Welcome to Methods XVII

August 1, 2021 update:

+++ See "Calls & Circulars" for the Second Call for Papers +++


The Methods local organizing committee in conjunction with the Methods steering committee has decided to postpone Methods XVII by another year to 2022. Once more, we will aim for the first week of August (Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, 2022).

Given that 2 years will have passed by the time the conference can hopefully take place in summer 2022, we will send out a new series of calls for papers within the usual time frame, starting sometime in late spring/early summer.

Those already accepted for 2020 will be able to either

a) carry over their abstracts unchanged (if that is feasible/makes sense for them) or

b) adapt abstracts slightly for resubmission (but same topic overall) or

c) submit something completely new. Details on the procedure will be published with the new call for papers.


Please continue monitoring this website (https://methodsxvii.uni-mainz.de/) for any updates.

Thanks to everyone for their continued support in these difficult times, and please stay safe & healthy!



The theme for Methods XVII is (Dia)Lects in the 21st Century.