On February 9 and February 10, the 8th Midwest Workshop on Greek Linguistics will take place at Ohio State University. This is the inaugural event hosted by the Laboratory for Greek Dialectology.
In 2009, the Midwest Consortium for the Greek Language was formed, with representatives from the University of Chicago (Anastasia Giannakidou and Jason Merchant), The Ohio State University (Christopher Brown and Brian Joseph), and the University of Illinois (Marina Terkourafi), in order to serve as one of the entities hosting the 9th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (ICGL9) at the University of Chicago. After ICGL9, we agreed that continuing the work of the Consortium was an excellent idea, and we have had several workshops since then, on a nearly annual basis (skipping 2015 for logistical reasons), mostly in late-winter or spring, starting with 2011 (March 4) and 2012 (March 9) at the University of Chicago, and followed by a gathering at the University of Illinois in 2013 (May 18), at the University of Chicago in 2014 (April 4), and 2016 (May 6), at The Ohio State University in 2017 (April 22), and again at the University of Chicago in 2018 (March 2).
This year, the Modern Greek Program at The Ohio State University and now the Laboratory for Greek Dialectology too are proud to host the Workshop once again. It will be the earliest in the year that the workshop has been held but we χτυπάμε ξύλο, hoping for good (or at least, not bad) weather.
The program for this year’s instantiation of the Workshop, which is largest we have ever had and the first to span two days, can be seen here.