Tomorrow I’m off to Los Angeles for the Twenty-Ninth Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference.

Indo-European studies are notoriously impenetrable, even for linguists, but a couple of months ago, I finally decided now was the time to attend this major conference (to the extent an IE conference can be “major”).

I’m not great at conferences at the best of times, especially when I’m not a speaker and/or don’t know very many people, so this will be quite a stepping-out-of-the-comfort-zone for me.

But as an aspiring comparative philologist, I’m sure it’s going to be very rewarding for me.