COMELA, The Annual Conference on Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology, is a yearly conference on Linguistic Anthropology with a focus on Mediterranean and European countries, and regions. Scholars from around the world gather to engage in various fields surrounding Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology, though this in no way limits interest to those working on the Mediterranean and Europe, or to Linguistic Anthropologists, Linguistics, or Anthropologists. Networking multiple universities, the conference venue shifts yearly, where the Conference Main committee, advised by the Conference Scientific committee, collaborates with the respective universities for each conference.

General aims

The general aims of the conference include:

To elicit new understandings of Linguistic Anthropology, by centering research and rhetoric on Mediterranean and European contexts, and a network of related fields.

To contribute significantly to the advanced efforts of other global societies and organizations in Linguistic Anthropology, such as the SLA (Society for Linguistic Anthropology), The JLA (the Journal for Linguistic Anthropology), the AAA (the American Anthropological Association), The JAT (the Journal of Anthropological theory), the Annual Review of Anthropology, and others.

To strengthen conceptions, and interest in Linguistic Anthropology in the Mediterranean and Europe, and to increasingly connect scholars working in and on Mediterranean and European regions with those in other region

2016 Formation
2017 Development of first / Central committee
2017 Formation of Scientific committee
Endorsement by the American Anthropological Association
2020 Inaugural annual conference
2021 Second annual conference – Location and host to be updated