The word colloquium is interpreted as “discussion, interview, meeting, parley, conversation”, and these terms already contain the essence of what this journal is about: We would like to provide a multilingual (virtual) space for academic voices from different backgrounds to encounter each other, exchange ideas and experiences, negotiate theories and critical approaches in a process of communication and transformation that extends beyond the immediate participants, and that reverberates in the groups and societies that form its context. As an Open Access journal, Colloquium: New Philologies is freely available to everyone, and this is also to be understood as a statement inviting and supporting a concept of open, participatory, and free science transcending the limits of disciplines, cultures, and languages.