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Commensality and Social Organisation Workshop

On 1 March 2011 abstracts are due for a workshop on Commensality and Social Organisation, to be held on 6‐9 October 2011 organized by ToRS (Institute for Cross‐cultural and Regional Studies), University of Copenhagen. Abstracts (300 words maximum) should be sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

113th AIA Annual Meeting (2012)

On 13 March 2011 (27 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 113th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2012), to be held in Philadelphia, PA from 5‐8 January 2012. On 7 August 2011 (21 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.

Destruction: Archaeological, philological and historical perspectives.

On 30 April 2011 titles and short abstracts are due for an international round table entitled Destruction: Archaeological, philological and historical perspectives. Perspectives archéologiques, philologiques et historiques, to be held on 24‐26 November 2011 at Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium by Le Centre d'étude des mondes antiques at the Université catholique de Louvain. Abstracts for 20 minute papers in English or French should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Aegean Seminar

On
 7‐8
 March
 2011
 M.
 Tanret
 will
 deliver
 a
 lecture
 to
 the
 Aegean
 Seminar in
 Zagreb
 entitled
 "Writing
 in
 the
 Aegean
 and
 writing
 in
 Babylon:
 origins
 and
 functions"
 and
 will
 conduct
 a
 workshop
 on
 the
 Cuneiform
 script
 at
 the
 University
 of
 Zagreb.
 Further information is available from Helena Tomas
 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1st Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies Postgraduate Conference

On
 11‐12
 March
 2011
 the
 1st
 Centre
 for
 Spartan
 and
 Peloponnesian
 Studies
 Postgraduate 
Conference
­ - 
Understanding 
the 
Peloponnese: 
Work­-in­-Progress will
 be
 held
 at
 the
 University
 of
 Nottingham.
 Further
 information
 is
 available
 at
 http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/csps/conferences.aspx. Papers
 of
 interest
 to
 Nestor
 readers
 will
 include

C. 
Gallou, 
"Investigating 
the
 world's
 oldest
 submerged 
town: 
Pavlopetri 
in 
Laconia"

S.
 Farnham,
 "Burial
 rites 
in
 the 
north‐east
 Peloponnese
 during
 the
 Geometric 
period"

D.
 Smith,
 "'Hierarchy'
 in 
the 
Early 
Helladic
 Peloponnese"

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On
 11
 February
 2011
 M.
 Lowe
 Fri
 lectured
 on
 "Experimental
 Archaeology
 –
 a
 helping 
hand
 in 
understanding
 the
 manufacturing
 process
 and
 use
 of
 the
 Minoan
 double
 axe" 
at 
the 
Swedish 
Institute 
at 
Athens 
in 
association
 with
 the
 Minoan
 Seminar.

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