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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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On 24-25 March 2012 a symposium entitled The connected past: people, networks and complexity in archaeology and history will be held at the University of Southampton. Further information is available at http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

K. van den Berg, "Good to Think With: exploring the potential of networks as a concept metaphor or intellectual tool"

I. Galanaki, "Social change and inter/intra-group connectivity: the example of the Middle Bronze Age communities in Mainland Greece"

R. J. Rivers, "‪Can we always get what we want?‬"

CAA 2012

On 26-30 March 2012 the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2012) will be held in Southampton, England. Further information is available at https://ocs.soton.ac.uk/index.php/CAA/2012. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Bevan, "Temporal Uncertainty and Artefact Chronologies"

H. Wright and J. S. Taylor, "Exploring Semantic Web-based research questions for the spatio-temporal relationships at Çatalhöyük"

A. Chrysanthi, "(Augmented) Reality and Cultural Heritage Sites"

A. Chrysanthi, "Visitor movement and tracking techniques. A methodological approach"

G. Cox, G. Earl, I. Hodder, S. Farid, and S. Moser, "Photo-realistic Reality: The Level V 'Shrine of the Hunters' at Çatalhöyük"

K. Anastasiades, N. Amico, G. Iannone, S. Hermon, and K. Nys, "Post-excavation analysis in archaeology using technology"

On 11-12 April 2012 a conference entitled Embodied Identities in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: Convergence of Theory and Practice will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus. Further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/goto/identities/en-US/HOME.aspx. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

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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."

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