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6th Indo-European Research Colloquium


The 6th Indo-European Research Colloquium, originally slated for March 2020 in Cologne, is being revived in an online format, hosted at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena on 7/8 March 2022. The program is displayed below. Audience members can participate by registering via the form below.

Please note that audience members must display their full name and remain muted unless prompted to unmute by the chair. Users who are disruptive and/or do not respond to moderators will be removed.

If you have any queries or requests, please get in touch with Robert Tegethoff.



(Registrations will be accepted until March 4th 12:00 pm.)


Monday, March 7th 2022

09:00 – 09:15


09:15 – 09:45

Future tense in Old and Modern Icelandic (Natalie Korobzow)

09:45 – 10:15

Monophthongization of -Vu̯- before labial in Greek (Tore Rovs Kristoffersen)

10:15 – 10:45

κάλλος and καλός (Andrew Merritt)

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45

Palatalization of labials in Ancient Greek and beyond (Lukas Kahl)

11:45 – 12:15

Aspiration in stops from the Greek outcome of Indo-European clusters of sibilant + stop (Andrea Santamaria)

12:15 – 12:45

Solving etymologies with semantics: the case of armenta, arma and armillae (Isabelle de Meyer)

12:45 – 14:15

Lunch break

14:15 – 14:45

Exploring the usage of phonology in Indo-European phylogenetics (Tiago Tresoldi)

14:45 – 15:15

Semantic Relations in Diachronic Word Families (Nathanael Schweikhard)

15:15 – 15:45

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


Tuesday, March 8th 2022

09:30 – 10:00

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

10:00 – 10:30

PIE *tr̥- ‘three’: Evidence 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

On Greek χελύνη and χελύνιον. Among turtles and lips (Iván Andrés-Alba)

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

Lunch break

14:30 – 15:00

Indo-Iranian Loanwords and the Central Asian substrate hypothesis (Axel Palmér)

15:00 – 15:30

On deverbal adjectives with -tá- and -ná- in the R̥̥gveda (Saverio Dalpedri)

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30

Orts- und Richtungsangaben im Nuristani (Denise Hübner)

16:30 – 17:00

Nuristani Theonyms in Light of Historical Phonology (Jakob Halfmann)