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Archive of all the announced events of the research project Roots of Europe - Language, Culture, and Migrations.


The Split: Reconstructing Early Indo-European Language and Culture

13 September 2017

Conference on 13–15 September 2017 at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen. Read more

RoE summer school

24 July 2017

For the third time, the Centre for Roots of Europe will host an interdisciplinary summer school: RoE summer school. Read more

Blockseminar on Tocharian

15 May 2017

Dr. Michaël Peyrot (Leiden University) will give a Blockseminar on Tocharian at the INSS center for Roots of Europe Read more

The Indo-European family tree

15 February 2017

Within the framework of the research project The Homeland: In the footprints of the early Indo-Europeans, financed by the Carlsberg Foundation, we welcome you to the international workshop “The Indo-European family tree” presenting speakers from Copenhagen, USA (UPenn), Germany (Jena) and the Netherlands (Leiden og Utrecht). Read more

Kin, clan and community - a symposium on Indo-European social institutions

17 May 2016 kl. 10:00

As a part of our VELUX funded project, Individual, kin and family in prehistoric Europe: what words can tell, we throw a workshop entitled Kin, clan and community - a symposium on Indo-European social institutions on 17 May at the University of Copenhagen, Campus South, room 21.0.54. Everybody is welcome, also without prior registration. Read more

Gothic graffiti discovered on the Crimean Peninsula

07 March 2016 kl. 14.00

Center for Roots of Europe organizes guest lecture. Read more

Indo-European origins and dispersal

06 November 2015 kl. 17:00

The Talking Neolithic project has invited Chundra Cathcart (PhD, Berkeley) to come present a paper he coauthored about the origins and dispersal of the Indo-Europeans. Read more

Third Conference on Elfdalian

07 May 2015

The conference is arranged by the research centre Roots of Europe at the University of Copenhagen in partnership whith UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, and Kristianstad University. Read more

Conference: Nordic TAG 2015

16 April 2015

2015 marks the 30th year of Nordic TAG and the conference in Copenhagen will be the 15th in the conference series.  Read more

Word Exchange at the Gates of Europe: Five Millenia of Language Contact

12 September 2014 kl. 1:00 p.m. (doors will be closed hereafter)

Adam Hyllested defends his PhD thesis. Read more

Archaisms and innovations - four interconnected studies on Germanic historical phonology and morphology

20 June 2014 kl. 1:00 p.m. (doors will be closed hereafter)

Bjarne Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen defends his PhD thesis. Read more

Tilbage til rødderne (Back to the roots)

13 June 2014 kl. 2 p.m. exactly

Birgit Annette Rasmussen has been assigned professor mso in Indo-European Studies at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics for which reason she gives an inaugural lecture. Read more

Interview with the dead: Reconstructing prehistoric Germanic r/n-stem inflection

26 February 2014 kl. 15:15

Guest lecture by Jenne Klimp, University of Groningen.

The lecture, which will be held in English, will take place on 26 February 2014 at 15:15 at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 24.2.01.

Everybody is welcome.

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The linguistic roots of Europe: Seminar on pre-Proto-Indoeuropean languages

27 October 2013 kl. 15:30

Two lectures on Sardinian and Iberian languages by prof. Eduardo Blasco Ferrer, Cagliari. Read more

Indo-European rules

10 October 2013 kl. 15:00

Mini conference with talks from Brent Vine, Joshua T. Katz, Michael Janda and Benedicte Nielsen Whitehead. Read more

Reconstruction in time and space

12 June 2013

A three-day seminar with professor Henning Andersen, UCLA. Read more

Indo-European heroic poetry and Slavic epics - some mutual insights

15 May 2013

A three-day seminar about Slavic and Indo-European etymology, mythology, and epic poetry by professor Aleksandar Loma, the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and PhD student Orsat Ligorio, Leiden University / University of Zadar.
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Tracing the Indo-Europeans: Origin and migration

12 December 2012 kl. 10:00

The research centre Roots of Europe kindly invites you to a three-day seminar featuring some of the leading scholars working in the interface between Indo-European language and culture. Together they will try to find a consensus on the indentification of an Indo-European homeland and the character of the Indo-European migrations. Read more

Indo-European words that matter

11 October 2012 kl. 1:00 PM

In 2009, we proudly proclaimed that Indo-European Matters. In 2010, we maintained that Indo-European Still Matters. Last year, in 2011, we firmly established that Indo-European Matters Even More.

This year, in order to truly substantiate our claims of the preceding three years, we have found some Indo-European Words That Matter! These words of undoubtedly incomparable importance will be presented to the public at an afternoon conference during the fourth annual visit of the Roots of Europe international advisory board.

Organizer: Roots of Europe

The lectures are open to the public.

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Studies in Latin etymology and phonology

08 October 2012

Studies in Latin etymology and phonology - a three-day seminar by Brent Vine (University of Californis, Los Angeles) Read more

Celtic Spring in Copenhagen

23 May 2012

Three-day seminar on Celtic languages and their history with general introductions to selected Celtic languages. Read more

The Genetic Evidence for the Origin of Homo Sapiens

12 April 2012 kl. 14:00

Peter K.A. Jensen will deliver an updated version of what is known about the origin of the modern human being with emphasis on the genetic aspect (molecular anthropology), including what is known about a possible mixing of the modern gene pool with the gene pool of various archaic human types (ex. neanderthals) Read more

Animacy and Vedic accent in Kalashamon, an Indo-Aryan language in North-West Pakistan

10 February 2012 kl. 15:30

Jan Heegård Petersen opens the spring semester with a lecture on Kalashamon Read more

Text transmissions and language history: hidden treasures and pitfalls

15 November 2011 kl. 16:00

Guest lecture by associate professor and Ph.D. George Hinge on the transmission of text and oral traditions in Greek. Read more

Indo-European Matters Even More

13 October 2011 kl. 13:00

On Thursday, 13 October, Roots of Europe will be both host to and main actor in a one-day seminar entitled Indo-European Matters Even More. Read more

Nominal derivation: a three-day block seminar

28 September 2011 kl. 10:00

Associate professor Birgit Anette Rasmussen will be giving a three-day block seminar on nominal derivation for all interested.

More information available within; please note that the block seminar will be given in Danish.

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Problems of Indo-European Phonology

21 September 2011 kl. 14:00

Please note schedule change!

The phonology of Proto-Indo-European and its daughter languages is in large part well-attested and agreed-upon. However, there are still some issues that remain controversial and problematic. These issues are the focus of this seminar.

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Syllabic nasals in Mycenaean

05 September 2011 kl. 16:00

A guest lecture by Ph.D. associate Christina Skelton from UCLA, interning at the Centre for Textile Research at the University of Copenhagen. Read more

Evidence of the older Runes

24 August 2011 kl. 11:00

The older Runic inscriptions are the oldest direct sources to Germanic languages, but they are few and problematic. Read more

The path of cheese-making through European linguistic and cultural history

09 June 2011 kl. 16:00

Milk and dairy products have played an important role in human nourishment since ancient times. Unfortunately, our knowledge about how these products developed historically and spread geography is quite sparse, and archaeology can only occasionally furnish us with information about the development from the ancient Middle East through Greece and the Roman Empire into mediaeval Europe. Read more

Linguistic discoveries in Sicilian Coinage

10 May 2011 kl. 16:15

On Tuesday, 10 May 2011, Oliver Simkin, postdoc at the Roots of Europe project, will be giving a talk for the Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen on the linguistic clues and gems Sicilian coins from the Classical Era have to offer. Read more

Anatolian Spring in Copenhagen

27 April 2011 kl. 10:00

Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 April:
Seminar on Anatolian comparative linguistics and related matters with invited speakers. Read more

On Greek words for 'garlic' and a possible substrate between Greek and Semitic

10 February 2011 kl. 14:00

Ph.d. Guus Kroonen, who has just joined the projet as a postdoc fellow, will give a lecture:

"On ἄγλις and γέλγις 'garlic' and the possibility of a linguistic substrate between Greek and Semitic" Read more

Baltic Languages, Folk Belief and Natural Science

10 November 2010 kl. 15:15

A block seminar by Dr. Bernd Gliwa, University of Latvia.

The seminar will take place on Wednesday 10 November at 15-17 in room 23.4.39, on Thursday 11 November at 10-12 in room 21.0.54 & at 15-17 in room 27.0.09 and on Friday 12 November at 15-17 in room 27.0.09 at the University of Copenhagen in Amager (KUA) and will be given in English.

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Indo-European still matters

14 October 2010 kl. 13:30

Open mini-conference during the annual visit of the Roots of Europe international advisory board -- a follow-up on last year's "Indo-European matters". The event takes place in room 23.0.49.

Organizer: Roots of Europe

Everybody is welcome

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Greek and Indo-European Religion

11 October 2010

A block seminar by Professor Michael Janda, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

The seminar will take place on Monday 11 October at 15-17 in room 23.4.39; Tuesday 12 October at 15-17 in room 23.4.39; Wednesday 13 October at 14-16 in room 21.1.21 at the University of Copenhagen in Amager (KUA) and will be given in English.

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Languages and Scripts of Ancient Spain: Europe before the Indo-Europeans

29 September 2010 kl. 14:15

Lecture by Postdoc Oliver Simkin, University of Copenhagen.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday 29 September 2010 at 14:15 in room 23.4.39 at the University of Copenhagen in Amager (KUA) and will be given in English.

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Albanian in Indo-European, Albanian in the Balkans: Archaisms and Innovations.

25 May 2010

Block seminar by Professor Brian Joseph, Ohio State University.

The block seminar, which will be given in English, will take place on Tuesday 25 May in room 27.0.17, Wednesday 26 May in room 23.0.49, and on Thursday 27 May 2010 in room 27.0.17, at 15-17 on all days at the University of Copenhagen in Amager.  

 

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Morphology and Semantics of Some Indo-European Denominal Derivational Types

18 May 2010

Block seminar by Professor Alan J. Nussbaum, Cornell University.

The block seminar, which will be given in English, will take place on Tuesday 18 May at 10-12 in room 21.1.21, on Wednesday 19 May at 15-17 in room 27.0.17 and on Thursday 20 May at 15-17 in room 27.0.17.

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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The prehistoric expansion of Indo-European languages: an archaeological model

22 April 2010 kl. 15:15

Guest lecture by Professor Kristian Kristiansen, University of Gothenburg. 

Professor Kristian Kristiansen's lecture will take place on 22 April 2010 at 15:15 in room 23.4.39 at the University of Copenhagen in Amager (KUA) and will be given in Danish. 

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Middle Breton

24 March 2010 kl. 11:15

A block seminar by Anders Richardt Jørgensen, University of Copenhagen.

This event will take place at 11-12 & 13-16 on 24 March, 13-15 on 25 March and 10-12 on 26 March 2010 at the University of Copenhagen in Amager (KUA), room 22.5.26. It will be given in Danish (English only if requested in advance).

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Novgorod in the early Middle-Ages - language and society

04 March 2010 kl. 14:15

Guest lecture by Professor Jens Nørgård-Sørensen, University of Copenhagen.

Professor Jens Nørgård-Sørensen's lecture will take place on 4 March 2010 at 14:15 at the University of Copenhagen in Amager (KUA) in room 22.5.04 and will be given in Danish.

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Middle Breton

25 November 2009 kl. 10:15

A block seminar by Anders Richardt Jørgensen, University of Copenhagen.

This event will take place on 25-27 November 2009 at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 22.5.26. It will be held in Danish (English only if requested in advance).

Attention: The block seminar has been cancelled due to illness and will probably be postponed to the spring term 2010! 

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Indo-European matters

09 October 2009 kl. 14:15

Four papers on comparative linguistics, etymology, and mythology.

This event will take place on 9 October 2009 at 2:15-5:30 PM at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 23.0.49. It will be held in English.

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Nominal Composition

22 September 2009 kl. 13:15

A block seminar by Benedicte Nielsen, University of Copenhagen.

This event will take place on 22-25 September 2009 at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 22.5.26 and/or 22.5.04. First class will be Tuesday 22 September at 13-15 in room 22.5.04.

The language will be Danish (English only if requested in advance).

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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The roots of epic and tragedy - the oriental component in literary genres of antiquity

16 September 2009 kl. 13:15

A block seminar of three days and a guest lecture by Prof. Mary Bachvarova, Willamette University.

These events will take place on 16-18 September 2009 at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA) and will be held in English.

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Dates and dialects in the divergence of Indo-European

14 July 2009 kl. 13:15

Guest lecture by Dr. Paul Heggarty, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.

Dr. Heggarty's lecture will take place on 14 July 2009 at 13:15 at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 27.0.09, and will be held in English.

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Lexical and structural etymology of Proto-Germanic: the Semitic component

18 June 2009 kl. 13:15

Guest lecture by Professor Theo Vennemann, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. 

Professor Vennemann's lecture will take place on 18 June 2009 at 13:15 at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 23.4.39, and will be held in English.

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Vasconic features in West Indo-European: structure and lexicon

17 June 2009 kl. 13:15

Guest lecture by Professor Theo Vennemann, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. 

Professor Vennemann's lecture will take place on 17 June 2009 at 13:15 at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 23.4.39, and will be held in English.

Organizer: Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Indo-European before the Indo-Europeans? - new evidence from Mesopotamia

14 May 2009 kl. 16:15

Guest lecture by Professor Gordon Whittaker, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Professor Whittaker's lecture will take place on 14 May 2009 at 16:15 at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 23.4.39, and will be held in English. It is organized by Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Why Indo-Europeanists should know more about North-East Caucasian

30 April 2009 kl. 13:15

Guest lecture by Professor Peter Schrijver, Departement Moderne Talen, Keltisch, Universiteit Utrecht.

Professor Schrijver's lecture will take place on 30 April 2009 at 13:15 at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 27.0.17, and will be held in English. It is organized by Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Why Indo-Europeanists should know more about Hattic

29 April 2009 kl. 15:15

Guest lecture by Professor Peter Schrijver, Departement Moderne Talen, Keltisch, Universiteit Utrecht.

Professor Schrijver's lecture will take place on 29 April 2009 at 15:15 at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 23.0.49, and will be held in English. It is organized by Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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The sound of Indo-European - phonetics, phonemics, and morphophonemics

16 April 2009

An international conference in comparative linguisitics, to take place at the University of Copenhagen, 16-19 April 2009.

Organizer: Roots of Europe

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Molecular anthropology

26 March 2009 kl. 13:15

Guest lecture by Peter K.A. Jensen, clinical associate professor at the Institute of Human Genetics, University of Aarhus.

The lecture, which is held in Danish,  will take place at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), on 26 March 2009 at 1.15, room 23.0.50.

Everybody is welcome.

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'Hunnic' modified skulls: physical appearance, identity and the transformative nature of migrations

06 March 2009 kl. 16:15

Guest lecture to be given by Susanne Hakenbeck, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research/Newnham College, Cambridge.

Dr. Hakenbeck's lecture will take place on 6 March 2009 at 4:15 PM at the University of Copenhagen at Amager (KUA), room 23.4.39, and will be held in English. It will be arranged by The Danish Society for Central Asia and Roots of Europe.

Everybody is welcome.

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Block seminar on Gothic word formation

25 February 2009 kl. 11:15

A block seminar on Gothic word formation and a guest lecture on the Gothic language by Dr. Antje Casaretto, University of Cologne.

On 25-27 February 2009

Everybody is welcome.

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Introduction to Indo-European Mythology and Poetics

03 December 2008

On 3-5 December 2008, professor Peter Jackson, Universitety of Tromsø, will give a block seminar entitled Introduction to Indo-European Mythology and Poetics as well as a lecture in combination with the block seminar.

Everybody is welcome.

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Introduction to the Lithuanian/Baltic language and its history

20 October 2008 kl. 11.15

In week 43, postdoc fellow, Ph.D. Jenny Helena Larsson will give a block seminar entitled Introduction to the Lithuanian/Baltic language and its history.

Everybody is welcome.

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