Etymology!™ IX: Pandemics & Plagues


Join us for the 9th annual Etymology!™ conference with Douglas Harper, online hopefully just one more time, March 19~20~21, 2021. We are again offering a 1, 2, or 3-day conference. Friday the 19th will cover Etymology Basics for those new to the study, or those who prefer a review to start out. Saturday and Sunday are the core of the conference, examining the effects on the English language of pandemics and plagues, past and present.

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Since we all spend far too much time online these days, each day will begin with a short video welcome or activity that you can watch at your leisure. We’ll meet in real time at 9:00am Pacific for a morning session, then a midday session, and finally an afternoon session ending at 2:30pm Pacific, with breaks and word study activities in between.

Trusty old Zoom will be the site of our gathering for all three days! Choose your days: come Friday only, just for the basics; Saturday & Sunday for the core conference; or all three days. In addition, this year we will be providing a special option for a Medieval cooking class with a fantastic home chef, Amy Magnafichi-Strong, either Friday night or Saturday night, depending on interest. Participants will receive a shopping list and recipe ahead of time, with instructions from Amy over Zoom. Includes wine pairings!

Secure your spot with a fully refundable deposit. All registrations include video recordings of the conference, handouts, links, and additional resources. You may not attend from a phone, and recordings are only available to attendees.

Registrations canceled on or before 2/01/2021 are fully refundable. Registrations cancelled on or before 2/28/2021 are refundable less $50, and non-refundable thereafter. To complete your registration, you must pay the Deposit AND the Registration Balance.

Registration Fees
Friday only: $200
Saturday~Sunday: $350
All 3 Days: $475

Dinner Option (1 night): $20 per screen ~ the whole family can watch if you’re muted!

Continuing Education Units may be available.