Arqus International Forum on Romance Studies
The Arqus International Forum on Romance Studies, acronym AIFRS, is an international scientific network connecting scholars from the nine Arqus universities (Granada, Graz, Vilnius, Padua, Leipzig, Lyon [1, 3, and Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne], Bergen, Minho and Wrocław), who conduct research and teaching on the Romance languages, primarily within the disciplines of linguistics and literary/cultural studies.
The term “Romance languages” encompasses all Romance languages, varieties, dialects and idioms (present or past), the Latin/Proto-Romance interface as well as all Romance based creoles. The AIFRS is multilingual by design and tries to always include more than one Romance language in its activities (see Arqus action line “Multilingual and Multicultural University”).
The AIFRS is open to all scholars from the Arqus Alliance concerned with the Romance Languages. The AIFRS facilitates joint research and academic teaching at the Arqus universities and creates a matrix structure for these international collaborations. AIFRS scholars engage in a wide range of activities, e.g. from workshops and summer schools to permanent research groups, developing and planning their joint academic projects in an open, encouraging, and inspiring scientific environment.
The AIFRS is run by the AIFRS Board, which until 2023 consists of the following members, simultaneously the founders of the AIFRS.
*Katharina Gerhalter (katharina.gerhalter(at)uni-graz.at)
*Stefan Koch (stefan.koch(at)uni-graz.at)
*David Porcel Bueno (daporbue(at)ugr.es)
Victoriano Peña Sánchez (victorps(at)ugr.es)
Fausto De Michele (Fausto.demichele(at)uni-graz.at)
*corresponding board members
Please contact the corresponding Board members David Porcel Bueno, Katharina Gerhalter and Stefan Koch for any requests related to the AIFRS, such as membership, activities, or general information.
27 October 2022: The Arqus AIFRS group launches a series of conferences and workshops on minority and minoritized languages in Europe
28 September 2022: Great success of the first edition of the Arqus Summer School on Romance Linguistics hosted by Graz!
22 March 2022: The Arqus AIFRS group launches a new series of Colloquiums on Romance Literatures and Cultures!
17 March 2022: New conference of the AIFRS group on the Romance Languages at UiB
16 March 2022: The AIFRS group is now over 40 members, with the new incorporations from Minho and Wroclaw
13 December 2021: The AIFRS group organises two face-to-face lectures on the Spanish language in Latin America at the UGR
12 November 2021: The Colloquium on Romance Linguistics of the AIFRS group starts its second edition next week
28 October 2021: 45 students meet in Granada for the first multilingual "International Seminar in Romance Philology" organized by AIFRS
14 September 2021: Granada hosts the First International Seminar in Romance Philology of the AIFRS group
20 April 2021: AIFRS organises its first Colloquium
25 February 2021: Arqus launches the Arqus International Forum on Romance Studies