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On 11-14 December 2012 PHYSIS. 14ème rencontre égéenne internationale will be held in Paris. Further information is available at http://www.mae.u-paris10.fr/arscan/PHYSIS-14eme-rencontre-egeenne.html. The program will be:

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Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

On 28-29 May 2012 E. Cline delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb and to the University of Zagreb entitled "Amarna, Ahhiyawa, and the Aegean: The Material and Textual Evidence for Trade and Contact between the Aegean, Egypt, and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age," "The Battles of Armageddon: From Har Megiddo to Armageddon," and "'Jerusalem Besieged: 4,000 Years of Conflict in the City of Peace" Further information is available from Helena Tomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BANEA 2012

On 8-10 June the 2012 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2012): New Directions in the Ancient Near East was held at the University of Manchester. Further information is available at http://www.banea.org. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

J. Clarke, "The 8.2 and 5.9 kyr events in Cyprus: a review of the evidence"

D. Bolger, "Unmaking the self: bodies, identities and materialities in Chalcolithic Cyprus"

L. Crewe, "Beer production on Bronze Age Cyprus"

D. Knox, "Imagery and Society in Early-Middle Bronze Age Cyprus"

E. Cory-Lopez, "The Materiality of Cypriot Picrolite"

Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

On 14 June 2012 A. Batziou-Efstathiou spoke to the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "The Mycenaean settlement at Pefkakia, in Volos: the Iolcos harbour?"

Nuove ricerche a Festòs

On 27 June 2012 a conference entitled Nuove ricerche a Festòs, tra archeologia e filologia was held in Rome. Further information is available at http://www.disp.let.uniroma1.it/Contents/SchedaNews.aspx?idNews=144 or http://www.disp.let.uniroma1.it/fileservices/filesDISP/Festos_1_web.pdf. The program was:

E. Greco, "Le ragioni di una synergasia italo-greca

F. Longo, "La costruzione di un progetto di studio e di ricognizione: i risultati del primo quinquennio di ricerche"

A. Rossi, "Archeologia dei paesaggi a Festòs: metodi e analisi integrate"

A. Greco, "Dalle tavolette in lineare B alle indagini sulla collina di Christòs Effendi: una ricerca integrata"

A. Betto, "Christòs Effendi: dalla ricognizione alla sezione stratigrafica esposta ai piedi della collina"

M. Migliavacca, "La ricognizione sulla collina di Christòs Effendi: tra archeologia ed etnoarcheologia"

Minoan Seminar

On 1 August 2012 J. Driessen guided the Minoan Seminar around the Louvain la Neuve and Leuven Universities excavations at Kefali, Sissi.

EAA2012

On 28 August - 1 September 2012 the 18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA2012) was held in Helsinki. Further information is available at http://www.eaa2012.fi/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

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The May 2012 (39.5) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download

The editors of Nestor remind all subscribers and subscription services that Nestor is not published during June, July, or August; Nestor 39.6 will be available in September 2012, and claims for printed subscriptions of that issue should not be filed before November of the same year. We wish readers a productive and enjoyable summer and hope to see you during our own research activities.

EuroMed 2012

On 15 June 2012 submissions for full papers, projects, short papers, and showcases are due for the 4th International Conference on Cultural Heritage (EuroMed 2012), to be held on 29 October - 3 November 2012 in Limassol, Cyprus. On 20 August 2012 camera-ready copies of full, project, and short papers are due. Further information is available at http://www.euromed2012.eu/.

POCA 2012

On 31 July 2012 abstracts are due for the 12th annual Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2012) conference, to be held on 23-25 November 2012 in Erlangen. Papers on Cypriot archaeology of any period, or on related subjects, will be welcome either in English or in German with an English abstract. Abstracts (300 words maximum), with paper title and the name and address of the author, should be submitted to Prof. Dr. Hartmut Matthäus, hartmut.matthäThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Dr. Christian Vonhoff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at http://www.klassischearchaeologie.phil.uni-erlangen.de/projekte/poca2012_poca.html.

J.R.B Stewart - an Archaeological Legacy

On 31 October 2012 abstracts (200 words) are due for a posthumous conference and Festschrift in honor of the 100th birthday of J.R. Stewart entitled J.R.B. Stewart – an Archaeological Legacy, to be held on 1-3 March 2013 by the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus; on 31 August 2013 papers will be due for publication. Proposals for 20 minute presentations concerning the prehistoric and protohistoric periods of Cyprus and the Near East that captured J.R. Stewart's attention should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; submissions should include the name and full contact details and affiliation of the contributor, the title of the proposed paper, what the proposed paper intends to cover, and an outline of the approach it will take.

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