The 16th Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs (ICP22) will take place at Tavira (Portugal), from November 06-13, 2022 in the Hotel Vila Galé. The main organizer is the AIP-IAP and the co-organizer is the Tavira Municipality (CMT).

The objective of the Colloquium is to bring together international experts, students, graduate students, teachers and enthusiasts of proverbs. Participants from different fields of study and practice concerning proverbs are welcome. The Colloquium will become a forum for sharing research expertise on paremiology (scientific study of proverbs and proverbial expressions) and how to apply it in teaching or other life’s trades.

The keynote speakers will be:

Wolfgang MIEDER (USA)

Vayos LIAPIS (Cyprus)

Sofia COSTA CRAVEIRO (Portugal)

Richard HARRIS (Canada)


Gísli SIGURÐSSON (Iceland)

In addition to these experts there will be acknowledged scholars from other countries, namely from Angola, Argentina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mozambique, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America, etc.

We invite papers (presentations or posters of various approaches to proverbs), among others, on topics indicated at the GENERAL PRESENTATION page. Participants should fill the application form at “PARTICIPATE” page until 31 July 2022. We also invite researchers, teachers, members of AIP-IAP and enthusiasts on paremiology to participate in the Colloquium and share the atmosphere, even though they don’t intend to submit any paper or poster.

Plenary papers will be 45 minutes long, including the discussion time (15 minutes). Section papers will be30minutes long, including the discussion time (10 minutes). The languages of the Colloquium will be Portuguese and English.

Presenting participants are invited to send us their abstracts, contact information, field of research, and the details of their stay in Tavira during the Colloquium. All paper submissions will be handled electronically by the email  Registration is open now for the Colloquium. For questions concerning the aims and themes of the Colloquium, etc., please get in touch with the Organizing Committee.

Presenters will be informed about the acceptance of their paper and their inclusion into the booklet and programme by 08 August 2022 at the latest. For more details, all participants (with or without presentation) are invited to visit  “PARTICIPATE”  and  “DATES / PAYMENT”  pages.

We look forward to seeing you in November in Tavira!!!

Note:   we ask participants to bring published or unpublished materials (articles, audio / video records, posters, proverb collections, …) for an exhibition to be arranged during the Colloquium.

On behalf of the Colloquium Organizing Committee,

Dr. Outi Lauhakangas, AIP-IAP, Helsinki, Finland

Dr. Rui J.B. Soares, AIP-IAP, Tavira, Portugal