Editor: Carol R. Hershenson

Assistant Editors: Eleni Androulaki and Maura Brennan

Nestor is an international bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields. It is published monthly from September to May (each volume covers one calendar year) by the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati. It is currently edited by Carol R. Hershenson.

The primary geographic nexus of Nestor is the Aegean, including all of Greece, Albania, and Cyprus, the southern area of Bulgaria, and the western and southern areas of Turkey. Nestor includes publications concerning the central and western Mediterranean, southeastern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, western Asia, and other regions of archaeological research, if the specific bibliographic items contain Aegean artifacts, imitations, or influences, or make reference to Aegean comparanda.



September 2015 issue available
Friday, 28 August 2015 15:46

The May 2015 (42.5) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download

From the Editors
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Please note the new email address for Nestor: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Grants and Fellowships
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On 1 November 2015 applications are due to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for 2016 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 Petrography Internship at INSTAP SCEC. Applications for Publication Team Support and Publication Subventions have no specific due dates. Further information and applications are available at http://www.aegeanprehistory.net/; applications should be submitted via e-mail as MS WORD or PDF documents or in two hard copies.

Calls for Papers
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22nd Neolithic Seminar

On 1 September 2015 abstracts (150-200 words) are due for the conference 22nd Neolithic Seminar: Modelling the Processes of Neolithisation, to be held on 6-7 November 2015 by the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Neolithic Seminar proceedings are published in the Documenta Praehistorica international journal (numbers XXX-XLI are available at http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/DocumentaPraehistorica). Further information is available at http://www.ff.uni-lj.si/arheologija/1/Dejavnosti/Konference-in-posveti/Neolithic-seminars.aspx.

Feminism and Classics VII

On 1 September 2015 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the conference Feminism and Classics VII: Visions, to be held on 19-22 May 2016 at the University of Washington. Further information is available at https://classics.washington.edu/news/2015/06/19/visions-feminism-and-classics-vii.

CAA 2016

On 7 September 2015 proposals for sessions, roundtables, and workshops are due for the 44th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2016): Exploring Oceans of Data, to be held on 29 March-2 April 2016 in Oslo, Norway. On 18 October 2015 abstracts are due for papers or posters. Further information is available at http://caaconference.org/.

Commemorative Symposium in honor of Professor Oliver Rackham

On 30 September 2015 expressions of interest (to be indicated by filling out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ST9QMLD) are due for a Commemorative Symposium in honor of Professor Oliver Rackham, to be held on 13-14 August 2016 at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Further information is available at http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/seminars/2016-08-13.

PeClA 2015

On 15 October 2015 detailed abstracts (500 words specifying methodology and main results) for 20-minute papers or posters are due for the 4th Perspectives in Classical Archaeology 2015 (PeClA 2015) Postgraduate Conference. From Elites to the Others: Degrees of Visibility, to be held on 10-11 December 2015 at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at http://www.arup.cas.cz/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/PeKlA-2015_CFP_final.pdf.

In Poseidons Realm XXI

On 31 October 2015 titles and abstracts (250 words) for papers or posters are due for the conference In Poseidons Realm XXI: Underwater archaeology - interdisciplinary approaches and technical innovations, to be held on 22-24 April 2016 in Dresden, Germany. Conference papers will be published in Skyllis. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/.

BANEA 2016

On 31 October 2015 abstracts for posters or papers are due for the 2016 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2016): Land, Sea and Sky in the Near East, to be held on 6-8 January 2016 at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter. Further information is available at http://www.banea2016.org/.


On 27 November 2015 submissions for papers are due for the Graduate Archaeology at Oxford (GAO) Annual Conference, to be held on 12-13 March 2016 in Oxford. The conference will focus on the multidimensional ways in which humans have interacted with their natural environment in prehistoric and historic times. Further information is available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Adalya XIX (2016)

On 31 December 2015 article submissions are due for volume XIX (2016) of Adalya, the annual refereed journal of Adalya, Suna – İnan Kıraç Akdeniz Medeniyetleri Araştırma Enstitüsü'nün (AKMED). The scope of the journal is the research, study, documentation, conservation, and interpretation of the relationships between the cultures of the Mediterranean Sea in the fields of history, archaeology, and other related disciplines, especially the geography determined as the "entire Anatolian Mediterranean", namely, Lycia, Pamphylia, Cilicia, and Pisidia. Further information is available at http://www.akmedadalya.com/index_en.php.

Future Lectures and Conferences
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EAA AM 2015

On 2-5 September 2015 the 21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2015) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. Further information is available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://eaaglasgow2015.com/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

P. Ramirez Valiente, "Were Mycenaeans living abroad? Anthropological approaches in the study of cross-cultural trade between Central and Eastern Mediterranean"

K. Kostanti, "'Missing infants'. Giving life to aspects of childhood in Mycenaean Greece via intramural burials"

N. Calliauw, "What it means to be young in Bronze Age Crete"

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14th Mycenological Colloquium

On 2-5 September 2015 the 14th Mycenological Colloquium will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Further information is available at http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/conferences/2015/Aegean_Scripts._Programme_2015.pdf_copy. The program will be:

M. del Freo, "Rapport 2011-2015 sur les textes en écriture hiéroglyphique crétoise, en linéaire A et en linéaire B"

M. Egetmeyer, A. Karnava, H. Landenius Enegren, and M. Perna, "2011-2014 report on the Cypriot syllabic inscriptions"

M. Egetmeyer, A. Karnava, H. Landenius Enegren, and M. Perna, "IG XV 1, Inscriptiones Cypri Syllabicae: the completion of Pars I, Inscriptiones Amathuntis, Curii et Marii"

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