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Future Lectures and Conferences
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:49

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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"

ASOR 2016

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"

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:46

Gathered in Death

On 8-9 December 2016 an international workshop entitled Gathered in Death: Archaeological and Ethnological Perspectives on Collective Burial and Social Organisation will take place at Salle du Sénat Académique, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). Further information is available at http://sites.uclouvain.be/arc-crisis/?p=14703%3E. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

C. Knüsel, E. Schotsmans, and S. Haddow, "House Societies, Ancestors, and Burials at Neolithic Çatalhöyük: Attempting to Disentangle Collective and Multiple Burials"

B. Legarra Herrero, "Collective burials and the creation of communities in the 3rd and 2nd Millennium Mediterranean: Crete and southeast Iberia"

N. Papadimitriou and D. Catapoti, "Performing the 'collective' in Early Minoan and Early Mycenaean funerals"

Οι Αχαιοί στην Ελλάδα. Gli Achei in Grecia

On 12-13 December 2016 a conference entitled Οι Αχαιοί στην Ελλάδα και στη Μεγάλη Ελλάδα: νέα ευρήματα και νέες προοπτικές. Gli Achei in Grecia e in Magna Grecia: nuove scoperte e nuove prospettive will be held at the Πολύκεντρο - Συνεδριακό Κέντρο Αιγίου. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

E. Borgna and A. G. Vordos, "Micenei e Achei. Note preliminari sull'occupazione della Trapezà tra la fine dell'età del bronzo e la prima età storica"

Β. Αργυρόπουλος, "Ευρήματα των Μυκηναϊκών και των Μέσων Γεωμετρικών χρόνων σε Μεσοελλαδικό κτιστό κιβωτιόσχημο τάφο στην περιοχή των Φαρών. Η ερμηνεία των στοιχείων"

Ι. Μόσχος and Φ. Ζ. Αλεξοπούλου, "Η Μυκηναϊκή νεκρόπολη των Πατρών μεταξύ Ανατολής και Δύσης"

Ι. Μόσχος, "Πολιτικές και Κοινωνικές εξελιξεις κατά την μετάβαση στους Ιστορικούς χρόνους"

Μ. Γκαζής and Κ. Ακτύπη, "Η χρήση του Μυκηναϊκού νεκροταφείου της Βούντενης Πατρών κατά την Πρωτογεωμετρική και τη Γεωμετρική περίοδο"

Past Lectures and Conferences
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:41

Γυναίκες της Μεσογείου

On 11 September 2016 a conference entitled Γυναίκες της Μεσογείου. Γυναικείες Παρουσίες στην Προϊστορίατης Κρήτης και του Αιγαίου was held in Iraklion. Further information is available at http://www.heraklion.gr/municipality/municipality-press-releases/heraklion-cultural-festival-pente-syn-enas-politismoi-hmerida-gynaikes-mesogeios-110916.html. The program was:

L. Goodison, "Sun/moon gender perceptions. Evidence for a female sun in the prehistoric Aegean"

Χ. Μαραγκού, "Θήλεια πλάσματα: Aπομιμήσεις του αισθητού και είδωλα του φαντασιακού κόσμου. Ερμηνευτικές προσεγγίσεις της γυναικείας εικονογραφίας στο πρώιμο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο και τις γειτονικές περιοχές"

Κ. Κόπακα, "Γυναίκες στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο και τη μινωική Κρήτη. Μια αναστοχαστική αφήγηση"

Egyptian Commerce and Communication

On 12 September 2016 a conference entitled Undercurrents: new work on Egyptian commerce and communication outside the Nile valley was held at the University of Liverpool. Further information is available at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/archaeology-classics-and-egyptology/undercurrents-conference/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

M. Montesanto, "Use and appreciation of the Aegean-inspired pottery at Alalakh in the Early Iron Age"

M. Cultraro, "All not so quiet on the western front: Manifold patterns of Cypriot-Aegean interactions in Egypt, North Africa and Sicily during the New Kingdom"

A. Hodgkinson, "Amara and Uluburun: archaeological evidence of long-distance trade of Egyptian glass ingots?"


On 24 September 2016 a conference entitled Four Decades of Hiatus in Archaeological Research in Cyprus: Towards Restoring the Balance was held in Lefkosia. Further information is available at http://www.moi.gov.cy/MOI/pio/pio2013.nsf/All/94A1CCB38FAD6FF9C22580350044CD79?OpenDocument&L=E. The program was:

M. Mina, "Piecing together the prehistoric archaeological record: the view through the Cyprus Museum storage rooms and archival material"

E. Alphas, "From a Bronze Age tomb in Cyprus to the estate of a gentleman in Sussex: measures taken and problems faced in the investigations on the illicit trade of antiquities"

A. H. Simmons, "Protecting and preserving the 'deep time' prehistory of Cyprus"

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:37

The Aegean and the Levant at the Turn of the Bronze and Iron Ages

On 27-28 September 2016 a conference entitled The Aegean and the Levant at the Turn of the Bronze and Iron Ages was held at the University of Warsaw. Further information is available at http://www.ihuw.pl/system/files/announcement-attachments/program_konferencji_the_aegean_and_the_levant_at_the_turn_of_the_bronze_and_iron_ages.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

A. Maeir, "The Philistines: 'Things ain't what they used to be'"

R. Oreshko, "Ahhiyawa - Danu(na) - Palasti(na). Aegean Ethnica in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Light of Old and New Hieroglyphic-Luwian Evidence"

Z. Simon, "What do we really know about the Philistine language?"

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:30

Έρευνα και προβολή του αρχαιολογικού υφάσματος στην Ελλάδα

On 1 October 2016 a conference entitled Έρευνα και προβολή του αρχαιολογικού υφάσματος στην Ελλάδα was held at ICOM - Hellenic National Committee in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.museology.gr/events/artex. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Δ. Σφακιανάκης: “Ρίξε κάτι πάνω σου. εναλλακτικοί τρόποι ένδυσης και σχήματα μινωικών ρούχων"

Χ. Κουκούλη Χρυσανθάκη, Σ. Παπαδόπουλος, Σ. Βακιρτζή, and Δ. Κεχαγιάς, “Προϊστορική κλωστοϋφαντουργία . Η περίπτωση της Σκάλας Σωτήρος Θάσου”

Τ. Μπολώτη, “Ύφάσματα και θρησκευτικά δρώμενα στη Γραμμική Β”

September 2016 issue available
Friday, 02 September 2016 13:54

The September 2016 issue of Nestor (43.6) is available as a free download.

Grants and Fellowships
Friday, 02 September 2016 13:47


On 1 November 2016 applications are due to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for 2017 New or Renewal Research Grants, the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete (SCEC) Librarian Fellowship, the SCEC Petrography Internship, Six-Week Research Grants at INSTAP SCEC, and the 2016-2017 Harriet Boyd Hawes Fellowship. Applications for Publication Team Support and Publication Subventions have no specific due dates. Further information and applications are available at http://www.aegeanprehistory.net.

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