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On 31 May 2013 a conference entitled Carl and Elizabeth Blegen Remembered. Ploutarchou 9, Celebrated was held by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation. Further information is available at http://www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/agenta/carl-and-elizabeth-blegen-remembered/. The program was:

N. Vogeikoff-Brogan, "The Life of Carl W. Blegen: From a Grass Roots Perspective"

I. Tzonou-Herbst, "From the Mud of Peirene to Mastering Prehistoric Stratigraphy: Carl Blegen's Formative Years in the Corinthia and Argolid"

Y. Fappas, "The Govs of Mycenaean Archaeology: Carl W. Blegen's and Alan J. B. Wace's Friendship and Collaboration Through the Lens of Their Correspondence"

R. Pounder, "The Blegens and the Hills: A Family Affair"

Y. Galanakis, "'Islanders vs. Mainlanders,' 'The Mycenae Wars,' and Other Short Stories"

V. Florou, "Η Οικία Blegen επί της οδού Πλουτάρχου 9: Μια κληματαριά, πυκνή σκιά ωραίων συναντήσεων"

E. French, "'Εις ανώτερα': The Govs in the 1930s"

B. Rose, "Carl Blegen at Troy, 1932-1938, and the Question of a Trojan War"

N. Karadimas, "Οι ανασκαφές του Carl Blegen στην Πύλο μέσα από τον ελληνικό και ξένο τύπο"

J. L. Davis, "Blegen in Pylos: A Cultural and Cross-Cultural Phenomenon"

G. Papathanasopoulos, "Remembering Carl Blegen"

EAA 2013

On 4-8 September 2013 the 19th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2013) was held in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Further information is available at http://www.eaa2013.cz. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

J. Vieugue, K. Kotsakis, L. Salanova, and G. Toufexis, "The adoption of pottery in south-eastern Europe: Social or economic factors?"

E. N. Yalman, "Pottery as memory item at Çatalhöyük"

E. Andoni, "Cultural and chronological features of Early Neolithic pottery of southeastern settlements of Albania"

P. Pavúk, L. Girella, and M. Gregor, "Same people, changing fashions: Negotiating identities in NE Aegean"

A. Vianello, "Entangled Aegean-type wares"

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The May 2013 (40.5) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

Popular Religion and Ritual

On 31 May 2013 abstracts are due for a conference entitled Popular religion and ritual in the east Mediterranean from the 3rd millennium BC to the 5th century AD, to be held on 10-11 December 2013 by the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens. Abstracts (250 words in English (and Greek if possible)) containing author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) and contact details) should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; papers (20 minutes) may be in English or Greek, the latter with a translation into the former. Conference topics will include:

Household cult and ritual (e.g. foundation rites)

Places of popular cult

Funerary activity as popular ritual

Witchcraft

Other types of popular ritual (e.g. ritual acts involving conspicuous food and drink consumption or public gatherings)

The emulation of elite cult and other ritual habits by wider social groups

Textiles and Cult

On 1 June 2013 confirmation of interest and preliminary titles are due for a conference entitled Textiles and Cult in the Mediterranean Area in the first millennium BC, to be held on 21-22 November 2013 at the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. On 1 August 2013 abstracts (250 words) should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/about/conferences/2013/First_call_for_papers_-_Textiles_and_cult_in_the_first_millenium_BC-1.pdf/.

The April 2013 (40.4) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

CAA 2013 Perth

On 25-28 March 2013 the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods to Archaeology Conference (CAA 2013 Perth): Across Space and Time was held in Perth, Australia. Further information is available at http://www.caa2013.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

A. Goren, "Virtual Archaeology - creating an interdisciplinary toolbox for 3D visualization of ancient sites and landscapes in computer game engines"

D. Henderson, R. Boys, A. Golightly, A. Baggaley, G. Sarson, and A. Shukurov, "Inference for population dynamics in the Neolithic period"

C. Piccoli, P. Aparajeya, G. Papadopoulos, V. Stissi, J. Poblome, P. Bes, J. Bintliff, F. Leymarie, and P. Daras, "Towards automatic classification of pottery sherds: a combined approach"

Ανασκαφή και Έρευνα IX

On 5-6 April 2013 the symposium Ανασκαφή και Έρευνα, IX: Aπό το ερευνητικό εργό του Τομέα Αρχαιολογίας και Ιστορίας της Τέχνης was held in Athens, Greece at the Department of Archaeology and History of Art of the University of Athens. Further information is available at http://eclass.uoa.gr/modules/document/file.php/ARCH284/Programma%20Symposiou%20Tomea%20Arxaiologias.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Γ. Κουρτέση-Φιλιππάκη, Γ. Ρήγινος, Α. Chabrol, and Δ. Σακκάς, "Αρχαιολογική έρευνα επιφανείας στη λεκάνη του Mέσου Καλαμά Θεσπρωτίας: 2011-2013"

Ε. Μαντζουράνη, Έ. Ζαββού, Α. Θέμος, and Γ. Βαβουρανάκης, "Η Ελαφόνησος πριν και μετά το 2009: παλαιά και νέα αρχαιολογικά ευρήματα"

Γ. Παπαθεοδώρου, Μ. Γεραγά, and Ε. Μαντζουράνη, "Παλαιογεωγραφική ανάπλαση της θαλάσσιας περιοχής της Ελαφονήσου (Ν. Α. Πελοπόννησος) με χρήση μεθόδων γεωφυσικής διασκόπησης"

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