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Archaeological Society at Athens

The schedule of online lectures at the Archaeological Society at Athens for spring 2022. All lectures will be held at 6-7 pm on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/96289182315?pwd=eEVFYTBRYnpMOGtQdGo4bU12S2RuZz09.
19 January 2022: Α. Βλαχόπουλος, “Βαθύ Αστυπάλαιας. Ένα διαχρονικό παλίμψηστο της Αρχαιολογίας του Αιγαίου”
2 February 2022: Ι. Βαραλής, “Η παλαιοχριστιανική βασιλική της Κάτω Σικυώνας (Κιάτου): παλαιές και νεώτερες έρευνες”
16 February 2022: Χ. Τελεβάντου, “Ανασκαφή Στρόφιλα Άνδρου. 25 χρόνια ερευνών (1997-2022)”
23 February 2022: Π. Θέμελης, “Αρχαία Μεσσήνη. Πρόσφατες έρευνες”
9 March 2022: Μ. Μαρθάρη, “Καστρί Σύρου: οι νέες έρευνες στην ‘Ακρόπολη της Χαλανδριανής’”
16 March 2022: Γ. Παπασάββας, “Το Ιερό του Ερμή και της Αφροδίτης στη Σύμη Βιάννου στην Κρήτη: Ανασκόπηση των ανασκαφών και της έρευνας”
23 March 2022: Έ. Κουντούρη, “Η αρχαιολογική έρευνα των ετών 2018-2021 στη μυκηναϊκή ακρόπολη του Γλα Βοιωτίας: νέα δεδομένα και μελλοντικές προκλήσεις”
30 March 2022: Χ. Τελεβάντου, “Ανασκαφή Αγ. Ανδρέα Σίφνου. Η μυκηναϊκή ακρόπολη και η επανακατοίκησή της κατά τους ιστορικούς χρόνους”
6 April 2022: Μ. Κοσμόπουλος, “Η ανασκαφή στην Ίκλαινα. Νέα συμπεράσματα για το μυκηναϊκό βασίλειο της Πύλου”

 

ARU

The schedule of lectures at the 57th Public Lectures Series of the Archaeological Research Unit (ARU) of the University of Cyprus has been announced for spring 2022, focusing on the “Archaeology of islands.” All lectures will be held at 7:30 PM (EET) virtually via ZOOM. They are free and open to the public, but registration is required for access before each event starts at https://ucy.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpf--srzgrG9DU1MDxpTwQ7BOgdG6ySOfj. Further information is available at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Lectures/57th_Public_Lecture_Series.pdf.
31 January 2022: S. M. Fitzpatrick, “Currents and commodities: How oceanographic effects influenced the prehistoric colonization of islands”
7 February 2022: M. Marthari, “Τα αποτελέσματα των πρόσφατων ανασκαφών στον μείζονος σημασίας Πρωτοκυκλαδικό ΙΙ οικισμό του Σκάρκου της Ίου”
14 February 2022: S. Vakirtzi, “Textiles and identities in the Bronze Age Aegean”
21 February 2022: R. B. Koehl, “The cult statue rendered on a Mycenaean krater from Cyprus”
28 February 2022: G. Vavouranakis, “Anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric approaches to human-environment relations in south-central Crete during the Early Bronze Age”
14 March 2022: N. Efstratiou, “Ζητήματα συνέχειας στην κυπριακή προϊστορία: Η περίπτωση της αναβαθμίδας του Ρουδιά στην ορεινή Κύπρο”
21 March 2022: J. Driessen, J. Bretschneider, and A. Kanta, “Rethinking Pyla Kokkinokremos: A late 13th-century BC fortified settlement in Cyprus”
28 March 2022: J. S. Smith, “An urban sanctuary at Marion in the Cypro-Archaic period”
4 April 2022: S. Fourrier, “Classical Kition”
11 April 2022: A. W. Carr, “The cave church of St. Marina at Qalamoun: A richly rewarding shared project”
2 May 2022: A. Yangaki, “Hidden in plain sight: Bacini, their meanings and messages”
9 May 2022: I. Hadjikyriakos “Bidding for the used: Public auctions in 18th-century Larnaca”

AIA-SCS 2022

On 7-10 January 2022 the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies (AIA-SCS 2022) was held online, hosted in San Francisco. Further information is available at https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/2022-annual-meeting and https://www.archaeological.org/programs/professionals/annual-meeting/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
C. Knappett, T. Theodoulou, and G. Tsimpoukis, “Archaeological Survey of the Bay and Submerged Coastline of Palaikastro, East Crete”
L. Ursprung Nerling, “The Protopalatial Burials and their Larnakes from Kalo Chorio, Istron Crete”
T. Carter, C. Lopez, K. Mallison, V. Mastrogiannopoulou, D. Mylona, G. Tsartsidou, M. Harder, D. Contrearas, M. N. Pareja, and D. Athanasoulis, “The Spatial Configuration of Ritual Action: Insights from the Minoan-Type Peak Sanctuary on Stelida, Naxos”
S. C. Murray, C. E. Pratt, M. Godsey, J. Frankl, B. Lis, G. Erny, R. Stephan, M. McHugh, and P. Sapirstein, “The Bays of East Attica Regional Survey 2020–2021: New Evidence for Settlement, Exchange, and Craft Production from Porto Rafti, Greece”
A. Van de Moortel, “Prepalatial Built Chamber Tomb 73 at Mitrou in the Postpalatial Period and Early Iron Age: An Unbroken Tradition of Memory and Ritual”
K. Shelton, L. Kvapil, G. Price, and K. Kissas, “TAPHOS, the Tombs of Aidonia Preservation, Heritage, and ExplOration Synergasia: the 2019-2021 Excavation Seasons”
R. Worsham and S. Kam, “Crafting a Home: Reconstructing Early Mycenaean Domestic Space in Minecraft”
C. Aamont, “‘Fear and loathing” in the Bronze Age Aegean: Expressing Fear and Terror in Aegean Culture”
F. Blakolmer, “Faces and Feelings. On the Depiction of Emotions in the Iconography of the Aegean Bronze Age”
K. Foster, “The Eyes Have It: Corneal Signs of Emotional States in Theran Art”
A. Dakouri-Hild, “Emotion and the Tanagra larnakes”
M. Gillespie and K. Shelton, “Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines from Petsas House & Patterns of Production and Depositional Choice”
M. Beeler, “Seals, Feasts, and Collective Action in Early Bronze Age Greece”
D. B. Roberson, “Dwelling in the Past: Identifying Domestic Spaces in Early Helladic III – Middle Helladic I Lerna”
J. Meier, G. Price, and K. Shelton, “Artisan-Animal Interactions at Petsas House, Mycenae”
T. Sager, “Reduce, Reuse, Remodel: Architectural modification during the Final Palatial and Postpalatial periods on Crete”
A. Duray, “The Cup-Bearer Fresco of Knossos and Racial Discourses in Aegean Prehistory during the Late 19th–Early 20th Centuries”
P. Dambowic, “NM 4575 and Riddles of the Sphinx: A Female Head from Mycenae in Athens”
R. B. Koehl, “Stick-fighting: A Newly Recognized Minoan Sport”
M. Mitrovich, “Deimatic Display or Nature’s Apotropaia: the Meaning and Function of the Octopus Iconography in the Bronze Age Aegean”
J. Morton, “The Headless Tables of Pylos Ta 715”
N. G. Blackwell and Thomas G. Palaima, “New Insights from the Aya Triadha Sarcophagus: Our First Look at a Mycenaean Sacrificial Headstall”
A. Pierattini, “The Toumba Building Reexamined. Preliminary Findings of a New Architectural Analysis”
M. M. Milic, “The Role of New Exchange and Value Networks in Defining the end of the Neolithic at the Start of the Fifth Millennia B.C.E. in the Balkan Peninsula”
G. Elezi, “Decorated Pottery and the Intercommunity Intra-actions in the Late Neolithic Balkans: A Perspective from Southeastern Albania”
L. Bonga, “A New View on Neolithic Crete in the Context of the Aegean”
I. Caloi, “Exploring Diversity in Pottery Consumption at Minoan Palatial Sites of Protopalatial Crete”
T. M. Brogan, V. Apostolakou, P. P. Betancourt, M. Eaby, and C. Sofianou, “Late Minoan IA pottery from Building B1 on Chryssi”
C. Sturge, “The Dining Etiquette of LM II at Knossos”
K. Mallinson, “The Conical Cups from the Minoan Peak Sanctuary at Stelida, Naxos”
A. R. Knodell, D. Athanasoulis, and Z. Tankosic, “The Small Cycladic Islands Project 2021: The Islets of the Western Cyclades and Syros”
R. Consoli, “The Mycenaean Atlas Project”

 

MAARC 2022

On 31 January — 2 February 2022 the Mediterranean Archaeology Australian Research Community Annual Meeting (MAARC 2022) was hosted online by the Universities of Melbourne and Auckland. Further information is available at https://mediterraneanarcha.wixsite.com/maarc/meeting-2021. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
L. Alvarez, “Aegean Bronze Age mirrors”
S. Lupack, “Mycenaean administration: Interpreting the social implications of careful record-keeping”
J. W. Webb, “Early and Middle Bronze Age metal assemblages from Cyprus: The case of toggle pins”
A. Sneddon and B. Casa, “Abandonment or expulsion, peace or conflict? Analysing the rapid depopulation of the prehistoric Bronze Age settlement of Alambra in central Cyprus”
A. Donald, “Such tiny things: Materiality of cylinder seals in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
B. Davis, “Does Linear A represent one language, or more than one?”
R. Merrilees, “An unusual Red Lustrous Wheel-made spindle bottle in (old) South Wales”
L. Hitchcock. “Nothing is written: Exploring the order of intimacy in a textile-printed sealing in early Philistine administration”
K. Eriksson, “Red Lustrous Wheel-made ware as a southern Anatolian ware and a consideration of the historical inferences from its distribution throughout the East Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age (ca 1600-1200 BCE)”
C. Tully, “Woman, tree, and mountain: the Minoan female silhouette as landscape epiphany”
L. Crewe, “Rubbish or ritual? Animal and pottery deposits at Bronze Age Kissonerga-Skalia”
A. Vassiliades, “The Australian contribution to an American research institute in Cyprus: The Stewarts and CAARI”
L. Webster, “High, middle or low? What does the available radiocarbon dating really say about ‘Philistine’ chronology?”
S. Mills, “Mycenaean Thessaly in the Late Bronze Age: Understanding social and political structures”

The January 2022 issue of Nestor (49.1) is available as a free download.

Michael Ventris Memorial Award

On 1 February 2022 applications are due for the Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2500, to be awarded to scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years or postgraduate students about to complete the doctorate in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications (6 pages maximum) should be sent by email, preferably as a pdf, to the Classics Manager, Valerie James, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at https://ics.sas.ac.uk/awards/award-prizes.

 

Petros D. Goneos Memorial Award

On 25 February 2022 applications are due for the Petros D. Goneos Memorial Award ($5000) from the Museum of Cycladic Art, to encourage, support, and promote high quality research from new researchers (pursuing PhD research or having completed their doctorate within the past ten years) who focus on topics related to the culture of the Cyclades from the Neolithic up to the Post-Byzantine period (up to 1830) or its perception to the modern times. Research may be in the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, art history, and natural and physical sciences; groups pursuing joint collaborative and interdisciplinary projects are encouraged to apply. Applications, consisting of a research proposal (1000 words maximum, excluding bibliographies and references), a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for two referees, should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; on 4 March 2022 the letters from the referees are due, separately, to the same address. Further information, including detailed application instructions, is available at https://cycladic.gr/en/page/chrimatiko-epathlo-sti-mnimi-petrou-d-goneou.

ASOR 2022

On 15 January 2022 proposals for member-organized sessions and workshops are due for the American Society of Overseas Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2022), to be held in Boston on 16-19 November 2022 and online on dates to be announced. From 15 February to 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.

 

The Materiality of Ancient Greek Identities

On 31 January 2022 abstracts (250 words for papers, 100 words for lightning talks) are due for a conference entitled The Materiality of Ancient Greek Identities, 9th to 2nd centuries BC, to be held at Newcastle University on 21 April 2022. Further information and forms are available at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa-jisc.exe?A2=ITALIAN-ARCHAEOLOGY;a40004b6.2110. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• The presentation of identity through material culture
• Material culture’s contribution to the transformation of identities
• The changing relationship between identities and material culture throughout the life course
• Diachronic transformation in the material culture of Greece society

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