Future Lectures and Conferences

Ανασκαφή και Έρευνα ΧIV

On 1-2 June 2023 a conference entitled 14ο Επιστημονικό Συμπόσιο “Ανασκαφή και Έρευνα ΧIV: Από το ερευνητικό έργο του Τομέα Αρχαιολογίας και Ιστορίας της Τέχνης. Fourteenth Symposium “Fieldwork and Research XIV: The Work of the Sector of Archaeology and History of Art will be held in Athens. Further information is available at https://hub.uoa.gr/excavation-and-research-xiv/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=excavation-and-research-xiv. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Κ. Κοπανιάς, “Νέα ευρήματα από την ανασκαφή στη θέση Μάρτσελλο της Παλαιπάφου (2021-2022). New Finds from the Excavation in Palaepaphos-Marchello (2021-2022)”
Γ. Παπαδάτος and Γ. Βαβουρανάκης, “Η Πανεπιστημιακή ανασκαφή στο Πλάσι Μαραθώνα το 2021-22. The Departmental Excavation at Plasi, Marathon, in 2021-22”
Ν. Πολυχρονάκου-Σγουρίτσα, “Ο Μυκηναϊκός οικισμός στους Λαζάρηδες Αίγινας. The Mycenaean settlement at Lazarides, Aegina”
Ά. Παπαδημητρίου-Γραμμένου, Π. Γεωργίου-Γκέκα, Πλ. Πετρίδης, Ε. Καρακίτσου, and Κ. Καλλιγά, “Πανεπιστημιακή ανασκαφή στο Κοτρώνι Καπανδριτίου 2005-2022: μια συνολική αποτίμηση. University excavation at Kotroni near Kapandriti 2005-2022: An overall assessment”
Γ. Βαβουρανάκης, “Η Πρώιμη και Μέση Εποχή του Χαλκού στην Κύπρο ως φαινόμενο ενός διακριτού τρόπου ζωής. The Early and Middle Bronze Age in Cyprus as a phenomenon of a distinct way of life”
Ι. Βοσκός, Δ. Κλουκίνας, and Ε. Μαντζουράνη, “Όψεις της διαχείρισης της τροφής στην προϊστορική Κύπρο: νέα δεδομένα από το ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα NCCP. Aspects of food management in prehistoric Cyprus: new data from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic Cyprus Project (NCCP)”
Γ. Σοφιανός, “Η οικιστική αρχιτεκτονική στη μινωική Κρήτη κατά την Προανακτορική περίοδο: αρχιτεκτονική μορφή, συγκρότηση και κοινωνική διάσταση. Domestic architecture in Minoan Crete during the Prepalatial period: Architectural form, composition, and social dimension”
Λ. Πλάτων, “Στεφάνες και δακτύλιοι στη Ζάκρο: μία προσπάθεια προσέγγισης ενός άγνωστου μέχρι σήμερα μινωικού συμβόλου με πιθανή πολιτικοθρησκευτική σημασία. Hoops and rings in Zakros: Approaching a hitherto unknown Minoan symbol with a probable religious/political significance”
Μ. Κυρίτση, “Ο πολύπλευρος χαρακτήρας των οικιακών ομάδων: μεθοδολογικές προσεγγίσεις και δείγματα μελέτης μέσα από την ανάλυση του ανασκαφικού περιβάλλοντος των νεοανακτορικών εγκαταστάσεων της μινωικής Κρήτης. The multifaceted character of the domestic groups: Methodological approaches and case studies through the contextual analysis of the Neopalatial sites of Minoan Crete”
Α. Μπαλιτσάρη, Δ. Φιλιόγλου, Μ. Γκούμα, Μ. Μέξη, Μ. Παναγοπούλου, Π. Πομώνης, and Γ. Στεργίου, “Η Μεσοελλαδική κατοίκηση στο Πλάσι Μαραθώνα μέσα από τη μελέτη του Μεγάρου Α. The Middle Helladic habitation at Plasi-Marathon through the study of Megaron A”
Β. Πετράκης, “Palais sans frontières: μια προσέγγιση στην έννοια της ‘επικράτειας’ στη ‘μυκηναϊκή’ πολιτική γεωγραφία. Palais sans frontières: An approach to the conceptualization of ‘territory’ in ‘Mycenaean’ political geography”
Μ. Τσαμπίρη, “Γεωμετρικοί σκύφοι από το κυκλαδονήσι της Θήρας: Τύποι, διακοσμητικά θέματα και επιρροές. Geometric skyphoi from the Cycladic island of Thera: Types, decorative themes and influences”
Ε. Γκίκα and Γ. Βαβουρανάκης, “Υλικά και άυλα τοπία στην αρχαιολογική έρευνα: Ο ρόλος των Συστημάτων Γεωγραφικών Πληροφοριών. Material and immaterial scapes in archaeological research: The role of Geographical Information Systems”
Χ. Θεοτοκάτου, “Όψεις της κοινωνικής και οικονομικής οργάνωσης των νοικοκυριών κατά την Υστεροκυπριακή περίοδο: η περίπτωση της Άλασσας. Aspects of the social and economic organization of households during the Late Cypriot period: The case of Alassa”
S. Ruzza, “Πέρα από τους ‘Αχαιούς’, τους ‘Αργείους’ και τους ‘Δαναούς’: μια μελέτη για τις τοπικές ταυτότητες στο Μυκηναϊκό κόσμο. Beyond ‘Achaeans’, ‘Argives’, and ‘Danaans’: A Study of Regional Identities in the Mycenaean World”


Ancient Sparta in the 21st Century: Recent Trends and New Developments

On 8-11 June 2023 an international academic, networking, policymaking and public engagement event entitled Ancient Sparta in the 21st Century: Recent Trends and New Developments will be held in Sparta, Greece in hybrid format. Further information is available at https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-arts/humanities/classics-and-archaeology/interational-spartan-studies-forum/index.aspx. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
E. Kolaiti, “Climate change and coastal landscape: Tracing ancient coastlines in the Laconic Gulf. Κλιματική αλλαγή και παράκτιο τοπίο: Ιχνηλατώντας τις αρχαίες ακτογραμμές στο Λακωνικό Κόλπο”
A. Darlas, “Caves of Laconia: arks of cultural heritage preservation and a source of sustainable economic development. Σπήλαια της Λακωνίας: κιβωτοί διαφύλαξης πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς και πηγή βιώσιμης οικονομικής ανάπτυξης”
A. Papathanasiou, “Cultural heritage, environmental responsibility, sustainable tourism and challenges: the case of the Mani. Πολιτιστική κληρονομιά, περιβαλλοντική ευθύνη, βιώσιμος τουρισμός και προκλήσεις: η περίπτωση της Μάνης”


Chryssi Island and the World of Littoral Archaeology

On 9-11 June 2023 a conference entitled Chryssi Island and the World of Littoral Archaeology: Contextualizing Island Research Around Crete will be held in Pacheia Ammos, Crete. Further information is available at https://instapstudycenter.net/2023/05/22/chryssi-island-and-the-world-of-littoral-archaeology-contextualizing-island-research-around-crete/. The program will be:
A. Knodell, “Comparative Approaches to Small Aegean Islands: From the Cyclades to Crete”
M. E. Alberti, T. M. Brogan, V. Apostolakou, and C. Sofianou, “Clay Weights as Net Weights? Reconsidering the Evidence from Pseira, Gournia, Kommos, and Chryssi”
M. Eaby, “Beyond Purple Dye: Investigating Other Industrial Activity at Chryssi”
S. C. Ferrence, C. Sofianou, P. P. Betancourt, A. Giumlia-Mair, K. Chalikias, and M. Eaby, “Long Distance Trade in Late Minoan IB: The Case of Chryssi Island in Southeastern Crete”
T. Kalantzopoulou and Y. Papadatos, “South Coast Networks in the Neopalatial: An Examination of the Level of Integration of Marginal Economic Zones”
Y. Papadatos, E. Koutouvaki, E. Nodarou, and P. Pomonis, “Ceramic Distribution and Networks of Interaction in the Littoral Southeast Crete: The Case of Granodioritic Pottery”
D. Mylona, “Insularity on the Table: Terrestrial and Marine Animal Resources on a Small Island
C. Henkel, E. Margaritis, and M. Ntinou, “Cultivating a Minoan Islet Settlement: Archaeobotanical Evidence from Building B1 at Chryssi”
A. Moniaki, M. Ntinou, M. Eaby, T. M. Brogan, C. Sofianou, and V. Apostolakou, “What’s for Dinner? Investigating Subsistence Strategies on the Island of Chryssi”
P. P. Betancourt and S. C. Ferrence, “Late Bronze Age Climate Change in Eastern Crete: Agricultural Practices and Sophisticated Water Management on Pseira Island”
T. M. Brogan, M. Eaby, C. Sofianou, K. Chalikias, F. McCoy, and V. Apostolakou, “How to Wet Your Whistle: Diachronic Strategies for Collecting Fresh Water on Chryssi”
C. Sofianou, L. Vokotopoulos, and T. M. Brogan, “Riding the Waves: The Maritime Sanctuary on the Islet of Amonachos Kavallos and Minoan Trade Routes”
V. Apostolakou, C. Sofianou, V. Zografaki, T. M. Brogan, M. Eaby, K. Chalikias,
P. P. Betancourt, L. Bonga, and A. Stamos, “Recent Investigations on the Small Islet of Dragonada, Siteia”
V. Zografaki, “Νησί των Αγίων Πάντων: μια γνωστή άγνωστη νησίδα στον κόλπο του Μεραμπέλου”
D. J. Stewart, “A Tale of Two Captains: Manias, Spratt, and the Maritime Cultural Landscape of Crete”
K. Chalikias, “Open to All or Access Denied? Some Thoughts on Accessibility, Heritage Management, and Sustainable Development of Insular Cultural Landscapes”


Capacity Studies

On 15-16 June 2023 a workshop entitled No Half Measures for Understanding Ancient Pots. Aims and Methods of Capacity Studies in the Mediterranean Bronze Age will be held in hybrid format at the École française d’Athènes with the support of the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the research laboratory ArScAn UMR 7041. Further information, including the Zoom link for remote attendance, is available at https://www.efa.gr/fr/manifestations-scientifiques/nos-anciennes-manifestations-scientifiques/2352-15-16-06-2023-workshop-capacity-studies-in-the-mediterranean-bronze-age. The program will be:
C. Donnelly and A. Georgiou, “Measuring Marks on Canaanite Amphorae?”
L. Bavay, “‘Canaanite’ Amphorae, Hieratic Jar Dockets and Measure Marks from Deir el-Medina: Reconstructing Economic Networks Between Egypt and the Levant in the Late Bronze Age”
C. Cateloy, “Measuring the Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean: Middle and Late Bronze Age Levantine Amphorae Under Study”
C. Pulak and R. Matheny, “Standardization of Canaanite Jars from the Uluburun Shipwreck”
R. Webb, “A Standard Pot for Dry Measures? Investigating an Unseen Type of Mycenaean Storage Jar”
F. Porta, “Interpreting Late Bronze Age Cypriot Pithoi from a Volumetric Perspective: A Reconsideration of their Use and Circulation Pattern”
S. Privitera, “From Capacity of Pots to Storage Behaviour: Storage Jars in Context at the Minoan Villa at Gortyna”
M. E. Alberti, “Plain Handless Conical Cups: Practices of Daily Measuring in Malia and Minoan Crete”
C. Sturge, “The Decorated Rounded Cup at Knossos: MM IIIA–LM IIIB”
K. Shelton and L. Kvapil, “How Many Kylikes in a Krater? Proportions and Provisions in Pottery Production at Petsas House, Mycenae”
L. Phialon, “Measuring Capacities of Late Bronze Age Kraters: New Insights into Consumption Practices in Aegean Funerary Contexts?”
C. Langohr and E. Tsafou, “Change and Continuity in Cooking Practices in Minoan Crete. A Diachronic Volumetric Analysis of the Traditional Tripod Cooking Pot”
B. Rueff, “Capacity and Illumination Duration: New Perspecties on Minoan Lamps and the Rhythm of Activities”
I. Valinoti, “Vessel Capacities and Perfume Production at the Palace of Pylos”


9th Sympozjum Egejskie

On 19-20 June 2023 the Sympozjum Egejskie. 9th Young Researchers’ Conference in Aegean Archaeology will be held in hybrid format at the University of Warsaw. Further information is available at https://www.archeologia.uw.edu.pl/en/sympozjum-egejskie-9th-conference-in-aegean-archaeology/. The program will be:
A. Mercogliano, “Coarse Ware from the Middle Helladic Settlement of the Trapeza: Overview of Shapes, Functions and Historical Development”
A. Wodzińska, “Importance of Aegean Pottery from Tell el-Retaba, Egypt”
C. Nuttall, “Sun, Spirals and Seafaring. Early Cycladic ‘Frying Pans’ in Context”
E. Kreuz, “Feeding Bottles in Early Mycenaean Greece”
S. Mills, “Mycenae and the Corinthia: Political Periphery or Active Agent?”
K. Dudlik and S. Vitale, “Marking Identity and Status: the Role of Anatolian and Near Eastern Sealstones from the Cemeteries of Eleona and Langada on Kos”
L. E. Alvarez, “Mediating Power in Sixteenth-Century BCE Mainland Greece: the Example of ‘Mirror Culture’”
P. Zeman, “House of the Rising Class: Contextual Re-Study of the Architectural Form and Socio-Economic Status of the Panagia Houses at Mycenae”
J. Maran, “Post-Palatial Tiryns and the Long Shadow of the Palatial Period”
C. Zikidi, “Mortality Salience and the Treatment of the Dead in South-West Messenia, from the Middle Helladic to the Late Helladic Period”
S. Crewson, “200,000 Years of History at Stelida, Naxos (Greece): the Challenges and Approaches to Writing Deep-Time Narratives”
L. A. Kvapil, “Late to the Agricultural Revolution: the Slow Adoption of Farm Technology in Mycenaean Greece”
T. S. Andreovits, “Miniature Bodies in Practice: the Embodied Performance of Everyday and Ceremonial Acts in Bronze Age Aegean Seal Imagery”
M. Lemke, “Stoned in the Bronze Age? The State of the Debate on Consumption of Narcotics in Minoan Crete”
P. Ramirez-Valiente, “Adorned Bodies in Clay: Decoration and Painting in Pottery and Clay Figurines in the Neolithic Aegean”
Y. de Raaff, “The Construction of the Menelaion Mansions: an Energetics Approach”
P. Yiouni and A. Panatsi, “A New Late Bronze Age Installation in Ioannina Basin, in Epirus—NW Greece”
A. Peterkov, “How to Approach Population Size Estimation for Sites along the East Aegean–West Anatolian Interface?”
L. Giorgi, “How many Weapons for the Palace? An Interpretation Proposal for the Use of ka-ko in the Pylos Linear B Tablets”
W. Jenerałek, “Interdisciplinary Research on Gold Mining at the Amalara Archaeological Site in Northern Greece—Final Result”
G. Di Lorenzo, “An Eye Single-Blade Bronze Axe from Achaia and the Possible Trading Circuits from Italy, Central Europe and Greece between the Last Phases of Mycenaean Palaces and the First Iron Age”
M. Łapińska, A Dualism of the Lily in the Aegean Seals. Ornament—Sign Concept”
J. Bobik, “Neither Frescoes nor Rock Reliefs: Zoomorphic Plastic Decorations on Pottery from Western Anatolia in the Second Millennium BCE”
N. Kouvalakis, “Assessing the Evidence for the Emergence of Social Inequality during the Neolithic: Case Studies from the Region of Modern-Day Greece”
F. M. C. Toscano, A. D'Izzia, and F. Lo Faro, “Metal Production as Evidence of Social Changes and Interaction between the Aegean World and Sicily in the Second Millennium BC”
E. Papathoma and I. Vrettou, “Traces of Milk in Two Mycenaean Cups from Glyka Nera, Attica”
N. Papakonstantinou and S. Triantaphyllou, “‘Bones on Fire’. A Re-Consideration of the Use of Fire on Human Remains in the Prehistoric Aegean”
A. Nafplioti and I. Serpetsidaki, “Dating the Use of Early Mortuary Contexts on Crete: Combined Relative Dating and Absolute AMS Radiocarbon Determinations”
S. Cushman, “When, Where, and Why? The Distribution of Chamber Tomb Groups in the Argolid in Chronological and Local Context”


New Materialism

On 22-24 June 2023 a conference entitled Resource – Event – Practice. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on New Materialism will be held in hybrid format within the framework of the Leibniz Science Campus "Resources in Transformation (ReForm)". Further information is available at https://reform.ressourcencampus-bochum.de/en/resource-event-practice/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
C. von Rüden and J. Jungfleisch, “Eventful Histories: Thoughts on the Material-discursive and Corporeal Becoming of ‘Aegean’ Wall-paintings in Tell el-Dab‘a/Egypt”

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