A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies

On 7 May 2021 applications are due for A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies at the British School at Athens. The Fellowship will support post-doctoral research into the anthropology, archaeology, architecture, arts, environment, geography, history, language, literature, religion and topography of Greece and Cyprus, and related areas, from prehistory to the late 19th century/ early 20th century, and is tenable for three years from 1 October 2021. Applications comprise a letter of application (including an explanation of why the proposed research should be undertaken in Greece), CV (including the names of two referees), a research proposal (1,500 words maximum), and a writing sample (8,000 words maximum; normally a thesis chapter or published article). Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as should (separately) letters from referees. Further information is available at

5th Symposium of Greek Gastronomy

On 30 April 2021 submissions are due for the 5th Symposium of Greek Gastronomy. Sensing the Food, to be held in July 2021 in Chania, Crete. Abstracts (single paragraph, 150-300 words) for 20-minute oral presentations should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with “Symposium 2020” in the subject line; further information is available at The symposium languages are Greek and English. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
• Sensory aspects of food and gender
• Food’s sensory qualities and social class
• Food’s sensory qualities and ethnicity
• Taste as a social sense
• Food, senses and identity
• Food—sensory memory
• Food and sensory ethnography
• Food, place and the taste of home
• Taste, smell: pleasure/ disgust, pure/impure
• Food and sensory storytelling
• Senses and the interactions between humans, food and environment.
• Emotions surrounding food
• Neurogastronomy
• Food as performance art
• Making sense of multisensory food
• Culinary heritage, produits de terroir, senses and emotions
• Taste as experience
• Sensory marketing and tourist culinary experience
• Gastronomic tourism and visitors’ senses and emotions.
• Gastronomical virtual reality
• Sensory science and the food industry
• Multi-sensory food design


ScapeCon 2021

On 30 May 2021 abstracts are due for No (e)scape? Relational Archaeology in the Aegean Bronze Age. (R)evolutions: In search of radical-scapes in the Aegean Bronze Age (ScapeCon 2021), the 4th international post-graduate and early career scholars’ conference to be held on 22-25 October 2021 in Rethymno, Greece. Titles, abstracts (300 words maximum and 4-5 key words), and name and affiliation should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; further information is available at


On 6-10 April 2021 the 12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (12th ICAANE) will be held in Bologna both in person and remotely (registered participants only). Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
K. Kopanias, E. Vemou, and A. Sidiropoulou , “3D Model Analysis of the LBA and EIA Swords from the Eastern Mediterranean”
F. Giovannetti, “Arzawa = Watered Land. A new hypothesis on the meaning of the Luwian toponym”
B. During, “Rethinking the Emergence of Social Inequalities: The Case of Chalcolithic Cyprus”
J. Hordecki, “The rural settlement at Çatalhöyük in the context of the settlement in Central Anatolia during Iron Age and Hellenistic periods”
A. McCarthy, “The transition from Aceramic to Ceramic Neolithic at Prastio-Mesorotsos, Cyprus”
P. M. Fischer, “Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus: A Trade Centre's Intercultural Contacts in the Bronze Age”
K.-O. Sotiriou, “Underwater Looting Activity in the Aegean and the Ionian Seas”
M. Arntz, “What makes a figurine work? A case study from the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük (Turkey)”
A. Vinet, “The functional variability of the obsidian toolkit at Çatalhöyük-West and its socio-economic implications”
S. Hacıosmanoğlu, M. Kibaroğlu, E. Kozal, H. Mönninghoff, and J. Opitz, “Archaeometric analysis of Late Bronze and Iron Age Plain and Drab Ware from Sirkeli Höyük (Cilicia, South Anatolia)”
K. Joka, “Microremains, maxistories: the role of Heavy Residue data analysis in unravelling Çatalhöyük past”
S. Rutishauser, “Changing River Courses and Settlement Patterns in Cilicia (Turkey) from the Chalcolithic to the Medieval Period”
M. Türkteki and S. Türkteki, “Inland western Anatolia and its Role during the Age of Interconnections”
I. Kostopoulou, “Some pottery imports from Pyla-Kokkinokremos (Cyprus), and what they can tell”
C. Johnston, “Innovation and Adaptation: Ceramic Development across the Middle-Late Cypriot Horizon”
T. Bürge, “Change and continuity in the production of pottery in times of upheaval: The case of Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus, in the 13th to 12th centuries BCE”
M. Polig, S. Hermon, T. Bürge, and P. Fischer, “A 3D chaine opératoire approach to the study of Late Bronze Age cylinder seals – a case study from Hala Sultan Tekke, Cyprus”
A. Marciniak, “Resilience and sustainability. Çatalhöyük and the 8.2-kyBP climate event”
F. Chelazzi, “‘He who owns the soil, owns up to the sky’. Human-environment-climate coevolution in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus”
L. Mazzotta and L. Recht, “To import and to imitate: the role of imported Aegean pottery in Late Bronze Age Cyprus. Hala Sultan Tekke as a case study”
R. Laoutari, “People, Pottery and Death: Social dynamics in the Prehistoric Bronze Age site of Bellapais-Vounous”
L. Bombardieri and M. Amadio, “Rituality in increasing complexity. The evidence from Middle Bronze Age Erimi”
E. Peri, “Cyprus between MCIII and LCI: intraregional and interregional connections. The case of the Limassol and Paphos regions”
L. Crewe, “Building big at the beginning of the Late Bronze Age: evidence from Kissonerga-Skalia”
V. Kassianidou, “Late Cypriote Hoards reconsidered”
D. Kofel, T. Bürge, and P. M. Fischer, “An archaeobotanical approach for the study of ritual activities in Late Bronze Age Cyprus: Hala Sultan Tekke as a case study”
M. Kozlakowska, “The Karum Period and the Origins of the Minoan Body Scheme”
A. Georgiou, “Pursuits of social status and power at Maa-Palaeokastro”
F. Porta and V. Cannavò, “Pyla-Kokkinokremos in the LBA Mediterranean networks: a view from pithoi”
B. Clark, “New Light on Cypriot Imports and Trade in the Levantine Middle and Late Bronze Age Transition”
K. Grossman, T. Paulette, L. Graham, and A. McCarthy, “Society against the state in prehistoric Cyprus? The politics of village life at Makounta-Voules-Mersinoudia”
K. Zeman-Wiśniewska, “Of Bulls and Birds. Mycenean and Cypriot animal and social symbolism on the move”


ΑΕΜΘ 2019-2020

On 22-24 April 2021 the 33rd meeting of the conference Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και στη Θράκη (ΑΕΜΘ 2019-2020) will be held online (EEST). Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Δ. Τριαντάφυλλος and Μ. Κουτσουμανής, “Νέα επιφανειακή έρευνα σε γνωστές αρχαιολογικές θέσεις της Ροδόπης.”
Κ. Καλλιντζή, Σ. Παπαδόπουλος, and Μ. Χρυσάφη, “Ανασκαφική έρευνα στον προϊστορικό οικισμό Διομήδειας Ξάνθης”
Σ. Παπαδόπουλος and Σ. Δηλοπούλου, “Προϊστορικός οικισμός στη θέση ‘Συκιά’ στο Καλαμπάκι Δράμας: πρώτες παρατηρήσεις”
Δ. Μαλαμίδου, P. Darcque, Χ. Κουκούλη-Χρυσανθάκη, and Ζ. Τσιρτσώνη, “Προϊστορικός οικισμός Φιλίππων - Ντικιλί Τας 2019. Η έναρξη του νέου κύκλου ερευνών (2019-2023)”
Τ. Μπεκιάρης, Αι. Παπανθίμου, and Σ.-Μ. Βαλαμώτη, “Αλέθοντας στη Μακεδονία της εποχής του Χαλκού: η τεχνολογία των μακρολιθικών εργαλείων άλεσης από το Αρχοντικό Γιαννιτσών”
Ε. Βούλγαρη, “Η κεραμική από τον οικιστικό ορίζοντα IV του Αρχοντικού Γιαννιτσών”


Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture

On 21 May 2021 the Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture of the Institute of Classical Studies, London, will take place online at 5 p.m. (GMT). Registration is available at The lecture will be:
S. Stocker and J. L. Davis, “Tales from Nestor’s Crypt: Pylos 2015-2020”

The March 2021 issue of Nestor (48.3) is available as a free download.

AIA 2022

On 29 March (12 April with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, any joint AIA/SCS sessions, and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the 123rd Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2022), to be held in San Francisco, CA on 7-10 January 2022. On 2 August 2021 (16 August with a late fee) submissions are due for workshops, other open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 15 November 2021 roundtable and lightning session submissions are due. Submission forms and further information are available at


Δ’ Διεθνές Κυκλαδολογικό Συνέδριο

On 31 March 2021 participation forms with abstracts (300 words maximum) for posters and oral presentations are due for the Δ’ Διεθνές Κυκλαδολογικό Συνέδριο — Κυκλάδες: Αειφορία Πολιτισμού/4th International Cycladological Conference — The Cyclades: Cultural Heritage - Sustainability, to be held on Tinos on 22-25 September 2021. Further information is available at The proposed themes of the conference sections are:
• Environment, Natural and Anthropogenic: geology, geoarchaeology, flora, fauna,
palaeoethnobotany, physical anthropology, nutrition, health, etc.
• Archaeology: new investigations in the Cyclades, conservation, restoration, heritage management of ancient sites, monuments and museums
• Architecture, Land Development, and Traditional Settlements
• History and Demographics, Society, Law: individual and collective behavior
• Philosophy, Literature, Intellectual Life, and the Arts
• Economy, Sustainable Development, Aephoria: resources and commercial networks
• Social Anthropology, Folk Culture,
• Special studies on Tinos


GAO 2021

On 5 April 2021 participation forms with abstracts (300 words maximum) for posters and papers are due from graduate students and early career researchers for the Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Conference (GAO 2021): Interactions, Trade, and Mobility in Archaeology, to be held online on 7-9 May 2021. Further information is available at

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