On 15-17 December 2014 the annual conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG 2015) will be held in Manchester. Further information is available at http://www.tag-manchester.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
N. Zhuravska, "Talking to gods through things. Material engagement in Minoan religion"
H. Whittaker, "Horns and Axes"
E. Corey-Lopez, "What Constitutes Archaeological Data?"
On 22 December 2014 a colloquium entitled Σπυρίδων Μαρινᾶτος: Σαράντα χρόνια ἀπὸ τὸν θάνατό του will be held at the Archaeological Society at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.archetai.gr/site/content.php?artid=1792. The program will be:
Β. Χ. Πετράκος, "Σπυρίδων Μαρινᾶτος (1901-1974)"
Ν. Μαρινάτου, "Ὁ Σπυρίδων Μαρινᾶτος στὴ Γερμανία τοῦ Μεσοπολέμου καὶ ἡ ἰδέα τοῦ ἀστικοῦ ἀνθρωπισμοῦ"
Μ. Παντελίδου-Γκόφα, "Οἱ ἀνασκαφὲς στὸν Μαραθώνα"
Γ. Τζωράκης, "Σπυρίδων Μαρινᾶτος. 1924-1938. Ἕνας κοσμοπολίτης ἀρχαιολόγος στὴν Κρήτη τοῦ Μεσοπολέμου"
W. D. Niemeier, "Τὸ κρητικὸ ἔργο τοῦ Μαρινάτου"
Ἄ. Χανιώτης, "Φάμα Σπυρίδωνος Μαρινάτου: Ἡ ἱστορία τῆς ἀρχαιολογίας ὡς προφορικὴ ἱστορία"
Ν. Βασιλικοῦ, "Sir Denys Page-Σπυρίδων Μαρινᾶτος, μιὰ ἀρχαιολογικὴ φιλία. 1967-1974"
Χ. Ντούμας, "Προϊστορικὴ Θήρα καὶ Μινωϊκὴ Κρήτη"
Minoan Architecture and Urbanism
On 5-6 January 2015 an international workshop entitled From Static Data to Dynamic Processes: New Perspectives on Minoan Architecture and Urbanism will be held in Toronto. Further information is available at http://www.quentinletesson.com/uncategorized/workshop-new-perspectives-on-minoan-architecture-and-urbanism/. The program will be:
Q. Letesson and C. Knappet, "Minoan built environment: recent perspectives, future challenges"
T. Whitelaw, "Minoan urbanism as a dynamic process: context, structure and change"
J. Shaw, "The Middle Minoan Slipway for Ships at the Kommos Harbor, and Harbor Development in Prehistoric Crete"
M. Buell and J. McEnroe, "Community Building/Building Community at Gournia"
T. Cunningham, "Best Laid Plans: An Archaeology of Architectural Errors in Bronze Age Crete"
J. Driessen, "'The House of the Mother as Fact and Symbol'. Understanding in-house Minoan relationships"
M. E. Smith, "Minoan cities in the context of comparative urbanism"
On 8-11 January 2015 the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies will be held in New Orleans. Further information is available at the AIA and SCS websites at http://www.archaeological.org and http://apaclassics.org/annual-meeting/146/146th-annual-meeting. In addition to the AIA papers and posters listed in Nestor 41.8 (November 2014), the SCS program will include the following paper of interest to Nestor readers:
C. J. Tully, "Trance-former/Performer: shamanistic elements in Late Bronze Age Minoan cult"
Material Koinai in the Greek Early Iron Age and Archaic Period
On 30 January - 1 February 2015 an international conference entitled Material Koinai in the Greek Early Iron Age and Archaic Period will be held at the Danish Institute at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.diathens.gr/en/events/konferencer. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M. E. Voyatzis, "The Early Iron Age Pottery from Mt. Lykaion and the Western Greek Koine"
A. Alexandridou and A. Philippa-Touchais, "Towards an Argive 'koine': From shared votive material expressions to shared social identities"
X. Charalambidou and N. Müller, "Ceramics and Social Interactions on Naxos and the Cyclades"
L. Donnellan, "Consumption and functionality of pottery in the Euboean koine"
S. Houby-Nielsen, "Textile production in Aetolian Chalkis and material koinai"
M. Wecowski, "The 'Middle-Geometric Attic koinē' and the rise of the aristocratic symposion"
V. Misailidou-Despotidou, "Tradition and innovations in the bronze jewellery of the Iron age and Archaic period in Macedonia"
In Poseidon's Realm XX
On 16-22 March 2015 In Poseidon's Realm XX: Land unter! will be held in the Germanic Museum, Nürnberg. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/?id=236. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Z. Friedman, "Why and what type of ships/boats are depicted in clay objects from the Greek Geometric to the Roman Periods"
G. Plath, "The correlations of Phaistos, Kommos and Agia Triada under aspect of coastal alterations"