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SCRIBO

The SCRIBO Seminars on Scripts in Bologna have announced the schedule of lectures for Spring 2021. Further information and links to the Zooms are available at https://site.unibo.it/inscribe/en/events/scribo-seminars-2021. The seminars are taped and available for subsequent viewing. Seminars of interest to Nestor readers will include:
29 February 2021: L. Godart and A. Sacconi “The Archives and Scribes of Pylos”
17 March 2021: S. Finlayson: “Looking for Readers in the Bronze Age Aegean”

 

New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the schedule of lectures for Spring 2021, to take place on Zoom and simulcast on YouTube at 12:00 pm ET (US and Canada). Links to register for Zoom and to the YouTube channel will be posted at nyabac.tumblr.com.
1 March 2021: N. Blackwell, “A Relative Chronology of Late 14th and 13th Century Monuments at Mycenae: A Stoneworking Perspective”
29 March 2021: T. Brogan, C. Sofianou, M. Eaby, and Y. Papadato, “Sopata, Mesorachi, and Papadiokampos: A View of the Cretan Bronze Age from the Periphery”
20 April 2021: B. Burke, “Mycenaean Eleon in Eastern Boeotia: from the Shaft Grave Era through the Post-Palatial Period”

 

Opera e storie. Έργα και ιστορία

The Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene has announced the schedule of webinars entitled Opera e storie. Έργα και ιστορία. Further information is available at https://www.scuoladiatene.it/eventi.html. Webinars of interest to Nestor readers will include:
12 March 2021: P. Militello, “Il sarcofago di Haghia Triada (1903)”
26 March 2021: N. Cucuzza, “Il disco di Festòs (1909)”
23 April 2021: V. Tinè: “Il Tesoro di Poliochni (1956)”

 

Bryn Mawr & Haverford Colleges Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Research

On 12-13 March 2021 the First Biennial Bryn Mawr & Haverford Colleges SPEAC Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Research—Now & Then: (In)equity and Marginalization in Ancient Mediterranean Studies will be held online (EST). Further information is available at http://speac2021conference.digital.brynmawr.edu/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
S. Cushman,”The Wanax in the North? The Problems of Prehistoric Identity and the Contemporary Alt-Right”

 

Textiles and Seals

On 22-23 March 2021 a workshop entitled Textiles and Seals. Relationships Between Textile Production and Seals and Sealing Practices in the Bronze to Iron Age Mediterranean and the Near East will be held at the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw and online. Further information is available at https://www.archeologia.uw.edu.pl/textiles-and-seals-relationships-between-textile-production-and-seals-and-sealing-practices-in-the-bronze-to-iron-age-mediterranean-and-the-near-east-workshop/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
S. Vakirtzi, “Ubiquitous motifs: common designs on spindle whorls and seals of the Aegean Bronze Age”
O. Krzyszkowska, “A rare and enigmatic practice: seal-impressed textile tools in the Aegean Bronze Age”
M. E. Alberti, “Marked and inscribed loom-weights from Malia”
J. Smith, “Location matters: marked loom weights in ancient Cyprus”
M. Anastasiadou, “Hands at work in Neopalatial Kato Zakros: the documents sealed by the flat-based nodules”
F. Blakolmer, “Textiles and seals: their manifold interrelations in the iconography of the Aegean Bronze Age”
S. Finlayson, “The interweaving of textiles and sealing practices in the Bronze Age Aegean: an overview”
J. Weilhartner, “The Linear B logograms for textiles and wool: Some thoughts on their peculiarities”
A. Ulanowska, K. Żebrowska, and K. Bigoraj, “Launch of the ‘Textiles and Seals’ online database”
M.-L. Nosch: Summarizing and concluding remarks

 

SAA 2021

On 14-18 April 2021 the Society for American Archaeology 86th Annual Meeting (SAA 2021) will be held online (EDT). Further information is available at https://www.saa.org/annual-meeting. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
D. Boric and P. Duffy, “Chronological Perspectives on the Spread of Agriculture in Southeastern Europe”
S. Manning, “With Precision Comes Variability: Complications in High-Resolution 14C Chronology in the East Mediterranean-Middle East”
K. Boyadzhiev, “Tell Yunatsite, Southern Bulgaria: New Insights on the Fifth millennium BC in the Balkans”
R. Fitzsimons and M. Buell, “Minoans at Aghios Nikolaos? Preliminary Results of the Khavania Topographical and Architectural Mapping Project”
D. Lukas, “The Living Archive of Çatalhöyük (LAC): Providing Big Data Laboratories as Open Environments for Archaeological Research”
L. Bowland, S. Martin, D. Langis-Barsetti, J. Lehner, and N. Hirschfeld, “A Three-Dimensional Geometric Morphometric Analysis of Iron Oxhide Ingots from the Cape Gelidonya Shipwreck”
R. Kulick, K. Fisher, and F. Berna, “Geoarchaeology of Terraces and Building XVI at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, Cyprus: Evidence for Site Formation and Settlement Activity”

 

PEBA 2021

On 12-15 May 2021 the 3rd Perspectives on Balkan Archaeology (PEBA 2021): The Mechanisms of Power will be held in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. Further information is available at https://pebasite.wordpress.com/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M. Gori, “Hunting for Prestige – Mobility, Raw Material and Insignia”
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”
A. Panti, “Early Iron Age Settlements in the Thermaic Gulf and the Halkidiki peninsula. Tracing their Socio-political Identity”
C. Giamakis, “Entangled concepts: Identity and Power from the Iron Age to Archaic Macedonia”
T. Krapf, “Settlement Patterns in Albania at the turn from the Bronze to the Iron Age”

 

People in Motion in the Ancient Greek World

On 17-18 May 2021 an international conference entitled People in Motion in the Ancient Greek World will be held in Madrid, Spain. Further information is available at https://motiongreekworld.wixsite.com/conference. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Querci, “The Minoans abroad: a discussion on the existence of a direct sea-route linking Crete to Egypt during the Late Bronze Age”

MÖ III. Binyılda Anadolu Genel Durum ve Son Dönem Araştırmaları

On 19-24 February 2021 a webinar entitled MÖ III. Binyılda Anadolu Genel Durum ve Son Dönem Araştırmaları was held. Further information is available at https://www.academia.edu/45123933/MO_III_BINYILDA_ANADOLU_Genel_Durum_ve_Son_D%C3%B6nem_Ara%C5%9Ft%C4%B1rmalar%C4%B1_I_19_22_%C5%9Eubat and from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
M. Özdoğan, “Anadolu’da 3. Binyılı Tanımlamak”
Ü. Yalçin, “MÖ 3. Binyılda Madencilik ve Anadolu Kültür Tarihindeki Önemi”
Ş. Aydingün, “İstanbul’da MÖ 3. Binyıl”
E. Özdoğan, “Trakya’da Bir İlk Tunç Çağı Yerleşimi: Kanlıgeçit”
N. Naiboğlu, “Trakya ve Balkanlar’da MÖ 3. Binyıl Mimarisi”
T. Zimmermann and L. Leschtakov, “Bulgaristan’da Bulunan Bir “Suriye Tipi Şişe” Dökme Kalıbı - MÖ 3. Binyıl Anadolu-Balkan İlişkilerini Yeniden Düşünmek”
S. Ünlüsoy, “MÖ III. Binyılda Anadolu’da Politik Ekonomi ve Toplumsal Yapı”
R. Aslan, “MÖ 3. Binde Troya ve Troas Bölgesi”
H. Hüryılmaz, “Yenibademli Höyük Bulguları Işığında Gökçeada’nın Erken Bronz Çağ II Döneminde Doğal Çevre”
G. Sazcı, “Kuzeybatı Anadolu’da İlk Tunç Çağı’nın Sonu Üzerine Yeni Gözlemler”
O. Kouka, “Space Management as a Social Indicator in the North and East Aegean Islands and Beyond During the 3rd mill. BCE”
Ü. Gündoğan, “Batı Anadolu MÖ 3. Binyıl Mimarisi”
Ç. Çilingiroğlu, “Batı Anadolu ve Ege’nin Arayüzü Olarak MÖ 3. Binyılda Karaburun Yarımadası”
C. Çakırlar, “Karaburun’da Bulunan Kababurun Örneğinden Yola Çıkarak Batı Anadolu’da İnsan Ekolojisi”
L. Keskin, “MÖ 3. Binyılda Batı Anadolu Metal Endüstrisi: Teknolojik ve Kültürel Bir Bakış”
V. Şahoğlu, “Liman Tepe: MÖ 3. Binyılda Anadolu’nun Ege’ye Açılan Kapısı”
Z. Derin, “İzmir’in İçinde Bir ETÇ I Yerleşimi, Yassıtepe Höyüğü”
B. Horejs and C. Schwall, “Çukuriçi Höyük – An Early Bronze Age Metal Production Center in Western Anatolia”
A. Erdem, “İzmir Bayraklı Höyüğü’nün MÖ 3. Binyıl Tabakalarına Dair Yeni Veriler”
F. Dedeoğlu, “Erken Tunç Çağı’nda Yukarı Menderes Havzası’nın Yerleşim Düzeni ve Sosyoekonomik Örgütlenme Bağlamında Değerlendirilmesi”
N. Kolankaya Bostanci, “Batı Anadolu Bölgesi Erken Tunç Çağı Obsidiyen Ticaret Ağı”
E. Dündar, “Patara’daki Erken Yerleşimin İzleri”
U. Oğuzhanoğlu Akay, “Büyük Menderes’in Güneyinde Erken Tunç Çağı”
I. Caneva, “İlk Tunç Çağı Mersin-Yumuktepe: Arkeolojik Veriler ve Spekülasyon Arasında”
D. Y. Meier, “Ovalık Kilikya Sirkeli Höyükte ETÇ Dönemi”
D. Delibaş, “Erken Tunç Çağı Toplumlarında Popülasyon Yapısı ve İnsan Hareketleri”
M. M. Koruyucu, “Erken Tunç Çağı Toplumlarında Beslenme”
Y. S. Erdal, “Savaş mı? Barış mı? Erken Tunç Çağı’nda Topluluk İçi ve Topluluklar Arası İlişkiler”

 

Oristano Aegean Seminar

On 26 February 2021 the third Oristano Aegean Seminar was held. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Educational-Research-Center/Centro-Internazionale-per-la-Ricerca-sulle-Civilt%C3%A0-Egee-Pierre-Carlier-100398388040588/. The tape of the seminar is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgTRIMdZQ4Y&t=42s. The program was:
I. Tzachili, “Bronze Age Therasia”
M. Guirguis, “Phoenicians in Sardina. Multicultural societies between the Levant and the West Mediterranean (9th-6th c. BCE)”

The February 2021 issue of Nestor (48.2) is available as a free download.

#pubarchMEDfin

On 15 February 2021 abstracts (200 words maximum) are due for the final conference of #pubarchMEDfin — Public Archaeology in the Mediterranean Context entitled "Archaeological practice and society in the Mediterranean," to be held online on 16-18 April 2021, to be hosted in Spain (CEST). Further information, including types of sessions and the requirements for each can be found at https://pubarchmed.tdjp.es/conference-pubarchmedfin/call-for-papers/. Formats will include:
• Photographic essays on Twitter (Up to ten images (only plain images, no text slides or similar allowed) with their caption in 280 characters)
• Photographic essays on Instagram (Up to ten images (only plain images, no text slides or similar allowed) with their caption and 2200 characters limit total)
• The Tower of Babel: Posters plus 2000 word essays
• Roundtables (to debate interesting topics about the relations of archaeology and society in the Mediterranean and the challenges we face)
• Gatherings (live events for networking and socializing)

 

CAA 2021

On 1 March 2021 abstracts (1,000 words maximum, plus 3 citations) are due for the Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2021): Digital Crossroads to be held online on 14-18 June 2021 hosted at the Cyprus University of Technology (EEST). Abstracts for papers should be submitted to a specific session; a list of accepted sessions can be found at: https://2021.caaconference.org/sessions/. Further information, including types of sessions and the requirements for each can be found at https://2021.caaconference.org/call-for-papers/.

 

ICAP 2021

On 12 March 2021 abstracts (1200 words maximum, 3 figures and figure captions) are due for the 14th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection (ICAP 2021), to be held on 8-11 September 2021 in Lyon (France). The conference aims to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of latest developments and cutting‐edge research in the field of archaeological prospection. It will cover the entire spectrum of methodology and technology applied to the detection, localization and investigation of buried cultural heritage (aerial photography, airborne laser scanning, hyperspectral imaging, near-surface geophysics, data processing, visualization and archaeological interpretation). Further information is available at https://icap2021.sciencesconf.org/.
Five sessions will be held:
• Case studies and archaeological feedback
• Methods and innovations
• Environmental studies and landscape evolution
• Processing and visualisation of data
• Special session: Spatial analysis and aerial remote sensing, devoted to experimental, innovative or original approaches of spatial analysis and modeling in archeology or geo-archeology, in the diversity of scales, data or methods used. The objective is the dissemination of these approaches, their potential reuse or their adaptation to different topics or contexts.

 

8th Conference in Aegean Archaeology

On 15 March 2021 titles and abstracts (c. 250 words in English) are due for the Sympozjum Egejskie. 8th Conference in Aegean Archaeology, to be held on 24-25 June 2021 in a hybrid format at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and online (CEST). Contingency plans are in place to hold the entire conference online if this proves necessary and participants will be contacted before the end of May to confirm the final details regarding the format. Proposals for conference presentations are especially welcomed from early career researchers, such as PhD students or candidates, and scholars who have already completed their doctoral research and recently obtained their title.
The proceedings of this conference will be published in the next volume of Sympozjum Egejskie. Papers in Aegean Archaeology, a peer-reviewed series edited by the organisers of the conference and published by the University of Warsaw Press publishing house. Due to the unusual circumstances, there will be no conference fee this year. The application form is available at https://www.archeologia.uw.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/8AEG_Application-Form.doc, to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; questions may be directed to the same address. Further information is available at https://www.archeologia.uw.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/8AEG_CFP.pdf and at https://www.facebook.com/events/240224277622765.

 

ICAS 1

On 14 June 2021 (extended closing date) abstracts (300 words) are due for ICAS 1: International Conference on the Archaeology of Symbols, to be held on 19-21 January 2022 (rescheduled) in Florence, Italy. Further information is available at https://camnes.org/icas-1.

 

Unlocking Sacred Landscapes 3

On 31 August 2021 papers are due for Unlocking Sacred Landscapes: Religious and Insular Identities in Context, to published as a special issue of the journal Religions. Further information and instructions for submitting a manuscript are available at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/sacred_landscapes#info. Contributions are particularly sought that explore the following topics:
• Historical and culturally driven perspectives that recognize the complexities of island religious systems as well as the active role of the islanders in constructing their own religious identities, irrespective of emulation and acculturation.
• Inter-island and island/mainland relations, maritime connectivity of things and people, and ideological values in relation to religious change.
• The relation between island space and environment in the performance and maintenance of spiritual lives.
• The interrelation between official, popular, and personal identities, including ritual healing and magic in island societies.
• Phenomenological, performative, and experiential analyses related to ritual space and/or its associated material assemblages in island societies.

IKUWA7

The 7th International Congress for Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA7), to be held in Helsinki, has been rescheduled to 6-10 June 2022. Further information is available at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/7th-international-congress-for-underwater-archaeology.

 

WAC-9

The World Archaeological Congress (WAC-9), to be held in Prague has been rescheduled to 3-8 July 2022. Further information is available at https://www.wac-9.org/.

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