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.
The complete conference program may now be viewed here.
The seminar meets weekly in Dodd 74 (learn more on the Grad Seminar Page).
The graduate seminar is currently on summer hiatus, and will resume again in September.
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.
Visit the Calvert Watkins Memorial Page.