Welcome to PIES!


PIES is the UCLA Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Indo-European Studies, leading to the degree of Ph.D.


At present, the program focuses on Indo-European linguistics, and on specialized language study in individual languages and language areas; nevertheless, the program also aims to provide an integrated understanding of Indo-European culture, based on comparative linguistics, archaeology, social structure, religion, mythology, and poetics.


The program sponsors a lively series of visiting lectures, culminating in an international conference held on campus each fall, and partly organized by students in the program. The program maintains its own reading room, with reference materials and journal subscriptions covering all areas of Indo-European studies.


Upcoming Events


28th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference


We are now accepting abstract submissions for the 28th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference (deadline June 1), to be held November 11-12 2016 on the UCLA campus; click here to view the call for papers or make arrangements for attending.


Weekly Graduate Student Seminar

The seminar meets weekly in Dodd 74 (learn more on the Grad Seminar Page).


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UCLA 26 now available!


The Proceedings of the 26th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference (eds. Stephanie Jamison, H. Craig Melchert, and Brent Vine) is now available; click here to view the contents and for ordering information.


Distinguished Visiting Scholar


The Program in Indo-European Studies is pleased to announce that we will host a week-long visit during Winter 2017 by Dr. Anders Richardt Jørgensen, Researcher in Celtic Studies in the Department of English, Uppsala University. In addition to a public lecture for the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Dr. Jørgensen will be giving presentations for IES audiences (dates and time TBA).



In Memoriam Calvert Watkins

Visit the Calvert Watkins Memorial Page.