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Course
Monday, 09 January 2017 10:19

BSA Greek and Roman Pottery Course

On 15 February 2017 completed application forms and an academic reference letter are due for the British School at Athens Greek and Roman Pottery Course, to take place on 1-14 April 2017. Further information is available at http://www.bsa.ac.uk/index.php/teaching/postgraduate/greek-and-roman-pottery or contact the course coordinator, Dr. Kostis S. Christakis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Calls for Papers
Monday, 09 January 2017 10:16

5th Young Researchers' Conference in Aegean Archaeology

On 31 January 2017 abstracts (300 words) are due for the 5th Young Researchers' Conference in Aegean Archaeology, to be held at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland on 1-2 June 2017 by the Department of Aegean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw and Mare Nostrum Student's Scientific Organization. Proposals are invited from PhD students or candidates, as well as scholars who have already completed their doctoral research on all themes related to Aegean Archaeology, i.e. Aegean areas and cultures in the Bronze Age (i.e. art, crafts, everyday life; social, funerary, political landscapes; long-distance relations, Aegeans overseas, influence on other cultures; etc.), also in a broader context (new methods, approaches, technologies applied to the research; new technologies in data, research, site management; etc.). Proposals should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Further information is available at http://www.archeo.uw.edu.pl/szablon.php?id=1208 or https://www.facebook.com/zaeiauw/.

TAG-US 2017

On 7 March 2017 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2017. The Medium is the Message: Media and Mediation in Archaeology, to be held in Toronto on 19-20 May 2017. Further information is available at http://www.archaeology.utoronto.ca/registration.html.

 
Future Lectures and Conferences
Monday, 09 January 2017 10:13

In Search of the Golden Fleece

On 27-28 January 2017 a conference entitled In Search of the Golden Fleece: Linguistic and Cultural Interactions between Greece and the Ancient Near East will be held at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. Further information is available at http://www.ertegun.ox.ac.uk/news-events/%E2%80%9C-search-golden-fleece%E2%80%9D-linguistic-and-cultural-interactions-between-greece-and-ancient. The program will be:

P. Dardano, "Homeric covenantal terminology and its Near Eastern forerunners"

S. Durnford, "Where was Aḫḫiya? Who was Attarissiya?"

C. Metcalf, "The literary evidence - from Hittite to Homer?"

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Monday, 09 January 2017 10:11

Understanding Relations Between Scripts II

On 21-22 March 2017 the conference Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets will be held by the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. Further information is available at https://crewsproject.wordpress.com/urbs2/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

W. Waal, "The journey from East to West. Rethinking the transmission and introduction of the alphabet to Greece"

 
Past Lectures and Conferences
Monday, 09 January 2017 10:07

Α' Διεθνές Αρχαιολογικό και Ιστορικό Συνέδριο για τη Θεσπρωτία

On 8-11 December 2016 the Α' Διεθνές Αρχαιολογικό και Ιστορικό Συνέδριο για τη Θεσπρωτία. 1st International Conference on the Archaeology and History of Thesprotia was held at Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa. Further information is available at http://www.igoumenitsamuseum.gr/view_events/7/3/forthcoming. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

A. Chabrol, V. Kapsimalis, and G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, "Human occupation and geomorphological evolution of the Corfu strait (NW Greece) during the Holocene: submarine seismic profiles and sedimentological proxies"

Γ. Κουρτέση-Φιλιππάκη, "Η αρχαιολογική έρευνα επιφανείας στη λεκάνη του Μέσου Καλαμά Θεσπρωτίας: 2011-2015"

Θ. Παππάς and Π. Πομώνης, "Οι λίθινες πρώτες ύλες στη λεκάνη του Μέσου Καλαμά Θεσπρωτίας: Μια γεωαρχαιολογική προσέγγιση"

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December 2016 issue available
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 08:41

The December 2016 issue of Nestor (43.9) is available as a free download.

 
Grants and Fellowships
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 08:35

Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies

On 1 February 2017 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2000, to be awarded to scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years or postgraduate students about to complete the doctorate in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications (6 pages maximum) should be sent by email, ideally as a PDF attachment to the Classics Manager, Valerie James, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at http://www.icls.sas.ac.uk/awards/awards-prizes.

 
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