Nestor  

Latest

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”

Οι αρχαιολογικές δραστηριότητες του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας

On 24 November 2021 a conference entitled the Οι αρχαιολογικές δραστηριότητες του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας: Έρευνα και Εκπαίδευση was held online by the Department of History and Archeology of the School of Philosophy of the University of Crete. Further information is available at https://www.uoc.gr/announce/tomeasistoriasarxaiologias.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:
Κ. Κόπακα , “Η αρχαιολογική και διεπιστημονική έρευνα του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης στο ακριτικό νησί της Γαύδου”
Ν. Γαλανίδου, “Η Παλαιολιθική Έρευνα του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης στο Ιόνιο Πέλαγος: Λευκάδα, Μεγανήσι, Κυθρός” and “Διερευνώντας τις απαρχές της ανθρώπινης κατοίκησης στο Αιγαίο: Παλαιολιθική Λέσβος”

The November 2021 issue of Nestor (48.8) is available as a free download.

EAA 2022

On 11 November 2021 proposals for sessions are due for the 28th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting (EAA 2022), to be held on 31 August - 3 September 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. From 20 December 2021 through 10 February 2022 the call for papers will be open. Further information is available at https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2022.

 

ICAS-EMME 3

On 15 November 2021 abstracts (200-300 words) are due for the 3rd International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (ICAS-EMME 3), to be held on 14-18 March 2022 at The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus. Further information is available at https://icasemme.cyi.ac.cy/. Sessions will include:
• An Environmental History of ancient Cyprus: landscapes, plants and animals through time
• Mediterranean palaeomobility: written sources, material networks and skeletal data
• Copper metallurgy in the EMME
• Scientific Analysis of Ancient Glass in EMME region
• Interdisciplinary ceramic studies as proxies for approaching Eastern Mediterranean societies of the 2nd and 1st millennia BC
• Potting traditions of medieval and post-medieval Eastern Mediterranean
• Art Characterization
• Digital documentation of heritage and the participation of local communities
• Multimodal Digital Heritage Preservation in the EMME Region
• Modelling Settlement Transformations in the EMME region
• Graduate Research in Archaeological Sciences in the EMME region
• Challenges and opportunities in Graduate Research in EMME region (round table)

 

Mobility and Memory in the Archaeology of the Middle Sea

On 19 November 2021 abstracts (150-300 words) for 20-minute papers are due for an international conference entitled Mobility and Memory in the Archaeology of the Middle Sea: Diachronic interdisciplinary explorations of a complex relationship, to be held on 17-18 December 2021 at Aula Prodi, Dipartimento Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna. Further information is available at https://eventi.unibo.it/mobility-memory-middle-sea. Contributions from the broad field of Archaeology and Heritage Studies dealing with the Mediterranean will be particularly welcome that address issues such as the following:
• The role of memory and related places, objects and practices in promoting clash or mutual respect between identities of newcomers and established communities. In what ways is memory mobilised to trigger acceptance instead of exclusion?
• The articulation of memory in situations of displacement where individuals or groups have been completely removed from their original place, such as those currently characterising the eastern coast of the Middle Sea (as well as many other areas). What happens in these cases? What strategies are/can be employed to mitigate the loss of and/or to help re-creating memory?
• The ethics and politics of the memory of mobility. How is ancient mobility used nowadays to reinforce or dismiss claims of legitimacy to certain places made by certain groups?

 

Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference

On 22 November 2021 abstracts (250 words) are due for the Eleventh Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference, to be held on 18-19 February 2022 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Further information and the forms for submission are available at https://classics.utk.edu/ugcc.php.

 

Materiality of Ancient Greek Identities

On 31 January 2022 abstracts (250 words) are due for a conference entitled The Materiality of Ancient Greek Identities, 9th to 2nd centuries BC, to be held on 21 April 2022 at Newcastle University. Further information and the forms for submission are available at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa-jisc.exe?A2=ITALIAN-ARCHAEOLOGY;a40004b6.2110.

 

SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium

On 4 February 2022 abstracts (300 words) are due for the SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium 2022, to be held virtually on 8-10 April 2022 by the State University of New York, New Paltz. Abstracts, along with name, major, academic year, institutional affiliation, and email of the submitter, should be sent to Keely Heuer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

ASMOSIA XIII

On 28 February 2022 abstracts (200–400 words) are due for the 13th International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity (ASMOSIA XIII), to be held on 19-24 September 2022 in Vienna. Further information and the forms for submission are available at https://www.oeaw.ac.at/conferences/asmosia-xiii-vienna/. The sessions will be:
• Applications to Specific Archaeological Questions – Use of Marble
• Provenance Identification I: Marble
• Provenance Identification II: Other Stones.
• Advances in Provenance Techniques, Methodologies and Databases
• Quarries and Geology (Quarrying Techniques, Organization, Transport of Stones, New Quarries, Stone Carving and Dressing, Hazards to and Preservation of Quarries)
• Stone Properties, Weathering Effects and Restoration, as related to diagnosis problems, matching of stone fragments and authenticity
• Pigments and Paintings on Marble
• Special Theme Session: Production and trade of marble and other stones in the Alpine and Danube provinces – regional resources and Mediterranean imports
• Poster Session I: Applications to Specific Archaeological Questions, Provenance Identification I and II, Advances in Provenance Techniques, Methodologies and Databases
• Poster Session II: Quarries and Geology, Stone Properties, Weathering Effects and Restoration, Pigments and Paintings on Marble, Special Theme Session

CREWS

On 18-19 November 2021 the third project conference of Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS), Writing around the Ancient Mediterranean: Practices and Adaptations, will be held online (GMT). Further information is available at https://crewsproject.wordpress.com/wampa/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
G. Bourogiannis, “The (not so) parallel lives of Cypriot evidence in the Iron Age Aegean”
C. Donnelly, “Cypro-Minoan and its potmarks and vessel inscriptions as challenges to Aegean Scripts corpora”
B. Pestarino, “The introduction of the Greek alphabet in Cyprus, a case study in material culture”
M. Polig, “Ductus in Cypro-Minoan writing. Definition, purpose and distribution of stroke types”
P. Steele, “What is involved in approaching writing ‘holistically’? A look at writing (system) developments in the Bronze Age Aegean”

Access to Nestor is provided by the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati