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