Editor: Carol R. Hershenson

Assistant Editors: Anna Belza

Calls for Papers
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 13:40

EAA AM 2017

On 30 November 2016 proposals for sessions are due for the 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2017), to be held in Maastricht (Kingdom of the Netherlands) from 30 August–2 September 2017. On 31 January–15 March 2017 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 30 April 2017 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://www.eaa2017maastricht.nl/. The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:

Twenty-five Years after Maastricht: Archaeology and Europe's future

The Valletta Convention: the next 25 years

Trans- and Metadisciplinary Approaches in Archaeology

The 'Third Science Revolution' in Archaeology

Comparing Archaeology Across Regions and Periods

Interpreting the Archeological Record

Mediterranean Maritime Archaeology

On 15 January 2017 titles and abstracts (300 words maximum) for papers (20 minutes) or posters are due for a conference entitled Mediterranean Maritime Archaeology: Under the Mediterranean, to be held on 20-24 October 2017 in Nicosia, organized by The Honor Frost Foundation in commemoration of the anniversary of the centenary of Honor Frost's birth on the island of Cyprus (28 October 1917). English will be the official language of the conference; grants are available for early career researchers that are from or who work in the eastern Mediterranean (Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt) and whose paper or poster proposals are accepted by the conference Steering Committee.  Further information is available at http://honorfrostfoundation.org/the-honor-frost-foundation-conference-of-mediterranean-maritime-archaeology-under-the-mediterranean/. Session themes, to which presentations should be related, will be:

In the Footsteps of Honor Frost (by invitation only)

Connected by the Sea

Seafaring, Navigation and Maritime Space

Ports, Harbours and Anchorages in the Ancient Mediterranean: New Discoveries and New Approaches

Maritime Cultural Landscape

Maritime Transport Containers


Ship Construction in the Ancient Mediterranean: Methods, Driving Factors, and Cross-Cultural Exchange

New Technologies and Maritime Archaeology

Conservation and Archaeological Science

Maritime Archaeological Management

Maritime Cyprus


On 31 January 2017 abstracts are due for the 14th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC2017), to be held on 6-9 September 2017 in Bordeaux. Further information is available at https://emac2017.sciencesconf.org/. The symposium themes will be:

Environmental and raw material studies (clay, temper, fuel...)

Gestures and techniques (chaîne-opératoire, production processes, object biography...)

Ceramic function and use (organic residues, use-wear analysis...)

Provenance and networks

Technical ceramics (metallurgy, glass making...)

Slips and glazes

New methodologies and data analysis (3D, portable and non-invasive techniques, statistics...)


CIPA 2017

On 1 February 2017 abstracts are due for the 26th International Symposium of the International Committee for Architectural Photogrammetry (CIPA 2017). Digital Workflows for Heritage Conservation, to be held on 28 August–1 September 2017 in Ottowa; on 30 April camera-ready papers (8 pages) are due. Further information is available at http://cipaottawa.org/. The main symposium themes will be:

Identifying heritage places for posterity and preparedness

Digitizing heritage places

Assisted fabrication of artifacts for posterity and conservation

Managing, valorizing and disseminating heritage information

Monitoring, simulation and resilience

Rehabilitating heritage places

Special Sessions


On 31 March 2017 session proposals are due for the XVIII Congress of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Science 2018: adaptation et durabilite des societes prehistoriques et protohistoriques face aux variations climatiques, to be held on 3-9 September 2018 in Paris; on 1 May-30 November 2017 proposals for communications will be open. Further information, including a list of sub-themes, is available at https://uispp2018.sciencesconf.org/.

Future Lectures and Conferences
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 13:33

Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

On 2 November 2017 J. Hruby will deliver a lecture to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled " Poseidon's Impact on the Mycenaean Palace of Nestor." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

150 χρόνια μελέτης του ηφαιστείου της Σαντορίνης

On 3-5 November 2016 an international conference entitled 150 χρόνια μελέτης του ηφαιστείου της Σαντορίνης. Probing the Santorini volcano for 150 years will be held on Santorini. Further information is available at http://nemo.conferences.gr/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

N. Karadimas, "'I saw curious things ... marble figurines, which announce the infancy of art': the story of prehistoric archaeology of the Cyclades before the first excavations on Therasia and Thera in 1866-1867"

T. H. Druitt, C. Athanassis, A. Cadoux, F. Costa, E. Deloule, T. Flaherty, M. Mercier, P. Nomikou, and B. Scaillet, "New insights into the Late-Bronze-Age eruption of Santorini"

A. Cadoux, S. Bekki, B. Scaillet, C. Oppenheimer, and T. H. Druitt, "Atmospheric impact of the Bronze-Age 'Minoan' eruption of Santorini Volcano"

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 13:29

23rd Neolithic Seminar

On 4-5 November 2016 the 23rd Neolithic Seminar: From Chronos to Chronologies. Radiocarbon Dating and Chronological Modelling of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic Temporality in Eurasia will be held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Further information is available at http://www.ff.uni-lj.si/arheologija/1/Dejavnosti/Konference-in-posveti/Neolitski-seminarji__.aspx. Papers of interest to

Y. Maniatis and K. Kotsakis, "Tracing the spreading of neolithisation in the Aegean with radiocarbon dating"

A. Reingruber, "Neolithic Thessaly: radiocarbon dated phases and subphases"

AIA 2017

On 5-8 January 2017 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2017) will be held in Toronto. Further information is available at https://www.archaeological.org/annualmeeting. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

E.-A. Prevedorou, J. E. Buikstra, G. W. Gordon, and K. J. Knudson, "Paleomobility and Paleodiet through Biogeochemistry in Early Bronze Age Attica"

M. Carignano, "Soup's on! Expanding the Picture of Minoan Meals through Functional Analysis of Cooking Pots and Tablewares"

C. McNamee, "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Using Microbotanical Evidence to Examine Bronze Age Subsistence"

Past Lectures and Conferences
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 13:25

EuroMed 2016

On 31 October-5 November 2016 the 6th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2016) was held at the Filoxenia Conference Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.euromed2016.eu/index.php. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

P. Koutsabasis, "Adult and Children User Experience with Leap Motion in Digital Heritage: The Cycladic Sculpture Application"

October 2016 issue available
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 21:06

The October 2016 issue of Nestor (43.7) is available as a free download.

Grants and Fellowships
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 21:00

Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

On 31 January 2017 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,000) to assist with the publication of archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age subjects, are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. Applicants should complete the application form (downloadable from the MAT web-site: https://sites.google.com/site/medarchtrust/grants), which should be sent by e-mail attachment, to Dr. Jai Clifford-Holmes: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ;
in case of difficulty, please contact him on: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Calls for Papers
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:57

PeClA 2016

On 1 October 2016 abstracts for papers and posters (500 words) are due for the 5th International Postgraduate Conference Perspectives on Classical Archaeology 2016: New Directions in Classical Archaeology (PeClA 2016), to be held on 1-2 December 2016 at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Abstracts should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CAA 2017

On 28 October 2016 abstracts for papers and posters (250 words) are due for the 45th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2017): Digital Archaeologies, Material Worlds (Past and Present), to be held on 14-16 March 2017 in Atlanta. Further information is available at http://caaconference.org/.

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