Call For Papers

The Twenty-Ninth Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference will be held on Friday-Saturday November 3-4, 2017, on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. Invited speakers are Petra Goedegebuure of the University of Chicago and the Oriential Institute and Daniel Petit of the École Normale Supérieure and École Pratique des Hautes Études.


The conference is free and open to the public — there is no registration fee, and all attendees are cordially invited to attend the post-conference party on Saturday evening. We regret that we cannot provide financial support for airfare or lodging.


We invite papers on any aspect of Indo-European studies: linguistics, archaeology, comparative mythology/poetics, culture. Papers on both interdisciplinary and specific topics (e.g., typology, methodology, reconstruction, the interpretation of material culture, etc.) are welcome. A period of twenty minutes will be allotted for each paper, followed by a ten-minute discussion period.



Abstracts must be received by 15 June 2017.



We ask that those contemplating submission of an abstract please pay careful attention to the following guidelines:

If an abstract is accepted:


Submission of Abstracts and Inquiries to:

Preliminary abstracts should be sent via e-mail as an attached PDF file to Prof. Brent Vine and Thomas Motter.


If electronic submission is for some reason not possible, the mailing address is:


Indo-European Conference Committee

UCLA Program in Indo-European Studies

100 Dodd Hall

405 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1417