IGEL conference

IGEL conference
  • Date

    18-20 July 2024

  • Fee

    € 30-210

It is our pleasure to inform you that the (now annual) IGEL 2024 conference will take place at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, from July 18-20, with the training school planned for July 22 and 23. Please address any questions to the main organizer, Paul Sopcak: paul.sopcak[at]ifaar.rwth-aachen.de

Keynote Speakers

Berenike Hermann – Bielefeld University
James Carney – The London Interdisciplinary School
Marcello Giovanelli – Aston University, Birmingham


Aachen is a fantastic little city of 250,000 inhabitants. Its history dates back 5000 years and involves having been a Roman spa town and later the seat of Charlemagne in the 8th century. The University and conference venue is a five-minute walk from Aachen’s historic city centre with its famed cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. (E-)bike trips of 15 minutes will take you into Belgium and the Netherlands, and a 3-hour train ride will get you to Paris. You can find more information here.

How to reach Aachen

Aachen is easy to reach by train and airplane, with numerous international hub airports 1-3 hours away, such as Frankfurt (1.5 hrs), Düsseldorf (2 hrs), Brussels (2 hrs), Amsterdam & Paris (3 hrs), etc.

Call for Papers

You can expect a call for papers to go out in September, and further information related to registration, accommodation, etc. will be posted on the conference website, as it becomes available.


The conference will be hosted by the Aachen Center for Cognitive and Empirical Literary Studies (ACCELS).