Euboea Conference

On 15 January 2013 abstracts (400 words maximum in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format) are due for a conference entitled An Island Between Two Worlds: The Archaeology of Euboea from Prehistoric to Byzantine Times, to be held on 12-14 July 2013 in Eretria by the Norwegian Institute at Athens in collaboration with the 11th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and the 23rd Ephorate for Byzantine Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Religious Affairs, Culture, and Sports. Further information is available at; abstracts and inquiries should be sent to the conference email address at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The themes of the conference will be:

History of archaeological research on Euboea

Euboea between the mainland and the islands

The first Euboeans: evidence for Palaeolithic and Neolithic habitation in Euboea

In the middle of the wine-dark sea: Euboea and maritime interactions during the Aegean Bronze Age

From core to periphery: Euboea from Geometric to Hellenistic times

Times of trouble or prosperity? Euboea during Roman and early Byzantine times

Between east and west: the archaeology of Byzantine, crusader, and Venetian Euboea

Problems and solutions: future directions of archaeological research on Euboea

The past as the driving force of the future: Euboean cultural heritage and tourism

Difficult issues and simple solutions: supporting and funding archaeological research and cultural heritage protection on Euboea

Textile Trade and Distribution

On 15 January 2013 proposals and a draft of the layout for posters (500 words maximum in German or English) are due for an international conference entitled Textile trade and distribution in antiquity, to be held on 9-10 April 2013 at the Phillipps Universität, Marburg. Further information and registration forms are available at

CHNT 18 2013

On 20 January 2013 proposals for sessions, workshops, and roundtables (200-300 words) are due for The 18th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 

(CHNT 18 2013), to be held on 11-13 November 2013. Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to the conference email address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Documentation is the main topic of this year's conference: researchers using new technologies are invited discuss what documentation they are using and why. The following points about documentation should be considered:

Documentation should be available for scientific research

Documentation should be comparable with old and future documents

Documentation can be used for monitoring and preservation of national cultural heritage

Documentation has to be suitable to fight illicit actions. Without a good documentation it is hard or impossible to find stolen objects.

Documentation has to enable repair or reconstruction, at least virtually

Chert Conference

On 1 February 2013 abstracts (300-500 words, with up to one image) are due for the fifth Arheoninvest Symposium 'Stories Written in Stone': International Symposium on Chert and Other Knappable Materials, to be held on 20-24 August 2013 at "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania. Further information, a list of sessions, and registration forms are available at Abstracts should include the title, presenter(s) and affiliated institutions of each, preferred session, and presentation type (oral or poster). The symposium will focus on two major themes:

The chaine operatoire of knapped stone artefacts

Raw material exploitation strategies: mining and surface collection

Ancient lithic trade and economics

Stone tool production and processing techniques

Use-wear analyses: signs of usage on stone tools (a.k.a. traceology)

Auxiliary sciences related to microcrystalline quartz

Microcrystaline quartz as a geological material

Characterizing lithic sources

Lithotheques collections of comparative raw materials

Gemology – Microcrystaline quartz as a gemstone today and in the past

SOMA 2013

On 1 March 2013 abstracts (3000 characters, with titles 200 characters, in English) are due for the 17th annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2013): Management of Cultural Heritage in the Coastal Zone, to be held on 25-27 April 2013 in Moscow. Further information and forms are available at Papers will be grouped in different sessions dedicated to the different regions of the Mediterranean. Each session will be developed following a chronological sequence, from the Prehistory to the Medieval Age. Special consideration will be given to papers adopting an innovative theoretical and methodological approach. Papers regarding the following themes will also be accepted:


Marine / Seamanship History

Conservation, preservation and archaeological site management

Restoration and Museology

CIPA 2013

On 1 April full papers are due for the 24th International Symposium of the International Committee for Architectural Photogrammetry (CIPA 2013). Recording, documentation and cooperation for Cultural Heritage, to be held on 2-6 September 2013 in Strasbourg. Further information is available at The main symposium topics will be:

Recording, documentation and information management of cultural heritage, archaeological and architectural heritage conservation

Terrestrial/aerial photogrammetry and applications to cultural heritage

Terrestrial/aerial laser scanning, mobile mapping and applications to cultural heritage

Remote sensing and application for cultural heritage

GIS for cultural heritage documentation and applications

3-D Modeling, animation, reconstruction and visualization of cultural heritage

Web techniques regarding cultural heritage

Multi-sensor systems for cultural heritage, new sensors

Intellectual property and open source relating to cultural heritage

Standard/guideline for documentation of cultural heritage

Strategies for long-term archiving of digital information of cultural heritage, prevention of cultural heritage against risk/hazard

Education, training and communication

ICOMOS section

Other than above, but appropriate as a symposium topic

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