Inauguration symposium of the new Center for Indo-European Language and Cultural Studies
On September 16, the inauguration symposium of the new Center for Indo-European Language and Cultural Studies, takes place at SCAS (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies) in Uppsala. It is arranged in close collaboration with the RJ program LAMP (Languages and Myths of Prehistory).
The establishment of the center was decided by the rector of Stockholm University on 1 July 2021. It will function as a national resource for researchers interested in working with Indo-European languages and cultures in an interdisciplinary perspective. In recent years, Indo-European studies has re-emerged as a dynamic and creative international research field, with great future potential, not least in the wake of the revolutionary development within aDNA. The center's ambition is to further develop this research and to re-establish comparative, interdisciplinary Indo-European research in Sweden, a field that has largely been lacking here in modern times.
Director of the Center for Indo-European Language and Cultural Studies is Jenny Larsson, Professor of Baltic languages at Stockholm University. The undersigned is chairman of its board and in that role I would like to warmly invite you to this event and at the same time spread knowledge about the center's existence and its role as a national research resource.
The number of physical participants at the symposium is unfortunately very limited, due to current pandemic restrictions, but it also takes place in the form of a webinar (see link below) with an unlimited number of participants. All interested are very welcome to participate in this way, in a very interesting afternoon with presentation of new exciting research results about the early Indo-Europeans.
With kind regards
Professor of Archaeology
Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History
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