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Material Koinai in the Greek Early Iron Age and Archaic Period

On 2 June 2014 abstracts are due for an international conference entitled Material Koinai in the Greek Early Iron Age and Archaic Period, to be held on 30 January - 1 February 2015 at the Danish Institute at Athens. Abstracts (400 words maximum, to include name, affiliation, and contact information) should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at

http://www.diathens.gr/en/events/konferencer.

Cultures of Stone 2014 Conference

On 15 June 2014 abstracts are due for the Cultures of Stone 2014 Conference, to be held at University College Dublin (UCD) on 18-20 September 2014, jointly organized by UCD School of Archaeology and UCD School of Classics with the support of the National Museum of Ireland. Abstracts (300 words, to include the title of the presentation, authors and institutional affiliation, and the most appropriate conference theme(s)) should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at http://culturesofstone.eu.pn/. Presentations from any period and geographical context are invited around the following themes:

The moving, trade, and exchange of stone

Sensory perception and engagement with stone

The reinterpretation of stone through experimental approaches

The ritualistic and symbolic meaning of stone

The transformation of stone from its sourcing to its final deposition

Stone and monumentality

SAA 2015

On 11 September 2014 abstracts (200 words) are due for the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA 2015), to be held from 15-19 April 2015 in San Francisco, CA. Further information is available at http://www.saa.org/.

TAG Turkey 2014

On 30 September 2014 abstracts (250 words including name, affiliation, postal address, and email address) are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group Turkey 2014 (TAG Turkey 2014) meeting, to be held on 27-28 November 2014 at Mimar Sinan University (İstanbul). Papers are invited that are aimed at exploring the ways of defining the interaction of things and their interrelation with other things and humans symmetrically at different scales until they become "archaeological things", with the aim of encapsulating different opinions and perspectives on "things" which are basically the essential data of archaeology. Proposals for 20 minute papers should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at http://tagturkey2014.wordpress.com.

SAA 2014

On 23-27 April 2014 the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA 2014) was held in Austin, Texas. Further information is available at http://www.saa.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

K. Fisher, "Differing Trajectories of Urbanism on Late Bronze Age Cyprus"

N. Abell and E. Gorogianni, "Industry and Interaction: Craft Producers as Agents of Culture Change in Bronze Age Ayia Irini, Kea, Greece"

P. Day, E. Kardamaki, A. Demakopoulou, J. Maran, and A. Papadimitriou, "Transport Jars and Commodity Exchange in the Mycenaean World: Tiryns and Midea"

EuroMed 2014

On 30 May 2014 submissions for full research papers and project papers (each 10 pages maximum) and short papers (6 pages maximum), including 600 dpi images and bibliography, are due for the 5th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2014), to be held on 3-8 November 2014 at the entrance of the ancient Amathus city by Limassol in Cyprus. On 28 June 2014 proposals for showcases and demonstrations are due. On 1 September 2014 camera-ready copies of papers are due to the printers. Further information and on-line submission forms are available at http://www.culturalheritage2014.eu/. Original unpublished papers in English are invited that address the following objectives:

Highlight the role of European CH research within international activities and cooperation;

Assess the impact of EU policies on European CH and evaluate the positive contribution of CH innovative research to competitiveness and job creation;

Disseminate the results of European CH innovative research and discuss new possible developments;

Discuss coordination of national research within educational programmes for CH in Europe and the world;

Refine, amend, and publish main ideas of any technological platforms opened to the entire field of CH, in the context of preparation of 2016/17's Work Programme for the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (2014-2020);

Emphasize the relation of conservation practice to contemporary legislation, especially as experienced by SMEs and as regards problems of orphan works, fraud and crime in the movable cultural heritage market, health and safety issues;

Evaluate how research influenced the impact of EU policies on CH and discuss the mitigation of possible adverse effects;

Underline and discuss the role of current and future developments in international activities, agreements and cooperation:

1) against demolishing and/or looting in CH;

2) on the e-documentation and e-preservation in CH;

3) on the establishment of standards in the field of CH;

4) on conventions (like UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible CH);

5) on documenting, archiving, monitoring, preserving, protecting and presenting CH worldwide using innovative ICT solutions;

6) on the legal and ethical responsibilities of CH Informatics.

Color in Ancient Global History

On 15 July 2014 abstracts (250 words) are due for a collected volume on the subject of Color in Ancient Global History (3000 B.C.-600 A.D.), consisting of 12-15 essays and projected to be published in the next two years. Abstracts (250 words) and C.V.s should be submitted to Rachael Goldman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers that address the following topics will be considered:

Color as a geographical marker or trope

The manufacture and manipulation of color

The global effect of color production (e.g. Silk Road studies)

Color-term studies in literature, particularly from religious texts

Color and the senses

Color and food

Color and textiles

POCA 2014

On 31 July 2014 abstracts are due for the 14th meeting of Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2014) - The Many Face(t)s of Cyprus conference, to be held on 14-16 November 2014 at the Institute for Archaeological Studies, Bochum. Papers (20-25 minutes) will be welcome regarding archaeology and history as well as studies of a wider chronological, contextual and multidisciplinary approach (e.g. anthropology, social and political sciences) to Cypriot cultures on the island and beyond. Abstracts (250 words maximum) should be submitted with a title and email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at http://www.zms.ruhr-uni-bochum.de:8649/veranstaltungen/event00100.html.en.

Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time

On 30 September 2014 abstracts for panels and individual papers (not to exceed 20 minutes), in English, are due for a conference entitled Terracottas in the Mediterranean Through Time, to be held on 23-25 March 2015, at the University of Haifa, Israel by the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the Department of Art History, under the auspices of the Association for Coroplastic Studies (ACoST). The official language of the conference is English. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. Abstracts (200-300 words) should be submitted to Dr. Adi Erlich (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in Word format including surname, first name, position, affiliation, phone number, email address and title of paper. Further information is available at http://coroplasticstudies.univ-lille3.fr/announcements.html.

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