars by Stefan Koch (University of Dresden), David Porcel (University of Granada), Juan María Carrasco (University of Extremadura), Javier Martin (University of Granada) and Soledad Chávez (University of Chile), approaching many diverse topics in the history and evolution of the Romanic languages in Europe and America.
During the main face-to-face event at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Granada (9th – 14th October 2023), internationally renowned experts will give interactive classes on various topics concerning the general frame of the seminar, such as:
The International Seminar is multilingual and endorses the use of all Romance languages, as well as English as a vehicular, if necessary, aiming at the improvement of the students’ plurilingual and inter-comprehensional skills.
For more information, please visit the AIFRS page and download the Programme of the Seminar here:
10 Oct 2023