mgrSander van Hes

Sander van Hes
PhD Student (Doktorant)

Websites / Profiles:


  • B.A. in Greek and Latin Language and Culture, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2018
  • M.A. in Comparative Indo-European Linguistics (cum laude), Leiden, The Netherlands, 2021

Research interests

  • Comparative and historical Indo-European linguistics
  • Ancient Greek (especially Homer, Mycenaean and lyric poetry)
  • Latin and other ancient Italic languages
  • Old Irish and other ancient Celtic languages
  • Slavic languages
  • Baltic languages
  • Old and Middle Iranian languages
  • Vedic Sanskrit
  • Language Contact

Research Projects

  • ‘Studies in the Reconstruction of the Proto-Balto-Slavic Verbal System’; primary supervisor: dr. Ronald Kim; secondary supervisor: dr. Miguel Villanueva Svensson (Vilnius University); 2021-2025

Summer schools attended

  • Participation in the 5th Pavia International Summer School for Indo-European Linguistics at the Università di Pavia on September 5th-10th, 2022.
  • Participation in the Two-Week Lithuanian Language Summer Course at Vilniaus Universitetas on July 3-14, 2023.

Teaching experience

  • Teaching of the courses 'Słownictwo' for 3BA students and 'Pisanie i czytanie' for 1MA students of Dutch Studies.

Papers read at conferences

  • Paper presented at the 33rd West-Coast Indo-European Conference (WeCIEC) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on November 12th and 13th, 2022, titled 'The Ancient Greek Local Suffixes -θεν, -θε(ν), -θι, and -σε: Function and Origin'.
  • Paper presented at the 7th Indo-European Research Colloquium (IERC) at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano on April 26th-28th, 2023, titled 'Balto-Slavic reflexes of Proto-Indo-European present roots: Trends and patterns'.