Future Lectures and Conferences

Ancient World Seminars

The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne has announced the schedule of Ancient World Seminars for semester 1, 2022, to be held at 13:00-14:00 (GMT+11). Further information and the links are available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:
4 April 2022: J. Lehner, “Return to Cape Gelidonya and new insights into Bronze Age maritime cultures of the Mediterranean”


Τὸ ἔργον 20-21

On 9 April 2022 Τὸ ἔργον 20-21: Το αρχαιλογικό έργο του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, 2020-2021 will be held via Zoom. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/border/documents/%CE%97%CE%9C%CE%95%CE%A1%CE%99%CE%94%CE%91_%CE%95%CE%9C%CE%91_2022.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Α. Σαρρής, “Ερευνητικές δραστηριότητες του Εργαστηρίου Digital Humanities GeoInformatics Lab (2020-2021)”
Μ. Ιακώβου, “Ανασκαφές στην Παλαίπαφο εν μέσω πανδημίας (2020-2021): Νέα δεδομένα για το εργαστηριακό και το ανακτορικό σύμπλεγμα στο οροπέδιο Χατζηαπτουλλά”
Α. Βιώνης, “Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus: Ολοκλήρωση της έρευνας πεδίου (2020-2021)”
Ο. Κουκά and Π. Χατζηδάκης, “Αρχαιολογική Επισκόπηση Σάμου 2021”
Ά. Γεωργίου, “Το ερευνητικό Πρόγραμμα ‘ComPAS’ (ERC Starting Grants-947749): Προκαταρτικά αποτελέσματα από τις ανασκαφές στη θέση Παμπούλα Κιτίου”
Β. Κασσιανίδου, “ΜΕΤΑΛΛΩΝ ΤΟΠΟΙ - Σταυροδρόμια πολιτισμού στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο”
Σ. Δεμέστιχα, Ά. Δημητρίου, Ε. Κατσούρη, and M. Secci, “Η ανάδειξη του λιμανιού της Αμαθούντας μέσω του Προγράμματος ‘ΑΝΔΙΚΑΤ (ΑΝάπτυξη Δlκτύου ΚΑταδυτικού Τουρισμού): Καταδυτικές Διαδρομές σε Θαλάσσιες Προστατευόμενες Περιοχές της Ανατολικής Μεσογείου’”
Θ. Μούτσιου, “Τα Προγράμματα PLEICY (POST-DOC/0916/0185) και PLACe (CULTURE/ AWARD-YR/0418/0005): Modelling the early prehistory of Cyprus”
C. Reepmeyer, “Το Πρόγραμμα SaRoCy (EXCELLENCE/0918/0143): Understanding the earliest maritime colonization movement to Cyprus”
Σ. Μενελάου, “Το Πρόγραμμα BORDER στο ανατολικό Αιγαίο (Ελλάδα) και την νοτιοδυτική Κύπρο (OPPORTUNITY /0916/MSCA/0022): Πετρογραφική ανάλυση κεραμικής της 3ης χιλιετίας π.Χ.”
Α. Χαραλάμπους, “Χρήση καινοτόμων τεχνικών για τη μελέτη και ταυτοποίηση αρχαίων κραμάτων χαλκού: Η περίπτωση της Λαπήθου στη Μέση Εποχή του Χαλκού”
V. Klinkenberg, “The Chalcolithic site of Chlorakas-Pallour”


PeCla 2022

On 11-12 April 2022 the 9th International Postgraduate Conference (PeCla 2022): Border Zones – Meeting Places in the Ancient World will be held at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Further information is available at https://ukar.ff.cuni.cz/cs/2022/01/18/pecla-2022-border-zones-meeting-places-in-the-ancient-world/?fbclid=IwAR3WNyuC0E0wm5HHbN3crmvllIfDWGnVN_3iBDl0Ohq_zAeyn6ZXj63tyVA. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Vrettou, “Off-coast interrelations during Early Bronze Age: An analytical approach of the contacts between Cyclades and Crete”
I. Johnsen, “Tracking stylistic trends in arenas of conspicuous consumption: The short-lived popularity of the kylix in LM II (1440/1430-1390 BCE) on Crete”
D. Papageorgiou, “A meeting social space: Ethnic negotiations in Northern Levant during Early Iron Age”
K. Doležalová, “Overcoming the borders: Transport of stone artifacts for long distances in the Bronze Age Western Anatolia”
N. Finkel, “Technology on the border: Metallurgy at Bronze Age Troy Based on Casting Moulds”
J. Bobik, “Zoomorphic appliqués on ceramic vessels from LBA in Western Anatolia”
T. Brogan, “Sopata and Mesorachi: A view of the Cretan Bronze Age from the periphery”
N. Mac Sweeney, “Being Greek, Being Anatolian: Identity at the border”


Palaeogeography, History and Sea Level Fluctuations

On 4 May 2022 an international online conference Palaeogeography, History and Sea Level Fluctuations: Harbours and Ports of the Eastern Mediterranean will be hosted by Aktes: Society for the Study of Ancient Coastlines (EEST: GMT+3). Further information, registration, and the Zoom link are available at https://aktes.gr/activities/events/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
N. Mourtzas, “Anchorages, ports and harbours. From the Bronze Age to Hellenistic Aegean. A palaeogeographic approach while the sea level was changing”


In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII

On 16-22 May 2022 In Poseidon’s Realm XXVII: Maritime Landscapes will be held in Pula, Istria (Croatia). Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Chalkioti and V. Ivrou, “Changing landscapes and early maritime crossings. The case of central and north Aegean Greece”
N. Efstratiou, A. Sotiriou, O. Koukousioura, P. Tokmakidis, and C. Giangrande, “The maritime landscape of the early farming settlement of Agios Petros in Alonnisos, Northern Aegean, Greece”
G. Ferentinos L. and Karali, “The submerged MBA/LBA harbour of Aegina polis-state in the Aegean Sea: The most iconic, prehistoric marine engineering structure”
M. Gkioni, V. Ferentinos, V. Prevenios, M. Geraga, and G. Papatheodorou, “Archaic hominins maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea”
E. Grossmann, “Nine millennia of geographical and historical changes of the Eastern Mediterranean coast illustrated by ‘Maritime Apollonia’”



On 25-27 May 2022 the 1st International Conference on the Archaeology of Symbols (ICAS 1) will be held in Florence, Italy. Further information is available at https://camnes.org/icas-1. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
I. Hodder, “Symbols as flows of energy”
M. Cultraro, A. Crispino, and G. Distefano, “Beyond Iconography: The Ideology of an Aniconic Revolution in Early Bronze Age Sicily”
D. Ben-Shlomo, “Symbolism in a Multi-Ethnic Space: Canaanite, Philistine and Israelite Iconography in the Iron Age Levant”
A. Maeir, “The ‘Symbol-Scape’ of the Philistines: A reassessment”
A. Lekka, “Ιmages and Symbols of 12th c. B.C. pictorial pottery from Cyprus”


PEBA 2022

On 26-29 May 2022 the 3rd Perspectives on Balkan Archeology (PEBA 2022): The Mechanism of Power in Bronze and Iron Ages in Southeastern Europe will be held in Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia. Further information is available at https://pebasite.wordpress.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
L. Burkhardt, “Socio-economic mechanisms in the context of the Ada Tepe goldmine (LBA)”
R. Kurti, “From Invisible Men of the Early Iron Age to the Warrior Elites of the Late Iron Age in Albania”
S. Pabst, “Supra-regional Power Structures Reflected in Burial Equipment of the Iron Age Necropolis at Vergina in Central Macedonia”
A. Panti, “Early Iron Age Settlements in the Thermaic Gulf and the Halkidiki peninsula. Tracing their Socio-political Identity”
T. Krapf, “Settlement Patterns in Albania at the turn from the Bronze to the Iron Age”
K. Çipa, M. Meshini, and U. Tota, “New evidence from the late prehistoric tumuli near Himara, southwestern Albania”

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