Linguistics and English Language

AMC historical linguistics catchup sessions

The Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics runs a series of Catchup Sessions, which are informal gatherings for historical linguistics researchers at Edinburgh.

The sessions are meant as an opportunity to find out what other AMC-linked staff and students are working on, to try out new ideas, discuss data, and more generally, to provide a sense of community.

Sessions are usually led by a member of staff or student who tells us a bit about their current research interests and walks us through and idea, data-set or methodology. The group is invited to comment, propose solutions, find links with their own work, and provide an overall ‘sanity-check’ for the contributor’s project.

To emphasise the social side of the catchup sessions, we provide something sweet to share at every session. Attendees are encouraged to bring a hot or cold drink.

The organisers are currently:

To find out about our past and upcoming sessions, visit the AMC’s website:

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or would like to be a contributor to our sessions, email us at: