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Artefacts, Creativity, Technology, and Skills in the Aegean Bronze Age

The program of a new online lecture series entitled Artefacts, Creativity, Technology, and Skills in the Aegean Bronze Age has been announced, to be hosted jointly by the Universities of Copenhagen, Heidelberg, Prague, and Warsaw. All lectures will be delivered on Fridays at 2 pm CET (8 am EST), available at https://audimax.heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/ma73-hghm-mwfy-tevh?fbclid=IwAR3BjsA7WqICAl0DAcx-CFmDyZWVS2szVNzjc8dsQmeiQWXPm1JktxzDsk8; no registration is required. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=2956431651261621&set=a.1388585244712944.
17 December 2021: C. Knappett, “Meaning in the Making: Creativity in Aegean Bronze Age Art”
7 January 2022: N. Papadimitriou and A. Goumas, “Aegean Crafts: Materials, Tools and the Notion of Skill”
14 January 2022: A. Ulanowska, “Artefacts, Creativity, Technology, and Skills in Textile Production in Bronze Age Greece”
21 January 2022: C. von Ruden, “Between Skillful Routines and Creative Divergence — a View on Craft in the Aegean Bronze Age”
28 January 2022: S. Todaro, “Multi-layered and Internally Supported Vessels from Early and Middle Minoan Phaistos: a Peculiar Case of Skilled Creativity in Bronze Age Crete”
4 February 2022: A. Dakouri-Hild, “From tine Things to Sum of Worlds: Creativity and the Making of Bespoke Artefacts in the Mycenaean World”
11 February 2022: C. Murphy, “Techniques and Tricks: Some Preliminary Results of a Study on the Production of the Petsophas Peak Sanctuary Figurines”

 

Human Agency and Global Challenges

On 24-26 February 2022 a conference entitled Human Agency and Global Challenges: Re-Centering Social Change in Archaeology will be held Bergen, Norway. Further information is available at https://www.uib.no/en/rg/materiality/145610/human-agency-and-global-challenges-re-centering-social-change-archaeology#thursday-24th-nbsp-february. Papers of interest to Nestor readers, will include:
Z. Tankosic and P. Zafeiriadis, “Embracing insularity: Cycl(ad)ic social changes in Final Neolithic Greece”

CAA-NL-FL 2021

On 9-10 December 2021 the 2021 Joint Chapter Meeting of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Netherlands/Flanders (CAA-NL-FL 2021) was held online. Further information is available at https://caanlfl.nl/?q=node/84. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
M. Gavryushkina, “Broken Pots and Moon Dust: Examining Digital 3D Workflows for Excavation Documentation at Chlorakas-Palloures, Cyprus”

 

Mobility and Memory in the Archaeology of the Middle Sea

On 17-18 December 2021 an international conference entitled Mobility and Memory in the Archaeology of the Middle Sea: Diachronic interdisciplinary explorations of a complex relationship was held at Aula Prodi, Dipartimento Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna. Further information is available at https://eventi.unibo.it/mobility-memory-middle-sea. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
E. Prezioso, “Artefactual Traditions as Transgenerational Memories: The Case of Minoanisation in the Bronze Age Aegean”
E. Weiberg and M. Finné, “Land use expansion in Late Bronze Age Greece – a success story(?)”

The December 2021 issue of Nestor (48.9) is available as a free download.

Workshop on the application of cross-craft interaction within craft industries

On 16 December 2021 expressions of interest (proposed title and abstract, 200 words maximum) are due for a workshop on the application of cross-craft interaction within craft industries that will take place at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Faculty of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw, to be held on 14-18 March 2022 in hybrid format. Inquiries and expressions of interest should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

MAARC 2022

On 19 December 2021 abstracts (200 words maximum) are due for the Mediterranean Archaeology Australian Research Community Annual Meeting (MAARC 2022), hosted online by the Universities of Melbourne and Auckland on 31 January — 2 February 2022. Further information is available at https://mediterraneanarcha.wixsite.com/maarc/meeting-2021.

 

The Wor(l)ds of Linear A

On 31 December 2021 proposals for 20-minute presentations (approximately 500 words) are due for a virtual conference and round table entitled The Wor(l)ds of Linear A: An integrated approach to Linear A documents and script (a 2022 assessment), to be held in May 2022 (currently proposed 24-26 May 2022. Further information is available at https://classicalassociation.org/events/call-for-papers-the-worlds-of-linear-a-an-integrated-approach-to-linear-a-documents-and-script-university-of-cambridge/ or from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

2022 Connected Past Conference

On 31 January 2022 titles and abstracts (150 words maximum) are due for the 2022 Connected Past Conference: Networks in the archaeology of the ancient Aegean, to be held in Heraklion, Crete on 1-2 September 2022. Paper proposals should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at https://connectedpast.net/heraklion-2022/.

11th Day on Belgian Archaeological Research

On 10 December 2021 the 11th Day on Belgian Archaeological Research in the Ancient Greek World will be held in Brussels. Further information is available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Belgian-Day-Dec-2021-FINAL.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
T. Fantuzzi, “Minoan Eruption Chronology: A (simple) summary of an intricate problem”
N. Massar, “Cretan Fine Wares in and out of Crete. Trade Patterns and Distribution Networks”
R. Vandam, J. Coenaerts, and K. Nys, “Introducing the Hala Sultan Tekke Hinterland Survey Project. The first results”

 

PoCA 2021

On 9-11 December 2021 the 18th meeting of the Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA 2021) will be held in hybrid form hosted in Basel. Further information is available at https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fklassarch.philhist.unibas.ch%2Fde%2Fforschung%2Fpoca-2021%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cnestor%40ucmail.uc.edu%7C231bf64277ff4a0d37c508d9b06e7a97%7Cf5222e6c5fc648eb8f0373db18203b63%7C1%7C0%7C637734810818165600%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=bvNNIkoes0k%2BL8DXViyokNjR8eTChBnfSc4lUCf47jg%3D&reserved=0. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
S. Wink, “Moving with the Times: Ritual movement and Social Change in Ancient Cyprus”
E. Neil, “Memory and Mnemonic Cycles in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Xeros valley”
S. Fourrier, “Kition and History: New Evidence from Recent Excavations”
M. Harris-Schobert, “Ritual Connections: Altars of Late Bronze Age Cyprus and Iron Age Philistia”
A. Donald, “Seals without Style: Unclassified cylinder seals as an understudied assemblage in Late Bronze Age Cyprus”
D. Griswold, “Plain White Wheel-Made Ware in Tel Shikmona, Israel: Evidence of a Larger Phenomenon?”
F. Meneghetti, “Tiny traces: miniatures and miniaturisation in LC Cyprus”
C. Donnelly, “Mud balls, Clay balls? An Egyptian Writing Practice on Cyprus”
M. Yamasaki, “In the middle of the sea: mainlanders’ view on the insularity of Cyprus”
S. Lo Russo and R. Hermans, “More than dirt – New perspectives on Bronze Age habitation horizons based on an integrative approach”
A. Villani and P. Tripodi, “Leaving behind (or not). Abandonment practices and selected assemblages at MBA Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou”
P. Pizzo, “Pyrotechnology in Middle Bronze Age Cyprus”
N. Boyd, “The Magic of Motherhood in Chalcolithic Kissonerga-Mosphilia”

 

ICAS 1

On 19-21 January 2022 the International Conference on the Archaeology of Symbols (ICAS 1) will be held in Florence, Italy. Further information is available at https://camnes.org/icas-1. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
A. Lekka, “Ιmages and Symbols of 12th c. B.C. pictorial pottery from Cyprus”
D. Ben-Shlomo, “Symbolism in a Multi-Ethnic Space: Canaanite, Philistine and Israelite Iconography in the Iron Age Levant”
A. Maeir, “The "Symbol-Scape" of the Philistines: A reassessment”

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