Here are the conferences I’m attending (and in some cases, presenting at) in June through August. I probably should have posted this at the start of my conference travel, but here it is.

First LiLa Workshop: Linguistic Resources & NLP Tools for Latin

I’m excited about the LiLa project, which is about a Linguistic Linked Open Data (LLOD) approach to Latin resources. Because I’m interested in LLOD for Ancient Greek, I was keen to attend the first workshop to get ideas, but then I got asked to speak about Scaife anyway.

Quantitative Approaches to Versification

This was a conference about computational analysis of poetry (especially meter). I had done some work with Sophia Sklaviadis on the relationship between repeating n-grams and metrical position in Homer and presented a paper on it at this conference. Not normally my area but I have some more ideas to persue that I might write about here at some point.


When I went to the American Association for Applied Linguistics annual meeting last year, I mostly attended the track on vocabulary research. Regular readers of this blog know that, along with morphology, it’s my main research area. Well, the Vocab@ conferences are 100% vocabulary research. I did actually submit a paper to this conference that got rejected but I’ll be presenting it as a poster at EuroCALL (see below).

Digital Humanities Conference 2019

The big DH conference of the year. Will be my first time attending and I’m sure it will be overwhelming. I’m presenting as part of a panel on Confronting the Complexity of Babel in a Global and Digital Age and I’ll specifically be talking about online reading environments to scaffold understanding of texts in historical languages.

After this I’m briefly heading back to Boston for a couple of weeks. Then two Tolkien-related conferences:


This is the International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Invented Languages. Not speaking (Elvish or otherwise) just attending.

Tolkien 2019

Giving a talk on Tolkien and Digital Philology, basically how we might treat Tolkien’s works as the objects of philological study and use the same digital methods one might for, say, an Ancient Greek text. The talk will culminate in me outlining my vision for the Digital Tolkien project.

And finally:


This is the major European conference for Computer-Aided Language Learning. I’m presenting a poster on what is possibly the longest running topic of this blog: the sequencing of vocabulary learning from texts. There’ll be lots more blog posts here on that in the future!