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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
  • Those whose abstracts are accepted have been notified on 29 August 2023, just before 16:00 UK and Morocco time.
    If you haven't received it yet please check your spam box for emails originating from felxxvii2023@easychair.org
Conference programme
  • A provisional list of titles and authors of accepted abstracts can be found here
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.
  • Is now open on https://www.vonweber.nl/fel/registration_form.html
  • Registration fees (in GB pounds) for members of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (abbreviated FEL)
    • FEL members participating on-line: GBP 25
    • Concession, Community or Solidarity FEL members participating in person: GBP 80
    • All other FEL members participating in person: GBP 160
  • Registration fee for those who are not a member of FEL
    • Fee for all non-members: GBP 320
  • For more information about the Foundation for Endangered Languages see https://www.ogmios.org
  • For more information about membership of the Foundation for Endangered Languages see https://www.ogmios.org/membership
  • Faculté des Sciences de l’Education, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco.
More information
Important dates
  • 29 August 2023: Selected applicants informed
    All notifications have been sent out on 29 August 16:00 UK and Morocco time
  • 31 August 2023: Registration is open
  • 29 September 2023: Deadline for Reception of Final Version of Accepted Abstracts (see instructions in acceptance notification)
  • 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

List of suggestions :





Gardenia Boutique Hotel


23 Avenue Al Atlas, Agdal, Rabat

By taxi

Hotel Atlantic Agdal


N°20 Avenue Al Atlas, Agdal, 10000 Rabat, Maroc 

By taxi

First Suites Hôtel


4 Avenue de France FIRST HOTEL, Agdal, Rabat

By taxi

Soundouss Hotel


10, Place Talha, Agdal, Agdal, 10080 Rabat, Maroc

By taxi

Atlas-Résidence by Rent-Inn


78 Rue Oued Sebou, Agdal, 10800 Rabat, Maroc

By taxi

Mariott Rabat


Avenue, Inaouin, Agdal Rabat

By taxi

Ibis Rabat


Avenue Haj Ahmed Charkaoui Place De La Gare Rabat Agdal, Agdal, 10000 Rabat, Maroc –

By taxi

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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