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NOTA BENE: In August 2023, The society has taken the necessary steps to acquire the status of a European cross-border non-profit organization, following the European Parliament resolution of 17th February 2022. 


Statutes of the European Philological Society (EPhS)

Article 1: Name and Purpose

1.1 The association is named "European Philological Society," hereinafter referred to as "EPhS."

1.2 EPhS is an international and non-commercial communication and information network for philologists.

1.3 The purpose of EPhS is to serve as a central hub for philological studies in Europe, facilitating communication, sharing resources, and promoting excellence in research and professional news across the diverse landscape of philology.

1.4. The EPhS has its own journal dedicated to philological studies and makes use of its own publishing house for open-access publications, while for printed materials, it can collaborate with international publishing houses that have a strong philological focus.

1.5. The EPhS can organize courses, seminars, workshops, events, and participate in projects, as well as conceive and promote its own initiatives.

Article 2: Membership

2.1 Membership in the European Philological Society is exclusively by invitation.

2.2 Scholars, researchers, and students can become members upon invitation extended by existing members of the society, academic institutions, or departments.

2.3 The selective approach to membership ensures a vibrant community of individuals and institutions united by their passion for philological exploration and research.

Article 3: Governance and Bodies

The society is managed by an honorary president, a president of the scientific committee, and a president of the board of directors.

The bodies are as follows:

  • Board of Directors (Honorary president, president of the scientific committee, and president of the board of directors).

  • General assembly of members that convenes once a year (usually in June).

  • Scientific Committee, consisting of honorary members and members from individual research sectors (Romance philology, Germanic philology, Classical Philology...).

Open Access and Editorial Board

3.1 EPhS is committed to upholding the principles of Open Access.

3.2 All published content shall meet rigorous quality standards.

3.3 The moderated mailing list of EPhS shall be overseen by an editorial board to ensure that only discipline-specific and scholarly contributions are shared.

Article 4: Resources and Services

4.1 EPhS shall provide various resources and services to its members, including but not limited to:

a) Conference updates and information

b) Reviews of philological works

c) Job opportunities related to philology

d) Awards and recognitions for philological achievements

e) Access to philological publications

Article 5: Governance and Decision-Making

5.1 EPhS shall be governed by a Board of Directors, elected from among the members, and serving for a specified term.

5.2 The Board of Directors shall make decisions related to the overall management and functioning of EPhS.

5.3 Decisions on the inclusion of new members shall be made by the Board of Directors.

Article 6: Meetings and Conferences

6.1 EPhS shall hold regular meetings and conferences to foster academic exchange and collaboration among its members. 6.2 Meetings and conferences may be held virtually or in person, as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

Article 7: Amendments to the Statutes

7.1 Any amendments to these statutes must be proposed by the Board of Directors and approved by a majority vote of the members.

Article 8: Dissolution

8.1 In the event of EPhS's dissolution, any remaining assets shall be used for purposes consistent with the objectives of EPhS, as determined by the Board of Directors.

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