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.



Erratum and additions: Nestor 43.1 (January 2016)
Friday, 12 February 2016 13:31

The following erratum has been corrected in Nestor 43.1 (January 2016): the correct title of J. Weingarten's lecture on 20 May 2016 to the New York Bronze Age Colloquium is "The Arrival of Monsters on MM II Crete: why then, and what happened next?"

In addition, many more lectures of interest to Nestor readers have been added to the listing of the 10th ICAANE 2016 conference.

A corrected pdf has been uploaded. The editors apologize for the error and the omissions, and thank the readers who brought them to our attention.

January 2016 issue available
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 14:45

The January 2016 (43.1) issue of Nestor is available as a free download.

Grants and Fellowships
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 14:13

On 12 February 2016 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2000, to be awarded to scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years or postgraduate students about to complete the doctorate in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications (6 pages maximum) should be sent by email as a PDF attachment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at http://www.icls.sas.ac.uk/awards/awards-prizes.

Call for Papers
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 13:11

On 22 February 2016 abstracts are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2016. Bolder Theory: time, matter, ontology and the archaeological difference, to be hosted by the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder on 22-24 April 2016. Further information, including already accepted conference sessions, is available at http://anthropology.colorado.edu/tag2016/.

Future Lectures and Conferences
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 12:14

Mycenaean Seminars

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for spring 2016, 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 .

20 January 2016: P. Tomkins, “Making p(a)laces, marking differences. Exploring the ‘prepalatial' origins of the Minoan palaces

17 February 2016: D. Nakassis, “Digital Nestor: Aegean scripts in the 21st century”

16 March 2016: B. Eder, “Kakovatos in Triphylia (Peloponnese): rise and fall of an Early Mycenaean site”

18 May 2016: G. Flouda, “Digging up the past: the Minoan site of Apesokari in the Mesara”

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; R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

12 February 2016: Lorenzo D’Alfonso, “New insights in Central Anatolia after the fall of the Hittite Empire: reconsidering the early stages of Phrygia and the Neo-Hittite polities”

11 March 2016: J. Murphy, “Death in Bronze Age Pylos”

1 April 2016: C. von Ruden, “Why Tell el-Dab'a Matters. Skill and Materiality in Painting the Palace District of Ezbet Helmi"

20 May 2016, J. Weingarten, “The Arrival of Monsters in MM II Minoan Crete: why then, and what happened next?”

Aegean Lectures

The Aegeus Society for Aegean Prehistory and the Swedish Institute at Athens have announced the Aegean Lectures in winter and spring 2016, to take place at the Swedish Institute at Athens at 7:00 pm. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/gr/index.php/aegean-lectures/

29 January 2016: Σ. Νανόγλου, “Ερμηνευτικές προσεγγίσεις στα προϊστορικά ειδώλια”

19 February 2016: V. Vlachou, “Exploring the archaeology of Marathon from the 10th to the 7th c. BCE”

4 March 2016: Δ. Παναγιωτόπουλος, “Μινωική Κουμάσα 2012-2016. Στόχοι, αποτελέσματα και οράματα του νέου διεπιστημονικού προγράμματος”

15 April 2016: D. Mylona, “Animal remains in context: issues of economy and food choices at Neopalatial Mochlos, Crete”

May/June 2016: J. Bennet, “What were Aegean texts for?”

GAO Conference 2016

On 12-13 March 2016 the Graduate Archaology at Oxford Conference: Human-Nature Interactions in Archaeological Research will be held by the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Further information is available at http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/gao.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include

K. Trimmis, “The ‘teahouse paradox’: Human – Cave interaction in the Neolithic of South East Europe as case study for an Archaeology of Feelings”

N. Ayash, “Stars in the Minoan religion”

M. Nugent, “Ideal, real and imagined: generating value and identity – botanic motifs of the Bronze Age Cycladic Islands”

A. Bogaard, “Nature and nurture in early farming: Practical (and magical) action at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, central Anatolia”

A. Pateraki, “Minoans and the Sea”

In Poseidon's Realm XXI

On 21-24 April 2016 the conference In Poseidon's Realm XXI: Underwater archaeology - interdisciplinary approaches and technical innovation will be held in Dresden, Germany. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/?id=266. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include

H. W. Daehnhardt and H. Hristov, “The storm of the Sea People and the Battle of the Delta”

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:04


On 25-29 April 2016 the 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (10th ICAANE) will be held in Vienna, Austria. Further information is available at http://www.orea.oeaw.ac.at/10icaane.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

B. Horejs and S. Schwall, "Permanent or Seasonal? Evidence of Settlements in Late Chalcolithic Western Anatolia"

B. Milic and B. Horejs, "Finding 'East' on the 'West' – alien elements and common repertoires in lithics of 7th millennium BC Çukuriçi Höyük in Aegean Turkey"

M. Montesanto, "Evidence of Transformation: The Early Iron Age Aegeanizing Pottery Assemblage at Alalakh"

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