Editor: Carol R. Hershenson

Assistant Editors: Jeffrey Ryan Banks and Emily Catherine Egan


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

 
April 2014 issue available
Monday, 14 April 2014 09:45

The April 2014 (41.4) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

 
Calls for Papers
Monday, 14 April 2014 09:36

EuroMed 2014

On 30 May 2014 submissions for full research papers and project papers (each 10 pages maximum) and short papers (6 pages maximum), including 600 dpi images and bibliography, are due for the 5th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2014), to be held on 3-8 November 2014 at the entrance of the ancient Amathus city by Limassol in Cyprus. On 28 June 2014 proposals for showcases and demonstrations are due. On 1 September 2014 camera-ready copies of papers are due to the printers. Further information and on-line submission forms are available at http://www.culturalheritage2014.eu/. Original unpublished papers in English are invited that address the following objectives:

Highlight the role of European CH research within international activities and cooperation;

Assess the impact of EU policies on European CH and evaluate the positive contribution of CH innovative research to competitiveness and job creation;

Disseminate the results of European CH innovative research and discuss new possible developments;

Discuss coordination of national research within educational programmes for CH in Europe and the world;

Refine, amend, and publish main ideas of any technological platforms opened to the entire field of CH, in the context of preparation of 2016/17's Work Programme for the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (2014-2020);

Emphasize the relation of conservation practice to contemporary legislation, especially as experienced by SMEs and as regards problems of orphan works, fraud and crime in the movable cultural heritage market, health and safety issues;

Evaluate how research influenced the impact of EU policies on CH and discuss the mitigation of possible adverse effects;

Underline and discuss the role of current and future developments in international activities, agreements and cooperation:

1) against demolishing and/or looting in CH;

2) on the e-documentation and e-preservation in CH;

3) on the establishment of standards in the field of CH;

4) on conventions (like UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible CH);

5) on documenting, archiving, monitoring, preserving, protecting and presenting CH worldwide using innovative ICT solutions;

6) on the legal and ethical responsibilities of CH Informatics.

Color in Ancient Global History

On 15 July 2014 abstracts (250 words) are due for a collected volume on the subject of Color in Ancient Global History (3000 B.C.-600 A.D.), consisting of 12-15 essays and projected to be published in the next two years. Abstracts (250 words) and C.V.s should be submitted to Rachael Goldman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Papers that address the following topics will be considered:

Color as a geographical marker or trope

The manufacture and manipulation of color

The global effect of color production (e.g. Silk Road studies)

Color-term studies in literature, particularly from religious texts

Color and the senses

Color and food

Color and textiles

POCA 2014

On 31 July 2014 abstracts are due for the 14th meeting of Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2014) - The Many Face(t)s of Cyprus conference, to be held on 14-16 November 2014 at the Institute for Archaeological Studies, Bochum. Papers (20-25 minutes) will be welcome regarding archaeology and history as well as studies of a wider chronological, contextual and multidisciplinary approach (e.g. anthropology, social and political sciences) to Cypriot cultures on the island and beyond. Abstracts (250 words maximum) should be submitted with a title and email address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Further information is available at http://www.zms.ruhr-uni-bochum.de:8649/veranstaltungen/event00100.html.en.

Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time

On 30 September 2014 abstracts for panels and individual papers (not to exceed 20 minutes), in English, are due for a conference entitled Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time, to be held on 23-25 March 2015, at the University of Haifa, Israel by the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the Department of Art History, under the auspices of the Association for Coroplastic Studies (ACoST). The official language of the conference is English. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. Abstracts (200-300 words) should be submitted to Dr. Adi Erlich ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) in Word format including surname, first name, position, affiliation, phone number, email address and title of paper. Further information is available at http://coroplasticstudies.univ-lille3.fr/announcements.html.

 
Future Lectures and Conferences
Monday, 14 April 2014 09:31

Society and Writing in Ancient Cyprus

All Souls College, Oxford has announced the schedule of the Evans-Pritchard Lectures 2014: Society and Writing in Ancient Cyprus by P. Steele. Further information is available at http://www.all-souls.ox.ac.uk/userfiles/file/Lectures/Trinity/EP2014.pdf.

7 May: "The Advent of Literacy on Cyprus"

8 May: "Scripts and Languages at Early Iron Age Palaepaphos"

9 May: "'Understanding' Undeciphered Scripts and Unidentified Languages"

14 May: "Visible Language and Ancient Cypriot Identities"

15 May: "Cypriot Writing at Home and Abroad"

SOMA 2014

On 24-26 April 2014 the 18th Annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology: Management of Cultural Heritage in the Coastal Zone (SOMA 2014) will be held in Wrocław, Poland. Further information is available at http://www.arch.pan.wroc.pl/index.php?lang=pl&dzial=artykuly&k=&p=2013_09_30_18th_symposium_on_mediterranean_archaeology_soma_2014_wroclaw_poland or

http://www.genama.info/soma/2014/HOME.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

E. S. Hayter, "Reading Between the Fault Lines: Reassessing the MM IIIA Destruction Layers at Knossos"

B. Lis, "Mobility of Potters in the Aegean: Combining Ethnographic and Archaeological Evidence"

A. Türker, "Suluca Karahöyük: a Commercial Context in Central Cappadocia in light of Three Depas Amphikypellon and a Foot Shaped Stamp Seal"

9ICAANE

On 9-13 June 2014 the 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (9ICAANE) will be held at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Further information is available at http://9icaane.unibas.ch. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Ahrens and E. Kozal, "The Turkish-Swiss Excavations at Sirkeli Höyük (Eastern Cilicia) 2011-2013: Material Culture, Settlement Structure, Chronology and Interregional Connections"

E. Belcher and K. Croucher, "Exchanges of Identity in Prehistoric Anatolian Figurines"

B. Bellucci, "Travelling Monsters: The Representation of Fantastic Creatures in Late Bronze Age Glyptic"

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Past Lectures and Conferences
Monday, 14 April 2014 09:27

Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και τη Θράκη

On 13-15 March 2014 Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και τη Θράκη, 27η Επιστημονική Συνάντηση was held at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Further information is available at http://auth.gr/news/conferences/16854. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Γ. Στρατούλη, Ν. Κατσικαρίδης, and Τ. Μπεκιάρης, "Μαθαίνοντας για την παρασκευή της τροφής στον νεολιθικό οικισμό Αυγής Καστοριάς: αρχαιολογικές και βιωματικές εκπαιδευτικές δράσεις 2011-2013"

Α. Χατζηκωνσταντίνου, Δ. Τζέτζης, Ι. Βλασταρίδης, Π. Μπιλάλη, and Χρ. Φωτιάδου, "Δημιουργία πιστού αντιγράφου παλαιοντολογικού ευρήματος με τη χρήση αντίστροφης μηχανολογίας και ταχείας πρωτοτυποποίησης. Η περίπτωση τμήματος κάτω γνάθου σπηλαίας άρκτου (Ursus pelaeus) από το σπήλαιο του Δράκου της Καστοριάς"

Π. Χρυσοστόμου, "Άνθρακας ο θησαυρός ή θησαυρός επί του άνθρακα. Τα πρώτα συμπεράσματα από τις σωστικές ανασκαφές μεγάλης κλίμακας στις παρυφές των κλιμακωτών σκαμμάτων εξόρυξης λιγνίτη, στο ορυχείο πεδίου Αμυνταίου. Η πρόοδος του ανασκαφικού έργου στους προϊστορικούς οικισμούς των Αναργύρων IXb, XI και XIIIa"

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Monday, 14 April 2014 09:25

Περιβάλλον και Πολιτισμός στη Φθιώτιδα

On 29-30 March 2014 a conference entitled Περιβάλλον και Πολιτισμός στη Φθιώτιδα χθες και σήμερα: Διεπιστημονική Διημερίδα was held in Lamia. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Μ.-Φ. Παπακωνσταντίνου, "Αρχαιολογική και Παλαιογιωγραφική Έρευωνα στην Κοιλάδα του Σπερχειού (Α.Π.Ε.Κ.Σ.)"

Κ. Βουβαλίδης, "Παλαιοπεριβαλλοντικές μεταβολές στις Θερμοπύλες και στην περιοχή του προϊστορικού οικισμού της Αγίας Παρασκευής Λαμίας, στο πλαίσιο του προγραμματος Α.Π.Ε.Κ.Σ."

Γ. Συρίδης, "Ιζηματογενείς καταγραφές ανθρωπογενών και φυσικών διεργασιών στον προϊστορικό οικισμό της Αγίας Παρασκευής (Λαμία)"

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Monday, 14 April 2014 09:23

The archaeological discovery of Therasia

On 8 April 2014 a conference entitled H αρχαιολογική ανακάλυψη της Θηρασίας το 1866 και το ιστορικό και επιστημολογικό της πλαίσιο. The archaeological discovery of Therasia in 1866 and its historical and epistemological context was held at the Σύλλογος Ελλήνων Αρχαιολόγων. The program was:

Ά. Μπούφαλης, "Τα αρχαιολογικά ευρήματα της Θηρασίας και του Ακρωτηρίου Θήρας και το επιστημολογικό τους πλαίσιο"

A. Τούρτας, "Η απαρχή της ενάλιας αρχαιολογίας στην Ελλάδα του 19ου αιώνα"

Ι. Τζαχίλη, "Η επιστημολογική συνέχεια των ευρημάτων της Θηρασίας και του Ακρωτηρίου"

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