The 15th Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs (ICP21) / 2nd Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs - Online (2nd ICP21-O) will take place at Tavira (Portugal), from November 07-14, 2021 in the Hotel Vila Galé-Tavira. 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 (U.S.A.)

Kevin McKenna(U.S.A.)

Paola Attolino (Italy)

Luis Tosina (Spain)

Joaquim Marques (Portugal)

František Čermák (Czech Republic)

Dalia Zaikauskiené (Lithuania)

Paulo Serra (Timor Lorosae)


In addition to these experts there will be acknowledged scholars from other countries, namely from Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe, 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 August 2021. 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 September 2021 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!!! Come and bring another friend!!!

Note:   we ask participants to bring published or unpublished materials (articles, audio / video records, posters, books, 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