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Land, Territory, and Population

On 8 September 2013 abstracts (250 words) for papers (20 minutes maximum) and posters are due for an international conference entitled Land, Territory, and Population in Ancient Greece: Institutional and Mythical to be held on 23-25 October 2013 at Bellaterra (Barcelona). Paper and panel contributions will be admitted in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, and Italian. Further information is available at http://grupsderecerca.uab.cat/institucionsmites/content/colloqui-terra-territori-i-poblaci%C3%B3-lantiga-gr%C3%A8cia. Contributions are invited addressing the following topics:

Population relationships in the II and I Millenium BC

Legal regulation of foreign relations: The condition of 'foreigner'

Cultural and commercial ties

Land occupation and production: Colonization, foundation of cities, and land distribution; Different degrees of access to land tenure

Migration movements

In Poseidons Realm 19

On 31 October 2013 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the conference In Poseidons Realm XIX: Life by water and waterside, to be held on 21-23 March 2014 at the Pfahlbaumuseum, Unteruhldingen, Bodensee. Conference papers will be published in Skyllis. Further information is available at http://www.deguwa.org/.

BANEA 2014

On 31 October 2013 paper, poster, and workshop proposals are due for the 2014 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2014), to be held on 9-11 January 2014 at the University of Reading. Further information is available at http://www.reading.ac.uk/archaeology/Conferences/BANEA/ or from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Proposals for themed workshops of half day or whole day duration are invited; key topics will include:

Sustainability and resilience

Access and networks

Social identity, power, and governance

New agendas in landscape archaeology

Near Eastern archaeology in the contemporary world

Other current research themes

Excavation and survey reports

Pasiphae 8 (2014)

On 31 December 2013 manuscripts are due for the 8th volume (2014) of Pasiphae: Rivista di filologia e antichità egee, an annual international journal containing philological, epigraphic, historical, and archaeological studies of the Aegean civilizations, especially of the Minoan and Mycenaean world; articles will also be welcomed on the relations between the Minoan and Mycenaean world and the contemporary Mediterranean civilizations (Cyprus, the Anatolian and Syro-Palestinian coasts, Egypt and the Western Mediterranean) as well as papers on the Mycenaean heritage in the Greek world of the 1st millennium B.C. For the contents of the first six volumes (2007-2012), see www.libraweb.net/sommari.php?chiave=333; further information is available at http://www.libraweb.net/documenti/Guidelines-PASIPHAE_2013.pdf. Contributions must be e-mailed to Anna Sacconi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Minos

Authors are invited to send their original manuscripts for publication in the digital relaunch of Minos, to be published starting in 2014 in two annual issues (May and November) as a double-blind peer-reviewed journal in electronic format. With a multidisciplinary approach, Minos will publish articles and reviews of books on writing in the scripts of the Aegean area, particularly Linear B (the original focus of the journal), and also on archaic epic. Further information is available at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwnlON4qzyfoSzcwYVRnekJIUTQ/edit?pli=1

Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

The schedule of the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens has been announced for 2013-2014. Lectures will be held at the Central Building of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30). Speakers and titles will be announced subsequently.

31 October 2013

28 November 2013

19 December 2013

29 January 2014

20 February 2014

27 March 2014

30 April 2014

29 May 2014

Explaining change in Aegean prehistory

On 17-18 October 2013 a symposium entitled Explaining change in Aegean prehistory will take place at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Further information is available at http://www.archonline.nl/1/post/2013/05/17-18-october-2013-explaining-change-in-aegean-prehistor.html. The program will be:

J. Bintliff, "Long-term developments in southern mainland settlement systems from EH to LH as seen through the lense of regional survey"

W. Gauss and M. Lindblom, "Premycenaean pottery shapes of the Central Aegean: A new resource in development"

E. Gorogianni, "Social complexity in MBA and LBA Cyclades: A view from Ayia Irini"

B. Legarra Herrero, "Tradition and transformation in the burial record of Pre- and Protopalatial Crete"

D. J. Pullen, "Changes in feasting practices from EH II into MH"

J. B. Rutter, "An alternative approach to MH chronology"

S. Voutsaki, "A society in flux: Social change in the MH Argolid"

E. Weiberg, "Early Helladic III: a non-monumental but revitalized social arena?"

T. Whitelaw, "Urbanism in the prehistoric southern Aegean: a comparative perspective on scale, complexity and integration"

C. W. Wiersma, "Building the Bronze Age. Architectural and social change on the Greek mainland from EH III to LH I"

LM IIIB Pottery

On 24-25 October 2013 an international workshop entitled How long is a century? Late Minoan IIIB pottery: Relative chronology and regional differences will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Further information is available at http://www.uclouvain.be/432969.html. The program will be:

C. Langohr, "Introduction: Late Minoan IIIB pottery at Malia and Sissi: assessing local ceramic sequence, regional traditions, and interaction networks"

B. Hallager, "The LM IIIB settlements at Khania"

E. Hatzaki, "Knossos Little Palace North in a Knossian and Cretan context: the LM III stratigraphical, architectural, and ceramic sequence"

J. Rutter, "Late Minoan IIIB at Kommos: an abundance of deposits, a dearth of clear sub-phases, and probably a gradual desertion of the site "

A. L. D'Agata, "Aghia Triada in LM IIIB: A ceremonial center of Late Minoan III Crete"

F. Nezeri, "The 'Armenoi workshop': Local ceramic sequence and regional tradition from the LM III Cemetery at Armenoi Rethymnon"

T. Cunningham, "Palaikastro Period XVI: the settlement and its ceramics in LM IIIB"

A. Smith, "Pottery from the Late Minoan III cemetery at Myrsini Aspropilia"

A. Kanta, Historical pointers from new evidence. The situation in central Crete during LM IIIB"

On 11-13 November 2013 The 18th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies
 (CHNT 18 2013) will be held in Vienna. Further information is available at http://www.stadtarchaeologie.at/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

I. Trinks and A. Vlachopoulos, "3D digital documentation of the ancient town of Akrotiri on Thera/Santorini"

N. Albertini, A. M. Jasink, and B. Montecchi, "Digital acquisition and modeling of the Minoan seals and sealings kept in two Italian museums"

L. Bombardieri and A. M. Jasink, "SHERD (Secure Heritage, Exhibition, Research and Didactics). Towards a DigiDactic Museum"

G. Dionisio and P. Kruklidis, "The Trojan War myth as a didactic project: Innovative proposals for the understanding of the history"

ASOR 2013

On 20-23 November 2013 the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) will take place in Baltimore, MD. Contact and registration information, a full program, and the abstract book are available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

E. Arie and I. Finkelstein, "New Light on the Destruction of Egypto-Canaanite Megiddo and the Sea Peoples"

W. Weir, "Digging on the Edge: Archaeology and Conservation at Kourion, Cyprus"

L. Atici and B. Erdoğu, "Neolithization of Europe: New Evidence from Uğurlu Höyük, Gökçeada, Turkey"

R. Bains, "Technology, Identity, and Symbolism: Neolithic Stone Bead Technologies at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

C. Bergoffen, "A Cypro-Levantine MB-LB Koine Style: Bird and Palm Kraters and the Influence of Palatial Art"

A. M. Maeir, "The 2013 Season at Tell es-Safi/Gath: An Update on Recent Discoveries and Research"

L. Hitchcock, "Who Are You Calling a Philistine? The University of Melbourne Excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath"

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Craft-based Cultural Influences

On 16-18 May 2013 the 6th Symposium of the Hellenic Society for Archaeometry: Craft-based Cultural Influences in the Mediterranean was held at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Further information is available at http://www.archaeometry.gr/index.php/en/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

D. Katsonopoulou, I. Iliopoulos, S. Katsarou, and V. Xanthopoulou, "Craftsmanship of big storage pithoi from the Early Helladic settlement of Helike, Achaia"

P. M. Day, K. Douni, A. Hein, V. Kilikoglou, M. Relaki, and O. Kakavoyianni, "Style and composition in the Early Helladic II ceramics from the health centre excavations at Koropi, Attica"

Γ. Παπαδάτος and Ε. Νοδάρου, "Γεωγραφική απομόνωση και δίκτυα επαφών: κεραμικές εισαγωγές στο προανακτορικό νεκροταφείο στο Λιβάρι Λασιθίου"

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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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