The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for 2014-2015. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens; those planning to attend should inform the
. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.
7 November 2014: A. Karnava, "Minoan Neopalatial sealings from Akrotiri in Thera: a study on function and iconography"
30 January 2015: F. Georma, I. Nikolakopoulou, and I. Bitis, "Building B in Akrotiri, Thera"
27 February 2015: W. Gauss, "Kolonna on Aegina, A Central Aegean Hub: Helladic, Cycladic and/or Minoan?"
20 March 2015: S. Triantafyllou, "Managing with death in Prepalatial and Protopalatial Crete: a fresh look at the skeletal remains"
24 April 2015: M. Tsipopoulou, "Documenting sociopolitical changes in Pre- and Proto-Palatial Petras: the House Tomb cemetery"
25 May 2015: A. Karetsou, "Symbolisms and iconography of the LM IIIA2-B larnakes at Kalochorafitis Mesara"
Aegean Seminar in Zagreb
The program of the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb has been announced for autumn 2014 at the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia. Further information is available from Helena Tomas at
10 November 2014, 6:00 pm: J. Wright, "The Palace at Mycenae as a Place of History and Imagined Identity"
11 November 2014, 11:00 am: M. Dabney, "Using Archaeological Science to Reconstruct Mycenaean Burial Practices"
3 December 2014, 5:00 pm: M. Radivojević, "The earliest metallurgy at the Balkan peninsula"
On 3-8 November 2014 the 5th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2014) will be held at the entrance of the ancient Amathus city by Limassol in Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.culturalheritage2014.eu/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
V. Noula, "Municipality of Farsala Greece - Homeric Achilles' Homeland - A three year struggle for the preservation of a 9000 year history"
A. Lentini, "Optical remote sensing, image analysis and measurement applied to the archaeological materials from Pyrgos (Cyprus)"
19th Neolithic Seminar
On 7-8 November 2014 the 19th Neolithic Seminar. Pottery and food: dietary practices in prehistory will be held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Further information is available at http://arheologija.ff.uni-lj.si/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
C. Çakırlar, H. Özbal, and Z. Kızıltan, "Milk, mussels, and more in Neolithic northwestern Turkey: Incipient osteoarchaeological, organic residue, radiocarbon, and aDNA results from Istanbul-Yenikapı"
A Celebration of Eighty Years for Prof. Anthony Snodgrass
On 7-9 November 2014 a conference titled A Celebration of Eighty Years for Prof. Anthony Snodgrass will be held at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Further information is available at http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/iron_age/Snodgrass. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
O. Dickinson, "The use and abuse of the Ahhiyawa texts"
D. Small, "An Explosion, Not Revolution: Recasting Issues in the Greek Iron Age"
J. Whitley, "The Krater and the Pithos: Two kinds of agency"
A. Coucouzeli, "Gifts for Gods at Zagora on Andros: A Fresh View"
V. Stissi, "Survey, excavation and the appearance of the early polis: a reappraisal"
I. Morris, "Structural revolution: archaeology, the rise of the Greek state, and the shape of the ancient world"
S. Manning, "Events, episodes and history: chronology and the resolution of historical processes (the Hyksos, the end of the LBA, the 8th century BC)"
P. L. Halstead, "The sh*** that you find on the surface: manuring, folding, grazing and archaeological field survey in the Mediterranean countryside"
J. Bintliff, "The first thirty-six years of the Boeotia Project, Central Greece"
Ancient Textiles in Context
On 15 November 2014 a conference entitled Ancient Textiles in Context will be held at Hunter College West Building, 8th Floor Faculty Dining Room (south-west corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue), New York City, sponsored by the The Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research, Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen. Please RSVP by 3 November to
. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M.-L. Nosch, "Textile crops in Mycenaean agriculture"
J. Cutler, "Interweaving threads: interpreting the material evidence for textile production and textile technology in Palatial Crete"
L. Rahmstorf and M. Siennicka, "Early Bronze Age textile production on the Greek mainland and the Cyclades: some evidence for Anatolian influence"