Future Lectures and Conferences

60th ARU Public Lectures Series

The program of the 60th ARU Public Lectures Series of the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus, focusing on the archaeology of Cyprus and the Aegean, has been announced for autumn 2022. All lectures are held virtually via ZOOM every Monday at 7:30 pm (EET); they are free and open to the public, but registration is required for access before each event starts. Registration is available at https://ucy.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wqdOqrrT4sHNBTwJz0po54A54syd-T6xxh#/registration. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
25 September 2023: C. Souyoudzoglou-Haywood, “Late Bronze Age archaeology of the island of Kefalonia in the 21st century: From culture history to hermeneutics”
27 September 2023 (hybrid): Book presentation – G. Koiner presenting E. Poyiadji-Richter, ed. 2023. Alexander Malios Collection, Vol.1: Cypriot Antiquities. (Leipzig: AMRICHA).
2 October 2023: M. Tsipopoulou, “Feasting (and dancing and singing?) with death: Ceremonial areas in the necropolis of Petras, Siteia, as a mnemonic landscape”
6 November 2023: E. Kozal, “Cypro-Cilician connections in the Late Bronze Age”
13 November 2023: K. Fisher, “Rethinking Late Cypriot monumentality”
20 November 2023: C. Kearns, “Challenges and opportunities in the archaeology of rural landscapes of Iron Age Cyprus”
11 December 2023: M. Rousou, “The contribution of botanical reference collections to archaeological studies: From the field to the laboratory”


Mycenaean Seminars

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2023-2024, to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, Room G37, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Attendance may be either in person or online unless otherwise noted; booking is required. Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm GMT. Further information is available at https://ics.sas.ac.uk/sites/default/files/institute_classical_studies/Mycenaean%20Seminar%202023-24_final.pdf.
18 October 2023: A. Shapland, “Animals, Humans and Social Change in Palatial Crete”
8 November 2023: Ž. Tankosić, “An Island Between Two Worlds: Southern Euboea (the Karystia) in the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age”
6 December 2023: V. Şahoğlu, “Çeşme – Bağlararası: Exploring Dynamic Patterns of Connectivity and Transformation of a Coastal Western Anatolian Settlement during the MBA/LBA Transition”
17 January 2024: A. Bogaard, “New Insights into the Lakeshore Neolithic of South-east Europe from the EXPLO Project”
14 February 2024: E. Finn, “Moving, Making, Meaning: Pebbles in the Archaeology of Bronze Age Crete”
13 March 2024 (online only): C. Langohr, “The Postpalatial Communities of Crete. Assessing Local Practices and Foreign Elements within a Unique Architectural Complex at Sissi (13th c. BCE)”
15 May 2024 (online only): C. Gallou, “‘Malea's Airy Height’: the Mycenaeans and the Sea in South-eastern Laconia”


Minoan Seminar

The Minoan Seminar is being hosted in hybrid format at the British School at Athens. Registration is required for either in-person or online attendance. Further information is available at https://www.bsa.ac.uk/events/iro-mathioudaki-luca-girella-the-three-west-court-kouloures-at-knossos-between-the-first-and-second-palace-periods/. The first seminar of 2023-2024 has been announced:
20 October 2023, 6 pm EEST: I. Mathioudaki and L. Girella, “The three West Court Kouloures at Knossos: between the First and Second Palace periods”


Η αρχαιολογία της πειρατείας στην αρχαιότητα

On 5-6 October 2023 a conference entitled Η αρχαιολογία της πειρατείας στην αρχαιότητα will be held in Athens. Further information is available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OOwVpqr2G7HLVa164xFiBfG5uF1AMEWK/view?fbclid=IwAR1hiozU7plaZ_WqAa1_kby1Pxd77VtrQCjzxXZbIbw1cPF73nhwoPy024g. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Ο. Βικάτου and Β. Στάικου, “Από τους Ταφίους του Ομήρου στους κουρσάρους της Αγίας Μαύρας. Εξερευνώντας την ιστορία της πειρατείας στο κεντρικό Ιόνιο πέλαγος. From Homer’s Taphians to the corsairs of Santa Maura: Exploring the legacy of piracy in the central Ionian Sea”
Π. Γουνελάς, “Πλέοντας «πόντον ἐπ’ ἀτρύγετον»… Η αρχαιολογία της πειρατείας στο Αιγαίο της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Σιδήρου. Sailing through ‘the unresting sea’: The archaeology of piracy in the Aegean of the Early Iron Age”
J. Driessen, “Ληστικός or Can we really talk of pirates in the Bronze Age? Ληστικός ή Μπορούμε πραγματικά να μιλάμε για πειρατές κατά την Εποχή του Χαλκού;”
Ά. Παπαδόπουλος, “Πολεμιστές, οικονομία και πειρατεία. Ένα ιδιαίτερο κοινωνικό τρίπτυχο στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο της Εποχής του Χαλκού. Warriors, economy, and piracy: A peculiar social triptych in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean”
Χ. Παπαναστασοπούλου, “Πειρατεία στις επιστολές της Αμάρνα; Η διαμαρτυρία του βασιλιά της Alashiya και ο επίμονος Rib-Addi της Βύβλου. Piracy in the Amarna letters? The protest of the king of Alashiya and the persistent Rib-Addi of Byblos”
Α. Λαδάς, “Αναζητώντας ξυλεία στα λημέρια των πειρατών. Τα νέα δεδομένα στη ναυπήγηση πλοίων στο τέλος της Ύστερης Εποχής του Χαλκού και στις αρχές της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Σιδήρου. Seeking timber in the pirates’ lairs: The new facts at the end of the Late Bronze Age and the beginning of the Early Iron Age”
Δ. Σακκάς, “Αναζητώντας την πειρατεία στο Αιγαίο της Μέσης και της πρώιμης Ύστερης Εποχής του Χαλκού. Searching for piracy in the Middle and early Late Bronze Age Aegean”
Π. Κουνούκλας, “Ληΐστορες Λοκροί στη μυκηναϊκή εικονογραφία του Κύνου. Lokrian freebooters in the Mycenaean iconography of Kynos”
Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος, “Οι οχυρωμένες θέσεις της Κρήτης του 13ου/12ου αι. ΠΚΕ και η ανασφάλεια στη θάλασσα. The Cretan fortified sites of the 13th/12th c. BCE and insecurity at sea”
Κ. Τσονάκας, “Τα πολλαπλά πρόσωπα των θαλασσοπόρων κατά τη Μυκηναϊκή Ανακτορική περίοδο. The multiple personae of the seafarers during the Mycenaean Palatial period”
Ν. Γιαγκουδάκη, “Αναζητώντας τις απαρχές της πειρατείας στο Αιγαίο: Εμπόριο και θαλάσσιες επιδρομές κατά την Πρώιμη Εποχή του Χαλκού. Seeking the origins of piracy in the Aegean: Trade and maritime raids during the Early Bronze Age”
Α. Αγγελοπούλου, “Η τέχνη του πολέμου στο προϊστορικό Αιγαίο. Πρωτοκυκλαδικές οχυρωμένες ακροπόλεις και όπλα. The art of war in prehistoric Aegean: Early Cycladic fortified citadels and weapons”
Π. Τζοβάρας, “‘Έμποροι’ ή ‘πειρατές’; Τα τεχνικά χαρακτηριστικά των τύπων πλοίων της Ύστερης Νεολιθικής-Πρώιμης Εποχής Χαλκού σε συνάρτηση με τη χρήση τους. ‘Merchants’ or ‘pirates’? The technical properties of the Late Neolithic-Early Bronze Age boat types of the Aegean in relation to their functions”
Μ. Πλατή and Ε. Μάρκου, “Παρουσίαση του εκπαιδευτικού προγράμματος ‘Η πειρατεία στις αρχαίες Κυκλάδες’. Presentation of the educational program ‘Piracy in the ancient Cyclades’”

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