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On 24-27 October 2012 a conference entitled Cult and Ritual on the Levantine Coast and Its Impact on the Eastern Mediterranean Realm will take place in Beirut. Further information is available at http://cultandritualinlebanon2012.com Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

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On 14-17 November 2012 the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR 2012) will take place in Chicago, IL. Contact and registration information, and a full program and abstract book are available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

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On 11-14 December 2012 PHYSIS. 14ème rencontre égéenne internationale will be held in Paris. Further information is available at http://www.mae.u-paris10.fr/arscan/PHYSIS-14eme-rencontre-egeenne.html. The program will be:

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Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

On 28-29 May 2012 E. Cline delivered lectures to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb and to the University of Zagreb entitled "Amarna, Ahhiyawa, and the Aegean: The Material and Textual Evidence for Trade and Contact between the Aegean, Egypt, and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age," "The Battles of Armageddon: From Har Megiddo to Armageddon," and "'Jerusalem Besieged: 4,000 Years of Conflict in the City of Peace" Further information is available from Helena Tomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BANEA 2012

On 8-10 June the 2012 Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA 2012): New Directions in the Ancient Near East was held at the University of Manchester. Further information is available at http://www.banea.org. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

J. Clarke, "The 8.2 and 5.9 kyr events in Cyprus: a review of the evidence"

D. Bolger, "Unmaking the self: bodies, identities and materialities in Chalcolithic Cyprus"

L. Crewe, "Beer production on Bronze Age Cyprus"

D. Knox, "Imagery and Society in Early-Middle Bronze Age Cyprus"

E. Cory-Lopez, "The Materiality of Cypriot Picrolite"

Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

On 14 June 2012 A. Batziou-Efstathiou spoke to the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens on "The Mycenaean settlement at Pefkakia, in Volos: the Iolcos harbour?"

Nuove ricerche a Festòs

On 27 June 2012 a conference entitled Nuove ricerche a Festòs, tra archeologia e filologia was held in Rome. Further information is available at http://www.disp.let.uniroma1.it/Contents/SchedaNews.aspx?idNews=144 or http://www.disp.let.uniroma1.it/fileservices/filesDISP/Festos_1_web.pdf. The program was:

E. Greco, "Le ragioni di una synergasia italo-greca

F. Longo, "La costruzione di un progetto di studio e di ricognizione: i risultati del primo quinquennio di ricerche"

A. Rossi, "Archeologia dei paesaggi a Festòs: metodi e analisi integrate"

A. Greco, "Dalle tavolette in lineare B alle indagini sulla collina di Christòs Effendi: una ricerca integrata"

A. Betto, "Christòs Effendi: dalla ricognizione alla sezione stratigrafica esposta ai piedi della collina"

M. Migliavacca, "La ricognizione sulla collina di Christòs Effendi: tra archeologia ed etnoarcheologia"

Minoan Seminar

On 1 August 2012 J. Driessen guided the Minoan Seminar around the Louvain la Neuve and Leuven Universities excavations at Kefali, Sissi.

EAA2012

On 28 August - 1 September 2012 the 18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA2012) was held in Helsinki. Further information is available at http://www.eaa2012.fi/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

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