Mycenaean Seminars 2011-2012

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2011-2012, to take place in the Senate House, South Block Ground Floor G22 / 26, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available from Dr. Olga Krzyszkowska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at

12 October 2011: M. Peters, "Spinning a communications web: media interactivity and the political management of Mycenaean Messenia"

16 November 2011: Y. Fappas, "Mycenaean production and use of oil in its East Mediterranean context"

7 December 2011: M. Haysom, "Cacophony and silence: the place of religion in Neopalatial Crete"

18 January 2012: L. Morgan, "The power of paint: Kea and beyond"

15 February 2012: C. Renfrew and M. Boyd, "The settlement at Dhaskalio, Keros and the later Early Bronze Age in the Cycladic Islands

14 March 2012, 3:00 pm: O. Krzyszkowska and M. Anastasiadou, Demonstration – Searching for seals on-line: the CMS database goes live!

M. Anastasiadou, "Of prisms and pictographs: searching for patterns in MM II glyptic"

16 May 2012: C. Broodbank and E. Kiriatzi, "Before Aphrodite: new light on Kytheran prehistory from the Kythera Island Project"

18th Neolithic Seminar

On 11-12 November 2011 the 18th Neolithic Seminar - Cultural and Social Identities in Eurasian Mesolithic and Neolithic will be held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Further information is available from Mihael Budja, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone: ++386-1-241-15-70, or from the web-site: Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

K. Trimmis and E. Gazmend, "Who is the Caveman? Identities and roles of the Aegean Neolithic cave users"

K. Psimogiannou, "Creating identities in the mortuary arena of the Greek Final Neolithic: a contextual definition of the practices in central and southern Greece"

E. Kalogiropoulou, "Forming social identities in Neolithic Northern Greece: a spatial approach"

E. Voulgari, "Decorated pottery from Dispilio, Greece: the tyranny of the obvious"

ASOR 2011

On 16-19 November 2011 the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) will take place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Contact and registration information, and a full program and abstract book are available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Simmons, "When Did Cyprus Become a Crossroads: The Evidence for Early Seafaring in the Mediterranean?"

V. Koutrafouri, "Narrowing the Gap? The Aceramic and Ceramic Neolithic of Prastio-Mesorotsos, Cyprus"

S. Crooks, "What Are These Queer Stones? Baetyls: Aniconism and Ambiguity in Prehistoric Cypriot Cult"

A. B. Knapp, "Sound of Silence: Music and Musical Practice on Protohistoric Cyprus"

W. Crist, "Playing for Status: Games and Social Complexity on Bronze Age Cyprus"

S. Diakou, "Lapithos: The Early Iron Age Cemeteries"

A. M. Maeir, "The 2011 Season of Excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath"

E. L. Welch, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our Gath: The Reuse of Bronze Age Fortifications in the Iron Age at Tell es-Safi/Gath"

S. Ben-Dor Evian, "Interactions between Egypt and Philistia: The Material Evidence"

J. Verduci, "Adornment in the Southern Levant: Emblems of Philistine Identity"

I. Koch, "Hezekiah's War Against the Philistines (2 Kings 18:8) and the Revolt Against Assyria: History and Historiography"

A. Dagan, "The 8th Century in the Western Shephelah: A View from the Border"

I. Shai, "Processes of Change: The Philistine Paradigm"

R. Stotts, "Changes in Households through the Urbanization Process: The Case of Bronze Age Cyprus"

C. Tully, "The Sacred Life of Trees: What Trees Say About People in the Prehistoric Aegean and Near East""

C. Bergoffen, "Cypriot Pottery in Egyptianizing Tombs at Tell el Ajjul: Status Markers or Equipment for the Afterlife?"

C. Colburn, "Performance Spaces in Prepalatial Crete"

L. Nikolova, "Health and the Prehistoric Terracotta Figurines from the Eastern Mediterranean"

C. Sauvage, "Ugarit and Crete in the 13th c. B.C.E.: Exploring the Possibilities of Direct Diplomatic Relationships"

A. Marciniak, "Late Neolithic at Çatalhöyük East. A Pace of Change in Subsistence and Husbandry"

B. Janeway, "Mycenaean Bowls at Early Iron Age Tell Ta'yinat (Amuq Valley)"

K. Shelton, "Reconstructing Ritual in the Cult Center of Mycenae"

E. Bedell, "The Uluburun Shipwreck Project: An Interactive Website for Teaching and Community Engagement"

A. Limmer, "Where Did You Get That? Foreign and Domestic Influences on the Jewelry from Iron I Ashkelon"

W. Zwickel, "The Character of the Sanctuary at Yavneh"

U. Nommik, "Genesis 26* and Other Philistine Episodes in the Hebrew Bible: Their Historical Horizon and Value"

I. Ziffer, "Diminished Sanctuaries: The Cult Stands of Yavneh between East and West"

R. Kletter and I. Ziffer, "The Fire-Pans of Yavneh and the Sect of Korah"

N. Panitz-Cohen, "The 'Plain' Pottery from the Yavneh Repository Pit"

L. Horwitz, "Top Dog – The Yavneh Canid and Other Levantine Dog Burials"

J. A. Greene and H. Swiny, "From Cyprus to California to Cambridge: A Nineteenth-Century Collection of Cypriot Antiquities in the Semitic Museum (or How Cesnola Finally Got to Harvard)"

J. W. Cannon and J. A. Johnson, "Ties that Bind: Political Authority and Centralized Craft Production at the EBA Settlement Karataş"

A. Rose, "Walking on Water: Interpreting the Marine Style Floor- Paintings of the Late Bronze Age Aegean"

L. Hitchcock and A. Zukerman, "Drinking the Sea Dark Wine: Performativity and Identity in Social Drinking in the Bronze- Iron Age Mediterranean"

B. Davis, "Alcohol and the Minoans: Interpretations of Ritual Libation and Consumption"

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