Professor of Indo-European Studies
Complutense University of Madrid

Eugenio R. Luján is Professor of Indo-European Studies and currently Dean of the Faculty of Philology of the Complutense University of Madrid, where he has taught courses on Indo-European and comparative linguistics for more than 15 years. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, the École Pratique des Hautes Études at Paris, the Freie Universität at Berlin, and the University of Rome La Sapienza. He has been invited to teach courses at the University of Pavia and the University of Poitiers.

He has published papers and books on a number of different topics in the field of Indo-European and comparative linguistics. One of the main focuses of his research has been Palaeohispanic and Ancient Celtic languages. He has led several research projects in this field and has been involved in the development of the Hesperia databank since its initial conception.

He is member of the board of directors of the Spanish Linguistic Society and belongs to the editorial board of the journals Hispania Epigraphica, Journal of Historical Linguistics, and Revista Española de Lingüística

Selected publications:


E. R. Luján and J. L. García Alonso, eds. (2011), A Greek Man in the Iberian Street. Papers in Linguistics and Epigraphy in Honour of Javier de Hoz, Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft, Innsbruck,.

C. Ruiz Darasse andEugenio R. Luján, eds. (2011), Contacts linguistiques dans l'Occident méditerranéen antique, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid.

A. Bernabé and E. R. Luján, eds. (2014), Donum Mycenologicum. Mycenaean Studies in Honour of Francisco Aura Jorro, Peeters, Louvain-la-Neuve – Walpole.


E. R. Luján (2015) “La inscripción “celtibérica” del Cerro de Bámbola (Calatayud)”, in G. Oudaer, G. Hily and H. Le Bihan (eds.), Mélanges en l’honneur de Pierre-Yves Lambert, Rennes, 299-311. E. R. Luján and E. Orduña (2014), “Implementing a database for the analysis of ancient inscriptions: new developments in the Hesperia electronic corpus of Palaeohispanic inscriptions”, in T. Andrews and C. Macé (eds.), Analysis of Ancient and Medieval Texts and Manuscripts: Digital Approaches, Turnhout, 273-290.

E. R. Luján (2013), “La situación lingüística de la Meseta sur en la Antigüedad”, Palaeohispanica 13, 103-136.

E. R. Luján (2013), “Celtic and Celtiberian in the Iberian peninsula”, in E Blasco, P. Francalacci, A. Nocentini and G. Tanda (eds.), Iberia e Sardegna. Legami linguistici, archeologici e genetici dal Mesolitico all’Età del Bronzo, Firenze, 97-112.