EuroSLA was founded in Colchester, UK, in 1989. The meeting was organised by Dr. Vivian Cook, who was also the first president of EuroSLA. The next meeting took place in Ksiaz, Poland, in 1990, and the first annual conference was held in Salzburg, Austria, in 1991.
For a list of all previous conferences, see Conferences.
Eurosla presidents to date:
1989-1993 Vivian Cook, University of Essex
1993-1995 Esther Glahn, University of Copenhagen
1995-1997 Kari Sajavaara, University of Jyväskylä
1997-1999 Vera Regan, University College, Dublin
1999-2003 David Singleton, Trinity College Dublin
2003-2007 Simona Pekarek Doehler, Université de Neuchâtel
2007-2011 Jean-Marc Dewale, Birkbeck College
2011-2015 Florence Myles, University of Essex
2015- 2019 Danijela Trenkic, University of York
2019-2023 Clare, Wright, University of Leeds
2023 – Roger Gilabert, University of Barcelona