The Society has provided a forum for the exchange and promotion of new ideas ever since the inaugural meeting in 2004 in Florence, and ESIL events and publications continue to illustrate the breadth and range of members’ interests and activities. There has been a major ESIL event in a different venue each year since the Society was set up: Geneva (2005), Paris (2006), Budapest (2007), Heidelberg (2008), Helsinki (2009), Cambridge (2010), Tallinn (2011), Valencia (2012), Amsterdam (2013), Vienna (2014), Oslo (2015), Riga (2016) Naples (2017), Manchester (2018) and Athens (2019).


There was no annual conference in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Future annual conferences will be held in Stockholm (2021), Utrecht (2022) and Aix-en-Provence (2023).

If your institution is interested in hosting a future annual conference, please read this procedural document carefully.