Logo: MPI Talking Neolithic: The Indo-European Homeland Problem versus the Origin(s) of the First European Farmers (Workshop)
December 02-03, 2013

Program ”Talking Neolithic” Workshop

December 2, 2013

9:00‐9:10 Bernard Comrie:
Opening session
9:10‐10:00 Guus Kroonen (Copenhagen University, MPI-EVA):
Introductory presentation: “Talking Neolithic? Harvesting the linguistic evidence for a non-Indo-European agricultural Wave of Advance”
Bernard Comrie (MPI-EVA)
10:00‐10:50 James Mallory (Queen’s University Belfast):
"Indo‐Europeans and agriculture: a survey of the major issues"
10:50‐11:20 Coffee break
11:20-12:10 Paul Heggarty (MPI-EVA):
"The where, when and why of Indo-European: Questioning our methods and models, new and old"
Joseph Salmons (University of Wisconsin)
12:10‐12:40 Robert Mailhammer (University of Western Sydney), Marc Pierce (University of Texas):
"Wheeled Indo-Europeans: A Review of the Evidence"
12:40‐14:10 Lunch
14:10‐14:40 Gerd Carling (University of Lund), Love Eriksen, Anne Goergens, Arthur Holmer, Filip Larsson, Hannes Petri, Karina Vamling,
Joost van de Weijer:
"Digitizing the Space-Time Model: a Western Eurasian Case Study"
Birgit Olsen
(Copenhagen University)
14:40‐15:10 Ranko Matasović (University of Zagreb):
"North Caucasian Loanwords in Proto-Indo-European: Are There Any?"
15:10‐15:40 Coffee break
15:40-16:30 Mark Jobling (University of Leicester):
"Combining Genes and Languages to investigate European prehistory"
Paul Heggarty
16:30-17:00 Martin Richards (University of Huddersfield), Hans-Jürgen Bandelt, Maria Pala, Pedro Soare, Martin Carr, Joana Pereira, Marta Costa, Véronica Fernandes, Luisa Pereira:
"The impact of whole-mtDNA, autosomal and ancient DNA analyses on cross-disciplinary perspectives on European Neolithization"
19:00- Conference dinner

December 3, 2013

9:00‐9:50 Joseph Salmons (University of Wisconsin):
"Methodological challenges for Neolithic linguistics: Language contact, language shift and homelands"
Michiel de Vaan (Leiden University)
9:50‐10:20 Rosemarie Lühr (Humboldt University): "The language of the Nordwestblock"
10:20‐10:50 Koenraad Elst (Leuven):
"Agricultural terms in Indo‐Aryan and Germanic"
10:50‐11:20 Coffee break
11:20‐12:10 Elena Marinova‐Wolff (University of Leuven):
"Neolithisation of South East Europe in the light of regional connections and interactions"
James Mallory (Queen’s University Belfast)
12:10‐12:40 Lucien van Beek (Leiden University):
"Agricultural terminology in Greek substratum words"
12:40‐14:10 Lunch break
14:10‐14:40 Hrach Martirosyan (Leiden):
"Armenian after the Indo‐European dispersal: landscape, farming and craft"
Martin Kümmel (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
14:40‐15:10 Adam Hyllested (Copenhagen University):
"Root Identifications in Substrate Languages : European Terms for 'Carrot'"
15:10‐15:40 Coffee break
15:40-16:10 Eugen Hill (Humboldt University, Berlin):
"Contact‐induced reorganization of inflection as evidence for extinct languages in Europe"
Guus Kroonen (Copenhagen University)
16:10-17:00 Peter Schrijver (Utrecht University):
"Talking Neolithic: the case for Hatto-Minoan and its relationship to Sumerian"
17:00- Closing session