The research centre Roots of Europe – Language, Culture and Migrations serves as a coordinating unit for a range of externally funded research projects concerning the linguistic, cultural and ethnic prehistory of Europe in a cross-disciplinary co-operation between, above all, Indo-European comparative linguistics, archaeology, comparative mythology and population genetics. Currently, the following research projects are affiliated with the centre:
- Language and Myth in Prehistory: Unravelling the Speech and Beliefs of the Unwritten Past - Interdisciplinary project (funded by Riskbankens Jubileumsfond, Sweden)
- Of Beasts and Men – The Animals of the Proto‑Indo‑Europeans - Marie Curie project led by Stefan Höfler
- Connecting the Dots: Reconfiguring the Family Tree - Project led by Thomas Olander and funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark
- Towards a New European Prehistory (funded by Svenska Riksbankens Jubileumsfond), conducted among others by Guus Kroonen
- Family Myths: Phraseology and Inherited Indo-European Thematic Structures in Greek Myth - Project by Laura Massetti (two-year Marie Curie-stipend)
Front page illustration: Wikimedia (Hans-Peter Balfanz) moderatly edited and cropped.