Neolithic Seminar

On 30 May 2013 abstracts (150-200 words, including name, institution, and the title of the paper) are due for the 20th Neolithic Seminar: The Transition to Farming in Eurasia: Changing Interpretative Paradigms, to be held on 8-9 November 2013 at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. All previous Neolithic Seminar proceedings are available in the periodical Documenta Prehistorica XXI-XXXIX ( Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; further information is available at


On 31 July 2013 abstracts are due for the 13th annual Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2013) conference, to be held on 1-3 November 2013, hosted by the University of East Anglia. Papers on Cypriot archaeology of any period, or on related subjects, will be welcome. Abstracts (250 words maximum), title, and email address should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information and registration forms are available at


On 31 July 2013 abstracts (200 words maximum) for papers, workshops, and posters are due for the 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (9ICAANE), to be held at the University of Basel, Switzerland on 9-13 June 2014. Further information is available at The themes of the congress will be:

Egypt and Ancient Near East – Perceptions of Alterity

Travelling Images – Transfer and Transformation of Visual Ideas

Ancient Near Eastern Traditions vs. Hellenization/ Romanization

Reconstructing Ancient Eco-Systems

Dealing with the Past: Finds, booty, gifts, spoils, heirlooms

Excavation Reports and Summaries in Near Eastern Archaeology

Gender and Landscape

On 13-14 April 2013 the Sixth IEMA Visiting Scholar Spring Conference: Engendering Landscape & Landscaping Gender will be held at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

N. Galanidou, "Engendering the Archaeological Landscapes of Paleolithic Northwestern Greece"

R. Tringham, "Pivoting and Jumping through the Fabric of Çatalhöyük to an Imagined World of People with Faces, Histories, Voices, and Stories to Tell"

26th Conference on Archaeological Work in Macedonia and Thrace

On 20-22 March 2013 Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στη Μακεδονία και τη Θράκη, 26η Επιστημονική Συνάντηση was held at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Further information is available atΑΕΜΘ_2013_Το-Πρόγραμμα-του-Συνεδρίου.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

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On 21-22 March 2013 a conference entitled Troy: New Perspectives on Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Turkey was held by the Allard Pierson Museum, the University of Amsterdam, the Sezer Tansuĝ Art Foundation, and the Netherlands Institute in Turkey in conjunction with the exhibition "Troy: City, Homer and Turkey." Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Z. Çelik, "History of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire"

G. Uslu, "Troy, Homer and Turkey"

R. Aslan, "From 16th Century: Troy as a Cultural Heritage"

R. Aslan, "Troy as an Enigma: Different Perspectives, Different Reconstructions"

P. Jablonka, "Knock Down the Walls and Let the Horse Come in: Conflicting Imaginations, Archaeology and Reconstruction at Troy"

E. H. Riorden, "Locus versus Metis: The Complexities of Depicting versus Measuring, at Troy and Elsewhere"

D. Ünsal, "Museum Representations of Troy"

M. Forte, "Envisioning Çatalhoyuk: a Digital Perspective"

Conflict in the Peloponnese

On 22-24 March 2013 the 2nd CSPS Post Graduate and Early Career Work in Progress Conference - Conflict in the Peloponnese: Social, Military and Intellectual was held at the Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies, University of Nottingham. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

S. O'Brien, "Pylos and Mycenae: Reassessing the role of force in the 'Mycenaean State'"

C. V. Alonso-Moreno, "The King, the Priest and the Peasant: Social Conflict and Solutions in Pylos"

K. Leith, "Prosymna's 'archers': weaponry deposition and martial identity in the Late Bronze Age Cemetery at Prosymna in the Argolid"

Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

On 28 March 2013 Γ. Καραμήτρου-Μεντεσίδη spoke at the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens at the Central Building of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30) on "Μυκηναϊκά Αιανής και άνω Μακεδονίας."

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