Extra-Scribal Writing

On 15 September 2021 paper titles and short abstracts (250 words) are due for a workgroup on Extra-Scribal Writing in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean (1600-800 c. BCE), to convene during Fall 2021 Semester via Zoom. After two further editorial meetings, the results of the seminar will be published through the book series Life and Society in the Ancient Near East (LSANE - Transnational Press London). Questions may be addressed to the volume editor Cassandra Donnelly, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Proposal forms are available at Contributions are invited on:
• peripheral writing practices
• materiality of writing
• social networks that facilitate the spread of writing practices outside of scribal schools
• movements of peoples, scripts, marks, and number systems beyond their points of origin
• contacts between writers of different script traditions
• primary and secondary script invention
• regional and local variations in writing practices
• intersections between script, language, and identity
• writing and marking as an adaptive strategy of individuals and communities in economic settings
• continuity in extra-scribal writing practices across space and time
• graffiti, letters, writing on perishable materials


7ο Αρχαιολογικό ΄Εργο Θεσσαλίας και Στερεάς Ελλάδας 2018-2021

On 30 September 2021 participation forms including a brief summary (up to half a page) are due for the 7ο Αρχαιολογικό ΄Εργο Θεσσαλίας και Στερεάς Ελλάδας 2018-2021: από τους προϊστορικούς στους νεότερους χρόνους. 7th Archaeological Meeting of Thessaly and Central Greece 2015-2017: From Prehistory to the Later Periods, to be held on 24-27 February 2022 in Volos either in-person or online, depending on the health conditions. Further information and participation forms are available at


In Poseidon’s Realm

On 30 November 2021 abstracts (250 words) are due for the conference In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII: Maritime Landscapes, to be held on 16-22 May 2022 in Pula, Istria (Croatia). Further information is available at

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