On 20 June 2011 abstracts (600 words maximum) are due for an international symposium entitled History, Technology and Conservation of Ancient Metal, Glasses and Enamels, to be held on 16‐19 November 2011 at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Abstracts may be sent by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), fax (++302106547690 or ++302106547690), or post. Further information is available at Topics of the symposium will be:

History and objects

Structure and properties

Dating techniques and applications

Technology (raw materials, furnaces, melting, and forming)

Corrosion of ancient materials

Modern aspects of corrosion of materials


A special thematic session entitled "Hyalos‐Vitrum‐Glass: Ten Years Later"

On 15 July 2011 abstracts (150‐200 words, including name, institution, and the title of the paper) are due for the 18th Neolithic Seminar: Cultural and Social Identities in Eurasian Mesolithic and Neolithic to be held on 11‐12 November 2011 at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The objective of this seminar is to provide a forum for the discussion of cultural and social identities in Eurasian Mesolithic and Neolithic. Different theoretical approaches and case studies are welcome. The proceedings of this Neolithic Seminar will be available in the periodical Documenta Prehistorica 39 (2012). Abstracts should be submitted by e‐mail to miha.budja@uni‐; further information is available from Dr. Mihael Budja, Department of Archaeology, University of Ljubljana, Askerceva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; or from the web‐site http://arheologija.ff.uni‐

On 1 October 2011 abstracts (500‐600 words) are due for 20‐minute presentations at the Theory in (Ancient) Greek Archaeology Conference (TiGA), to be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on 4‐5 May 2012. Proposals will be welcomed that explore the potential benefits of well‐articulated theoretical concepts in the context of datasets from the ancient Greek world, defined to encompass material which might be viewed as culturally Greek, from anywhere in the Mediterranean, dating from the period ca. 1000 BCE to mid second century BCE. Submissions may be emailed as PDF attachments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or can be sent to TiGA Conference, Department of Classical Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1260 Angell Hall, 436 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

Access to Nestor is provided by the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati