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The February 2018 issue of Nestor (45.2) is available as a free download.

AIA 2019

On 11 March 2018 (25 March 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 2019), to be held on 3-6 January 2019 in San Diego. On 5 August 2018 (19 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 2019 Lightning Session and Roundtable submissions are due. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

Digital Humanities and Ritual Space

On 30 March 2018 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the second international meeting of the network Unlocking Sacred Landscapes (UnSaLa), Digital Humanities and Ritual Space, to be held on 19-21 October 2018 in the Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment (Melissinou & Nikiforou Foka 130) in Rethymnon, Crete. The meeting will focus on digital approaches both to ritual space and to artefacts relating to ritual practice and cult. Further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/unsala/workshops/rethymnon-2018. Papers (20 minutes) and posters are invited with archaeological, art-historical, anthropological, ethnographic, historical, computational, cultural heritage, or inter-disciplinary approaches on the following topics:
Inter- and intra-site Geographic Information System (GIS) approaches and spatial statistics and modelling of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages
Digitisation and virtual reconstruction of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages
Remote sensing\aerial\satellite approaches to ritual space
Other computational methods and developments (e.g. space syntax and 3D modelling) applied to ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages
Digital approaches to culture heritage management and culture heritage studies of ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages
Digital approaches to phenomenological, performative, and experiential analyses related to ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages

Aegean Lectures

The schedule of the Aegean Lectures has been announced for spring 2018. All lectures will be held at 19:00 at the Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens) unless otherwise noted. Further information is available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/.

23 February 2018: Κ. Σαρρή, “Υφαντική και ενδυμασία στο νεολιθικό Αιγαίο. Πειραματισμοί, τεχνολογία, και αισθητικές τάσεις”
30 March 2018: Ο. Κουκά, “Θαλάσσιοι διάλογοι: Μεγέθη και τρόποι αλληλεπίδρασης μεταξύ προϊστορικού Ηραίου Σάμου και του υπόλοιπου Αιγαίου”
27 April 2018: L. Crewe, “Excavating a looted cemetery: methods and results from Chalcolithic Souskiou-Laona on Cyprus”
June 2018 at the British School at Athens, Upper House (52 Souedias, Athens): M. Cosmopoulos, “How the West was Won: Iklaina and the Unification of the Mycenaean State of Pylos”

Archaeological Research Unit Lectures Livestreamed

The schedule of lectures at the Archaeological Research Unit at the University of Cyprus has been announced for spring 2018. All lectures will be held at 7:30 PM at the Archaeological Research Unit (Γλάδστωνος 12, Λευκωσία, 1095) and are livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTR724hymIJDuFEeOkWBug. Further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Lectures/Springsemester2018.pdf.
12 February 2018: Ν. Παπαδημητρίου, “Το Αιγαίο και η Κύπρος στο θαλάσσιο εμπόριο της 2ης χιλιετίας π.Χ.”
5 March 2018: Χ. Παρασκευά, “The dawn of Bronze Age in Cyprus: Reorientations and tales of sociogenesis”
23 April 2018: E. Margaritis, “Olives and grapes in Eastern Mediterranean: Resetting the research agenda”
30 April 2018: Ά. Γεωργιάδου, “Κεραμικές διαδρομές: Από την Παλαίπαφο στη Συροπαλαιστίνη και από την Εύβοια στην Αμαθούντα”
7 May 2018: R. Jung, “Η ρήξη των μυκηναϊκών ανακτόρων - η πρώτη ‘ατμομηχανή της ιστορίας’ της Ευρώπης;”
14 May 2018: B. S. Düring, “The excavations at the site of Chlorakas-Palloures: New light on the Late Chalcolithic of Cyprus”

Αρχαιολογικο Εργο ΘεσσαλΙας και ΣτερεΑς ΕλλΑδας

On 1-4 March 2018 the 6ο Αρχαιολογικό ΄Εργο Θεσσαλίας και Στερεάς Ελλάδας 2015-2017: από τους προϊστορικούς στους νεότερους χρόνους. 6th Archaeological Meeting of Thessaly and Central Greece 2015-2017: From Prehistory to the Later Periods will be held in Volos. Further information is available at http://extras.ha.uth.gr/aethse6/gr/index.shtml. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Α. Μουνδρέα-Αγραφιώτη and Μ. Ζερέλια, “Τα νεολιθικά στρώματα και η πρώτη εγκατάσταση της αρχαιότερης στη θέση”
Ν. Αλεξίου, Μ. Ανετάκης, and Μ. Ραφτοπούλου, “Ανασκαφική έρευνα στον Προϊστορικό οικισμό της Νεράιδας στη Λάρισα. Το οικόπεδο Παπαγεωργίου”
Α. Πεντεδέκα, “Συνέχειες και ασυνέχειες στη Νεολιθική κεραμική της Δυτικής Θεσσαλίας: η περίπτωση της Πλατιάς Μαγούλας Ζάρκου”

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On 8-9 March 2018 an international workshop organized by AEGIS (UCLouvain‐INCAL‐CEMA) and the ARC ‘A World in Crisis’ entitled Ashlar. Exploring the Materiality of Cut Stone Masonry in the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age will be held in Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M. Devolder, I. Kreimerman, and J. Driessen, “Cut Stone Masonry in the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age. Exploring Forms, Techniques and Building Processes”
J. C. Wright, “Ashlar Masonry in Mycenaean Greece: An Overview”
E. Hayter, “A Game of Stones: An Inventory and Distributional Analysis of the Consumption of Worked Stone within Neopalatial North Central Crete”

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On 10 March 2018 the third annual workshop Το αρχαιολογικό έργο του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, 2017 (τὸ ἔργον17) will be held by the Archaeological Research Unit at the University of Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Conferences/ARU_Workshops/arxaiologiko_ergo_2017_programme_final.pdf. The conference will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTR724hymIJDuFEeOkWBug. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Ά. Γεωργίου, “Αναλύοντας τις εξωτερικές επαφές της Πάφου κατά την Ύστερη Κυπριακή Χαλκοκρατία: τα εισηγμένα αντικείμενα από το αστικό κέντρο και την περιφέρεια”
Μ. Ιακώβου, “Παλαίπαφος 2017 και MEANING, Ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα Α. Γ. Λεβέντη Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου”
Ο. Κουκά, “Ο προϊστορικός οικισμός του Ηραίου Σάμου: Οι εργασίες κατά το 2017”
Α. Κ. Βιώνης, “Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus (SeSaLaC): αποτελέσματα τέταρτης ερευνητικής περιόδου (2017)”
Θ. Μούτσιου, “Μελέτη σπάνιων πρώτων υλών από την πρώιμη προϊστορία της Κύπρου: νέα δεδομένα για πρώιμες κοινωνικές επαφές στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο”
Α. Χαραλάμπους, “Λάπηθος - Βρύση του Πάρπα και Πύλα - Κοκκινόκρεμμος: Mελέτη χάλκινων αντικειμένων της Εποχής του Χαλκού”

No (E)scape

On 23-25 March 2018 a conference entitled No (E)scape: Towards a Relational Archaeology of Man, Nature, and Thing in the Aegean Bronze Age will be held at Universität Heidelberg. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/No-e-Scape-Heidelberg-118002745496630/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Aston, “Bodies from the Sea: Metaplasticity and the Boundaries of Social Cognition in the Aegean Bronze Age”
D. Olah, “Early Bronze Age Aegean Marble Figurines as ‘Storytellers’ of Human Interactions
B. Morda, “Unpacking Social Dimensions Through the Case of Talismanic Stones”

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