Languaging Diversity is an international biannual conference of the I-Land Inter-university Research Center, an international and interdisciplinary center based at the Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Italy. It welcomes scholars interested in a variety of fields such as Linguistics, Social Sciences, and the Humanities. The concepts of identity and diversity are at the core of the conference series. These are investigated cross-culturally, cross-linguistically and from interdisciplinary perspectives.

Following the seven successful events hosted by the Universities of Napoli (2013), Catania (2014), Macerata (2016), Cagliari (2017), Antwerp (2018), Teruel (2019), and Lille (2021), the eighth edition of the Languaging Diversity conference (LD2023) will be organized by the Università di Torino, Italy. 

The event will be hybrid, therefore hosted IN PERSON and ONLINE

Conference theme

“Languaging identities in changing times: Challenges and opportunities”

Conference poster


The 8th  edition of the Languaging Diversity Conference (LD2023) focuses on the representation and the languaging of identities against the backdrop of our rapidly changing societies. Cultures, traditions, and customs are evolving very quickly; in the same way, the interpretation of the concept of identity is undergoing a significant transformation. 

The contributions presented at the LD2023 conference will explore how people embrace the opportunities and overcome the challenges of current times to create a space for their identities to be acknowledged and recognized.

Research which investigates traditional and digital genres in different domains, including (but not limited to) gender and sexuality, ethnicity, disability, ageism, religion, ecology, medicine and science, media, politics, the law, education, and learning is welcome.

With its focus on identity, Languaging Diversity 2023 invites contributions from researchers in linguistic, literary, translation, interpreting and cultural studies, as well as from academics in neighboring disciplines with an interest in identity construction through language.  Abstracts on research that focuses on any language are welcome, but the language of the conference is English. 

The conference is open, but not limited, to the following topics:


15 February 2023: Launch of CFP and opening of abstract submission

1 April 2023: Deadline for abstract submission  DEADLINE EXTENSION

14 April 2023: NEW deadline for abstract submission!

1 July 2023: Notification of acceptance + request for extended (1000-word) abstract

24 September 2023: Deadline for extended (1000-word) abstract submission


1 July 2023: Opening of early-bird registration

24 September 2023: Deadline for early-bird registration 

8 October 2023: Deadline for regular registration