London Mycenaean Seminars
The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2016-2017, to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House South Block Ground Floor G22 / 26, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available at http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/meetingslist/index.html.
19 October 2016: S. Aulsebrook, "Nuances of metal vessel usage in the Mycenaean political world"
9 November 2016: C. Macdonald, "The early Neopalatial palace of Knossos: development and domain"
7 December 2016: O. Dickinson, "The use and abuse of the Ahhiyawa texts"
18 January 2017: S. Ferrara, "The origins of writing in the Aegean"
15 February 2017: P. Halstead, "Two oxen in the Bronze Age: traditional Mediterranean farming and the political economy of Mycenaean palaces"
8 March 2017: Y. Papadatos, "A mountain view of Neopalatial Crete: new evidence from the Ierapetra uplands"
17 May 2017, 5:00 pm: J. Maran, Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture (TBC)
New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium
The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the following lectures, to take place at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York at 6:30 pm. Interested guests are always welcome; please R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or
2 October 2016: E. Hatzaki, "Fluidity and Stasis in the Cityscape of Late Bronze Age Knossos"
18 November 2016: S. R. Stocker and J. L. Davis, "A Prince of Pylos: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior"
16 December 2016: P. M. Day, "Late Mycenaean Transport Jars and Commodity Movement in Political Context: New evidence from the Argolid"
10 February 2017: P. M. Fischer, "Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus, 1600–1150 BCE: The Rise and Fall of a Trade Metropolis"
24 March 2017: J. Moody, "Veteran and Sacred trees in Modern and Minoan Crete"
21 April 2017: J. Maran, "Tiryns: From the Rise of Its Palace to the Post-Palatial Resurgence"
Zwischen Identitätskonstruktion und Unterweltsvorstellungen
On 10-11 November 2016 a colloquium entitled Zwischen Identitätskonstruktion und Unterweltsvorstellungen: Griechische Gräber und ihr Kontext im Spiegel neuer Funde will be held at the Campus Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
O. Visyinou, "Attica beyond Athens: 9th – 6th c. BC burials"
On 16-19 November 2016 the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) will take place in San Antonio, Texas. Further information is available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
S. Martino, "A Quantitative Method for the Creation of Typologies for Qualitatively Described Objects: A Case Study of Prehistoric Figurines from Anatolia and Southeastern Europe"
A. Marciniak, "The Late Neolithic Çatalhöyük: After 15 years of Excavations"
B. Horejs, "The Way to Regional Identities in Neolithic Western Anatolia"