The 2nd Southern African Regional Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, scheduled for 2 and 3 April 2020 in Parys, South Africa, has just been suspended as a result of the world-wide pandemic of the COVID-19 infection declared by the World Health Organization. In keeping with public safety guidelines, the IAFL discourages public gatherings to avoid the further spread of this disease, and instead encourages social distancing-elimination of situations in which people are in proximity to others. The Local Organising Committee will soon decide whether the meeting will be cancelled or postponed. 

15th IAFL Biennial Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists will be hosted by the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (AIFL) at Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

The conference is scheduled to be held Monday-Thursday, 5-8 July, 2021, with an optional cultural visit on Friday, 9 July.

More information on the conference theme, call for papers, cultural event, and travel arrangements will be forthcoming from the Conference organizers. We look forwarding to seeing everyone at Aston University for our 15th biennial conference!

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GSFL 2019 Graz, Austria

University of Graz, Austria, September 5-8, 2019

Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics

Devoted to the investigation and application of linguistic evidence for social justice.

In In keeping with the Society’s commitment to supporting FL/FP in Germanic-speaking nations, the GSFL will be holding its seventh annual conference in Austria.  Both the traditional Roundtable and the Emerging Scholars’ Day will be held from September 5-8 , 2019 in cooperation with the Department of English Studies at the University of Graz, AUSTRIA.  The onsite conference co-organizer is GSFL Executive Council Officer, Dr. Karoline Marko. We look forward to seeing you there!

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1st Roundtable on Practices and Standards in Forensic Authorship Analysis – Wednesday 15th May

The International Association of Forensic Linguists and the Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Manchester are looking forward to welcoming you to the 1st Roundtable on Practices and Standards in Forensic Authorship Analysis here in Manchester next Wednesday. The event details and the program can be found here:

If you are not able to come to the event in person, you can still follow the roundtable online at the following link:

The webpage contains a chat that you can use to interact with us at the event. We will be monitoring this chat throughout the day and we will ask questions to the speakers on behalf of the online audience.

Feel free to share this link with colleagues who are unable to attend and we are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday.

Best wishes,

The organisers
Andrea Nini & David Wright