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On 4-5 May 2012 a conference on Theory in (Ancient) Greek Archaeology (TiGA) will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Further information is available at http://sitemaker.umich.edu/tiga/home. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Christofilopoulou, "Home is where the 'heart(h)' is: Investigating social dynamics through social theories in ancient Greek households"

D. Margomenou, "Interrogating the 'Macedonian ethne': Social Change, Collective Action and Emergent Institutions in Northern Greece at the end of the Late Bronze Age and beginning of the Early Iron Age"

R. Vaessen, "Creative improvisation and the making of pottery on the west coast of Asia Minor during the Bronze-Age transition"

Copper and Trade in South-Eastern Mediterranean

On 5-7 May 2012 a conference entitled Copper and Trade in South-Eastern Mediterranean will be held in the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonia University, Krakow, Poland. Further information is 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 of interest to Nestor readers will include:

M. Cultraro, "Beyond the Black Sea: aspects of the Transcaucasian cultures in the copper metallurgy of the Early Bronze Age Northern Aegean"

D. Baykan, "Recent Bronze Production Data from Nif (Olympos) Excavation"

V. Maxwell, "Sarakeino Metals in the Context of Aegean Metallurgy"

Feminism and Classics VI

On 24-27 May 2012 Feminism and Classics VI: Crossing Borders, Crossing Lines will be held at Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Further information is available at http://www.brocku.ca/conferences/feminism-classics-vi. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

S. L. Budin, "Non-Rites of Passage in Mycenaean Greece"

Norwegian Institute at Athens

On 6 February 2012 I. Georganas spoke at the Norwegian Institute at Athens on "Tholos Tombs in Early Iron Age Aegean."

Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

On 23 February 2012 Μ. Βλαζάκη spoke at the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens at the Central Building of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30) on "Αχαιοί στην Κυδωνία."

The January 2012 (39.1) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

Ventris Award

On 15 February 2012 applications are due for the 2012 Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2000, to be awarded to postgraduate students or young scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years in the field of Mycenaean civilization or kindred subjects, to promote research in (1) Linear B and other Bronze Age scripts of the Aegean and Cyprus and their historical and cultural connections, or (2) all other aspects of the Bronze Age of the Aegean and Cyprus. Applications in either hardcopy or as an email attachment (PDF or compatible with Word 2003) should be sent to the Deputy Director, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom. Applications should include age, qualifications, academic record, an outline of the proposed work, and the names and addresses of two referees, who should at the same time be asked to write independently in support of the application. Further information is available at http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/.

Postgraduate Conference on Burial and Society

On 31 January 2012 abstracts (250-300 words) are due to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a postgraduate research conference entitled Between Life and Death: Interactions between Burial and Society in the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East, to be held on 11-12 May 2012 at the University of Liverpool. Further information is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

High-Tech Heritage

On 1 February 2012 abstracts (300 words maximum) for poster presentations, research papers (20 minutes), demonstrations, workshops, roundtables, and organized sessions or symposia are due for the UMass Center for Heritage & Society's 2nd Annual International Heritage Conference. High-Tech Heritage: How are Digital Technologies Changing Our Views of the Past? to be held on 2-4 May 2012 in Amherst, MA. Further information, submission forms, and lists of conference themes and topics are available at http://scholarworks.umass.edu/hightechheritage.

Buffalo TAG 2012

On 1 March 2012 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for Buffalo TAG 2012, to be held on 17-20 May 2012 at the University at Buffalo. Further information, including a list of approved sessions, is available at http://www.cas.buffalo.edu/tag2012/index.shtml.

Palaeoethnobotany Work Group Conference

On 31 March 2012 pre-registration forms are due (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for the 16th Conference of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany, to be held on 17-22 June 2013 in Thessaloniki; on 1 September 2012 abstracts (one A4 page) are due in Word format to the same email address. Further information is available from Soultana M. Valamoti
 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at http://www.archaeobotany.org/conference.php. The Proceedings of the conference will be published as a special issue of Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. Conference topics will be:

1. 'Integration' of different lines of archaeobotanical evidence, i.e. plant macros, pollen, charcoal, phytoliths

2. Field recovery techniques and solving problems in difficult situations

3. The archaeobotanical investigation of food remains

4. The contribution of ethnobotany to archaeobotanical research

5. Origins of agriculture

6. Dispersal of cultivated plants, with sub-sessions dedicated to special themes and with practical demonstrations:

6.1. The origin and early spread of naked wheat

6.2. New Glume Wheat, 13 years after

Euromed 2012 Cultural Heritage Conference

On 28 May 2012 paper submissions for full and project papers and for short papers with poster presentations are due for the International Conference on Cultural Heritage Euromed 2012, to be held on 29 October – 3 November 2012 in Lemesos, Cyprus; on 20 August camera-ready copies of all papers are due. Further information is available at http://www.euromed2012.eu/.

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