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The February 2012 (39.2) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

Archaeology and Spectacle

On 28 February 2012 abstracts (ca. 250 words) are due for the Modernist Studies Association Conference XIV: Modernism & Spectacle, to be held on 18-21 October 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. The panel on Archaeology & Spectacle invites essays that explore the variety of avenues to public display/spectacle for archaeological and cultural artifacts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Abstracts should be submitted to Dr. Heather Lusty, Department of English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AIA 2013

On 11 March 2012 (25 March with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, workshops, and open-session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the 114th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2013), to be held in Seattle, WA from 3-6 January 2013. On 5 August 2012 (19 August with a late fee) submissions are due for all other workshops, open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

CSPS Seminars 

The University of Nottingham, Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS) has announced the following research seminars and annual lecture:

5 February 2012: M. Georgiadis and A. Tsaravopoulos, "Leska on Kythera. A newly discovered Minoan peak sanctuary"

24 February 2012: J. Maran, "The appropriation of amber objects in Mycenaean Peloponnese"

21 March 2012: K. Paschalidis, "Life and Death in Mycenaean Achaea. The Klauss cemetery near Patras and its contemporary society"

SOMA 2012

On 1-3 March 2012 the 16th annual Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2012): Identity and Connectivity will be held in Florence, Italy. Further information is available at http://www.soma2012florence.net/Info/HOME.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

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On 24-25 March 2012 a symposium entitled The connected past: people, networks and complexity in archaeology and history will be held at the University of Southampton. Further information is available at http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

K. van den Berg, "Good to Think With: exploring the potential of networks as a concept metaphor or intellectual tool"

I. Galanaki, "Social change and inter/intra-group connectivity: the example of the Middle Bronze Age communities in Mainland Greece"

R. J. Rivers, "‪Can we always get what we want?‬"

CAA 2012

On 26-30 March 2012 the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2012) will be held in Southampton, England. Further information is available at https://ocs.soton.ac.uk/index.php/CAA/2012. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Bevan, "Temporal Uncertainty and Artefact Chronologies"

H. Wright and J. S. Taylor, "Exploring Semantic Web-based research questions for the spatio-temporal relationships at Çatalhöyük"

A. Chrysanthi, "(Augmented) Reality and Cultural Heritage Sites"

A. Chrysanthi, "Visitor movement and tracking techniques. A methodological approach"

G. Cox, G. Earl, I. Hodder, S. Farid, and S. Moser, "Photo-realistic Reality: The Level V 'Shrine of the Hunters' at Çatalhöyük"

K. Anastasiades, N. Amico, G. Iannone, S. Hermon, and K. Nys, "Post-excavation analysis in archaeology using technology"

On 11-12 April 2012 a conference entitled Embodied Identities in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: Convergence of Theory and Practice will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/goto/identities/en-US/HOME.aspx. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

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