[Lgpolicy-list] [lg policy] New calendar for sociolinguistics events

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at cantab.net
Fri Nov 14 12:06:01 UTC 2014

Hello one and all,

The LinguistList conference page 
(http://linguistlist.org/callconf/browse-current.cfm?type=Conf) is a great resource, 
but can feel a bit busy if you're only looking for sociolinguistics events; plus it's 
not laid out as a calendar, just by month. It also doesn't include all the other 
types of events like summer schools, public lectures and so on that people can attend.

I thought I'd set up a Google calendar for all different sorts of sociolinguistics 
conferences, and in the broadest sense of the discipline. So, without further ado, I 
present... the Sociolinguistics Event Calendar! The HTML version is here: 
http://goo.gl/pfzHVd. If you use Google Calendar already (and if not why not??), then 
you can easily integrate it with your own by clicking the little "+ Google Calendar" 
icon in the bottom right. As long as you're already logged into Google (that includes 
Gmail), then it should just fire up your Google Calendar account and integrate this 
events calendar alongside your own. Voilà! Instant connection to the global hubbub of 
sociolinguistic happenings! Then you can click on it in the left-hand menu to show or 
hide it.

And if you use Outlook calendar, you can sync any Google calendar with that 

If you're using another online calendar that operates with the iCalendar format (e.g. 
Apple Calendars - booo!), then you can integrate this calendar alongside your own by 
using its iCalendar URL:
(Make sure you copy that without any spaces.) Here's the guide for adding it to an 
Apple calendar: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11523.

I think this should help conference organisers to see more straightforwardly if their 
event overlaps with other stuff, and could also help with arranging unrelated 
organisational things, personal commitments, holidays, weddings...

I've only added a few events so far; I'll update the calendar as I see events come 
up. But I really want to open this up to lots of other people to edit. Please get in 
touch if you'd like access to add stuff -- it doesn't have to be events you're 
running. Hopefully this can become a really broad repository for all sorts of 
different events in the broad church of sociolinguistics.

Chronologically yours,

Dr. Dave Sayers
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University, UK
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://swansea.academia.edu/DaveSayers
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