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The 27th Annual Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages, FEL XXVII (2023)

Organised by The Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) and The Moroccan Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEA) in collaboration with The Faculty of Science of Education (FSE)

Rabat, Morocco, 23-25 November 2023

Theme of the conference

Endangered Languages and Cultural Diversity

The focus of the conference will be on the relationship between language endangerment/extinction and the threat to cultural diversity. While it has a universal scope, it aims to also encourage scholarship and accounts of community initiatives from the African continent as well as those relating to African situations.

More about the theme

Call for papers
  • Is now closed
Conference programme
  • The latest version of the conference programme can be downloaded HERE (PDF, updated 22-11-2023 11:00)
  • All times are UTC+1, which is Rabat local time (same as Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris)
  • Read HERE about the first keynote speaker Prof Dr Driss Khrouz
  • Read HERE about the second keynote speaker Dr Abderrahman El Aissati
Call for participation

The organising and sponsoring institutions:

have the pleasure to invite everybody interested in the themes of the conference to come to Rabat and attend the event.
Registration (see below) is now open for presenters and listeners, both in person and on-line.

The recent earthquake in Morocco

  • Rabat is at a significant distance from the earthquake zone and the organisation of the conference is therefore not affected. It is absolutely safe for participants to travel to Rabat and attend the conference in person.
  • FEL is, however, overwhelmed by the devastation and the suffering of the communities in the disaster zone.  Please read the full FEL statement regarding the earthquake in Morocco.
  • Faculté des Sciences de l’Education, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco.
More information
Important dates
  • 23-24 November 2023: Conference dates
  • 25 November: Excursion to a local community
How to get there
  • Option 1 : Fly to « Mohammed V International Airport » in Casablanca THEN take the train or private transfer to get to accommodation in Rabat.
  • Option 2 : Fly to « Rabat-Salé Airport » in Rabat THEN take a taxi or private transfer to accommodation in Rabat.
Visa requirements
Covid19 measures
  • NO Covid 19 restrictions / measures have been announced since 30/09/2022
Conference chairs
  • Yamina El Kirat El Allame (IMEA)
  • Salem Mezhoud (FEL)
FEL Organising Committee
  • Salem Mezhoud (Chair)
  • Nicholas Ostler
  • Steven Krauwer
  • Hakim Elnazarov
  • Christopher Moseley
  • Eda Derhermi
  • Joseph Babasola Osoba
  • Mujahid Torwali
Local Organising Committee
  • Yamina El Kirat El Allame (Chair)
  • Majdouline Enahibi
  • Abdekarim Chebbaki
  • Yassine Akheyyat
  • Adil Azhar
  • Hasbiya Taifi Bernoussi
  • Othmane Zakaria
  • Mouna Al Andaloussi
  • Rania Lougmiri

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