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  • May 2022 issue available

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    30 April 2022

    The May 2022 issue of Nestor (49.5) is available as a free download.

  • Announcements

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    30 April 2022

    All past issues of Nestor from Emmett Bennett’s first newsletter in February 1957 through the present are now available on the Nestor website at https://classics.uc.edu/nestor/pages/issues. They have attracted some interest for research in the history of the study of Aegean prehistory and especially Linear B because Nestor provided a forum for discussion of controversial issues in the era before email list-serves and social media. I thank assistant editors Nora J. Madrigal and Charlie J. Kocurek for formatting the past issues to make them available.

  • Grants and Fellowships

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    30 April 2022

    Anna De Sio Memorial Award

    On 30 April 2022 applications (Curriculum Vitae and statement of the proposed program of research) are due for the Anna De Sio Memorial Award for research on Minoan and Mycenaean Religion at to support research on Minoan and Mycenaean Religion at the Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca sulle Civiltà Egee “Pierre Carlier” (CIRCE) in Oristano, Sardinia for 3 months in the academic year 2022-2023. Further information and instructions for submitting an application are available at https://www.facebook.com/people/Centro-Internazionale-per-la-Ricerca-sulle-Civilt%C3%A0-Egee-Pierre-Carlier/100057101304158/.

  • Calls for Papers

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    30 April 2022

    Death, Rituals and Symbolism in Prehistoric Aegean

    On 30 June 2022 proposals (title of the proposed contribution, a summary of 200-300 words, and affiliation(s) of the author(s)) are due for an international online workshop entitled Death, Rituals and Symbolism in Prehistoric Aegean, to be hosted on 11-13 December 2022 by the International Association for Archaeological Research in Western and Central Asia (ARWA). Further information is available at https://arwa-international.org/events-m/arwa-research-workshops/; proposals should be sent to Vasıf Şahoğlu and Ourania Kouka at deathconference2022@gmail.com.

     

    Cultural Continuity, Change and Interaction

    On 15 August 2022 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for an international online symposium entitled Cultural Continuity, Change and Interaction in the Aegean World from the Second to First Millenium BC, to be hosted by DEÜ Archaeology and Archeometry Application and Research Center in Turkey. Further information is available at https://www.academia.edu/76798261/Call_for_Papers_INTERNATIONAL_SYMPOSIUM_CULTURAL_CONTINUITY_CHANGE_AND_INTERACTION_IN_THE_AEGEAN_WORLD_FROM_THE_SECOND_TO_FIRST_MILLENIUM_BC.

     

    Open Archaeology: Archaeology of Migration

    On 2 October 2022 submissions (recommended length of 8,000-12,000 words, excluding the bibliography and figure captions) are due for a special issue of Open Archaeology on the “Archaeology of Migration: Moving Beyond Historical Paradigms”. Further information is available at https://www.editorialmanager.com/opar/default1.aspx.

     

    SAA 2023

    On 8 September 2022 submissions, both session and individual (abstracts 200 words maximum), are due for the Society for American Archaeology 88th Annual Meeting (SAA 2023), to be held on 29 March – 2 April 2023 in Portland, OR. Further information is available at https://www.saa.org/annual-meeting.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    30 April 2022

    Ceramic Bichromy in the Eastern Mediterranean

    On 20 May 2022 an international workshop entitled Ceramic Bichromy in the Eastern Mediterranean during the 2nd and 1st millennium BC will be held in hybrid form, hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus (EEST). Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/en/conferences. The program will be:
    G. Papasavvas, “Introduction to the MuseCo project and the workshop”
    E. Aloupi-Siotis, “‘Better the devil you know’. Stable and evolving practices in ceramic technology
    M. Artzy, “Fifty years hence: Cypriot Bronze Age Bichrome ware in context”
    L. Crewe, “Late Cypriot Bichrome Wheelmade ware on Cyprus”
    H. Charaf, “The Cypriot Bichrome Wheelmade ware from the Bronze Age in Lebanon: State of Affairs”
    A. Georgiou, “Ceramic bichromy beyond ‘Bichrome ware’ in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    D. Ben-Shlomo, “Philistine Bichrome pottery”
    A. Gilboa and P. Waiman-Barak, “Early Phoenician Bichrome revisited: development, production centres and meaning”
    F. Núñez, “Traditions and particularities among Phoenician Bichrome wares over the Mediterranean”
    A. Georgiadou, “Regionality in Iron Age Cypriot Bichrome ware and the Salaminian pottery style”
    S. Fourrier, “Bichromy in the coroplastic art of Archaic Cyprus”
    G. Bourogiannis, “Ceramic bichromy in the Aegean during the first millennium BC: in search of the (almost) invisible?”

     

    Geschlecht macht Arbeit!

    On 1-3 July 2022 a conference on the occasion of 30 years of FemArc – Netzwerk archäologisch arbeitender Frauen e.V. entitled Geschlecht macht Arbeit! will be held in the Schlossmuseum Linz (postponed from 1-3 October 2021). Further information is available at https://femarc.de/organisatorisches/veranstaltungen/271-geschlecht-macht-arbeit.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    K. Winger and R. Witte, “Sophie Schliemann – zwischen Archäologin und Frau von”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

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    30 April 2022

    SUNY Undergraduate Art History Symposium 2022

    On 8-10 April 2022 the SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium 2022 was held virtually by the State University of New York, New Paltz. Further information is available at https://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/2022arthistorystudentsymposium/join-us/join-us-information/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    A. Reynolds, “Let’s Get Back to Reality: The Boston Goddess and the Quest for Authenticity”

  • Corrections to Nestor 49.4 (April 2022)

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    01 April 2022

    Please note that the conference "Shaking the Tree, Breaking the Bough: The Golden Bough at 100," for which the call for papers is forwarded on pages 103-104 of Nestor 49.4 (April 2022), will be held online (Zoom platform).

    Also please note the extended deadline of the call for papers for the conference "Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine: New Perspectives and Challenges for the Twenty First Century," now April 30, 2022, on pages 102-103 of Nestor 49.4 (April 2022).

    A corrected file of this issue is available for download.

  • April 2022 issue available

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    31 March 2022

    The April 2022 issue of Nestor (49.4) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

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    31 March 2022

    The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

    On 8 April 2022 applications for grants to assist with the publication of archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age subjects, are due to The Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, not to exceed £2,500. Further information and the application form are available at https://medarchaeotrust.org/applications/.

  • Calls for Papers

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    31 March 2022

    Zooarchaeology Saves the World

    On 5 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 100 words maximum) are due for an online conference entitled Zooarchaeology Saves the World, to be held on 10-31 May 2022, hosted by the School of History, Archaeology, and Religion at Cardiff University. Further information is available at https://zooarch628110784.wordpress.com/. Potential themes include but are not limited to:
    • Zooarchaeology and climate change
    • The relationship of animals and foodways with identity, social justice, and/or decolonization
    • Wild animals and conservation biology
    • Animal husbandry practices and sustainability
    • Pedagogy, academic equity and accessibility, public engagement
    • How has the practice of zooarchaeology harmed the world and how can we do better?
    • For non-zooarchaeologists: how can the field of zooarchaeology integrate with your goals?
    • Case-studies that succeeded or failed at impact
    • Inspirational calls-to-action
    • The ethics and practices of field data collection
    • The use of indigenous knowledge
    • The rise of biomolecular data – e.g., ethics and aDNA

     

    ScapeCon 2022

    On 8 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 300 words maximum) are due for the 5th international postgraduate and early career scholars’ conference in Aegean archaeology ScapeCon 2022. No (e)scape from bits and pieces: Towards an archaeology of fragmentation in the Aegean Bronze Age — · People · Material Culture · Data, to be held on 24-27 November 2022 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Further information and application forms are available at https://scapecon.minoan-aegis.net/.

     

    WAC-9

    On 21 April 2022 abstracts (extended deadline: 250 words maximum) are due for the World Archaeological Congress (WAC-9), to be held on 3-8 July 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://www.wac-9.org/. Themes of the conference will be:
    • Archaeological Practices
    o Global Perspectives on Rock Art
    o Why Archaeology Needs Ethnoarchaeology
    o Contemporary Archaeologies
    o High-Spirited Gatherings or Lightning Sessions
    • Archaeological Praxis
    o Evaluating Archaeological Knowledge
    o Discrimination and Injustices
    • Heritage
    o Community Approaches to Archaeology and Heritage Management
    o Transdisciplinary and Unbounded: Contemporary Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies
    o Trade in Art, Culture, and History: Heritage Tourism in the Twenty-First Century
    • Indigenous
    o Indigenous Views on Ancestors, Ancestral Sites, their Excavation and Disturbance
    o Archaeology as Indigenous Advocacy
    o Fission or Fusion? Indigenous Engagement
    • Interactions and transformations
    o Historical Archaeology: Global Alterities and Affinities
    o Maritime Histories: The Seas in Human History
    • Identities and Ontologies
    o Archaeologies of Identity
    o Landscapes, Forests, Groves, Rocks, Rivers, and Trees: Ontological Groundings and Seeking Alternative Theories
    • Archaeologies and Sciences
    o The aDNA Revolution: Its Issues, Potentials, and Implications
    o A New Bioarchaeology: Telling the Difficult Stories
    • Environments
    o Climates of Change and Environmental Pasts
    o Water and Ancient Complex Societies
    • World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future
    o World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future

     

    CASA 5

    On 25 April 2022 abstracts for sessions (extended deadline: 250 words maximum) are due for the 5th Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference: Crisis and Resilience (CASA 5), to be held on 16-18 September 2022 in hybrid format. Further information is available at https://casa2752.wixsite.com/casa. Themes of the conference will be:
    • Exploring past disease, plague, and their relation to the lifestyle
    • The traces and impact of environmental change and natural disaster, and their effects on the society and human body
    • Uncovering the effect of conflicts, violence and warfare on different social groups: archaeological and heritage perspectives
    • Social, political and/or religious “revolutions” in the face of crisis and their effects on mindsets, beliefs and practices
    • Learning from the past: archaeological and heritage perspectives on contemporary issues
    • The emergence and evolution of diverse human technologies to cope with external change and/or challenges
    • Environmental resilience in the face of past human impact
    • Collapse and Resilience/Resilience Theory
    • Ethnicity, trauma and resilience in times of crisis: solidarity and bottom-up approaches
    • Recording crisis: from textual, iconographical and material perspectives

     

    LAC 2022

    On 30 April 2022 abstracts (200-500 words) are due for the 7th edition of the Landscape Archaeology Conference (LAC 2022), to be held on 10-15 September 2022 in Iasi, Romania. Further information, including the list of sessions and forms to submit an abstract to those sessions, are available at https://lac2022.rdrp.ro/. Themes of the conference will be:
    • Responsibility. Identifying and assessing anthropic pressure on built and natural landscapes
    • Defragmentation. Thinking together about humans, time, and landscapes in a postcolonial world
    • Integration. The peopled earth – interrelationship of human and natural systems
    • Sensitivity. Landscapes as embodied experiences
    • Explanation and Comprehension. Modelling landscapes from quantifiable attributes to cultural constructs
    • Cooperation. Theoretical and technological multidisciplinary approaches to the reconstruction of past landscapes

     

    ARCH_RNT

    On 31 May 2022 abstracts (maximum 1 page) are due for the 7th Symposium Archaeological Research & New Technologies (ARCH_RNT), to be held on 6-8 October 2022 in Kalamata, Greece. Further information and the abstract template are available at http://www.laboratoryarchaeometry.gr/7th-arch_rnt.html. Abstracts are welcome addressing research in cultural heritage, including but not limited to:
    • Absolute Dating
    • Material Analysis
    • Paleo-Environment Reconstructions
    • Digital Technologies

     

    EuroMed 2022

    On 15 June 2022 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the International Conference on Digital Heritage (EuroMed 2022): Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection, to be held on 31 October - 4 November 2022 on Cyprus. Further information is available at https://www.digitalmeetsculture.net/article/international-conference-euromed2022-call-for-papers/. Original unpublished papers in English are invited for electronic submission on the following subjects:
    • Protection, Restoration and Preservation of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage
    • Digital Heritage Documentation and Preservation

     

    Shaking the Tree, Breaking the Bough

    On 1 July 2022 abstracts (500 words) are due for a conference entitled Shaking the Tree, Breaking the Bough: The Golden Bough at 100, to be held on 10-12 February 2023 via Zoom, hosted by the University of Melbourne, Australia, to examine the legacy of Sir James Frazer’s The Golden Bough on the centenary of its publication. Further information is available at https://zeroequalstwo.net/call-for-conference-papers-shaking-the-tree-breaking-the-bough-the-golden-bough-at-100/. Abstracts should be sent to goldenboughconference@gmail.com. Areas of consideration for this conference include:
    • Ancient Religions (e.g., Ancient Near Eastern, Minoan, Roman)
    • Comparative Religious Studies
    • Biblical Studies
    • Pagan Reconstructionism
    • Neo-Paganism
    • Art and Interpretation
    • Literary Studies
    • Theory in Historiography and a Historiography of Theory

     

    13th ICAANE

    On 30 September 2022 proposals for panels and workshops (1000-1500 characters) are due for the 13th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (13th ICAANE), to be held in Copenhagen from 22-25 May 2023; on 1 October 2022 abstracts (400-1000 characters) for posters and oral presentations are due. Further information is available at https://eventsignup.ku.dk/icaane13#.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    31 March 2022

    Ancient World Seminars

    The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne has announced the schedule of Ancient World Seminars for semester 1, 2022, to be held at 13:00-14:00 (GMT+11). Further information and the links are available from ajturner@unimelb.edu.au. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    4 April 2022: J. Lehner, “Return to Cape Gelidonya and new insights into Bronze Age maritime cultures of the Mediterranean”

     

    Τὸ ἔργον 20-21

    On 9 April 2022 Τὸ ἔργον 20-21: Το αρχαιλογικό έργο του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, 2020-2021 will be held via Zoom. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/border/documents/%CE%97%CE%9C%CE%95%CE%A1%CE%99%CE%94%CE%91_%CE%95%CE%9C%CE%91_2022.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    Α. Σαρρής, “Ερευνητικές δραστηριότητες του Εργαστηρίου Digital Humanities GeoInformatics Lab (2020-2021)”
    Μ. Ιακώβου, “Ανασκαφές στην Παλαίπαφο εν μέσω πανδημίας (2020-2021): Νέα δεδομένα για το εργαστηριακό και το ανακτορικό σύμπλεγμα στο οροπέδιο Χατζηαπτουλλά”
    Α. Βιώνης, “Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus: Ολοκλήρωση της έρευνας πεδίου (2020-2021)”
    Ο. Κουκά and Π. Χατζηδάκης, “Αρχαιολογική Επισκόπηση Σάμου 2021”
    Ά. Γεωργίου, “Το ερευνητικό Πρόγραμμα ‘ComPAS’ (ERC Starting Grants-947749): Προκαταρτικά αποτελέσματα από τις ανασκαφές στη θέση Παμπούλα Κιτίου”
    Β. Κασσιανίδου, “ΜΕΤΑΛΛΩΝ ΤΟΠΟΙ - Σταυροδρόμια πολιτισμού στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο”
    Σ. Δεμέστιχα, Ά. Δημητρίου, Ε. Κατσούρη, and M. Secci, “Η ανάδειξη του λιμανιού της Αμαθούντας μέσω του Προγράμματος ‘ΑΝΔΙΚΑΤ (ΑΝάπτυξη Δlκτύου ΚΑταδυτικού Τουρισμού): Καταδυτικές Διαδρομές σε Θαλάσσιες Προστατευόμενες Περιοχές της Ανατολικής Μεσογείου’”
    Θ. Μούτσιου, “Τα Προγράμματα PLEICY (POST-DOC/0916/0185) και PLACe (CULTURE/ AWARD-YR/0418/0005): Modelling the early prehistory of Cyprus”
    C. Reepmeyer, “Το Πρόγραμμα SaRoCy (EXCELLENCE/0918/0143): Understanding the earliest maritime colonization movement to Cyprus”
    Σ. Μενελάου, “Το Πρόγραμμα BORDER στο ανατολικό Αιγαίο (Ελλάδα) και την νοτιοδυτική Κύπρο (OPPORTUNITY /0916/MSCA/0022): Πετρογραφική ανάλυση κεραμικής της 3ης χιλιετίας π.Χ.”
    Α. Χαραλάμπους, “Χρήση καινοτόμων τεχνικών για τη μελέτη και ταυτοποίηση αρχαίων κραμάτων χαλκού: Η περίπτωση της Λαπήθου στη Μέση Εποχή του Χαλκού”
    V. Klinkenberg, “The Chalcolithic site of Chlorakas-Pallour”

     

    PeCla 2022

    On 11-12 April 2022 the 9th International Postgraduate Conference (PeCla 2022): Border Zones – Meeting Places in the Ancient World will be held at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://ukar.ff.cuni.cz/cs/2022/01/18/pecla-2022-border-zones-meeting-places-in-the-ancient-world/?fbclid=IwAR3WNyuC0E0wm5HHbN3crmvllIfDWGnVN_3iBDl0Ohq_zAeyn6ZXj63tyVA. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Vrettou, “Off-coast interrelations during Early Bronze Age: An analytical approach of the contacts between Cyclades and Crete”
    I. Johnsen, “Tracking stylistic trends in arenas of conspicuous consumption: The short-lived popularity of the kylix in LM II (1440/1430-1390 BCE) on Crete”
    D. Papageorgiou, “A meeting social space: Ethnic negotiations in Northern Levant during Early Iron Age”
    K. Doležalová, “Overcoming the borders: Transport of stone artifacts for long distances in the Bronze Age Western Anatolia”
    N. Finkel, “Technology on the border: Metallurgy at Bronze Age Troy Based on Casting Moulds”
    J. Bobik, “Zoomorphic appliqués on ceramic vessels from LBA in Western Anatolia”
    T. Brogan, “Sopata and Mesorachi: A view of the Cretan Bronze Age from the periphery”
    N. Mac Sweeney, “Being Greek, Being Anatolian: Identity at the border”

     

    Palaeogeography, History and Sea Level Fluctuations

    On 4 May 2022 an international online conference Palaeogeography, History and Sea Level Fluctuations: Harbours and Ports of the Eastern Mediterranean will be hosted by Aktes: Society for the Study of Ancient Coastlines (EEST: GMT+3). Further information, registration, and the Zoom link are available at https://aktes.gr/activities/events/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    N. Mourtzas, “Anchorages, ports and harbours. From the Bronze Age to Hellenistic Aegean. A palaeogeographic approach while the sea level was changing”

     

    In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII

    On 16-22 May 2022 In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII: Maritime Landscapes will be held in Pula, Istria (Croatia). Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Chalkioti and V. Ivrou, “Changing landscapes and early maritime crossings. The case of central and north Aegean Greece”
    N. Efstratiou, A. Sotiriou, O. Koukousioura, P. Tokmakidis, and C. Giangrande, “The maritime landscape of the early farming settlement of Agios Petros in Alonnisos, Northern Aegean, Greece”
    G. Ferentinos L. and Karali, “The submerged MBA/LBA harbour of Aegina polis-state in the Aegean Sea: The most iconic, prehistoric marine engineering structure”
    M. Gkioni, V. Ferentinos, V. Prevenios, M. Geraga, and G. Papatheodorou, “Archaic hominins maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea”
    E. Grossmann, “Nine millennia of geographical and historical changes of the Eastern Mediterranean coast illustrated by ‘Maritime Apollonia’”

     

    ICAS 1

    On 25-27 May 2022 the 1st International Conference on the Archaeology of Symbols (ICAS 1) will be held in Florence, Italy. Further information is available at https://camnes.org/icas-1. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    I. Hodder, “Symbols as flows of energy”
    M. Cultraro, A. Crispino, and G. Distefano, “Beyond Iconography: The Ideology of an Aniconic Revolution in Early Bronze Age Sicily”
    D. Ben-Shlomo, “Symbolism in a Multi-Ethnic Space: Canaanite, Philistine and Israelite Iconography in the Iron Age Levant”
    A. Maeir, “The ‘Symbol-Scape’ of the Philistines: A reassessment”
    A. Lekka, “Ιmages and Symbols of 12th c. B.C. pictorial pottery from Cyprus”

     

    PEBA 2022

    On 26-29 May 2022 the 3rd Perspectives on Balkan Archeology (PEBA 2022): The Mechanism of Power in Bronze and Iron Ages in Southeastern Europe will be held in Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia. Further information is available at https://pebasite.wordpress.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    L. Burkhardt, “Socio-economic mechanisms in the context of the Ada Tepe goldmine (LBA)”
    R. Kurti, “From Invisible Men of the Early Iron Age to the Warrior Elites of the Late Iron Age in Albania”
    S. Pabst, “Supra-regional Power Structures Reflected in Burial Equipment of the Iron Age Necropolis at Vergina in Central Macedonia”
    A. Panti, “Early Iron Age Settlements in the Thermaic Gulf and the Halkidiki peninsula. Tracing their Socio-political Identity”
    T. Krapf, “Settlement Patterns in Albania at the turn from the Bronze to the Iron Age”
    K. Çipa, M. Meshini, and U. Tota, “New evidence from the late prehistoric tumuli near Himara, southwestern Albania”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

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    31 March 2022

    ΑΕΜΘ 2022

    On 10-11 March 2022 the 34th meeting of the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη (ΑΕΜΘ 2022) was held in Thessaloniki. Further information is available at https://www.aemth.gr/el/.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    Ν. Ευστρατίου, Γ. Συρίδης, Ό. Κουκουσιούρα, Π. Καρκάνας, Μ. Γκούμα, Ε. Αηδονά, Μ. Ντίνου, Κ. Βαστέλη, Π. Τσούρλος, Κ. Κούλη, Φ. Στεφάνου, Α. Χαλκιώτη, Δ. Πουλατσόγλου, Π. Μητσάκος, and Ν. Θεοχαρίδης, “Η ανασύνθεση της παλαιογεωγραφίας μιας κατασκήνωσης κυνηγών της Τελικής Παλαιολιθικής (11η χιλιετία π.Χ.) στο νησί της Λήμνου – Το διεπιστημονικό ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα EGEOLAND του ΕΛΙΔΕΚ”
    Π. Λίτσιος and Ν. Ευστρατίου, “Η παρουσία των Homo neanderthalensis στην Αιγαιακή Θράκη μέσα από τη μελέτη των λιθοτεχνιών της πεδιάδας της Ροδόπης: ζητήματα προέλευσης των πρώτων υλών και της διασποράς των παλαιολιθικών εγκαταστάσεων”
    P. Darcque, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, Δ. Μαλαμίδου, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Ανασκαφή στον προϊστορικό οικισμό Φιλίππων - Ντικιλί Τας 2021”
    Α. Ντάρλας, “Νέα ανασκαφικά δεδομένα από το σπήλαιο Πετραλώνων”
    Γ. Τσόκας, Γ. Στρατούλη, Α. Σταμπολίδης, and Ν. Πουλακάκης, “Γεωφυσικές έρευνες στην κοινότητα Καμπάνη του Κιλκίς: νεολιθική θέση και τράπεζα με αταύτιστη αρχαία πόλη”
    Α. Χονδρογιάννη-Μετόκη, Β. Λαϊνά, Α. Κατσαβέλη, and Μ. Γιωτάκης, “Λιγνιτωρυχείο Μαυροπηγής 2021. Νεκροταφεία και οικισμοί από την πρώιμη εποχή Σιδήρου μέχρι και τους μεταβυζαντινούς χρόνους: ηχηρές παρελθοντικές μαρτυρίες σε μια σύγχρονη σιωπηρή κοινότητα”
    Ευ. Βούλγαρη, Μ. Σωφρονίδου, and Κ. Κωτσάκης, “Αποθηκευτικά αγγεία από το Δισπηλιό Καστοριάς”

     

    ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE, WARSAW

    On 14-18 March 2022 a workshop on the application of cross-craft interaction within craft industries at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Faculty of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw was held in hybrid format. Further information is available from intra-cc@gmx.com. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    N. Papadimitriou and A. Goumas, “Interaction among Master Artisans in Early Mycenaean Times”
    A. Dakouri-Hild, “Jacks of all Trades: towards an Understanding of Cross-Craft Fertilization in the Mycenaean Ornamental Industries”
    A. Ulanowska, “How many Flax Seeds for a Shirt? Textile Production in Bronze Age Greece from an Intra-Cross-Craft Perspective”
    S. Aulsebrook, “Craft and Hobby? Components as a Possible Enabler of ‘Amateur’ Crafters in the Mycenaean World”
    K. Jazwa, “‘No Man ever Wetted Clay and then Left it’: Intra-Cross-Craft Interaction and Architectural Technologies in Mainland Greece from the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period”

     

    SAA 2022

    On 30 March – 3 April 2022 the Society for American Archaeology 87th Annual Meeting (SAA 2022) was held on in Chicago, IL. Further information is available at https://www.saa.org/annual-meeting. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    P. N. Kardulias, K. Trimmis, S. Paspalas, L. Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, and T. Gregory, “Quartz Artifacts from Kythera, Greece, and Human Migration in the Aegean during the Paleolithic”
    G. Elezi, “Communities of Potters and the Regional Intra-actions in Late Neolithic Albania”
    T. Krapf, “Connecting the Archaeological Records in the Lake Region between Albania, Greece, and North Macedonia: The Bronze to Early Iron Age Stratigraphy of Sovjan as a Reference for the Wider Area”
    A. Mara, “Communal Interaction in Northern Albania during the Fourth and Third Millennium BC”
    J. Schultz, E. Hasa, M. Galaty, R. Yerkes, and L. Bejko, “Mountains and Meadows: Preliminary Data toward Understanding Prehistoric Albanian Herd Management”
    E. Hannigan, E.-A. Prevedorou, and J. Buikstra, “How Much Do We Know About Ancient Greek Diets? Stable Isotope Studies from the Early Iron Age to the Classical Period in Attica”
    W. Gilstrap, “Pottery Technology and Cultural Transfer along Anatolia’s Great Caravan Route”
    A. Simmons and R. Kolvet, “At Home in a Small Upland Cypriot Neolithic Settlement”

     

    STATE, CULTURE, IDENTITIES

    On 31 March – 1 April 2022 a hybrid conference entitled State, Culture, Identities. Views from the Archaeological Archives was held in Athens. Further information is available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/state-culture-identities-views-from-the-archaeological-archives-tickets-296504542067?aff=ebdsoporgprofile. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    C. Mitsopoulou and M. Stahl, “Archaeological aesthetics for pre-World-War II tourism strategies in Greece: Gilliéron, once more”
    S. H. Allen, “Harriet Boyd, engagement, and the Greek state”

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    28 February 2022

    The March 2022 issue of Nestor (49.3) is available as a free download.

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    28 February 2022

    Illuminating Mediterranean Antiquity through Comparative History

    On 4 March 2022 abstracts (300-500 words) and short biographies are due for a conference entitled Illuminating Mediterranean Antiquity through Comparative History: Theorising ‘Soft’ Approaches, to be held online on 20-21 July. Further information is available at https://www.academia.edu/70856817/CFP_Illuminating_Mediterranean_Antiquity_through_Comparative_History_Theorising_Soft_Approaches. Potential topics for comparative illumination:
    • Colonial/imperial activities
    • Relationships between humans and the natural world
    • Indigenous conceptions of history
    • Role of family, sex, gender
    • Military history
    • Religious belief, ritual, institutions
    • Political rhetoric and institutions

     

    CAA 2022

    On 21 March 2022 abstracts for papers and posters are due for the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2022): iNside iNformation, to be held on 8-11 August 2022 in Oxford, England, projected in hybrid format. Extended abstracts (1000 words maximum plus 3 citations) are required for papers submitted to standard and other sessions; abstracts (200-500 words, plus 3 citations) are required for posters. On 21 March 2022 nominations of participants in round tables are also due from their organisers. The call for workshops will be announced separately. Further information is available at https://2022.caaconference.org/.

     

    AIA 2023

    On 27 March 2022 (10 April with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, workshops and open-session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2023), to be held in New Orleans, LA from 5-8 January 2023. On 7 August 2023 (21 August with a late fee) submissions are due for all other workshops, open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 15 November 2022 submissions are due for Lightning Sessions and Roundtables. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

     

    Necropoleis Research Network

    On 30 March 2022 titles, abstracts (ca. 300 words), and short cvs (200 words maximum) are due for the Necropoleis Research Network 5th Annual Meeting, to be held on 12-13 October 2022 at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/groups/12556446054/posts/10159931638541055/. The themes of the conference are:
    • The study of cremations
    o The rite of cremation
    o The technology of cremation
    o Bioarchaeological analysis of cremated human remains
    o Regional variation and change through time in the practice of cremation
    o Cremation and its social, economic and cultural dimensions
    o Funerary rituals and ideologies of fire
    o Terminology, interpretation and reconstruction of cremation burials
    • New methods in mortuary archaeology, with an emphasis on bioarchaeological or digital methods
    • Recent finds of important new discoveries.

     

    ScapeCon 2022

    On 31 March 2022 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the 5th international postgraduate and early career scholars’ conference in Aegean archaeology ScapeCon 2022. No (e)scape from bits and pieces: Towards an archaeology of fragmentation in the Aegean Bronze Age — · People · Material Culture · Data, to be held on 24-27 November 2022 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Further information and application forms are available at https://scapecon.minoan-aegis.net/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    28 February 2022

    ARCHAEOLOGY@Thessaloniki

    The Department of History and Archeology at Aristotle University Thessaloniki has announced the schedule of  internet lectures ARCHAEOLOGY@Thessaloniki, to be held via Zoom. All lectures are on Thursdays at 19:00 (EET) Further information and the link are available at https://www.hist.auth.gr/events_seminars/archaeology-thessaloniki/. The schedule will be:
    24 February 2022: Α. Βλαχόπουλος, “Οι τοιχογραφίες της Θήρας. Από την ανασκαφή στην ερμηνεία”
    17 March 2022: K. Reber, “Αrtemis Amarysia in Amarynthos – The Discovery of a lost Sanctuary”
    24 March 2022: B. Pitarakis, “In Pursuit of the Byzantine Object: Cultural Policy, Diplomacy, and Scholarship in Late Ottoman Istanbul”
    31 March 2022: Β. Τουρλούκης, “Ο ρόλος της ελλαδικής χερσονήσου στις μετακινήσεις πληθυσμών και την πρώιμη κατοίκηση της Ευρασίας κατά την Παλαιολιθική περίοδο: θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις, ερμηνευτικά μοντέλα και νέα δεδομένα από πρόσφατες έρευνες”
    7 April 2022: Ι. Λεβέντη, “Μαρμάρινα μετάλλια (tondi) της ελληνιστικής εποχής: μια επανεξέταση”
    14 April 2022: G. Meyer-Fernandez, “The sculptural elements and wall paintings of a little-known monument: the medieval and early-modern Panagia Hodegetria cathedral of Nicosia, Cyprus”
    5 May 2022: Α. Παπαθανασίου, “Νεολιθικό Σπήλαιο Αλεπότρυπα, Διρού. Μια συνολική επανεκτίμηση παλαιάς και νέας έρευνας”
    12 May 2022: Α. Μουστάκα, “Στη σκιά του Κρονίου: λατρευτικές πρακτικές και η σημασία της λατρείας της Ειλειθυίας και του Σωσίπολη στην Ολυμπία”
    19 May 2022: Γ. Τσιγάρας, “Εκκλησιαστική πολιτική και τέχνη τον 16ο αιώνα στο Άγιον Όρος. Η περίπτωση των τοιχογραφιών του παρεκκλησίου της Παναγίας του ‘Ακαθίστου Ύμνου’ της Μονής Διονυσίου”

     

    GIAP Seminars 2022

    The Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica has announced the schedule of speakers for the GIAP Seminars 2022: Recent Advances in the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean. All lectures will be held at virtually via MS Teams. They are open to the public and neither registration nor a Teams account are required. Further information and the link to join the webinar are available at https://giap.icac.cat/seminars/. The schedule will be:
    24 February 2022, 18h (CET): N. Galanidou, “The Inner Ionian Archipelago research: towards a hybrid island archaeology”
    23 March 2022: X. Rubio, TBA
    28 April 2022: N. Alonso, TBA
    26 May 2022: A. Bevan, TBA

     

    Άγιος Βασίλειος Λακωνίας

    On 1 March 2022 a virtual conference entitled Άγιος Βασίλειος Λακωνίας — Τομέας ΙΙΙ: Αποκρυπτογραφώντας ένα νέο μυκηναϊκό ανάκτορο στην εηρύχορον Λακεδαίμονα. Ayios Vasileios — Sector III: Deciphering a new Mycenaean palace in spacious Lacedaemon, will be held by The Archaeological Society at Athens. Further information and the link to join the conference are available at https://www.facebook.com/TheArchaeologicalSocietyatAthens/. The program will be:
    Ν. Καραδήμας, “Σύντομη παροθσίαση του Τομέα ΙΙΙ και η στρωματογραφία της Δυτικής Στοάς”
    Α. Βασιλογάμβρου, Β. Πετράκης, and Α. Καραγιάννη, “Τα ενεπίγραφα σφραγίσματα από τον Άγιο Βασίλειο Λακωνίας”
    Α. Καραγιάννη, “Πινακολογικές παρατηρήσεις για τις πρακτικές καταγραφής και τις συνήθειες των Μυκηναίων γραφέων στο ανάκτορο του Αγίου Βασιλείου στο Ξηροκάμπι Λακωνίας”
    Μ. Ρούμπου, “Μελέτη αποθήκευσης στη Δυτική Στοά μέσα από την ανάλυση οργανικών καταλοίπων σε πίθους και αγγεία”
    Ν. Καραδήμας, Β. Κασίχτη, and Α. Βασιλογάμβρου, “Μυκήναϊκές τοιχογραφίες από τον Τομέα ΙΙΙ: Προκαταρκτική παρουσίαση και πρώτη αρχαιομετρική προσέγγιση”
    Ε. Καρδαμάκη, “Η κεραμική από ένα ΥΕ ΙΙΙΒ στρώμα καταστροφής με τοιχογραφίες στα ανατολικά της Νότιας Στοάς”
    Τ. Θεοδωροπούλου, “Κατάλοιπα υδρόβιων πανίδων από τον Τομέα ΙΙΙ”
    Α. Καραθώνου, “Αρχαιοβοτανικά κατάλοιπα από τη Δυτική Στοά”
    S. Chlouveraki, Y. Facorellis, A. Koukouli, A. Stefanis, and P. Theolakis, “Characterization of building materials”
    D. J. Fallu and P. Karkanas, “Micromorphological analysis of occupation, destruction, and abandonment at Ayios Vasileios”
    A. Christopoulou, B. Gmińska-Nowak, and T. Waźny, “Message from the past in wood and charcoal from Ayios Vasileios Mycenaean palace”
    Π. Παπαδοπούλου, “Ο Τομέας ΙΙΙ του Αγίου Βασιλείου Λακωνίας στους μεσαιωνικούς χρόνους: η μαρτυρία των νομισμάτων”
    Ν. Καραδήμας, “Ένα πρόγραμμα βαίνει στο τέλος του. Ανασκόπηση – αναμνήσεις - ευχαριστίες”

     

    ICAS-EMME 3

    On 14-18 March 2022 the 3rd International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (ICAS-EMME 3) will be held at The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. Further information is available at https://icasemme.cyi.ac.cy/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    M. Amadio and L. Bombardieri, “Geoarchaeology of prehistoric Cypriot architecture. Integrated analyses of mudbricks from Middle Bronze Age Erimi”
    P. Fischer, “Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus: Interregional interactions in the Late Bronze Age”
    N. Herrmann, S. Fuehr, and A. Van de Moortel, “Isotopic assessment of the diverse burial sample from Late Helladic and Protogeometric Mitrou and Tragana-Agia Triada”
    A. Eleftheriadou, “An application of point pattern analysis and spatial statistics in lithic distributions”
    S. Pancaldo, J. Mokrisova, and E. Bauzyte, “Island metallurgy: Investigation of Cypriot metal objects in the collection of The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge”
    E. Nikita, M. Mardini, and P. Degryse, “SrIsoMed: An open access database for Sr isotopes across the Mediterranean”
    D. Iliopoulos and E. Stathopoulou, “Collagen extraction and evaluation of organic preservation in skeletal material from the Neolithic settlement in Dispilio, Greece”
    M. Roumpou, E. Vika, V. Hachtmann, and S. Voutsaki, “Before they were Kings: an interdisciplinary study of consumption practices in the Ayios Vasileios North Cemetery (Laconia)”
    S. Frumin and E. Weiss, “Archaeobotanical perspectives from two thousand years at Tell es-Safl Gath”
    M. Georgakopoulou, L. Filippaki, and Y. Bassiakos, “Copper alloys in the Early Bronze Age Aegean”
    A. Charalambous and R. Laoutari, “From the north to the south, metals all around: Alloying in the prehistoric Bronze Age sites of Bellapais-Vounous and Kalavasos-Village, Cyprus”
    D. Alberghina, “Metal-making strategies and technological skills in 2nd Millennium BCE western Anatolia: New archaeometric data from the LBA citadel of Kaymakçı”
    D. Kondopoulou, M. Rivero-Montero, M. Gomez-Paccard, and E. Aidona, “Variations of the geomagnetic field during the second and first millennia BCE through the study of Greek pottery: impact for archaeology”
    V. Kassianidou, A. Charalambous, D. Ioannides, M. Iacovou, A. Agapiou, and Z. Zomeni, “Recording the copper slag heaps in the hinterland of the kingdom of Palaepaphos”
    M. Mehofer, T. Bürge, and P. Fischer, “Bronze Age copper production at Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus: First archaeometallurgical results”
    A. Nikolopoulou and E. Philippaki, “EBA metal objects from Mesi Glyfada sea, Northern Aegean, Greece: preliminary data”
    T. Rose, S. Klein, K. Westner, and Y.-K. Hsu, “From OXALID to GlobaLID: A substantial upgrade of a well-known data pool of lead isotopes for metal provenancing using R and Shiny App”

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    28 February 2022

    PlantCult

    On 28 February 2022, PlantCult: Investigating the food cultures of ancient Europe held a one-day Zoom meeting. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/PlantCult/. The program was:
    C. Hastorf, “PlantCult and the Archaeobotany of Food: some introductory words”
    T. Valamoti, “The ERC PlantCult project: overview of the project implementation”
    T. Valamoti, C. Petridou, and S. Michou, “Plantfoods of prehistoric Greece”
    I. Hristova, E. Marinova, A. G. Heiss, and T. Valamoti, “Archaeobotanical study of archaeological food remains from Bulgaria”
    H.-P. Stika, M. Berihuete-Azorin, M. Hallama, A. Mechler, J. Stäzler, and T. Valamoti, “PlantCult Ancient Cereal Food - Gruenkern: unripe spelt against hunger or as gourmet food”
    A. G. Heiss, F. Antolín, M. Berihuete-Azorín, L. Kubiak-Martens, E. Marinova, H.-P. Stika, and T. Valamoti, “Out of the pot, out of the oven: PlantCult insights into prehistoric bread-like objects from central Europe”
    H.-P. Stika, M. Berihuete-Azorin, A. G. Heiss, F. Antolín, E. Marinova, L. Kubiak-Martens, C. Petridou, E. Rosenstock, and S. M. Valamoti, “PlantCult Ancient Beer - New Methods of Analysis”
    G. Kasapidou, G. Tsartsidou, and C. McNamee, “Plant processing through the analysis of micro-botanical remains: data from Bronze Age settlements in northern Greece”
    D. Chondrou, M. Bofill, R. Vargiolu, H. Zahouani, and H. Procopiou, “Exploring the role of grinding stone tool technology in prehistoric Greece through usewear analysis”
    T. Bekiaris, D. Chondrou, and I. Ninou, “The study of prehistoric food-processing stone tools from SE Europe in PlantCult Project”
    A. Dimoula and Z. Tsirtsoni, “The contribution of PlantCult project in cooking pottery research”
    E. Standall, A. Dimoula, C., Z. Tsirtsoni, and O. Craig, “Exploring Prehistoric Culinary Practices in South East Europe by Organic Residue Analysis”
    M. Ntinou and C. Pagnoux, “The beginnings of arboriculture in Greece: new data from charcoal and morphometric analyses”
    M. Jones, “Overview of the PlantCult project”

  • February 2022 issue available

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    30 January 2022

    The February 2022 issue of Nestor (49.2) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

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    30 January 2022

    EAA 2022 Session: Borderlands, Interaction Zones, and Bounded Spaces in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean

    On 10 February 2022 abstracts are due for “Session 359: Borderlands, Interaction Zones, and Bounded Spaces in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Reconstruction of Connectivity,” co-organized by Sergios Menelaou, Umay Oğuzhanoğlu, and Ourania Kouka at the 28th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting (EAA 2022), to be held on 31 August - 3 September 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. Further information on this session is available at https://submissions.e-a-a.org/eaa2022/sessions/overview/preview.php?id=359; registration forms and abstracts may be submitted at https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2022.

     

    PeCla 2022

    On 28 February 2022 abstracts (500 words) are due for the 9th International Postgraduate Conference: Border Zones – Meeting Places in the Ancient World (PeCla 2022), to be held on 11-12 April 2022 at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://www.archeologia.uw.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/CFP_Pecla-2022_final.pdf.

     

    Periplous: il mare nella Preistoria mediterranea

    On 28 February 2022 abstracts (2000-2500 characters including spaces) are due for LVII Riunione Scientifica dell’IIPP. Periplous: il mare nella Preistoria mediterranea, to be held on 19-22 October 2022 in Siracusa, Italy. Further information is available at https://www.iipp.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/RS_IIPP_2022_Periplous_I_circolare.pdf. Sessions at the conference will explore the following themes:
    • Connectivity;
    • Fragmentation;
    • Mobility;
    • Science applied to the study of the sea;
    • Human groups and the sea;
    • Symbolism;
    • Sicily and its extra-island relations.

     

    Terracottas in Motion

    On 15 March 2022 abstracts (ca. 500 words) are due for an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural zoom colloquium entitled Terracottas in Motion, to be held under the auspices of
    The Association for Coroplastic Studies on 20 October 2022. Further information is available at https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2969113463403682&id=1520393088275734; abstracts should be sent to Maya Muratov (mmuratov@adelphi.edu) and Jaimee Uhlenbrock (uhlenbrj@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu). Potential contributions should explore any of the following multiple facets of the concept of terracottas in motion:
    • Terracottas and travel:
    o This can be manifested/documented through shipwrecks containing terracottas, or through the finds of terracottas on the sea floor;
    o Appearances of terracottas (in bulk or of specific types) in networks distant from their centers of production; their spatial distribution;
    o Representations of travel in terracotta imagery by models of carts, horse riders, boats, etc.;
    o Evidence for the travel of molds for terracotta sculpture from one production center to another;
    o Evidence for the travel, or transfer, of motifs across regions or wider geographic areas;
    • Short-distance movement via commercial activity, as documented by
    possible shop or warehouse contexts, to which terracottas were moved from
    production sites;
    • Movement in terracottas as reflective of ritual activity that illustrates specific placement of terracottas by the user; ritual carrying, ritual breakage, ritual deposition, etc.;
    • Terracotta representations implying movement from one place to the other, such as in
    imagery that depicts carrying or offering;
    • Movement present in iconographic choices, such as in representations of walking, running, dancing, game playing, etc., and riding of all kinds, on horses, dolphins, lions, swans, bulls, war elephants, mythical beasts, etc.;
    • Interpretations of movement, such as is suggested by models of feet, boots, or shoes;
    • Movement as implied by gestures;
    • Interactive terracottas that in whole or in part were moved by the hand of a user;
    • Terracottas designed actively to move in space on their own, such as those that were suspended.

     

    Artefakt

    On 18 March 2022 abstracts (250 words) are due for a Student-Doctorate Archaeological Scientific Conference entitled Artefakt, to be hosted by the Department of Archeology at the University of Warsaw on 21-22 May 2022, planned in hybrid format pandemic permitting. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/Studencko-Doktorancka-Archeologiczna-Konferencja-Naukowa-Artefakt-109009785011988.

     

    Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine

    On 30 March 2022 offers of papers, posters, and workshops, and provisional requests to participate are due for an international symposium entitled Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Medicine: New Perspectives and Challenges for the Twenty First Century, to be held at Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic on 21-24 September 2022. Further information is available from Prof. Assoc. Tomas Alusik at alusikt@gmail.com, to whom offers should also be sent. Papers presented at the conference can address, but are not limited, to the following topics:
    • Methodologies and techniques, theoretical viewpoints, as well as applications of new scientific methods as applied to the research;
    • The evidence for the practice of medicine, such as medical interventions, surgery and remedies;
    • The challenges in the recognition of medicine in the archaeological record;
    • The preventive aspects of the use of medicine, such as the care of the sick or personal hygiene and their identification in the archaeological record;
    • The social and religious aspects of healing;
    • Healers and practitioners;
    • Healing places;
    • The state of health of the populations in the periods in question;
    • Excavation or survey reports of the sites focused or related to the medical practice.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

    Information
    30 January 2022

    Archaeological Society at Athens

    The schedule of online lectures at the Archaeological Society at Athens for spring 2022. All lectures will be held at 6-7 pm on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/96289182315?pwd=eEVFYTBRYnpMOGtQdGo4bU12S2RuZz09.
    19 January 2022: Α. Βλαχόπουλος, “Βαθύ Αστυπάλαιας. Ένα διαχρονικό παλίμψηστο της Αρχαιολογίας του Αιγαίου”
    2 February 2022: Ι. Βαραλής, “Η παλαιοχριστιανική βασιλική της Κάτω Σικυώνας (Κιάτου): παλαιές και νεώτερες έρευνες”
    16 February 2022: Χ. Τελεβάντου, “Ανασκαφή Στρόφιλα Άνδρου. 25 χρόνια ερευνών (1997-2022)”
    23 February 2022: Π. Θέμελης, “Αρχαία Μεσσήνη. Πρόσφατες έρευνες”
    9 March 2022: Μ. Μαρθάρη, “Καστρί Σύρου: οι νέες έρευνες στην ‘Ακρόπολη της Χαλανδριανής’”
    16 March 2022: Γ. Παπασάββας, “Το Ιερό του Ερμή και της Αφροδίτης στη Σύμη Βιάννου στην Κρήτη: Ανασκόπηση των ανασκαφών και της έρευνας”
    23 March 2022: Έ. Κουντούρη, “Η αρχαιολογική έρευνα των ετών 2018-2021 στη μυκηναϊκή ακρόπολη του Γλα Βοιωτίας: νέα δεδομένα και μελλοντικές προκλήσεις”
    30 March 2022: Χ. Τελεβάντου, “Ανασκαφή Αγ. Ανδρέα Σίφνου. Η μυκηναϊκή ακρόπολη και η επανακατοίκησή της κατά τους ιστορικούς χρόνους”
    6 April 2022: Μ. Κοσμόπουλος, “Η ανασκαφή στην Ίκλαινα. Νέα συμπεράσματα για το μυκηναϊκό βασίλειο της Πύλου”

     

    ARU

    The schedule of lectures at the 57th Public Lectures Series of the Archaeological Research Unit (ARU) of the University of Cyprus has been announced for spring 2022, focusing on the “Archaeology of islands.” All lectures will be held at 7:30 PM (EET) virtually via ZOOM. They are free and open to the public, but registration is required for access before each event starts at https://ucy.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpf--srzgrG9DU1MDxpTwQ7BOgdG6ySOfj. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Lectures/57th_Public_Lecture_Series.pdf.
    31 January 2022: S. M. Fitzpatrick, “Currents and commodities: How oceanographic effects influenced the prehistoric colonization of islands”
    7 February 2022: M. Marthari, “Τα αποτελέσματα των πρόσφατων ανασκαφών στον μείζονος σημασίας Πρωτοκυκλαδικό ΙΙ οικισμό του Σκάρκου της Ίου”
    14 February 2022: S. Vakirtzi, “Textiles and identities in the Bronze Age Aegean”
    21 February 2022: R. B. Koehl, “The cult statue rendered on a Mycenaean krater from Cyprus”
    28 February 2022: G. Vavouranakis, “Anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric approaches to human-environment relations in south-central Crete during the Early Bronze Age”
    14 March 2022: N. Efstratiou, “Ζητήματα συνέχειας στην κυπριακή προϊστορία: Η περίπτωση της αναβαθμίδας του Ρουδιά στην ορεινή Κύπρο”
    21 March 2022: J. Driessen, J. Bretschneider, and A. Kanta, “Rethinking Pyla Kokkinokremos: A late 13th-century BC fortified settlement in Cyprus”
    28 March 2022: J. S. Smith, “An urban sanctuary at Marion in the Cypro-Archaic period”
    4 April 2022: S. Fourrier, “Classical Kition”
    11 April 2022: A. W. Carr, “The cave church of St. Marina at Qalamoun: A richly rewarding shared project”
    2 May 2022: A. Yangaki, “Hidden in plain sight: Bacini, their meanings and messages”
    9 May 2022: I. Hadjikyriakos “Bidding for the used: Public auctions in 18th-century Larnaca”

  • January 2022 issue available

    Information
    31 December 2021

    The January 2022 issue of Nestor (49.1) is available as a free download.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    Information
    31 December 2021

    Michael Ventris Memorial Award

    On 1 February 2022 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2500, 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, preferably as a pdf, to the Classics Manager, Valerie James, at Valerie.James@sas.ac.uk. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at https://ics.sas.ac.uk/awards/award-prizes.

     

    Petros D. Goneos Memorial Award

    On 25 February 2022 applications are due for the Petros D. Goneos Memorial Award ($5000) from the Museum of Cycladic Art, to encourage, support, and promote high quality research from new researchers (pursuing PhD research or having completed their doctorate within the past ten years) who focus on topics related to the culture of the Cyclades from the Neolithic up to the Post-Byzantine period (up to 1830) or its perception to the modern times. Research may be in the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, art history, and natural and physical sciences; groups pursuing joint collaborative and interdisciplinary projects are encouraged to apply. Applications, consisting of a research proposal (1000 words maximum, excluding bibliographies and references), a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for two referees, should be sent by email to fellowships@cycladic.gr; on 4 March 2022 the letters from the referees are due, separately, to the same address. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at https://cycladic.gr/en/page/chrimatiko-epathlo-sti-mnimi-petrou-d-goneou.

  • Calls for Papers

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    31 December 2021

    ASOR 2022

    On 15 January 2022 proposals for member-organized sessions and workshops are due for the American Society of Overseas Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2022), to be held in Boston on 16-19 November 2022 and online on dates to be announced. From 15 February to 15 March the online system for paper abstract and workshop presentation proposals will be open. Further information and forms are available at http://www.asor.org.

     

    The Materiality of Ancient Greek Identities

    On 31 January 2022 abstracts (250 words for papers, 100 words for lightning talks) are due for a conference entitled The Materiality of Ancient Greek Identities, 9th to 2nd centuries BC, to be held at Newcastle University on 21 April 2022. Further information and forms are available at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa-jisc.exe?A2=ITALIAN-ARCHAEOLOGY;a40004b6.2110. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
    • The presentation of identity through material culture
    • Material culture’s contribution to the transformation of identities
    • The changing relationship between identities and material culture throughout the life course
    • Diachronic transformation in the material culture of Greece society

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    31 December 2021

    Artefacts, Creativity, Technology, and Skills in the Aegean Bronze Age

    The program of a new online lecture series entitled Artefacts, Creativity, Technology, and Skills in the Aegean Bronze Age has been announced, to be hosted jointly by the Universities of Copenhagen, Heidelberg, Prague, and Warsaw. All lectures will be delivered on Fridays at 2 pm CET (8 am EST), available at https://audimax.heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/ma73-hghm-mwfy-tevh?fbclid=IwAR3BjsA7WqICAl0DAcx-CFmDyZWVS2szVNzjc8dsQmeiQWXPm1JktxzDsk8; no registration is required. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=2956431651261621&set=a.1388585244712944.
    17 December 2021: C. Knappett, “Meaning in the Making: Creativity in Aegean Bronze Age Art”
    7 January 2022: N. Papadimitriou and A. Goumas, “Aegean Crafts: Materials, Tools and the Notion of Skill”
    14 January 2022: A. Ulanowska, “Artefacts, Creativity, Technology, and Skills in Textile Production in Bronze Age Greece”
    21 January 2022: C. von Ruden, “Between Skillful Routines and Creative Divergence — a View on Craft in the Aegean Bronze Age”
    28 January 2022: S. Todaro, “Multi-layered and Internally Supported Vessels from Early and Middle Minoan Phaistos: a Peculiar Case of Skilled Creativity in Bronze Age Crete”
    4 February 2022: A. Dakouri-Hild, “From tine Things to Sum of Worlds: Creativity and the Making of Bespoke Artefacts in the Mycenaean World”
    11 February 2022: C. Murphy, “Techniques and Tricks: Some Preliminary Results of a Study on the Production of the Petsophas Peak Sanctuary Figurines”

     

    Human Agency and Global Challenges

    On 24-26 February 2022 a conference entitled Human Agency and Global Challenges: Re-Centering Social Change in Archaeology will be held Bergen, Norway. Further information is available at https://www.uib.no/en/rg/materiality/145610/human-agency-and-global-challenges-re-centering-social-change-archaeology#thursday-24th-nbsp-february. Papers of interest to Nestor readers, will include:
    Z. Tankosic and P. Zafeiriadis, “Embracing insularity: Cycl(ad)ic social changes in Final Neolithic Greece”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

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    31 December 2021

    CAA-NL-FL 2021

    On 9-10 December 2021 the 2021 Joint Chapter Meeting of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Netherlands/Flanders (CAA-NL-FL 2021) was held online. Further information is available at https://caanlfl.nl/?q=node/84. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    M. Gavryushkina, “Broken Pots and Moon Dust: Examining Digital 3D Workflows for Excavation Documentation at Chlorakas-Palloures, Cyprus”

     

    Mobility and Memory in the Archaeology of the Middle Sea

    On 17-18 December 2021 an international conference entitled Mobility and Memory in the Archaeology of the Middle Sea: Diachronic interdisciplinary explorations of a complex relationship was held at Aula Prodi, Dipartimento Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna. Further information is available at https://eventi.unibo.it/mobility-memory-middle-sea. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    E. Prezioso, “Artefactual Traditions as Transgenerational Memories: The Case of Minoanisation in the Bronze Age Aegean”
    E. Weiberg and M. Finné, “Land use expansion in Late Bronze Age Greece – a success story(?)”

  • December 2021 issue available

    Information
    30 November 2021

    The December 2021 issue of Nestor (48.9) is available as a free download.

  • Calls for Papers

    Information
    30 November 2021

    Workshop on the application of cross-craft interaction within craft industries

    On 16 December 2021 expressions of interest (proposed title and abstract, 200 words maximum) are due for a workshop on the application of cross-craft interaction within craft industries that will take place at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Faculty of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw, to be held on 14-18 March 2022 in hybrid format. Inquiries and expressions of interest should be sent to intra-cc@gmx.com.

     

    MAARC 2022

    On 19 December 2021 abstracts (200 words maximum) are due for the Mediterranean Archaeology Australian Research Community Annual Meeting (MAARC 2022), hosted online by the Universities of Melbourne and Auckland on 31 January — 2 February 2022. Further information is available at https://mediterraneanarcha.wixsite.com/maarc/meeting-2021.

     

    The Wor(l)ds of Linear A

    On 31 December 2021 proposals for 20-minute presentations (approximately 500 words) are due for a virtual conference and round table entitled The Wor(l)ds of Linear A: An integrated approach to Linear A documents and script (a 2022 assessment), to be held in May 2022 (currently proposed 24-26 May 2022. Further information is available at https://classicalassociation.org/events/call-for-papers-the-worlds-of-linear-a-an-integrated-approach-to-linear-a-documents-and-script-university-of-cambridge/ or from lineara2022@gmail.com.

     

    2022 Connected Past Conference

    On 31 January 2022 titles and abstracts (150 words maximum) are due for the 2022 Connected Past Conference: Networks in the archaeology of the ancient Aegean, to be held in Heraklion, Crete on 1-2 September 2022. Paper proposals should be submitted to carl.knappett@utoronto.ca and kathanasaki@yahoo.com. Further information is available at https://connectedpast.net/heraklion-2022/.

  • Future Lectures and Conferences

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    30 November 2021

    11th Day on Belgian Archaeological Research

    On 10 December 2021 the 11th Day on Belgian Archaeological Research in the Ancient Greek World will be held in Brussels. Further information is available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Belgian-Day-Dec-2021-FINAL.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    T. Fantuzzi, “Minoan Eruption Chronology: A (simple) summary of an intricate problem”
    N. Massar, “Cretan Fine Wares in and out of Crete. Trade Patterns and Distribution Networks”
    R. Vandam, J. Coenaerts, and K. Nys, “Introducing the Hala Sultan Tekke Hinterland Survey Project. The first results”

     

    PoCA 2021

    On 9-11 December 2021 the 18th meeting of the Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA 2021) will be held in hybrid form hosted in Basel. Further information is available at https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fklassarch.philhist.unibas.ch%2Fde%2Fforschung%2Fpoca-2021%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cnestor%40ucmail.uc.edu%7C231bf64277ff4a0d37c508d9b06e7a97%7Cf5222e6c5fc648eb8f0373db18203b63%7C1%7C0%7C637734810818165600%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=bvNNIkoes0k%2BL8DXViyokNjR8eTChBnfSc4lUCf47jg%3D&reserved=0. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    S. Wink, “Moving with the Times: Ritual movement and Social Change in Ancient Cyprus”
    E. Neil, “Memory and Mnemonic Cycles in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Xeros valley”
    S. Fourrier, “Kition and History: New Evidence from Recent Excavations”
    M. Harris-Schobert, “Ritual Connections: Altars of Late Bronze Age Cyprus and Iron Age Philistia”
    A. Donald, “Seals without Style: Unclassified cylinder seals as an understudied assemblage in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
    D. Griswold, “Plain White Wheel-Made Ware in Tel Shikmona, Israel: Evidence of a Larger Phenomenon?”
    F. Meneghetti, “Tiny traces: miniatures and miniaturisation in LC Cyprus”
    C. Donnelly, “Mud balls, Clay balls? An Egyptian Writing Practice on Cyprus”
    M. Yamasaki, “In the middle of the sea: mainlanders’ view on the insularity of Cyprus”
    S. Lo Russo and R. Hermans, “More than dirt – New perspectives on Bronze Age habitation horizons based on an integrative approach”
    A. Villani and P. Tripodi, “Leaving behind (or not). Abandonment practices and selected assemblages at MBA Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou”
    P. Pizzo, “Pyrotechnology in Middle Bronze Age Cyprus”
    N. Boyd, “The Magic of Motherhood in Chalcolithic Kissonerga-Mosphilia”

     

    ICAS 1

    On 19-21 January 2022 the International Conference on the Archaeology of Symbols (ICAS 1) will be held in Florence, Italy. Further information is available at https://camnes.org/icas-1. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
    A. Lekka, “Ιmages and Symbols of 12th c. B.C. pictorial pottery from Cyprus”
    D. Ben-Shlomo, “Symbolism in a Multi-Ethnic Space: Canaanite, Philistine and Israelite Iconography in the Iron Age Levant”
    A. Maeir, “The "Symbol-Scape" of the Philistines: A reassessment”

  • Past Lectures and Conferences

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    30 November 2021

    Οι αρχαιολογικές δραστηριότητες του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας

    On 24 November 2021 a conference entitled the Οι αρχαιολογικές δραστηριότητες του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας: Έρευνα και Εκπαίδευση was held online by the Department of History and Archeology of the School of Philosophy of the University of Crete. Further information is available at https://www.uoc.gr/announce/tomeasistoriasarxaiologias.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
    Κ. Κόπακα , “Η αρχαιολογική και διεπιστημονική έρευνα του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης στο ακριτικό νησί της Γαύδου”
    Ν. Γαλανίδου, “Η Παλαιολιθική Έρευνα του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης στο Ιόνιο Πέλαγος: Λευκάδα, Μεγανήσι, Κυθρός” and “Διερευνώντας τις απαρχές της ανθρώπινης κατοίκησης στο Αιγαίο: Παλαιολιθική Λέσβος”

  • November 2021 issue available

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    31 October 2021

    The November 2021 issue of Nestor (48.8) is available as a free download.

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