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Postgraduate Conference on Burial and Society

On 31 January 2012 abstracts (250-300 words) are due to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a postgraduate research conference entitled Between Life and Death: Interactions between Burial and Society in the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East, to be held on 11-12 May 2012 at the University of Liverpool. Further information is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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..

High-Tech Heritage

On 1 February 2012 abstracts (300 words maximum) for poster presentations, research papers (20 minutes), demonstrations, workshops, roundtables, and organized sessions or symposia are due for the UMass Center for Heritage & Society's 2nd Annual International Heritage Conference. High-Tech Heritage: How are Digital Technologies Changing Our Views of the Past? to be held on 2-4 May 2012 in Amherst, MA. Further information, submission forms, and lists of conference themes and topics are available at http://scholarworks.umass.edu/hightechheritage.

Buffalo TAG 2012

On 1 March 2012 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for Buffalo TAG 2012, to be held on 17-20 May 2012 at the University at Buffalo. Further information, including a list of approved sessions, is available at http://www.cas.buffalo.edu/tag2012/index.shtml.

Palaeoethnobotany Work Group Conference

On 31 March 2012 pre-registration forms are due (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for the 16th Conference of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany, to be held on 17-22 June 2013 in Thessaloniki; on 1 September 2012 abstracts (one A4 page) are due in Word format to the same email address. Further information is available from Soultana M. Valamoti
 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at http://www.archaeobotany.org/conference.php. The Proceedings of the conference will be published as a special issue of Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. Conference topics will be:

1. 'Integration' of different lines of archaeobotanical evidence, i.e. plant macros, pollen, charcoal, phytoliths

2. Field recovery techniques and solving problems in difficult situations

3. The archaeobotanical investigation of food remains

4. The contribution of ethnobotany to archaeobotanical research

5. Origins of agriculture

6. Dispersal of cultivated plants, with sub-sessions dedicated to special themes and with practical demonstrations:

6.1. The origin and early spread of naked wheat

6.2. New Glume Wheat, 13 years after

Euromed 2012 Cultural Heritage Conference

On 28 May 2012 paper submissions for full and project papers and for short papers with poster presentations are due for the International Conference on Cultural Heritage Euromed 2012, to be held on 29 October – 3 November 2012 in Lemesos, Cyprus; on 20 August camera-ready copies of all papers are due. Further information is available at http://www.euromed2012.eu/.

New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

The following lectures to the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium have been announced. All lectures will be held at the Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street at 6:30 pm. Please R.S.V.P. to 212-992-5803 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

17 February 2012: C. Voaretto, "Where Do Relative and C-14 Dating Meet?"

16 March 2012: S. Ferrence, "Affluence in Eastern Crete: Metal Objects from the Early to Middle Minoan Cemetery of Petras"

Colloquium in honor of Dr. Hector Catling

On 3 March 2012 a colloquium in honor of Dr. Hector Catling will be held at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies in Oxford. RSVP by 23 February 2012 for attendance to Marie-Christine Keith, Deputy Hon. Sec. of the Friends of the BSA, 12 Sovereign Court, 51 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HS or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The program will be:

A. Snodgrass, "The Menelaion: Hektor megathumos and the redemption of a Mycenaean site"

W. Cavanagh, "Hector Catling and the epic of the North Cemetery at Knossos:

I. Freestone, "The Fitch Laboratory: (nearly) forty years on"

Short interventions on other aspects of Dr. Catling's contributions to archaeology and to the British School at Athens will be presented by speakers including J. Boardman, G. Cadogan, P. Warren, and J. Whitley.

(Con-)Texts

On 21-22 January 2012 a round table entitled (Con-)Texts: Towards a Material and Praxeological Approach to the Linear B Tablets was held at the University of Heidelberg. Further information is available at http://www.materiale-textkulturen.de/termin.php?e=37

The December 2011 (38.9) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

The editors of Nestor are deeply saddened to report the death of Professor Emmett L. Bennett, Jr. The study presented in his dissertation of the signs of the Linear B documents remains fundamental; in his long career he corresponded with, taught, or collaborated with many of the scholars in the field of Linear B studies, in which he published broadly. Founding Nestor, the Bibliography of Aegean Prehistory and Related Areas in 1957 was a minor note among his academic contributions, but one remembered with gratitude in this office.


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