The Split: Reconstructing Early Indo-European Language and Culture – University of Copenhagen

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The Split: Reconstructing Early Indo-European Language and Culture

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

Invited speakers

José Luis García Ramón (CHS Washington/Harvard University)
Alwin Kloekhorst (Leiden University)
Michaël Peyrot (Leiden University – CANCELLED)
Michael Weiss (Cornell University)
David Anthony (Hartwick College – CANCELLED)
Kristian Kristiansen (University of Gothenburg)
Asko Parpola (University of Helsinki)

Call for abstracts

We invite papers dealing with the reconstruction of the Indo-European proto-language with a special focus on the early stages of the splitting process into individual language branches. Interdisciplinary topics combining linguistics, archeology, comparative mythology and culture are more than welcome.

Abstracts must be received by 15 May 2017. Further reading in the call.

Program and book of abstracts

The program is available here.

The abstracts are available here.

Second circular

The second circular, which includes details on registration and other important information, is now available.

Direct link to registration.

Organizing committee

Matilde Serangeli (
Head of the project The Linguistic Origin of Europe: Word-formation and Lexicon in Anatolian and Core Indo-European

Thomas Olander (
Head of the project The Homeland: In the Footprints of the Early Indo-Europeans