On 23-24 November 2013 an international colloquium entitled Crétomania was held by the École française d'Athènes. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

N. Momigliano, "From Russia with love: Minoan Crete and the Russian Silver Age"

C. Morris, "Lord of the Dance - Ted Shawn's Gnossienne and its Minoan context"

F. Blakolmer, "The artistic reception of Minoan Crete in the period of Art Déco ... and why Arthur Evans was right"

On 27 November - 1 December 2013 a conference entitled Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο στα νησιά του Αιγαίου was held on Rhodes. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

Στ. Μαρκέτου, Ε. Φαρμακίδου, and Μ. Χαλκίτη, "Σωστικές ανασκαφές στην Ιαλυσό: η αποκάλυψη μίας μεγάλης Μεσοχαλκής και Υστεροχαλκής πόλης στο Αιγαίο"

Μ. Στεφανάκης and Β. Πατσιαδά, "Η αρχαιολογική έρευνα στην Κυμισάλα Ρόδου: 2006-2013"

Κ. Τρανταλίδου, "Κατανάλωση ζωικών αγαθών στη Ρόδο της 2ης χιλιετίας π.Χ."

On 28 November 2013 O. Vikatou addressed the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "New Results from the Recent Excavations of Mycenaean Sites at Elis" at the British School at Athens.

Minoan Seminar

On 29 November 2013 G. Flouda addressed the Minoan Seminar on "Through the lens: August Schörgendorfer and Apesokari. Μέσα από τον φακό: ο August Schörgendorfer και το Απεσωκάρι" at the Archaeological Society, Panepistemiou 22. Further information is available at


On 10 December 2013 submissions are due for the Spring 2014 issue of Rosetta - Papers of the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, a semi-annual journal for postgraduates and professionals from a variety of historical and archaeological disciplines on any subject covered by the Department of CAHA, including but are not limited to Assyriology, Egyptology, Ancient History, Classical Studies, Archaeology, Visual and Spatial Technologies, Heritage Management, Conservation Studies and Museum Studies, and Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies; on 30 May 2014 submissions are due for the Summer 2014 issue. Articles will be welcomed covering a wide scope of archaeology, history, and classics subjects, book reviews, museum or conference reports and any responses to previous articles. Previous issues and further information are available at Submissions should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Why Things Matter

On 15 December 2013 abstracts are due for a conference entitled Why Things Matter, to be held at California State University Fullerton on 6-8 March 2014. Abstracts (200 words maximum) should be sent to the organizers Emily Miller Bonney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Kevin Lambert (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Papers are invited on subjects including the dependencies of things both on people and on other things; transformations of things precipitated by both internal and external forces and how these changes may impinge on human experience; the variance of time scales of things particularly compared to human life, with some things enduring well beyond human experience, and others so transitory that we hardly notice them; the way thingness can be hidden as when things like window panes or screens can be invisible, because we look through and not at them; different ways of conceptualizing things from Entanglement to ANT to SCOT; things in the formation and development of the human mind. Potential topics include:

The landscape

The emergence of modern humans

The extended mind

The artefact

Natural things

Intangible things


On 1 February 2014 abstracts are due for an international conference entitled The Crossroads II, or There and Back Again? to be held on 15-17 September 2014 at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. Abstracts (300-400 words) for posters or papers (20-minutes, in English) on the study of relations between Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant, and the Sudan in the Second and First Millennia B.C.E. should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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