PIES is the UCLA Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Indo-European Studies, leading to the degrees of MA and Ph.D. The primary focus of the interdisciplinary Indo-European Studies program is the study of the ancient Indo-European languages and of their reconstructed ancestor, Proto-Indo-European, based on methods drawn from comparative-historical, theoretical, and computational linguistics. Goals of this study include the reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European language, elucidating its subsequent development into the historical Indo-European languages, and showing how data from the archaic Indo-European languages contribute to a theory of language. There is also attention to other aspects of the non-material culture of the...Learn More About Us
Professor Eugenio R. Luján Martínez visiting PIESOctober 13 - October 28
The Program in Indo-European Studies is pleased to announce a visit in October 2022 by the distinguished Indo-Europeanist Eugenio R. Luján Martínez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). During his time at UCLA, Professor Luján will deliver a series of lectures on “The Ancient Celtic Languages”.