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6th Indo-European Research Colloquium

30. - 31. March 2020

Das Kolloquium "6th Indo-European Research Colloquium" wurde wegen Covid-19 verschoben. Für Fragen kontaktieren Sie bitte Lena Rennert (lrenner[at], Pascal Coenen (p.coenen[at], Robert Tegethoff (tegethoff[at] oder IERC-conference[at]
Die neuen Daten der Veranstaltung werden demnächst angekündigt.

The "6th Indo-European Research Colloquium" is postponed due to Covid-19. For questions and assistance please contact Lena Rennert (lrenner[at], Pascal Coenen (p.coenen[at], Robert Tegethoff (tegethoff[at] or IERC-conference[at]
New conference dates will be announced as soon as possible.

The 6th Indo-European Research Colloquium will be held in Cologne on 30 - 31 March 2020. We invite young researchers from the field of Indo-European studies, both PhD students and recent post-docs, to submit papers for presentation.

The CfP process is now complete (see the original Call for papers here). However, registration for the conference is still open for attendance without a paper. Participation at 6th Indo-European Research Colloquium is entirely free of charge. Please note, however, that the conference dinner must be paid by the participants themselves.

The conference The Sound of Indo-European 4 (SoIE 4) will take place immediately following the Research Colloquium, 1-3 April 2020. We encourage presenters and attendees to stay in Cologne for the duration of this event as well. Participation for both events will be free. If you want to participate without presenting, please take the time to register with us nonetheless, preferably by January 2020.

Please use the registration form below. Note that participants of the SoIE 4 have to register independently.




Monday, March 30th 2020

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:15


09:15 - 09:45

Anatomische Semantik: Die semantischen Funktionen des Körpers in den homerischen Texten (IVÁN ANDRÉS-ALBA)

09:45 - 10:15

The Manifestations of the Augment in Homer: A Contextual Investigation (EDOARDO CHIATTELLI)

10:15 - 10:45

κάλλος and καλός (ANDREW MERRITT)

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:45

Zur urgermanischen Phraseologie (RAMÓN BOLDT)

11:45 - 12:15

Future tense in Old and Modern Icelandic (NATALIE KOROBZOW)

12:15 - 12:45

Deriving Collectives in Old Slavic (JOSEPH RHYNE)

12:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 15:30

Towards a Framework of Etymological Relations (NATHANAEL SCHWEIKHARD)

15:30 - 16:00

CompIE Database of Comparative Indo-European Material (TIAGO TRESOLDI)

16:00 - 16:30

Word-internal “thorn” clusters and the dative singular of the PIE 1st person pronoun (SVENJA BONMANN)

16:30 - 17:00

*hx(e)r-t- (ISABELLE DE MEYER)




Tuesday, March 31st 2020

09:30 - 10:00

Birds of a feather? Latin columba ‘pigeon, dove’ and Greek κόλυμβος ‘grebe’ (ROBERTO BATISTI)

10:00 - 11:30

The PIE Radical *tr̥- Evidences from Mycenaean Greek Compounds (PAOLO SABATTINI)

10:30 - 11:00

The reception of the Indo-European theory in Greece through the lens of the dominant language ideology of Modern Greek (STYLIANOS PATERAKIS)

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00

Here’s Looking at "You": The Second Person Pronouns in Old Armenian (LERA IVANOVA)

12:00 - 12:30

Armenian dašxuran ‘bowl’ and Pashto l’ox̌ay ‘vessel; pot’: loanwords and the relative chronology of sound laws (OLIVER PLÖTZ)

12:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:00

Indo-Iranian Loanwords and the Central Asian substrate hypothesis (AXEL PALMÉR)

15:00 - 15:30

"Which what did I do?" – Sanskrit relative clauses and the left periphery (KRISHNAN RAM-PRASAD)

15:30 - 16:00

On deverbal adjectives with -- and -- in the R̥gveda (SAVERIO DALPEDRI)

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:00

Nominalflexion im Nuristani (DENISE HÜBNER)

17:00 - 17:30

Nuristani Theonyms in Light of Historical Phonology (JAKOB HALFMANN)