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History, Technology and Conservation of Ancient Metal, Glasses and Enamels

On 16-19 November 2011 an international symposium entitled History, Technology and Conservation of Ancient Metal, Glasses and Enamels was held at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Further information is available at http://www.ims.demokritos.gr/gme2011/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

P. Themelis, "Aspects on the role of metals, glasses and enamels in the Greek prehistory and antiquity"

M. Lowe Fri, "Manufacturing experiments with Minoan double axes and chisels"

P. Polychronakou-Sgouritsa, C. Tselios, and Y. Bassiakos, "Analytical Investigation of the Lead Finds from the Mycenaean Settlement and Cemetery of Lazarides on the Island of Aegina (Greece)"

G. Nightingale, "Lefkandi's vitreous beads at the beginning of a new tradition of vitreous materials in the Aegean"

G. Mastrotheodoros, K. G. Beltsios, N. Zacharias, and X. Arapogianni, "Preliminary study of Mycenaean glass finds from S.W. Peloponnese Sites"

D. Möncke, D. Palles, N. Zacharias, M. Kaparou, M. Papageorgiou, E. I. Kamitsos, L. Wondraczek, and A. Oikonomou, "Chemistry, Structural and Technological Examination of a Greek Glass Archaeological Collection Spanning from the Mycenaean to Roman Period probed by SEM/EDS, IR and Raman Spectroscopy"

K. Giannakos, "The Aegean type sword found at Hattusas, silver as rare metal and the written sources, contribute to the dating of Trojan War?"

The October 2011 (38.7) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

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ECA Critical Language Institute Programs in Turkish Language

On 15 November 2011 applications are due for the ECA Critical Language Institute Programs in Turkish Language to the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) for summer 2012, providing fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students from diverse disciplines and majors. Further information is available at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/FellowshipPrograms.html.

Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars and Summer Residency Programs

On 15 January 2012 applications are due for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program at the University of Cincinnati, Classics Department in the fields of archaeology, history, or philology, tenable during the academic year from 1 October 2012 through 10 June 2013. Tytus Fellows will ordinarily be at least five years beyond receipt of the PhD, and will come to Cincinnati to pursue their own research. The minimum and maximum terms for Long Term Fellows are one academic quarter (two and a half months) to one academic year; Short Term Fellows will reside in Cincinnati for one to two months. Both categories of Tytus Fellows receive housing, a transportation allowance, and office space, as well as the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries; a monthly stipend of $1,000 is additionally provided for Long Term Fellows.

On 15 February 2012 applications are due for the Tytus Summer Residency Program at the University of Cincinnati, Classics Department in the fields of archaeology, history, or philology, tenable for one to three months during the summer of 2012; summer fellows receive free university housing, office space, and the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries. Further information is available from the Director, Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0226; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or from the website at http://classics.uc.edu/tytus, where application forms are also available.

Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

On 31 January 2012 applications are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust for grants (not normally to exceed £2,000) for the preparation for publication of archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age sites. Applications comprise a description of the proposed work (maximum 1500 words), an outline budget, an indication of means of payment, if successful, and either two references in a sealed envelope or the names of the referees if the references are sent directly by the referees; references sent directly are also due on 15 January 2012. Applications should be sent to Professor Sir John Boardman, Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, Classics Centre, 66 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, Great Britain, or by fax to 01865 610237.

CAORC Fellowships

On 17 January 2012 applications are due for the following fellowship from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC):

CAORC Multi-Country Fellowships: for US citizen who either have their PhDs or have completed all requirements except the dissertation for the PhD and who are engaged in the study of and research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences; to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance in two or more countries outside the United States, one of which must host a member CAORC center, including the American Research Center in Sophia, the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) and the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem; up to $12,000.

CAORC also offers the following fellowship at CAORC member centers; application deadlines vary depending on the center to which application is made:

Getty Research Exchange Fellowship Program for the Mediterranean Basin and Middle East: for scholars who have already obtained a Ph.D. or have professional experience in the study or preservation of cultural heritage and who wish to undertake a specific research project at an overseas research center in another country.

Further information is available at http://www.caorc.org/programs/index.html

Copper and Trade

On 31 October 2011 registration forms are due for a conference entitled Copper and Trade in South-Eastern Mediteranean, to be held on 5-7 May 2012 in Institute of Archaeology Jagiellonia University, Krakow, Poland. Further information and registration forms are available at http://www.copperandtrade.org/index.html or from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers are invited from archeologists and specialists from related fields of research such as archaeometallurgy, geomorphology and geology, human ecology, human anthropology archaeobotany, archaeozoology on the following topics:

Copper mining and smelting

Copper tools production (organization of production, technology, typology ect...)

patterns of distribution

Copper tools in an archaeological context

Copper as a trading good

Ethno- archeometalurgy

Recent discoveries and case studies

Trade routes and other means of exchange

The connected past

On 20 November 2011 proposed titles and abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for a symposium entitled The connected past: people, networks and complexity in archaeology and history, to be held on 24-25 March 2012 at the University of Southampton, immediately preceding CAA2012 in Southampton. Further information is available at http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/. Contributions addressing but not restricted to the following themes are invited:

The diffusion of innovations, people, and objects in the past

Social network analysis in archaeology and history

The dynamics between physical and relational space

Evolving and multiplex networks

Quantitative network techniques and the use of computers to aid analysis

Emergent properties in complex networks

Agency, structuration and complexity in network approaches

Agent-based modelling and complex networks

Future directions for network approaches in archaeology and history

CAA 2012

On 21 November 2012 abstracts (250 to 400 words, submitted by on-line form only), grant applications, and early registration fees are due for the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2012), to be held on 26-30 March 2012 in Southampton, England. Further information is available at https://ocs.soton.ac.uk/index.php/CAA/2012.

Sacred Landscapes in the Peloponnese

On 30 November 2011 registration forms with paper proposals (20 minutes maximum, in Greek or English) are due for the 3rd Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies International Conference: Sacred Landscapes in the Peloponnese from Prehistory to Post-Byzantine Times, to be held 30 March – 1 April 2012 in Sparti. Further information and registration forms are available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The topics of the conference will include:

Sacred landscapes, identity/ethnicity

The Sacred in the natural landscape and seascape

'Sacred' economies and the ownership of land

Setting of the sacred in art, literature, folklore and mythology

Pollution and purity and their spatial configuration

Ritual performance in its setting

Pilgrimage and movement through the landscape

Embodied Identities

On 15 December 2012 abstracts (300 words) are invited for a conference entitled Embodied Identities in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: Convergence of Theory and Practice, to be held on 11-12 April 2012 in Nicosia, Cyprus, hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus. Abstracts should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/goto/identities/en-US/HOME.aspx. Themes of the conference will be:

Material culture and the body

The body in space

The represented body

The physical body as social body

Fortifications in Antiquity

On 31 December 2011 abstracts (500 words) are due for the Conference on the Research of Fortifications in Antiquity, to be held 6-9 December 2012 at the Danish Institute at Athens. Abstract should be submitted to Sine Riisager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The sessions at the conference will be:

Origins of Fortifications in the Eastern Mediterranean

Physical Surroundings and Technique: The Building Experience

Function and Semantics

Historical Context

The Fortification of Regions

Regionally Confined Phenomena

EAA 2012

On 31 December 2011 proposals for sessions are due for the 18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2012), to be held in Helsinki, Finland from 19 August - 1 September 2012. On 31 December 2011 paper and poster abstract submission are due. Further information and forms are available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://www.eaa2012.fi/index.html. The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:

Archaeological Heritage Resource Management

Interpreting the Archaeological Record

Perspectives on Archaeology in the Modern World

SOMA 2012

On 15 January 2012 abstracts from postgraduate researchers are due for the 16th annual Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2012): Identity and Connectivity, to be held on 1-3 March 2012 in Florence Italy. Abstracts (150 words maximum) for 20-minute papers in English should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; futher information is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at http://www.soma2012florence.net/Info/HOME.html.

New Journal: Chronika

Chronika, a new interdisciplinary journal of European and Mediterranean archaeology, welcomes submissions (2,500-3000 words) from graduate students in departments of Anthropology, Classics, and Visual Studies/Art History at any university. Students are encouraged to submit online, and to join Chronika's parent organization, The Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology. Further information and submission and membership forms are available at http://chronika.yolasite.com/.

New Journal: Aegean Studies

Aegeus – Society of Aegean Prehistory invites submission of papers in Greek or English to its new journal Aegean Studies. Papers are sought that present new theoretical approaches and innovative means of data analysis with the aim of illuminating and explaining the Prehistory and Early Iron Age of the Aegean and its neighboring areas. Papers may focus on subjects such as social relations and structures, economic practices, political institutions, ideology, and perceptions. Especially welcome are interdisciplinary contributions, as well as studies for the promotion and management of prehistoric culture. Further information is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Aegean Book Reviews (http://www.aegeussociety.org/) are part of Aegean Studies; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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