The November 2010 (37.8) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

This is the third issue under the new publication model for Nestor. The remaining 2010 issues will be made available after the corresponding print issues have been mailed.  We encourage subscribers to switch to this free digital format for 2011, instead of continuing to pay to receive paper copies.

On 4 February 2010 applications are due for fellowships during summer 2011 for intensive advanced Turkish language study at the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Princeton University Turkish Language Program at Bogaziçi University. The fellowships provide round‐trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Further information is available at or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone: (215) 898‐3474 or from Erika H. Gilson, 110 Jones Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544‐1008; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On 2 October 2010 the Seconde journée de l’activité scientifique belge dans le monde grec: Robert Laffineur in honorem was held at the Université de Liège. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

P. P. Betancourt, “New Evidence for the Beginning of the Minoan Period” 

C. Doumas, “Akrotiri à Thera (Santorini) et l’Âge du Bronze égéen”

A. Vlachopoulos, “Les peintures murales d’Akrotiri et leur integration dans le tissu urbain”

J. Driessen and I. Schoep, “Fouilles à Sissi (Crète) 2007-2010”


Minoan Seminar

The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for Autumn 2010. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens; those planning to attend should inform the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at

8 October 2010: P. Betancourt, “Evidence from the Hagios Charalambos Cave for Lasithi’s Economic and Political Relations with Other Parts of Crete “

19 November 2010: S. Privitera, “Living and Storing in the LM III ‘Villaggio’ at Hagia Triada: a second-order centre into a ville capitale in the western Mesara"

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On 15 November 2010 abstracts (300 to 500 words) are due for papers or posters at CAA2011. The 39th Annual International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archeology (CAA): “Revive the Past”, to be held on 12-16 April 2011 in Beijing. Further information on the conference and the registration process is available at In addition to the General Papers section, the following topical sections are seeking contributions:

Illuminating Virtual Reconstructions: Physical Accuracy and Archaeological Interpretation

Semantic Technologies in Archaeology

Conceptual Modeling for Archaeology

Digital Spaces for Archaeology

Toward Best Practices for Building and Using Digital Models of Cultural Heritage Sites

Collective Geophysics for Archaeology: Moving Forward

Digging with Words: E-text and E-archaeology

Connecting the Dots: Critical Approaches in Archaeological Network Analysis

Spatial Prediction of Archaeological Sites and Paleoenvironments

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