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Climate Change and Preservation Management

On 2-3 April 2012 a colloquium entitled Climate Change and the Preservation Management of Archaeological Sites will be held at the Acropolis Museum, Athens. Further information is available at http://www.inherity.org. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

E. Kyriakidis, "Climate Change Impact on Values of Minoan Archaeological Sites"

Classics Goes Green

On 21 April 2012 a graduate student conference entitled Classics Goes Green: Interactions with the Environment will be held at the Univesity of Cincinnati. Further information is available at http://classics.uc.edu/index.php/graduate/classicsgsga. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

K. Necciai, "Geoarchaeological Investigations into Bronze Age Aegean Terracing"

A. Knodell and E. Oddo, "Shared Processes in Ceramic and Metallurgical Industries in Minoan Crete"

Multiple Mediterranean Realities

On 26-28 April 2012 an international conference entitled Multiple Mediterranean Realities - Spaces, Resources, Connectivity will be held at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Further information is available at http://www.zms.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/veranstaltungen/event00033.html.en. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

C. von Rüden, "Making the Way through the Sea in Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean"

A. B. Knapp, "Prehistoric Cyprus: A 'Crossroads' of Interaction?"

H. Friese, "Transnational Mobilities and Cultural Resources"

W. Gauß and G. Klebinder-Gauß, "The Chance of a Lack. Landscape and Economy at Aegina"

A. Collar, "Using Networks to Explore the Spread of Religious Ideas in the Mediterranean"

J. Driessen and Q. Letesson, "Minoan Lines. Levels of Connectivity in the Cretan Bronze Age"

Y. Hamilakis, "Producing Mediterraneaness through Material Heritage"

8th ICAANE

On 30 April–4 May 2012 the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (8th ICAANE) will be held in Warsaw, Poland. Further information is available at http://www.8icaane.org/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. J. Nazaroff, "Social Complexity and Source Entanglement in Anatolia: A Case-Study from the Neolithic Chert Assemblage at Çatalhöyük, Turkey"

C. Sauvage, "Fish vs. ships: Characterization of Social Groups in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean"

A. U. Türkcan, "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia: Surveys in Challenging Landscapes of North-Western Anatolian Valleys"

L. Czerniak, "From 'history houses' to cult structures. The emergence of rituals out of domestic space at Çatalhöyük East towards the end of the 7th millennium BC"

F. Tulek and B. Ogüt, "Prehistoric Pottery of the Osmaniye Province in East Cilicia: A Holistic Approach"

T. van de Velde, "Townships and villages at margin of the Near East: examples from LBA Greece"

Between Life and Death

On 11-12 May 2012 an international postgraduate research conference entitled Between Life and Death: Interactions Between Burial and Society in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East will be held at the University of Liverpool. Further information is available at http://www.bladconference.co.uk/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

D. Smith, "Variations on a theme: mortuary regionalism in the Final Neolithic and Early Helladic Peloponnese"

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Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

On 13 March 2012 T. Strasser delivered lectures to the University of Zagreb and the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled "Crete before the Cretans: New Evidence for Very Old Mariners" and "'The Flotilla Fresco from Thera: A Pre-eruption Landscape." Further information is available from Helena Tomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

On 29 March 2012 Β. Αραβαντινός spoke at the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens at the Central Building of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30) on "Θήβα στη Μυκηναϊκή Ανακτορική Εποχή: Μύθοι και Πραγματικότητες."

Sacred Landscapes in the Peloponnese

On 30 March – 1 April 2012 the 3rd Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies International Conference: Sacred Landscapes in the Peloponnese from Prehistory to Post-Byzantine Times was held in Sparti. Further information is available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csps/events/3rd-csps-international-conference.aspx or from 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.. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:

J. Wright, "Sacred Spaces in the Peloponnesos: theoretical and methodological considerations and the perspective of the longue durée"

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The February 2012 (39.2) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

Archaeology and Spectacle

On 28 February 2012 abstracts (ca. 250 words) are due for the Modernist Studies Association Conference XIV: Modernism & Spectacle, to be held on 18-21 October 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. The panel on Archaeology & Spectacle invites essays that explore the variety of avenues to public display/spectacle for archaeological and cultural artifacts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Abstracts should be submitted to Dr. Heather Lusty, Department of English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AIA 2013

On 11 March 2012 (25 March with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, workshops, and open-session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the 114th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2013), to be held in Seattle, WA from 3-6 January 2013. On 5 August 2012 (19 August with a late fee) submissions are due for all other workshops, open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

CSPS Seminars 

The University of Nottingham, Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS) has announced the following research seminars and annual lecture:

5 February 2012: M. Georgiadis and A. Tsaravopoulos, "Leska on Kythera. A newly discovered Minoan peak sanctuary"

24 February 2012: J. Maran, "The appropriation of amber objects in Mycenaean Peloponnese"

21 March 2012: K. Paschalidis, "Life and Death in Mycenaean Achaea. The Klauss cemetery near Patras and its contemporary society"

SOMA 2012

On 1-3 March 2012 the 16th annual Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2012): Identity and Connectivity will be held in Florence, Italy. Further information is available at http://www.soma2012florence.net/Info/HOME.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

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