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Previous Meetings: 39th Meeting Szeged, 1996

Dear Reader,

for the 39th Annual Meeting of the Permanent International Conference (PIAC) held in June 1996 in Szeged, Hungary, the list of participants and the programme are now available. That meeting had a fairly large number of participants (in the proximity of 100), a considerable number of them first-time participants; it is always important that the PIAC welcomes the next generation of scholars.

Oliver Corff, March 21, 2023.

Previous Meetings: 42nd Meeting, Prague 1999

Dear Reader,

The the discovery of archival materials always offers a fortunate opportunity to fill in blank spots in the history of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC). This is even more important in cases where no proceedings volume was ever produced.

For the 42nd Meeting of the PIAC held in Prague in 1999 hosted under the auspices of RFE/RL, the following materials are now available in addition to the existing article by Bruce Pannier:

As always, curating the PIAC archive relies on contributions from the PIAC community. Thus, in case you participated in that meeting but do not find your name in the aforementioned materials, please let me know and everything will be duly updated.

Oliver Corff
Secretary General

Berlin, March 09, 2023

Previous Meetings: 47th Meeting Cambridge, 2004: Report

Dear Reader,

Our Turkish colleague Süer Eker wrote an introduction to the Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC) and a report on the 47th Annual Meeting of the PIAC. He kindly gave permission to translate the report in English, and finally it could be published here.

Oliver Corff, January 23, 2023.

Report of the 64th Annual Meeting Budapest 2022 Available

Dear Reader,

It was a challenging experience for the organizers to organize the 64th Annual Meeting of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference at short notice in Budapest from August 21 to August 26, 2022. Yet all’s well that ends well, and this can be said with all justification about this Meeting.

The Report of the 64th Annual Meeting is now available.

Oliver Corff, September 1st, 2022.


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.

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.