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The fee is waivable for undergraduate and graduate students. A registration link will be made available closer to the time.

The field of Occitan studies has long been known for interdisciplinary working, and it is with a view to furthering this that the second annual Occitan Studies Day will be held on 11th May 2024. This one-day conference aims to bring together researchers working on topics related to Occitan from across various disciplines (including, but not limited to, linguistics, literature, folklore, and history) to present and discuss their work and encourage collaboration amongst all those working with the language in the UK and beyond. The event's invited speaker will be Dr Xavier Bach of the University of Toulouse. 

We therefore invite submissions for twenty-minute presentations on any aspect of academic research related to Occitan. The day does not have a set theme, but we encourage participants to consider how their work could contribute to the favouring and fostering of interdisciplinarity within Occitan studies. Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be sent to Marc Olivier at no later than 1st March 2024. Presentations can be given in any variety of Occitan, English, or French. Due to the high-quality of previous submissions and the limited number of presentation slots available, the latter will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, provided that the quality of the paper proposed is deemed acceptable by the organizers, and participants will be notified when all slots have been filled. Each presentation will be allotted a total time of 30 minutes, with approximately 20 minutes designated for the presentation itself and an additional 10 minutes for questions. 


Occitan Studies Day
La Tarasque, the terrible monster of Tarascon


The conference is scheduled to be held in-person, with the possibility of considering a hybrid format in exceptional cases. A sandwich lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

The conference is being organised by: