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On 22-24 November 2012 an international conference entitled 1912-2012. A Century of Research in Prehistoric Macedonia will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece. Further information is available at http://macedonia.prehistoric-conference.com. The program will be:

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On 6-9 December 2012 the Conference on the Research of Fortifications in Antiquity will be held at the Acropolis Museum, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.diathens.gr/files/6/0/156/FoFo_2012_Preliminary_Programme.pdf. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

T. Alusik, "Fortifications of Prehistoric Crete: the current state of the research"

S. Hubert, "Repräsentation und Kultausübung an Mykenischen Stadttoren"

A. Brysbaert, "'Set in Stone'? Structure's symbolism at Bronze Age Tiryns, Greece"

A. Philippa-Touchais, "The Middle Bronze Age Fortifications of Aspis Hill, Argos"

The September 2012 issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

INSTAP

On 1 November 2012 applications are due to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for 2013 New or Renewal Research Grants, the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, the SCEC Librarian Fellowship, the Petrography Internship at SCEC, Six-Week Research Grants at SCEC, and the Richard Seager Doctoral Fellowship at SCEC. Applications for Publication Team Support and Publication Subventions have no specific due dates. Further information and applications are available at http://www.aegeanprehistory.net/; applications can now be submitted via e-mail as MS WORD documents or fillable PDF forms.

Tytus Scholars

On 15 January 2013 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 2013-2014. 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 2013 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 2013; 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 2013 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,000) to assist with the publication of archaeological excavation or fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age subjects, are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. Applications comprise a description of the proposed work (maximum 1500 words), an outline budget, and either two references in a sealed envelope or the names of the referees if the references are sent directly by the referees. Applications should be sent to Professor Sir John Boardman, Mediterranean Archaeological Trust, Classics Centre, 66 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, G.B. Additional information is available at: https://sites.google.com/site/medarchtrust/mediterranean-archaeological-trust-home

VAST 2012

On 23 September 2012 papers are due for the 12th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (VAST 2012), to be held on 19-21 November 2012 in Brighton, UK. Further information is available at http://www.vast2012.org. Contributions are sought that that advance the state of the art in the information technologies available to support cultural heritage, particularly in the following areas:

Data Acquisition and Processing

Metadata Handling

Presentation

Practitioners' Experience

Economics and Business

Staging Death

On 1 October 2012 abstracts (300-400) are due for proposals of additional papers related to the prehistoric and early Iron Age Aegean for inclusion in an edited volume entitled Staging Death: Funerary Performance, Architecture and Landscape in the Aegean, expanding a colloquium at the 113th Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, January 5-8, 2012). Abstracts should be submitted to Anastasia Dakouri-Hild and Michael Boyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers are solicited that address the following questions:

Affordances of place

'Landscaped' buildings, 'architectonic' landscapes

Movement and interplaces

Places and bodies

Beyond the specular

Modes of containment and knowledge

Aesthetics and politics of the hidden

Boundaries and divisions

Biographies and memory

Contested places

Performance

CAA 2013

On 10 October 2012 abstracts for papers or posters are due for the 41st Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2013): Across Space and Time, to be held on 25-28 March 2013 in Perth, Australia. Abstracts should consist of two parts: a 100 word short abstract, which will be used for the conference booklet, and an extended abstract up to 500 words, providing further information on which reviewers can assess the submission. Further information, including a list of sessions, is available at http://caa2013.org/drupal/.

Conflict in the Peloponnese

On 10 October 2012 registration forms and abstracts (200 words maximum) are due for the 2nd Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Work in Progress Conference: Conflict in the Peloponnese: Social, Military and Intellectual, from prehistory to modernity, to be held on 22-23 March 2013 at the University of Nottingham by the Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS). Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csps/events/conflict-in-the-peloponnese.aspx and can be returned by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Peter Davies, Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies, Department of Archaeology, School of Humanities, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom

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