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)
The Roots of Europe team organise a series of lectures under the title “Festlig Faglig Fredag” (“Festive Academic Friday”). The lecturers are members of the centre, present and former students as well as researchers associated with the centre. Here is an overview of past and planned “Festlig Faglig Fredag” events.
Front page illustration: Wikimedia (Hans-Peter Balfanz) moderatly edited and cropped.