Hansakansan kanssa

An international etymological symposium in Greifswald 15.-18. May 2022

The university of Greifswald and the research projectBaltische und ostseefinnische Sprachen im vorhistorischen Kontakt funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research organise in partnership with the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald an international etymological symposium Hansakansan kanssa. We are cordially inviting all researchers in the field of etymology to participate in the symposium.

We welcome proposals for presentations on etymological topics preferably related to the languages spoken now or in the past on the shores of the Baltic Sea.

Submissions could be

  • either 20 min (15 min presentation + 5 min discussion) oral lecture with an illustrative visual presentation
  • or an electronic poster in PDF format that could be projected on the wall during the poster presentation session.

We are asking you to register via an e-mail to etym-symposium@uni-greifswald.de by the end of November 2021. Please add your name, e-mail address, and your institutional affiliation.

The registration e-mail should contain the title of your lecture and short content description for assessment. The word for which you are proposing an etymology can be used as a title. Since the topics are etymological, we are expecting only a summary consisting of a few sentences on your proposed etymology and its possible conclusions for phonological or cultural history instead of a classic abstract.

We accept all etymologies that we consider probable or possible for the symposium. These will not be published before the symposium. In the symposium program, only the name of the presentation will be shown.

The symposium takes place in Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, 14 Martin-Luther-Straße, Greifswald. All presentations will be held in the same room. The symposium begins on Monday, May 15th, at 9 a.m and ends on Wednesday, May 18th, at 2 p.m. We are planning to arrange a cultural program for Wednesday evening.

The participation is free of charge. As a part of the symposium, we will offer coffee and tea during pauses, a dinner on Monday evening, and possibly a lunch on the last day of the event. Our recommendations for accommodation will be in the next call.

Santeri Junttila (project leader)
Marko Pantermöller (Professor of Finnish Studies)


PS Welcome also to the festival Nordischer Klang in Greifswald 6.-15. May!