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Mycenaean Seminars 2011-2012

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2011-2012, to take place in the Senate House, South Block Ground Floor G22 / 26, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available from Dr. Olga Krzyszkowska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at http://www.sas.ac.uk/icls/.

12 October 2011: M. Peters, "Spinning a communications web: media interactivity and the political management of Mycenaean Messenia"

16 November 2011: Y. Fappas, "Mycenaean production and use of oil in its East Mediterranean context"

7 December 2011: M. Haysom, "Cacophony and silence: the place of religion in Neopalatial Crete"

18 January 2012: L. Morgan, "The power of paint: Kea and beyond"

15 February 2012: C. Renfrew and M. Boyd, "The settlement at Dhaskalio, Keros and the later Early Bronze Age in the Cycladic Islands

14 March 2012, 3:00 pm: O. Krzyszkowska and M. Anastasiadou, Demonstration – Searching for seals on-line: the CMS database goes live!

M. Anastasiadou, "Of prisms and pictographs: searching for patterns in MM II glyptic"

16 May 2012: C. Broodbank and E. Kiriatzi, "Before Aphrodite: new light on Kytheran prehistory from the Kythera Island Project"

18th Neolithic Seminar

On 11-12 November 2011 the 18th Neolithic Seminar - Cultural and Social Identities in Eurasian Mesolithic and Neolithic will be held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Further information is available from Mihael Budja, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone: ++386-1-241-15-70, or from the web-site: http://arheologija.ff.uni-lj.si/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

K. Trimmis and E. Gazmend, "Who is the Caveman? Identities and roles of the Aegean Neolithic cave users"

K. Psimogiannou, "Creating identities in the mortuary arena of the Greek Final Neolithic: a contextual definition of the practices in central and southern Greece"

E. Kalogiropoulou, "Forming social identities in Neolithic Northern Greece: a spatial approach"

E. Voulgari, "Decorated pottery from Dispilio, Greece: the tyranny of the obvious"

ASOR 2011

On 16-19 November 2011 the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) will take place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Contact and registration information, and a full program and abstract book are available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Simmons, "When Did Cyprus Become a Crossroads: The Evidence for Early Seafaring in the Mediterranean?"

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POCA 2011

19-22 November 2011 the 11th annual Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2011) conference will be hosted by the Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée "J. Pouilloux", University of Lyon 2. Further information is available at http://poca2011.sciencesconf.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

C. Paraskeva, "Middle/Late Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age Cyprus: New Perspectives in Archaeological Theory and Techniques - An Introduction"

J. Beck, "L'occupation néolithique de Kataliondas-Kourvellos : état de la question"

L. Bombardieri, C. Scirè Calabrisotto, and F. Chelazzi, "Dating the contexts (or contextualize the dating?): new evidences from the Southern Cemetery at Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou (EC-LC I)"

A. Georgiou, "Settlement Histories of Cyprus in the twelfth century BC"

C. Constantinou, "7th to 5th millennium Eastern Mediterranean: Identifying Contacts between Cyprus and North Levant after the Break-down of PPNB Interaction Sphere"

C. Vonhoff, "The Phenomenon of Feasting in Early Iron Age Cyprus – Bronze and Iron Obeloi from Cypriot Tombs as Evidence for Elite Self-Conception, Social Networks and Trans-Mediterranean Cultural Exchange"

A. Paule, "La parure protohistorique de Chypre: une recherche de traces sur le continent grec"

A. Carbillet, "Naviguer vers l'éternité. Les modèles de bateau en terre cuite chypriotes et leur association à la navigation eschatologique"

EAA 2011

On 14-18 September 2011 the 17th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA Annual Meeting 2011) was held in Oslo, Norway. Further information is available at http://www.eaa2011.no/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

C. Murphy, "The King Must Live On; Knossos and its Tourism Heritage"

G. Stratouli, "Communicating Neolithic Sites to the Public in Greece: Ideologies and Practices"

J. Bintliff, "Modelling long-term social change in the landscape: case studies from Greece"

A.-L. Schallin, "Introduction: Official Ceremonies and Processions in the Mycenaean World"

H. Whittaker von Hofsten, "Some Reflections on the Role of Processions in Mycenaean Cult"

S. Voutsaki, "Funerary processions in the Mycenaean world"

M. Miller, "Bronze vessels as ceremonial equipment- a comparison of practices between Crete and the mainland"

K. Hägg Niklasson, "Manifestations of identity and memory in LCIII Cyprus"

F. Blakolmer, "Processions in Aegean Iconography: Where did they take place?"

E. Rystedt, "The Mycenaean chariot kraters and palatial ceremony"

M. Bajema, "Art and agency in a Mycenaean procession scene from Pylos"

J. Weilhartner, "On the textual evidence of processions in the Aegean Late Bronze Age"

B. Michael, "The phenomenology of Mycenaean funerary topographies"

C. Marangou, "Nude and covered, whole and dismembered bodies in Prehistoric Greece - Interrogating figures about meanings"

E. M. Bonney, "Creating community in Early Bronze Age Crete"

U. Matić, "'Keftiu' and The Materialization of 'Minoans': Out of the picture?"

E. Zouzoula, "Human-animal hybrids and gender differentiation in the Aegean Late Bronze Age"

Y. Gadot, M. Iserlis, and D. Namdar, "Chalices in Iron I-IIA Philistia: Production, Function and Content"

Thera, Knossos and Egypt, 1500 BCE

On 20-22 October 2011 an international conference entitled Thera, Knossos and Egypt, 1500 BCE was held in Chicago. Further information is available at http://www.uic.edu/las/clas/confrences.html. The program was:

B. Jones, Guided Tour of the Exhibition

C. Doumas, "From Necessities to Delights: Eating Habits in Akrotiri Thera of the Bronze Age"

N. Marinatos with J. Tobin and K. Ros, "Thera, Knossos and Egypt. Old Theories and New Problematizations"

A. Vlachopoulos, "Theran Frescoes"

R. Ritner and N. Moeller, "The Ahmose 'Tempest Stela'"

G. Kopcke, "Shaft Graves"

1st CUNY Archaeological Colloquium

On 21 October 2011 the First CUNY Archaeology Colloquium was held. Papers of interest of Nestor readers included:

R. B. Koehl, "New Evidence for the Sea Peoples in Anatolia: the 12th century at Tel Atchana/Alalakh"

New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

The following lectures were held by New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium. Further information is available from Robert Koehl at e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

23 September 2011: S. Budin, "Woman and Child Imagery
from the Bronze Age Aegean"

14 October 2011: M. Cosmopoulos, "State Formation and Expansion in Mycenaean Pylos: the Iklaina
Archaeological Project"

The September 2011 (38.6) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)

On 1 September, 1 December, and 1 April annually applications are due for the following fellowships to the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) for the academic year 2012–2013:

Wiener Laboratory Research Associateships: for well‐defined research projects at the laboratory; up to $7,000.

Wiener Laboratory Travel Grants for Archaeological Science Research in Greece: for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars from North American institutions working on projects in archaeological science in Greece; $2,000.

On 17 October 2017 applications are due for

Fullbright Fellowships to ASCSA. Candidates must submit ASCSA application for Regular or Student Associate Membership by due date for Fulbright application. Applications and further information are available from the Institute of International Education, at 809 United Nations Plaza, NY 10017 or at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html.

On 15 January 2012 applications are due for both membership to ASCSA and the following fellowships for which students and scholars of Aegean prehistory may be eligible:

Regular Program Membership: for graduate students in classical studies and ancient Mediterranean studies and related fields, who, preferably, have completed at least one year of graduate work; up to 13 predoctoral fellowships are offered for the Regular Academic Program with $11,500 plus room at Loring Hall on the grounds of ASCSA, board, and waiver of ASCSA fees.

Student Associate Membership: Open to the same group of students as Regular Membership. Associates typically are advanced students who plan to pursue independent research projects and who do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program.

Summer Sessions Membership: Two six‐week sessions explore the sites and museums in Greece. Open to graduate and undergraduate students and to high school and college teachers. The fee of $4,250 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. Scholarships are available.

The Jacob Hirsch: for a PhD candidate or a recent PhD from the U.S. or Israel writing a dissertation or revising a dissertation; $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of ASCSA fees.

Wiener Laboratory Fellowships: for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars working on well‐defined projects in skeletal, faunal, geoarchaeological, or environmental studies; $15,500 to $27,000.

On 19 February 2012 applications are due for

School Advanced Fellowships: for students who have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member; $11,500 plus room at Loring Hall on the grounds of ASCSA, board, and waiver of ASCSA fees.

By 1 March 2012 applications are due for

The Paul Rehak Memorial Traveling Fellowship: for Regular members and Student Associate members already attending the School for the entire 2011‐2012 academic year for travel in Greece to conduct a research project during the 2011‐2012 academic year from September 1, 2011 to July 1, 2012; $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts.

On 15 March 2012 applications are due for

The CAORC Coulson/Cross Aegean Exchange Program: for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT); $250 per week plus $500 for travel expenses.

There is no deadline for application for Senior Associate Membership except those for fellowships: for postdoctoral scholars with suitable research projects. Application should be made to the Director in Athens.

Applications and further information are available at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/.

Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP)

On 1 November 2011 applications are due to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for 2012 New or Renewal Research Grants, the Post‐Doctoral Fellowship, SCEC Post‐Doctoral Fellowship at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete (SCEC), the SCEC Librarian Fellowship, Six‐Week Research Grants at INSTAP SCEC, and the Petrography Internship at INSTAP SCEC. Applications for Publication Team Support and Publication Subventions have no specific due dates. Further information and applications are available athttp://www.aegeanprehistory.net/; applications can be submitted via email as WORD documents or fillable PDF forms.

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)

On 1 November 2011 applications are due for the following fellowships to the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) for the academic year 2012–2013:

National Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey: for applicants (U. S. citizens or three‐year residents of the U. S.) who have completed their academic training in any field of the humanities, including humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history; four months to a full year; $16,800 to $50,400.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey: for scholars and advanced doctoral applicants affiliated with an educational institution in the U. S. and Canada, conducting research in ancient, medieval, or modern times in Turkey, in any field of the humanities and social sciences; up to a year with some preference for projects of shorter duration; $4,000 to $16,000.

The Kenan Erim Fellowship: for scholars and advanced graduate students to support archaeological research (excavation or field study) of material at Aphrodisias; $2,375.

 or from the American Research Institute in Turkey, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; e‐mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone: (215) 898‐3474.

Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)

On 1 November 2011 applications are due for the following fellowships during 2012‐2013 at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia:

The Anita Cecil O'Donovan Fellowship and the Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship at CAARI: for graduate students of any nationality, conducting research relevant to Cypriot archaeology and/or culture; $1000 each.

CAARI Research Fellowships: for scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences who already have their PhDs, whose research engages the culture, history, archaeology, or geography of Cyprus, and who would derive significant benefit from a month's research time on the island; $5500 plus $250 for research expenses on the island.

On 15 April 2012 applications are due for:

The Senior Scholar in Residence at CAARI: for an established scholar of any nationality, fluent in English and at least 5 years beyond receipt of the PhD in archaeology or an ancillary field, who commits to stay at least 30 days in succession at CAARI, ideally in the summer, and to be available in evenings and weekends to younger scholars working there; a 50% reduction in residency rate.

On‐line applications and further information are available at http://www.caari.org/ or from Boston University, 656 Beacon Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02215.

Kress Foundation History of Art Institutional Fellowships

On 30 November 2011 nominations from the applicant's academic department are due for the Kress Foundation History of Art Institutional Fellowships for the academic years 2012–2014; for PhD candidates (U.S. citizens or matriculated at a U.S. university) working on doctoral dissertations in art history and related disciplines including architecture, archaeology, and classical studies. Institutional Fellowships are two‐year ($22,500/year) research appointments in association with a foreign institute including the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology and the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, and the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI). Further information is available at http://www.kressfoundation.org/fellowships.

American Research Center in Sophia (ARCS)

On 15 February 2012 applications are due for the three Annual Academic Program of the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) in the history, material culture, and civilization (including ethnography and music) of Bulgaria and the Balkan region from antiquity to the present day, and on the history of religion in Bulgaria from antiquity to the 20th century. Graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and faculty at educational institutions, regardless of nationality, are eligible for the programs, and students are eligible to apply for fellowships. Further information and application forms are available from http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/arcs.

Tytus Summer Residency Program at the University of Cincinnati

On 15 February 2012 applications are due for the Tytus Summer Residency Program in the fields of philology, history and archaeology at the University of Cincinnati for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three during the summer of 2012. Summer Fellows will receive free university housing and office space and will have the use of the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College Libraries. Further information and applications are available at http://classics.uc.edu/index.php/tytus/66‐tytussummerinfo.

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