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2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG)

On 31 December 2010 abstracts (100 words) are due for session contributors and volunteered papers at the 2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG), to be held on 6‐8 May 2011 at Berkeley, CA. Further information, a list of sessions, and forms are available at http://arf.berkeley.edu/TAG2011/about/.

Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2011)

On 25 January 2011 abstracts for 20‐minute presentations in English are due for the 15th annual Symposium On Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2011), to take place on 3‐5 March 2011 at Catania University, Sicily. SOMA provides a friendly and supportive forum for young scholars and researchers to discuss their work without limitation regarding subject matter or period. The proceedings will be published by Archaeopress as a volume of British Archaeological Reports International Series. Further information and the registration form are available at http://ml.ci.uc.pt/mhonarchive/archport/msg10207.html or from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers addressing subjects such as the sea, trade, colonization, and piracy are particularly invited; sessions on the following topics are planned:

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Minoan Seminar

The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for winter and spring 2011. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens; those planning to attend should inform the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at http://www.minoanseminar.gr/.

17 December 2010: Γ. Βαβουρανάκης, "Ταφική τελετουργία και κοινωνική δομή λίγο πριν και αμέσως μετά την ίδρυση των πρώτων ανακτόρων. Funerary ritual and social structure just before and right after the establishment of the first palaces"

28 January 2011: Β. Πετράκης, "Ιχνηλατώντας τον άνακτα: Συνάγοντας το ρόλο του ηγεμόνα στην Υστερομινωική ΙΙ‐ΙΙΙΒ Κρήτη από την ανάλυση των τεκμηρίων Γραμμικής Β. Tracing the wanax: Inferring the role of the ruler in Late Minoan II‐IIIB Crete from analysis of Linear B documents"

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The Tombs of Enkomi (British Museum excavations)

On 10‐11 December 2010 an international conference entitled The Tombs of Enkomi (British Museum excavations) was held in Nicosia by the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus as part of the project Enkomi Tombs (British Excavations) in the Cyprus Museum: Digitisation Programme. Further information is available at http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/da/da.nsfAll/6A88C5F914A19668C22575B800364786?OpenDocument. The program of the conference was:

R. Merrillees, "Enkomi, Engomi and Egkomi: From Myth to Reality and Back Again"

D. Pilides, "Introduction to the Enkomi Project"

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The November 2010 (37.8) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

This is the third issue under the new publication model for Nestor. The remaining 2010 issues will be made available after the corresponding print issues have been mailed.  We encourage subscribers to switch to this free digital format for 2011, instead of continuing to pay to receive paper copies.

On 4 February 2010 applications are due for fellowships during summer 2011 for intensive advanced Turkish language study at the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Princeton University Turkish Language Program at Bogaziçi University. The fellowships provide round‐trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Further information is available at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone: (215) 898‐3474 or from Erika H. Gilson, 110 Jones Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544‐1008; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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