Archive of the announced events of the research project Roots of Europe - Language, Culture, and Migrations of the year 2011.

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

5 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

9 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