Indo-European Studies Copenhagen & Research Projects

Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics (NorS), Copenhagen University

Roots of Europe – Indo-European Studies, Copenhagen University – Facebook page – Homepage of Thomas Olander

The Homeland – (2015–2018) is a research project headed by Thomas Olander and funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.
The Homeland Timeline Map – Interactive timeline map

Connecting the Dots – Connecting the Dots is a research project focusing on the Indo-European family tree.

Of Beasts and Men – Of Beasts and Men – The Animals of the Proto‑Indo‑Europeans is a research project with the goal to reconstruct and analyse the animal-related lexicon of the Proto-Indo-European language.

Family Myths: Phraseology and Inherited Indo-European Thematic Structures in Greek Myth (two-year Marie Curie-stipend)

Roots of Europe: The project consists of three, thematically partly overlapping sections: Language, culture, and migrations.

The Linguistic Origins of Europe: Word-formation and Lexicon in Anatolian and Core Indo-European

Individual, kin and family in prehistoric Europe – what words can tell

Talking Neolithic – Recovering the Language of the First European Farmers

Indo-European International

Comparative Indo-European Linguistics at the University of Leiden

The linguistics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin – A general introduction to the Indo-European languages for the learner, together with an online lexicon and text examples.


Indogermanische Gesellschaft / Society for Indo-European Studies / Société des études indo-européennes

Related Research Projects

LAMP: Languages and Myths of Prehistory. The project is directed by Jenny Larsson from the University of Stockholm and has Birgit Anette Olsen and Thomas Olander from Roots of Europe, Indo‑European studies at University of Copenhagen attached in the core group, and more over includes two scholars from Uppsala University.  The project will run for six years.

The Rise II (2017-2022) Towards a new European Prehistory. Integrating aDNA, isotopic investigations, language and archaeology to reinterpret key processes of change in the prehistory of Europe.


The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, Denmark

Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus, Denmark

Kongernes Jelling – Home of the Viking Kings, in Jutland, Denmark

Kungagraven – The King’s Grave, Kivik, Sweden

Underslös Museum – Tanum Rock Art Research Center, Sweden

Vitlycke Museum – Vitlycke Museum and the Tanum rock carvings in Bohus county, Sweden

Related Blogs

Indo-European Languages – A blog by Roland Schuhmann


Academia – A great source of academic publications

I Live As I Dream – Travel Blog by Melissa Cherry Villumsen

Photographer Helle S. Andersen

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