Bern Conference: Migrations and Transfers in Prehistory

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Bern Conference: Migrations and Transfers in Prehistory

Dr. Tom Hoogervorst of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies will present research carried out as part of the Sealinks Project at the conference on Migrations and Transfers in Prehistory: Asian and Oceanic Ethnolinguistic Phylogeography.  The conference will be held at the University of Bern, 28-30 July, 2014, and features research from a range of disciplines, including linguistics, genetics and archaeology.

Dr. Hoogervorst’s talk is entitled “Maritime contacts in the ancient Bay of Bengal: Loanwords and sociolinguistic hierarchies”.

Sealinks team members Dr. Peter Matthews (National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka) and Prof. Dorian Fuller (University College London) will also present papers at the conference.

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