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Past Conference
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 11:26

CAARI Conference

On 17-19 February 2017 the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) Conference. Environment, Landscape and Society: Diachronic Perspectives on Settlement Patterns in Cyprus was held in Nicosia, Cyprus. Further information is available at http://caari.org/uncategorized/environment-landscape-and-society-diachronic-perspectives-on-settlement-patterns-in-cyprus/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

J. C. Wright, "The longue durée: the piedmont of the Corinthia and cycles of regional occupation"

C. McCartney, "Ayia Varvara Asprokremmos, a Pre-Pottery Neolithic A taskscape on the Yialias River in central Cyprus: implications of focused resource exploitation for understanding early connections between Cyprus and the mainland"

P. Mylona, B. Devillers, and J.-D. Vigne, "Reconstructing the palaeoenvironment in southern Cyprus and its interaction with the Neolithic humans: the case of Klimonas (PPNA)"

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February 2017 issue available
Monday, 06 February 2017 10:49

The February 2017 issue of Nestor (44.2) is available as a free download.

 
Announcement
Monday, 06 February 2017 10:44

CALIBRA

The Cambridge Mycenaean Epigraphy Group has announced the launch of CALIBRA: the Cambridge Linear B Research Archive (http://calibra.classics.cam.ac.uk/). The archive currently hosts a searchable database of photographs of the Linear B tablets from Pylos (digitised and made available for personal academic use by kind permission of the University of Cincinnati; users are required to create an individual account in order to access the photographs). More information is available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/Research/projects/mycep/.

 
Calls for Papers
Monday, 06 February 2017 10:41

Ancient Communities and Their Elites

On 10 February 2017 registration submissions are due for an international conference entitled Ancient Communities and Their Elites from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity (Central Europe – Mediterranean – Black Sea), to be held in Trnava, Slovakia from 6-8 October 2017 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the re-established Trnava University in Trnava and the 20th anniversary of the Department of Classical Archaeology. On 30 June 2017 abstract submissions and conference fee transfers are due. On 31 January 2018 manuscript submissions are due for publication. The conference languages are German, English, and French. Further information and the registration form are available at http://klasarch.truni.sk/conference-2017.

AIA 2018

On 12 March 2017 (26 March with a late fee) submissions for workshops, colloquia, undergraduate submissions, and open-session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2018), to be held in Boston, MA from 4-7 January 2018. On 6 August 2017 (20 August with a late fee) submissions are due for workshops, other open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 1 November 2017 roundtable and lightning session submissions are due. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

 
Future Lectures and Conferences
Monday, 06 February 2017 10:25

Cycladic Seminar 2017

The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for 2017. All lectures will be held at the Archaeological Society at Athens, 22 Panepistimiou Street, Athens.

7 February 2017: M. Boyd, "The Keros sanctuary and the 'Keros Triangle': investigating Early Bronze Age terrestrial and maritime networks"

28 March 2017: J. A. MacGillivray, "Reconsidering the Middle Minoan Pottery at Phylakopi in Melos. Επανεξέταση της Μινωικής κεραμικής στη Φυλακωπή Μήλου"

3 October 2017: A. Vlachopoulos, "The Final Neolithic/Early Cycladic site at Vathy, Astypalaia and its rock art"

12 December 2017: N. Kourou, "From the Bronze to the Early Iron Age in the Cyclades with a focus on pottery and mortuary practices"

2nd Annual Workshop of the Archaeological Research Unit

On 11 March 2017 the 2nd Annual Workshop of the Archaeological Research Unit: The Archaeological Research of the University of Cyprus, 2016 will be held at the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, Nicosia. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Conferences/ARU_Workshops/ARU-Workshop-2017-Programme.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

Μ. Ιακώβου and J. Tabolli, "Παλαίπαφος 2016: ανασκαφές, δειγματοληψίες και αναλύσεις στη Λαόνα και το Χατζηαπτουλά"

Σ. Διάκου and Ά. Αγαπίου, "Από την ανασκαφή στη ψηφιακή καταγραφή: ανάπτυξη βάσης δεδομένων και εφαρμογή Γεωγραφικών Συστημάτων Πληροφοριών (GIS) για την επεξεργασία των ανασκαφικών δεδομένων από το οικονομικό σύμπλεγμα του Χατζηαμπτουλλά Παλαιπάφου"

Α. Κ. Βιώνης, "Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus: αποτελέσματα της τρίτης ερευνητικής περιόδου"

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Monday, 06 February 2017 10:23

In Poseidons Realm XXII

On 17-19 March 2017 the conference In Poseidons Realm XXII: We're all in the same boat – the social importance of ships, rafts and ferries will be held at the RheinMoselCampus of the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Chalkioti, "The prehistoric maritime landscape in the Northeast Aegean: coastal changes and early maritime crossings"

M. Stefanile and P. Morra, "Homeric shipbuilding: trees, woods, tools and symbols"

 
Past Lectures and Conferences
Monday, 06 February 2017 10:17

Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

On 24 January 2017 M. Gori and G. Recchia delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled, respectively, "Early Bronze Age in the south-western Balkans and the Aegean. Old interpretative frameworks and new research perspectives" and "Adriatic and Ionian Argonauts? The spread of the Cetina Culture features out of the Balkans." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Aegean Lecture

On 27 January 2017 L. Phialon delivered the Aegean Lecture entitled "Funerary landscapes in Middle Helladic and Early Mycenaean Central Greece: an update." Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/aegean-lectures/category/aegean-lectures-year-2017/in/2017.

Replica Knowledge

On 2-4 February 2017 an international conference entitled Replica Knowledge: Histories, Processes and Identities. Internationales Symposium zu Repliken aus der Ägäischen Bronzezeit was held at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Further information is available at https://www.interdisciplinary-laboratory.hu-berlin.de/media/documents/PM_TAT_Replica_Knowledge.pdf. The program was:

A. Boucher, "Thrones on board! A floating Aegean art exhibition in the 1930s"

K. Lapatin, "The Use and Abuse of Replicas"

H. Scheiffele, "Geschichte und Fertigungsmethoden der Galvanoplastischen Kunstanstalt der WMF Geislingen"

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