The 18th Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs (ICP24) / 5th ICP-Online will take place in Tavira (Portugal), in November the 03rd to the 10th, 2024 at 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 on proverbs are welcome. The Colloquium will become a forum for sharing research expertise on paremiology discussing with teachers and other appliers of proverbs and proverbial expressions.


The keynote speakers will be:

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Wolfgang Mieder (USA)

Sonia Gómez-Jordana (Spain)

Nidhi Mathur (India)

Lio Monk (Portugal)

Leonardo Lúcio Vieira-Machado (Brazil)

Alcides Meirinhos (Portugal)


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, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, 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 section. Presenting participants should fill the “PARTICIPATE” form for their applications by 15 July 2024. 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.

Papers and theme discussions will be 30 minutes long, including the discussion time (10 minutes). The language of the Colloquium will be Portuguese and English.

Participants with an aim to give a presentation 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. 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 by 22 July 2024 at the latest. The program and the dates and timing of each participant will be published as early as possible before the Colloquium. For more details, all participants (with or without presentation) are invited to visit “PARTICIPATE” e “DATES / PAYMENT”.

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


Note: we ask participants to bring published or unpublished material (audio / video records, posters, proverb collections, articles etc.) 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,