Editor: Carol R. Hershenson

Assistant Editors: Jeffrey Ryan Banks and Charles J. Sturge


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. An Authors Index accompanies the December issue. Nestor is distributed in 30 countries world-wide. 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.

 

News

 
October 2014 issue available
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 08:15

The October 2014 (41.7) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download

 
Calls for Papers
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 08:02

EAA AM 2015

On 31 October 2014 proposals for sessions are due for the 21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2015), to be held in Glasgow, Scotland on 2-5 September 2015. From 19 December 2014 to 16 February 2015 paper and poster abstract submission is open; on 24 April 2015 registration is due. Further information and forms are available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://eaaglasgow2015.com/. The meeting will have the following main themes:

Celtic Connections

Archaeology and Mobility

Reconfiguring Identities

Science and Archaeology

Communicating Archaeology

Legacies and Visions

BANEA 2015

On 1 November 2014 papers, sessions, and posters are due for the 2015 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2015), to be held on 7-9 January 2015 in London, with the main theme of 'borders and transitions'. Session and workshop proposals are welcomed. Further information is available at http://banealcane.org/banea/. Themes will include:

Highland and Lowland Areas of the Near East and Egypt

Adaptations, Transformations, and Continuity

Period Transitions

Bronze Age Connections

Coastal and Harbour Archaeology

Archaeology and Conflict

TAG Turkey 2014

On 1 November 2014 proposals are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group Turkey 2014: Archaeological Things (TAG Turkey 2014), to be held on 5-6 February 2015 at Mimar Sinan University (İstanbul). Further information is available at http://tagturkey2014.wordpress.com/ana-sayfa/.

Geomedislands 2015

On 1 January 2015 proposals (1 page, 3000 characters) are due for a conference entitled Geomedislands 2015: The GEOarchaeology of MEDiterranean ISLANDS, to be held on 30 June – 2 July 2015 in Cargèse (Corsica, France). Further information is available at http://geomedislands.org/index.php?page=download-circulars.

10th International Symposium on Knappable Materials

On 28 February 2015 proposals (300-500 words) are due for the 10th International Symposium on Knappable Materials: On the Rocks, to be held on 8-10 September 2015 at the University of Barcelona (Spain). Further information is available at http://www.ub.edu/cherts-symp2015/callfpapers/callfpapers.htm. The major themes of the symposium will be:

The chaîne opératoire of knapped stone artefacts

Auxiliary sciences related to lithics, particularly microcrystaline quartz

 
Future Lectures and Conferences
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:54

Aegean Lectures

The program of the Aegean Lectures has been announced for autumn 2014. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Swedish Institute, Mitseon 9, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/aegean-lectures.

26 September 2014: A. Kossyva, "Από το κέντρο στην περιφέρεια: Η πρωτοελλαδική κατοίκηση στη νότια Αργολίδα"

17 October 2014, 8:00 pm: N. Momigliano, "lasos and Minoanisation"

14 November 2014: O. Philaniotou, "Θερμή Λέσβου: 1936-2014"

12 December 2014: C. Ziota, "Σωστική ανασκαφική έρευνα στον Κλείτο Κοζάνης: Η νεολιθική κοινότητα στο χώρο και στο χρόνο. Η διαχρονική χρήση της θέσης"

Cyprus Seminar

The program of the Cyprus Seminar has been announced for autumn 2014. The seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Museum of Cycladic Art, 4 Neophytou Douka, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/lectures/month/2014/.

6 October 2014: Γ. Παπασάββας, "Κυπριακή χαλκοτεχνία στο μεσογειακό κόσμο κατά την Υστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού"

3 November 2014: Δ. Πηλείδου, "Η κεντρική Κύπρος στην Ύστερη Εποχή του Χαλκού: οι νέες ανασκαφές στον Άγιο Σωζόμενο"

Mycenaean Seminars

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2014-2015, 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 or from Dr. Olga Krzyszkowska at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; telephone: 020-7862-8700.

15 October 2014: L. Bushnell, "The sweet smell of success: Cypriot and Mycenaean speciality oils and mid-second millennium trading enterprises in the eastern Mediterranean"

29 October 2014, 5:00 pm: O. Vikatou, "Recent excavations in the western Peloponnese: new insights into the settlements and cemeteries of Mycenaean Elis" (Autumn Lecture with the British School at Athens)

12 November 2014: A. Livarda, "Foodscapes, plants and ecofacts in Bronze Age Greece"

3 December 2014: P. Steele, "Aegean and Cypriot script reforms: ruptures and continuities"

14 January 2015: C. von Rüden, "Tracing diversities in Eastern Mediterranean fresco painting"

11 February 2015: S. Voutsaki, "Social change in the Middle Helladic period"

11 March 2015: F. Blakolmer, "Interacting Minoan arts: seal images and mural iconography in Minoan Crete"

20 May 2015, 5:00 pm: G. Rethemiotakis, "Galatas" (Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture)

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 .

17 October 2014: L. Manioudakis-Papazoglou, "Life and Death in Mycenaean Achaea: a new settlement and a tholos tomb on Mygdalia Hill, near Patras"

14 November 2014: K. Chalikias, "a new settlement and a tholos tomb on Mygdalia Hill, near Patras"

12 December 2014: T. Carter, "All that glisters is not gold: EB II Mochlos in its Eastern Mediterranean Context"

Cycladic Seminar

The program of the Cycladic Seminar has been announced for autumn 2014. The seminars begin at 7:00 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/images/uploads/lectures/2014/Cycladic-Seminar-2014.pdf.

4 November 2014: Κ. Ζάχος and A. Ντούζουγλη, "Τα δεδομένα της φάσης Καστριού στο Σπήλαιο του Ζα στη Νάξο"

9 December 2014: R. L. N. Barber, "Pottery classes from Phylakopi: recent work on the collections of the National Archaeological Museum"

5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology

On 13-15 October 2014 the 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology: The Age of Sensing will take place at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Further information is available at http://space2place.classicalstudies.duke.edu/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

M. Forte, N. Lercari, E. Shiferaw, and R. Kopper, "Reshaping Remote Sensing and Virtual Reality at Çatalhöyük"

N. Lercari, "Terrestrial Laser Scanning at Catalhöyuük: New Methodologies, Results, and Research Perspectives"

K. Fisher, "Investigating Late Bronze Age urban landscapes on Cyprus using terrestrial and aerial remote sensing"

Too cold for this p(a)lace?

On 27-28 October 2014 a workshop entitled Too cold for this p(a)lace? Climate and environment in the late 2nd millennium B.C. Mediterranean will take place at the Salle du Sénat Académique, Université catholique de Louvain. Further information, including the registration form, is available at http://sites.uclouvain.be/arc-crisis/?p=7423. The program will be:

J. Driessen, "Introduction sur le Projet ARC. Introduction on the ARC project"

S. Jusseret, "Climate and environment in the late 2nd millennium B.C. Mediterranean: introduction to the workshop"

B. Drake, "Magnitude and impact: how much climate change was too much for Late Bronze Age Mediterranean societies?"

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:52

ASOR 2014

On 19-22 November 2014 the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) will take place in San Diego, CA. Contact and registration information is available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Faust, "The 'Philistine Tomb' at Tel 'Eton: Culture Contact, Colonialism and Local Responses"

M. Novak and S. Kulemann-Ossen, "The Iron Age I to II at Sirkeli Höyük: An Elusive Transition?"

M.-H. Gates and G. Lehmann, "The Iron I-Iron II Transition at Kinet Höyük"

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Past Lectures and Conferences
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:48

XVII World UISPP

On 1-7 September 2014 the XVII World UISPP. XVIIe Congrès Mondial de l'Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques (UISPP). XVII Congresso Mundial de UISPP was held in Burgos, Spain. Further information is available at http://www.burgos2014uispp.es/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

J. Gil Fuensanta, A. J. James, A. Mederos Martín, and E. Boynikoglu, "On Culture and Genetics: Some Observations on the First Inhabitants of Anatolia"

C. Papoulia, "The Northeastern Mediterranean and the Origins of Seafaring"

D. Delfino, "War Psychology in European Copper and Bronze Age and Its Marks in Fortified Settlements"

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September 2014 Issue Available
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:34

The September 2014 (41.6) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

 
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