This is the schedule of the 12th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Commonly referred to as a “West Coast Indo-European Conference” (WeCIEC), this installment took place on May 26–28, 2000 at the University of California, Los Angeles and produced a proceedings volume available here.

DatePanel ChairSpeakerTalkTimeProceedings?
May 26, 2000Coffee and Pastries8:30–9:00 AM
Brent Vine (UCLA)Opening Remarks9:00–9:15 AM
Alexei S. Kassian (Moscow University), Ilya S. Yakubovich (University of California, Berkeley)The Reflexes of IE Initial Clusters in Hittite9:15–9:45 AM
Kazuhik Yoshida (Kyoto University)The Original Ablaut of Hittite siwatt-9:45–10:15 AM
Vyacheslav V. Ivanov (UCLA)I-E *bʰuH- in Luwian and the Prehistory of Past and Perfect10:15–10:45 AM
Break10:45–11:00 AM
Christopher WilhelmJay Friedman (UCLA)An Old Hittite/Vedic Sanskrit Morphological Equation11:00–11:30 AM
Birgit Anette Olsen (University of Copenhagen)Root Nouns, Compounds and Their Underlying Indo-European Syntax11:30–12:00 PM
Silvia Luraghi (Università di Pavia)The Development of Local Particles and Adverbs in Anatolian as an Example of Grammaticalization Cycle12:00–12:30 PM
Lunch break12:30–2:00 PM
Brent VineGeorge E. Dunkel (Indogermanisches Seminar der Universität Zürich)The Particles Strike Back2:00–3:15 PM
Break3:15–3:30 PM
Jenny Larsson (University of Copenhagen)The Continuants of the Proto-Indo-European Root Nouns in the Baltic Languages3:30–4:00 PM
Joseph F. Eska (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)Symptoms of Nasal Effacement in Hispano-Celtic4:00–4:30 PM
Jens Elmegård Rasmussen (University of Copenhagen)Against an Indo-European '*kʷetu̯óres-Rule'4:30–5:00 PM
Conference Dinner7:00–10:00 PM
May 27, 2000Coffee and pastries8:45–9:15 AM
Deborah Anderson (University of California, Berkeley)The Internet and Research in Indo-European Studies: Present State and Future Prospects9:15–9:45 AM
Jeannine Davis-Kimball (Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads)First Millennium BC Indo-Europeans in the Tien Shan Mountains, China9:45–10:15 AM
Bryan Hanks (University of Cambridge)Towards an Understanding of the Indo-European Origin Problem: Theoretical and Methodological Interfaces10:15–10:45 AM
Break10:45–11:00 AM
Jared M. Diamond (UCLA)Language Expansions for the Last 13,000 Years11:00–12:15 PM
Lunch break12:15–2:00 PM
Anatoly Liberman (University of Minnesota)Hemlock and After, Or The Names of Some Poisonous Plants in Indo-European2:00–2:30 PM
Arwen Lee Hogan (University of Pittsburgh)Arete, Queen of the Cedis2:30–3:00 PM
Paul-Louis van Berg (Université Libre de Bruxelles)Hermes and Agni: A Fire-God in Greece3:00–3:30 PM
Break3:30–3:45 PM
Gionvanna Rocca (Università IULM, Milan)The Flask of Poggia Sommavilla: A New Interpretation3:45–4:15 PM
Edwin D. Floyd (University of Pittsburgh)The Persistence of 'Man-Slaying' as an Indo-European Formula in Gregory of Nazianzus4:15–4:45 PM
May 28, 2000Coffee and Pastries9:00–9:30 AM
Mary Lynn Wilson (San Jose State University)The Bird Goddess in Germanic Europe9:30–10:00 AM
Marc Vander Linden (Université Libre de Bruxelles)Perpetuating Traditions, Changing Ideologies: The Bell Beaker Culture in the British Isles and its Implications for the Indo-European Problem10:00–10:30 AM
Break10:30–10:45 AM
Thomas Walsh (Occidental College)Dumézil and the Unity of Iliad 910:45–11:15 AM
David Atkins (UCLA), Doug Atkins (Los Angeles)From Kingdoms to Kindreds: A New Research Programme Replacing Functions as the Key to Finding Early Indo-Europeans11:15–11:45 AM
Dean Miller (University of Chicago), C. Scott Littleton (Occidental College)Dumézil 2000: An Outline and a Prospect11:45–12:15 PM
Closing Remarks12:15–12:30 PM