Monthly Archives: July 2018

Previous Meetings: Report of 28th Meeting Venice 1985 now available

Dear Reader,

Not all information relevant to the PIAC appears in the same place. Historically, there was never something like a central repository of all things PIAC. In the case of the 28th Meeting which had been held in Venice in 1985, the editor’s attention had only recently been guided to the Report of the 28th Meeting, written by Ádám Molnár and published by the Acta Orientalia of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1988.

The PIAC Newsletter No. 16, August 1986, in contrast, has a short summary.

Oliver Corff, July 19th, 2018.

Papers of the 21st Meeting Manchester, 1978

Dear Reader,

Because of the sudden and untimely death of Professor J. A. Boyle, President of the 21st meeting of the PIAC held in Manchester (England) in 1978, the Proceedings of that meeting were not published. However, six papers read in Manchester by respectively, B. Chichlo, R. Dankoff, E. Esin, A. J. Joki, E. Moerloose, and M. F. Weidlich, appeared in volume 4 (1980) of the Journal of Turkish Studies.

Oliver Corff, July 19, 2018.

Turkic Languages, Vol. 22, 2018 No. 1

Dear Reader,

the latest issue of “Turkic Languages”, ed. by Lars Johanson, is available: Vol. 22, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 2018 No. 1.

The volume presents articles by Camille Simon (“Evidential modalities in Salar. The development of a Tibetan-like egophoric category”, pp. 3–35), Lars Johanson (“Five dimensions of linguistic distance”, pp. 36–42), Éva Á. Csató and Astrid Menz (“On the linguistic distances between Gagauz and Karaim”, pp. 43–62), Eyüp Bacanlı and Saide Tokuç (“Cranberry morphems in Turkish”, 63–84), İsa Kerem Bayırlı (“Adjective ordering in Turkish”, pp. 85–106) and Peter Paule Piispanen (“Additional Turkic and Tungusic borrowings into Yukaghir”, pp. 107–137).

Besides the articles, there is also a detailed report by Ákos Bertalan Apatóczky: “Report on the 60th Meeting of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference, August 27–September 1, 2017, Székesférvár, Hungary” pp. 138–142.

The volume closes with a review by Mutsumi Sugahara: “Review of A Turkic medical treatise from Islamic Central Asia: A critical edition of a seventeenth-century Chagatay work by Subḥān Qulï Khan. Edited, translated and annotated by László Károly. (Brill’s Inner Asian Library Volume 32.) Leiden: Brill. 2015, pp. 143–148.

Oliver Corff, July 19th, 2018.

Asian Borderlands Research Network Conference

Dear Reader,

For those of you who engage in the research of the more contemporary aspects of Central Asia, it might be of interest that less than two weeks before the 61st Meeting of the PIAC, a conference hosted by the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, will take place from August 13 to 15, 2018, in Bishkek.

The title of the conference organized by the Asian Borderlands Research Network is: Borderland Spaces: Ruin, Revival(s) and Resources. Strictly for information purposes, this is the website of the conference: (the deadline has long been met).

Oliver Corff, July 17th, 2018.


New Website of the IAMS

Dear Reader,

The Permanent International Altaistic Conference Newsletter had the fine tradition to announce informations offered by learned societies and universities. Honouring this tradition, similar announcements will from now on also appear at

The International Association for Mongol Studies (IAMS) announced their new website on July 09th, 2018:

Oliver Corff, July 15th, 2018.

60 Years of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC)

Dear Reader,

As the PIAC approached its 60th Annual Meeting in 2017, it was considered meaningful to collect the references of approximately 1,500 papers that had appeared in PIAC proceedings over the years and to present them in a concise bibliography. The purpose of this bibliography is twofold: on one hand, it is intended to offer an overview of virtually everything that has been published so far as an outcome of the Annual Meetings, and on the other hand, the interested reader can browse through an enormous variety of subjects and contributions in order to find inspiration.

This bibliography, entitled “60 Years of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC)” is published by Klaus Schwarz Verlag, Berlin.

Oliver Corff, July 2018.