First and second place to Indo-Europeanists from University of Copenhagen
31 July 2018
At the annual prize competition for the best Master’s thesis by the Society for Indo-European Studies, two graduates from Indo-European Studies at the University of Copenhagen have won the first and second prizes respectively.
Launch of "The Homeland Timeline Map"
29 June 2018
Mikkel Nørtoft has launched his interactive map of prehistoric migrations.
New research shows how Indo-European languages spread across Asia
09 May 2018
A new study has discovered that horses were first domesticated by descendants of hunter-gatherer groups in Kazakhstan who left little direct trace in the ancestry of modern populations.
New postdoc Laura Massetti
01 May 2018
Laura Massetti started as a Marie Sklodowska Curie-fellow on her project “Family Myths: Phraseology and Inherited Indo-European Thematic Structures in Greek Myth”.
Research grant for James Alan Johnson from the Wenner Green Foundation
05 December 2017
With the funding, James Johnson will be able to carry through excavations in Russia and have the material analysed at laboratories in the UK and in the US.
Gold Medal for Rasmus Gudmundsen Bjørn
05 December 2017
At the UCPH Annual Commemoration 17 November Rasmus Gudmundsen Bjørn was awarded a Gold Medal for his prize thesis Foreign elements in the Proto-Indo-European vocabulary – A Comparative Loanword Study.
New project member at “Homeland” project
04 September 2017
Mikkel Nørtoft is employed as a research assistant at the “Homeland” project from 1 September 2017 till 28 February 2018.
Prize paper from DNSL honored at the Annual Commemoration 2016
07 December 2016
At the University´s Annual Commemoration on November 18th 2016, the University awarded a silver medal for a student in Indo-European studies.
New researchers at Roots of Europe
15 September 2016
Two new postdoctoral researchers will be based at Center for Roots of Europe from 2016.
Indo-European studies in the press
25 February 2016
Two articles regarding Indo-European Studies demonstrate the interdisciplinary co-operation in the field, and contribute to the mapping of the origins of European and Danish languages.
Proto-Slavic Inflectional Morphology
16 November 2015
On October 9th Associate Professor Thomas Olander defended his doctoral dissertation ”Proto-Slavic Inflectional Morphology”.
New publication examines the linguistic roots of Europe
11 November 2015
The publishing house Museum Tusculanum has released “The Linguistic Roots of Europe”.
PhD defense and new postdoc
21 September 2014
On 12 September 2014 Adam Hyllested defended his PhD thesis Word Exchange at the Gates of Europe: Five Millennia of Language Contact at University of Copenhagen.
PhD defense and new postdoc
05 July 2014
On the 20 June 2014 Bjarne Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen defended his PhD thesis Archaisms and innovations: four interconnected studies on Germanic historical phonology and morphology at University of Copenhagen.
12 April 2014
Birgit Anette Rasmussen blev pr. 1/7-2014 ansat som professor mso ved faget Indoeuroæisk og forskningscenteret Roots of Europe.
VELUX-funded research project
26 August 2013
The new three years research project Individual, kin and family in prehistoric Europe - what words can tell was initiated on 1 July 2013. The project is funded by the VELUX foundation.
New book: Indo-European accent and ablaut
28 June 2013
The book Indo-European accentology and ablaut has just been published at Museum Tusculanum Press.
Funeral service for Jens Elmegård Rasmussen
21 May 2013
The service will be held at 1.30 PM on Tuesday 28 May at 1.30 PM at Allehelgens Kirke, Ungarnsgade 43, 2300 Copenhagen S
Jens Elmegård Rasmussen 15 March 1944 - 15 May 2013
16 May 2013
On 15 May, our research group was greatly saddened by the passing of our project leader, Jens Elmegård Rasmussen.
07 January 2013
The video recordings from 'Tracing the Indo-Europeans: Origin and migration' are now available online.
Benedicte Nielsen Whitehead has succesfully defended her Ph.d. dissertation in Leiden 26 April 2012
25 June 2012
26 April 2012 Benedicte Nielsen Whitehead defended her Ph.d. thesis on pickpocket compounds from Latin to Romance at the University of Leiden.
09 April 2012
The sound of Indo-European – phonetics, phonemics, and morphophonemics has recently been published at the Museum Tusculanum Press.
Etymology and the European Lexicon: Call for Papers
10 March 2011
We are pleased to announce that the 14th Congress (Fachtagung) of the Indogermanische Gesellschaft / Society for Indo-European Studies / Société des Études Indo-Européennes will be held in Copenhagen from Monday 17 to Saturday 22 September 2012, and will be hosted by Roots of Europe at the University of Copenhagen.
Please continue reading to find details of submissions of papers to be considered for the congress.
Bjarne Sandgaard Hansen appointed as Ph.D. fellow
15 July 2010
As of 1 September 2010, Bjarne Sandgaard Hansen has been appointed as a Ph.D. fellow at Roots of Europe.
Guus Kroonen new postdoctorial scholar
08 July 2010
As of 1 December 2010, Guus Kroonen is a postdoctoral scholar at Roots of Europe.
Roots of Europe gets deputy head of centre
01 July 2010
As of 1 July 2010, associate professor, DPhil Birgit Anette Rasmussen (Olsen) has been appointed deputy head of centre at Roots of Europe.
Oliver Simkin new postdoctoral scholar
01 July 2010
As of 1 July 2010, Oliver Simkin is a postdoctoral scholar at Roots of Europe.
New features on the homepage
10 September 2009
Roots of Europe's homepage has recently been enriched with some new features.
Postponement of block seminar
17 March 2009
Benedicte Nielsen's block seminar on nominal composition has been postponed to the autumn term.
Adam Hyllested appointed as Ph.D. fellow
06 February 2009
As of 1 February 2009, Adam Hyllested has been appointed as a Ph.D. fellow within Roots of Europe.
Jenny Larsson assigned ass. prof. at Stockhom University
07 January 2009
Ph.D. Jenny Helena Larsson has been assigned associate professor of Baltic languages at the University of Stockholm as from the beginning of 2009.
Report from guest lecture and opening reception
20 December 2008
On 5 September 2008, the opening of the centre was marked officially by a celebratory guest lecture by one of the centre's external members, Ph.D. George Hinge of the Institute of Language, Literature and Culture, University of Aarhus. The title of the lecture was: Sproghistorie og identitet: Lingvistiske glans- og trusselsbilleder.
Following the lecture, an opening reception was held. Speeches were given by the Rector of the University of Copenhagen, Ralf Hemmingsen and Jens Elmegård Rasmussen among others.
27 November 2008
The deadline for registration of participation in the international conference The Sound of Indo-European - phonetics, phonemics, and morphophonemics is 1 December 2008.
Therefore, please remember to register soon by submitting a working title. You are reuqested to use the application form situated at the conference homepage.
Change of hours of Jenny Helena Larsson's block seminar
20 October 2008
The scheduled hours of Jenny Helena Larsson's block seminar entitled Introduction to Lithanian/Baltic language and its history have been changed.
10 September 2008
The homepage of the research project Roots of Europe - Language, Culture, and Migrations has now been finished and made available for the public at the URL http://rootsofeurope.ku.dk/ (Danish version).
A new research project is launched
01 July 2008
Launching of the research project Roots of Europe - Language, Culture, and Migrations.