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The October 2013 (40.7) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

On 31 January 2014 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,000) to assist with the publication, excluding subventions, of archaeological excavation or fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age sites, are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. Applications comprising a description of the proposed work (maximum 1500 words), a detailed budget, and either 2 references in sealed envelopes or the names of the referees if the references are sent directly by the referees should be sent to Professor Sir John Boardman, Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford OX1 2PH, UK or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The importance of the site, your qualifications, other sources of support, and the present or planned status and place of publication should be indicated.

CAA 2014

On 31 October 2013 abstracts (300-500 words, in English) are due for the international congress Computers Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, to be held at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Institut d'art et d'archéologie, Paris, from 22-25 April 2014. Further information is available at http://caa2014.sciencesconf.org/. Themes of the conference will include:

Field and laboratory data recording

Historiography

Ontologies and standards

Internet and archaeology

3D archaeology

AIS (Archaeological Information Systems)

GIS and spatial analysis

Mathematics and statistics in archaeology

Open source

Computing in epigraphy and history

Multi-agent systems and complex system modelling

Virtual archaeology

EAA 2014

On 11 November 2013 proposals for sessions are due for the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2014), to be held in Istanbul from 10-14 September 2014. On 16 December 2013 - 27 January 2014 paper and poster abstract submission is open. Further information and forms are available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or https://www.eaa2014istanbul.org/site. The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:

Connecting seas - across the borders

Managing archaeological heritage: past and present

Ancient technologies in social context

Environment and subsistence: the geosphere, ecosphere and human interaction

Times of change: collapse and transformative impulses

Retrieving and interpreting the archaeological record

Chronika 4, 2014

On 15 October 2013 abstracts (100 words) are due for articles for the 4th volume (2014) of Chronika, a graduate student journal covering research in European and Mediterranean archaeology; Chronika encourages interdisciplinary dialogues and innovative approaches to the study of the past. On 1 December 2013 first drafts of full articles (3000-4000 words, with up to 10 images) will be due; on 1 March 2014 revised articles will be due. For the first three volumes (2011-2013), see http://www.chronikajournal.com/; abstracts and requests for further information should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Aegean Lectures

Aegeus – Society for Aegean Prehistory has announced the following schedule of Aegean Lectures for autumn 2013, to take place in the Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens. Aegean Lectures begin at 7:00 pm. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/en/index.php/aegean-lectures/.

18 October 2013: M. Kosma, "Πρωτοελλαδικοί τάφοι στα Νέα Στύρα Ευβοίας"

22 November 2013: A. Van De Moortel, "The Middle Bronze Age boat from Mitrou and the origins of Aegean boat building"

6 December 2013: A. Philippa-Touchais and G. Touchais, "Το μεσοελλαδικό Άργος: μια πορεία προς την κοινωνική πολυπλοκότητα"

Mycenaean Seminars

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2013-2014, to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House South Block Ground Floor G22 / 26, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available at http://www.icls.sas.ac.uk/events/diary-events/seminar-lecture-series.

16 October 2013: J. Cutler, "The fabric of Minoanisation: textile production, the transmission of craft knowledge and social dynamics in the Bronze Age southern Aegean"

13 November 2013: P. Stockhammer, "Aegean-type pottery in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Southern Levant: a revaluation of functions and meanings"

4 December 2013: P. Sotirakopoulou, "The pottery from the Early Cycladic settlement at Dhaskalio, Keros and its wider implications for the later Early Bronze Age of the Cyclades"

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The New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium has announced the schedule for autumn 2013, to take place at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York at 6:30 pm. Interested guests are always welcome; please R.S.V.P. 212-992-5803 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

27 September 2013: R. Koehl, "It's a Dog's Life: The Canine in Minoan Culture"

25 October 2013: J. Crouwel, "Recent Excavations at Geraki, Laconia"

22 November 2013: N. Thomas, "A Lion's Eye View of the Aegean Bronze Age"

Minoan Seminar

On 11 October 2013 the 10th year of the Minoan Seminar will begin with a lecture by A. Tzigounaki entitled "Η 'σφραγιδοκρατία' την εποχή των πρώτων ανακτόρων" at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

Που αρχίζει το παρελθόν μας;

On 12 October 2013 a colloquium entitled Που αρχίζει το παρελθόν μας; Η συγκρότηση της επιστήμης της Παλαιοανθρωπολογίας και της Παλαιολιθικής Αρχαιολογίας στην Ελλάδα will be held at the University of Athens, Ioannis Drakopoulos Conference Hall, 30 Panepistimiou St. Further information is available at http://www.aegeussociety.org/images/uploads/lectures/2013/Our-past-12-Oct-2013-prog.pdf. The program will be:

Γ. Κουρτέση-Φιλιππάκη, "Η προβληματική της ημερίδας 'Που αρχίζει το παρελθόν μας;'"

Β. Καραμανωλάκης, "Από τη σκοπιά του ιστορικού: εθνική ιστορία και προϊστορική αρχαιολογία"

Θ. Τζαβάρας, "Πώς ορίζεται το χτές; Και πώς το πριν από χτές;"

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