The March 2023 issue of Nestor (50.3) is available as a free download.

A New Home for the Archives of the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory

The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Archives of the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory (PASP). Founded by Thomas G. Palaima in 1986, the PASP Archives contain the original papers and collections of the scholars who contributed to the decipherment of Linear B: Alice E. Kober, Michael G. F. Ventris, and Emmett L. Bennett, Jr.; many of these papers are accessible online. In addition, PASP houses an extensive collection of 1:1 scale photographs of inscriptions, particularly those of the Linear A and the Linear B systems, as well as thousands of rare offprints on scripts-based subjects.
The PASP collections, both physical and digital, will be formally transferred to UC Classics in the summer of 2024. During this transition phase from late spring through early fall of that year, every effort will be made to fulfill requests for information, but significant delays will occur. We expect to open access to the physical holdings by late fall of 2024, with access to the digital holdings soon afterwards.
More information about UC Classics may be found at, with information about the Archives and Special Collections of the Department of Classics at UC at More information about PASP may be found at

Goneos Award

On 31 March 2023 applications from young researchers are due for the second year of the Petros D. Goneos Memorial Award for Studies on the Culture of the Cyclades ($5000) for the academic year 2023-2024; on 14 April 2023 letters of recommendation are due. Further information is available at The Goneos award seeks to encourage, support, and promote high quality research from new researchers who focus on topics related to the culture of the Cyclades from the Neolithic up to the post-Byzantine period or its perception to the modern times, approached through disciplines as archaeology, anthropology, and art history, as well as natural and physical sciences. Innovative and pioneering approaches, collaborative, interdisciplinary projects, and the use and development of information technologies are encouraged. Applications should:
• Outline clearly and in detail how this award will enable the proposed research and lead to its completion.
• Demonstrate how the outcomes of the project are expected to contribute to the field by filling research gaps and promoting further research.
• Demonstrate the capability of the researcher/s to achieve the proposed outcomes. This can be proven through past academic achievements, prior publications, and reference letters.

The Many Lives of a Snake Goddess

On 3 March 2023 an event entitled The Many Lives of a Snake Goddess will be held in the Freud Museum, London, in conjunction with the temporary exhibit “Freud’s Antiquity: Object, Idea, Desire” (25 February – 16 July 2023). The event will include a lecture on the Knossian snake goddesses by N. Momigliano a reading of poems about them by R. Padel, and a roundtable discussion by N. Momigliano, R. Padel, E. Adams, C. Morris, and A. Shapland. Further information is available at

AIA 2024

On 27 March 2023 (10 April with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, joint AIA/SCS sessions, and open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2024), to be held in Chicago, IL from 4-7 January 2024. On 7 August 2023 (21 August with a late fee) submissions are due for workshops, other open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 1 November 2023 roundtable proposals and lightning session submissions are due. Submission forms and further information are available at

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