Symbolism, Pre-Writing, and Writing

On 4 September proposals (300 words maximum) with author biographies (100 words maximum) are due for a volume entitled Symbolism, Pre-Writing and Writing in Neolithic Anatolia, Fertile Crescent and Europe: An Introduction to Pre Historic Symbolism, to be published by Peter Lang in the series “South-East European History” Further information is available at


AEA 2023

On 15 September 2023 (extended deadline) abstracts are due for the 43rd Conference of the Association for Environmental Archaeology: Telling Environmental Archaeology Stories (AEA 2023), to be held on 24-26 November 2023 in Tarragona, Spain. Further information is available at Papers in standard format (15 minutes), storytelling format (6 minutes) or poster format (A1 size) are invited on:
• Social relations and the role of different social groups in shaping society and economy
• The role of immigration/movement in changing society, how this took place, and its repercussions
• Past cosmologies and belief systems
• How people or groups of people perceived and acted on issues of health and medicine
• How people or groups of people engaged with their environment: reconstructing rural or urban histories of interactions
• People and societies as the main actors impacting landscapes, geographies, and environments
• Local versus global narratives
• Key events of the past (agricultural and farming developments, emergence of new forms of socio-economic organisation, and what these meant or how they changed life, etc.)
• Communicating environmental archaeology stories:
o Environmental archaeology contributions to policy making and impact
o Successful stories of communicating and disseminating environmental archaeology research to researchers of other fields and the public
o Environmental archaeology and the press
o Environmental archaeology and impact on education
o Inclusive environmental archaeology


BANEA 2024

On 6 October 2023 session abstracts (250 words) are due for the annual conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2024). Archaeological and heritage practice in Southwest Asia: towards equitable futures, to be held on 3-5 January 2024 in Glasgow. Further information is available at The sessions and workshops are:
• Archaeological fairness
• Landscape
• Digital archaeologies
• Field reports
• Foodways
• Social worlds
• Achaemenid Environments: Agenda-setting economic, landscape, environmental and bioarchaeological approaches to Achaemenid Impact
• The Archaeology and Cultural Heritage of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region
• Big Dig Energy: Gendered practices and internalised patriarchy in archaeological fieldwork in West Asia
• Dialogues Across Landscapes: New Challenges to Practicing Landscape Archaeology in Western Asia
• When is Urban, Really? Looking Back, Moving Forward – Exploring temporalities of Late Chalcolithic Mesopotamia in the present: A workshop celebrating historic innovations in early urban archaeology, and tackling current challenges to the field
• Whose Heritage Is it? A Discussion on Community Engagement and Local Counter-narratives in Archaeology of Southwest Asia


LAC 2024

On 31 October 2023 session abstracts are due for the 8th Landscape Archaeology Conference: Human Challenges in a Context of Changing Landscapes (LAC 2024), to be held on 10-14 June 2024 at Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. From 1 December 2023 through 29 February 2024 submission of abstracts for papers and posters will be open. Further information is available at The themes of the conference are:
• Mobility, settlement and people: an environmental approach
• Places, people and identity: a conceptual challenge for Landscape Studies
• Space vs site: human dynamics in landscape
• Cutting-edge technologies and theories: a new perspective from Landscape Archaeology
• Knowledge transfer and local communities in Landscape Studies
• Landscape heritage values
• Climate change and ancient natural and human-shaped landscapes: interdisciplinary approaches
• Landscape Archaeology: visual and virtual perceptions
• Landscape Archaeology and Landscape Ecology


UISPP 2023

On 5-9 September 2023 the UISPP XX World Congress: Interdisciplinarity in Archaeology will be held in Timişoara, Romania. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. García Suárez, “Continuity and change in Neolithic earthen architecture an Anatolian case study”
O. Palli, E. Pavlidou, L. Malletzidou, T. T. Zorba, I. Nazlis, G. Kourtessi-Philippakis, S. Andreou, and S. Triantafyllou, “Multidisciplinary approach to the analysis of residues on quartz tools from the Bronze Age Thessaloniki Toumba, Greece”
A. Vintaloro, “L’arrivée de l’artisanat en Sicile depuis la mer Égée génère des sociétés guerrières”
M. Truffi and F. Nomi, “Federico Halbherr, a pioneer of Mediterranean archaeology”
G. Iliadis, D. Cardoso, and S. Dadaki, “Representations of footprints in north Aegean rock art. The site of ‘Tsigkri’ in the island of Thassos”
T. Scarano, C. Cavazzuti, G. E. De Benedetto, R. Jung, L. Mazzotta, G. Patrizi, J. H. Sterba, and A. Arena, “Organic Residue and Trace Element Analyses from Aegean-type ceramics from Roca Vecchia (Le, IT)”
G. Herzlinger and N. Galanidou, “The Acheulean Large Cutting Tool assemblage from Rodafnidia, and other Lower Palaeolithic localities on Lesbos, Greece: A 3D morpho-technological cross-regional comparative analysis”


YRA 2023

On 4-6 October 2023 the 6th workshop for Young Researchers in Archaeometry 2023 (YRA 2023) will be held at the University of Tübingen, Germany, in hybrid format. Further information is available at Posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
E. Tsafou, “Minoan cooking vessels: An interdisciplinary approach on their function and use”

INSTAP Publication Team Grants

Publication Team Grant applications are available from the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP). There is no specific deadline for this class of application; please apply at least 2 months or more prior to the start date. Excavation directors may apply for technical archaeological services for preparation of their publications. Projects that are finished with excavation and are preparing material for publication are eligible. Further information and applications are available at


Tytus Scholars and Cincinnati Summer Residency Programs

On 15 March 2024 applications are due for both the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program and the Cincinnati Summer Residency Program for 2024-2025. Applicants for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program will ordinarily be a minimum of five years beyond receipt of the PhD, with notable publication histories, who are expected to be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for one semester (ca. four months). Tytus Scholars receive a monthly stipend of $1,500 plus housing near campus and a transportation allowance, as well as office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library.
Applicants for the Cincinnati Summer Residency program are scholars who would benefit from the use of a world-class classics library with their Ph.D. in hand by the time of application, and will ordinarily be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for approximately two months in the summer terms, May to mid-August. Cincinnati Summer Residents receive housing near campus and office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library. Further information and application forms are available at

CAA 2024

On 20 August 2023 proposals for sessions (1000 words) are due for the 51st Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2024): Across the Horizon, to be held on 8-12 April 2024 in Auckland, New Zealand. From 11 September through 9 October 2023 the call for papers, posters, and workshops will be open. Further information is available at


Perfume Production in the Ancient World

On 30 August 2023 abstracts (300–500) are due for a conference entitled Perfume Production in the Ancient World, to be held on 6-8 November 2023 in Prague, Czechia. Further information is available at


NASC 2023

On 31 August 2023 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the National Student Archaeology Conference (NASC 2023): Intersectionality, to be held in hybrid format on 22-24 September 2023 at the University of Melbourne. Further information is available at


In Poseidons Realm XXIX

On 30 October 2023 abstracts (250 words plus 2 figures) are due for the conference In Poseidons Realm XXIX: The cultural heritage at and in Lake Constance, to be held on 8-12 May 2024 at the Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz, Austria; as with all IPR conferences, contributions from all areas of research on underwater archaeology and heritage are welcome. Further information is available at

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