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Celebrating 30 Years of Archaeological Research

The 55th Public Lecture Series, this year entitled “Celebrating 30 Years of Archaeological Research,” hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit at the University of Cyprus has been announced for spring 2021. All lectures will be held at 7:30 pm EEST on Zoom. Further information and the link to register (required) are available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Lectures/ARU_Spring_Semester_2021.pdf.
1 February 2021: O. Kouka, “Maritime dialogues in the East Aegean Islands and Western Asia Minor during Prehistory”
8 February 2021: V. Kassianidou, “Cypriot copper production, consumption and trade in the 12th century BC”
15 February 2021: G. Papasavvas, “Prices and values of metals in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean markets”
19 April 2021: A. Sarris, “Unfolding the Neolithic landscape of Thessaly: A GeoInformatics perspective”

 

Greek Painting in Context

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens has announced the program for a webinar series entitled Greek Painting in Context, to be held on Thursdays at 7:00 pm EEST. Further information is available at https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/events/details/greek-painting-in-context-webinar-series. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
18 February 2021: E. Oddo, “Beyond Iconography: The Frescoes from the House of the Frescoes at Knossos”
25 February 2021: H. Brecoulaki, “In Search of Contexts: The Wall Paintings of the Mycenaean Palace at Pylos Revisited”

D. G. Hogarth

On 23 January 2021 a conference entitled D. G. Hogarth, archaeologist, intelligence officer, author was held online, hosted by Magdalen College, Oxford. Further information is available at https://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/libraries-and-archives/illuminating-magdalen/news/conference-d-g-hogarth/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
A. Kotsonas, “David Hogarth in Crete: archaeology and politics and the Aegean ‘Promised Land’”

 

Empire and excavation

On 29-30 January 2021 the second part of a conference entitled Empire and excavation: critical perspectives on archaeology in British-period Cyprus, 1878-1960 was held online, hosted in Nicosia, Cyprus (EET) by the British Museum and Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI). Further information is available at http://caari.org/programs/; all CAARI lectures are available on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHrSDGna3hbB9r7oJ_9rQsg. The program was:
P. Maillard, “The excavations in Larnaca’s Salt Lake (1864–1868): diplomacy and the antiquities trade before Colonial rule”
S. Soldi, “The entomological expedition of Giacomo Cecconi and the formation of the Cypriot collection of the National Archaeological Museum of Florence”
R. S. Merrillees, “Dr Francis Henry Hill Guillemard (1852–1933): Ornithologist, incidental antiquarian and snob”
T. Kiely, “Meet the Locals. The neglected role of local Cypriots in the discovery of the island’s material past in Late Ottoman and early British times”
K. Göransson, “The Swedish Cyprus Expedition and the contemporary media coverage”
G. Papasavvas, “A clash of empires at Enkomi: A French excavator, a British director, and a Cypriot curator”
V. Kassianidou, “Mining in the archives: the modern mining industry and its contribution to Cypriot archaeology and vice versa”
C. Barker, “Cypriot Antiquities in the Antipodes: The diaspora of Cypriot material culture to Australia during the era of British colonialism”
E. Hussein, “The diaspora of Cypriot antiquities in Swansea”
A. Reeve, “Exhibiting the empire: Cyprus, the British Empire Exhibition, and Leeds City Museum”
A. Papadopoulos, “Mycenaean pottery and ‘objects of no value’. Finds management and issues of division during the British Museum excavations in Cyprus in the late 19th c. AD”
A. Leriou and G. Vavouranakis, “Communicating archaeology in British-period Cyprus, from J.L. Myres to V. Karageorghis”
C. E. Morris and G. Papantoniou, “Cypriot Aphrodite and British Colonial Discourse: A Reappraisal”
C. Roditou, “Cypriot heritage through the lens of Apostolos Ververis: shaping perceptions of identity in the 1950s”
C. V. Olien, “Between Classicism and Orientalism: Collecting, Classifying, and Displaying Cypriot Sculpture, 1860–1900”

The January 2021 issue of Nestor (48.1) is available as a free download.

ASOR 2021

On 15 January 2021 proposals for new Member-Organized Sessions and Workshops are due for the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2021), to be held in Chicago on 17-20 November 2021 and online on 9-12 December 2021 (CST). From 15 February-15 March the online system for paper abstract and workshop presentation proposals will be open. Further information and forms are available at http://www.asor.org.

 

TAG 2021

On 15 January 2021 proposals for sessions are due for Theoretical Archaeology Group North America (TAG 2021): Stand. Speak. Act, to be held virtually, hosted at Stanford University, on 30 April – 2 May 2021 (PST). On 15 March 2021 individual paper proposals are due. Further information, including formats for plenary sessions and concurrent open sessions, is available at http://tag2021.stanford.edu/.

MAARC

On 28-30 January 2021 the inaugural meeting the Mediterranean Archaeology Australasian Research Community (MAARC) will be held virtually, hosted by the University of Melbourne (AEDT). Attendance is free but registration is required; details should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at https://mediterraneanarcha.wixsite.com/maarc/meeting-2021. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
K. Mann, “Pioneering field practices in Aegean settlement archaeology: The innovation and ongoing influence of Judy Birmingham at Zagora on Andros”
A. Dighton, “In the beginning: the origins of olive and grape consumption - the view from the Eastern Mediterranean”
L. Pisanu, “Mediterranean trade routes during the Bronze and Early Iron Age: What is the role of Nuragic Sardinia?”
J. Webb, “The north coast of Cyprus in the prehistoric Bronze Age: locality, political economy and connectivity”
K. Trimmis, P. N. Kardulias, L. Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, C. Marini, and C. L. Fernée, “The north remembers: continuity and change in the prehistoric landscapes of northern Kythera, Greece”
S. A. Paspalas, “The Early Iron Age settlement of Zagora and its external contact: the evidence of its fine wares”
L. Hitchcock, “The Deep State and the Minoan ‘Palaces’ in Crete: Bureaucracies as Constraining and Enabling SocioPolitical Structures”
C. Tully, “On every high hill and under every green tree: open air cult sites in the Levant and Crete”
J. Heywood, “Funerals and the Ideological Role of Marine Iconography on Post-palatial Crete”
R. E. Kortanoğlu and M. Savrum-Kortanoğlu, “Thoughts on Some Prehistoric and Historical Monumental Structures in Continental Greece”
D. Frankel, “Challenges from the past”
J. Webb, “New Sites from Old. Three Examples”
C. Davey, “Revisiting artefacts: Metal working at Bamboula (Kourion)”
L. Tittl, “‘Out here we are stoned’: the cosmological significance of rocky terrain in Bronze Age Crete”

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