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14th International Aegean Conference: PHYSIS

On 15 January 2012 titles and abstracts (one A4 page maximum) are due for the 14th International Aegean Conference. PHYSIS: Natural environment and human interaction in the prehistoric Aegean, to be held on 11-14 December 2012 at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA), University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Papers and posters will be published in the series Aegaeum, Annales liégeoises d'archéologie égéenne. Forms are available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and should be returned to that address.

Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

On 17 December 2011 S. Iakovides spoke at the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens at the Central Building of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30) on "The House at Plakés, Mycenae".

The November 2011 (38.8) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

ASOR 2012

On 15 December 2011 proposals for new member-organized sessions are due for the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2012), to be held in Chicago, IL from 14-17 November 2012. On 15 February 2012 abstract submissions (250 words) are due, with a grace period ($25 administrative fee) until 1 March 2012. On 15 August 2012 a message of intent is due to Morag Kersel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) from those interested in participating in the "Projects on Parade Poster Session." Further information, including rules for participation, sessions currently planned for ASOR 2012, format of and procedure for submitting abstracts, and all necessary forms are available at http://www.asor.org.

Minoan Seminar 2011-2012

The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for 2011-2012. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, Panepistimiou 22, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

11 November 2011: Θ. Ηλιόπουλος, "Το ιερό των Σκοτεινών Αιώνων στην Κεφάλα Βασιλικής Ιεράπετρας και η ένθρονη θεά του. The Dark Ages shrine at Kephala Vailiki, Ierapetra and its Seated Goddess"

9 December 2011: Ε. Νοδάρου, "Από τα Χανιά στη Σητεία: αρχαιολογικές και αρχαιομετρικές προσεγγίσεις στην κεραμική της Προανακτορικής περιόδου. From Chania to Siteia: archaeological and archaeometric approaches to the study of the Prepalatial pottery"

20 January 2012: Ν. Ζαρίφης, "H αρχιτεκτονική του Mινωϊκού Iερού στην Kάτω Σύμη Bιάννου. The architecture of the Minoan sanctuary at Kato Simi, Viannos"

2 March 2012: T. Strasser and Ε. Παναγοπούλου, "Crete in the Ice Age: Recent Evidence for Very Early Mariners. Η Κρήτη κατά την Εποχή των Παγετώνων: τα πρόσφατα στοιχεία για τους πρώτους θαλασσοπόρους"

30 March 2012: Λ. Βοκοτόπουλος, "Το Φυλάκιο της Θάλασσας στις Καρούμες: η κατοίκηση σε μια μικρή εγκατάσταση της υπαίθρου από την Παλαιοανακτορική έως την Τελική Ανακτορική εποχή. The Sea Guard- House, Karoumes: History of occupation at a small site of the East-Cretan countryside from the Protopalatial to the Final Palatial Period"

11 May 2012: L. Godart, "Νέο φως στην ιστορία των Μινωικών και Μυκηναϊκών γραφών. New light on the history of the Minoan and Mycenaean scripts"

1 June 2012: V. La Rosa, "Η μακρόχρονη ιστορία της Αγίας Τριάδας. The long history of Agia Triada"

New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

The following lectures have been announced for the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium. 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..

18 November 2011: G. Flouda, "The Materialization of Burial Ideology in Late Pre-Palatial to Proto-Palatial Apesokari, Crete"

16 December 2011: T. Tartaron, "Korphos-Kalamianos, a Mycenaean Harbor and Maritime Center on the Saronic Gulf: Investigations 2007-2011"

Of Vines and Wines Symposium

On 3-4 December 2011 the annual symposium of the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations of Koç University, entitled Of Vines and Wines: The Production and Consumption of Wine in Anatolian Civilizations through the Ages, will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. Further information is available at http://rcac.ku.edu.tr/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

P. E. McGovern, "Türkiye: Şarabın Doğduğu Yer? Turkey: The Birthplace of Wine?"

E. Margaritis, "Ege'de Asmanın Kültüre Alınması ve Entasnsif Asma Yetiştiriciliği ile İlgili Bulgular. Evidence of the Domestication and Intensive Cultivation of the Vine in the Aegean"

AIA 2012

On 6-8 January 2012 the 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America will be held at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia. Further information is available at the AIA web-site at http://www.archaeological.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

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