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Copper and Trade

On 31 October 2011 registration forms are due for a conference entitled Copper and Trade in South-Eastern Mediteranean, to be held on 5-7 May 2012 in Institute of Archaeology Jagiellonia University, Krakow, Poland. Further information and registration forms are 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 are invited from archeologists and specialists from related fields of research such as archaeometallurgy, geomorphology and geology, human ecology, human anthropology archaeobotany, archaeozoology on the following topics:

Copper mining and smelting

Copper tools production (organization of production, technology, typology ect...)

patterns of distribution

Copper tools in an archaeological context

Copper as a trading good

Ethno- archeometalurgy

Recent discoveries and case studies

Trade routes and other means of exchange

The connected past

On 20 November 2011 proposed titles and abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for a symposium entitled The connected past: people, networks and complexity in archaeology and history, to be held on 24-25 March 2012 at the University of Southampton, immediately preceding CAA2012 in Southampton. Further information is available at http://connectedpast.soton.ac.uk/. Contributions addressing but not restricted to the following themes are invited:

The diffusion of innovations, people, and objects in the past

Social network analysis in archaeology and history

The dynamics between physical and relational space

Evolving and multiplex networks

Quantitative network techniques and the use of computers to aid analysis

Emergent properties in complex networks

Agency, structuration and complexity in network approaches

Agent-based modelling and complex networks

Future directions for network approaches in archaeology and history

CAA 2012

On 21 November 2012 abstracts (250 to 400 words, submitted by on-line form only), grant applications, and early registration fees are due for the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA 2012), to be held on 26-30 March 2012 in Southampton, England. Further information is available at https://ocs.soton.ac.uk/index.php/CAA/2012.

Sacred Landscapes in the Peloponnese

On 30 November 2011 registration forms with paper proposals (20 minutes maximum, in Greek or English) are due for the 3rd Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies International Conference: Sacred Landscapes in the Peloponnese from Prehistory to Post-Byzantine Times, to be held 30 March – 1 April 2012 in Sparti. Further information and registration forms are available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The topics of the conference will include:

Sacred landscapes, identity/ethnicity

The Sacred in the natural landscape and seascape

'Sacred' economies and the ownership of land

Setting of the sacred in art, literature, folklore and mythology

Pollution and purity and their spatial configuration

Ritual performance in its setting

Pilgrimage and movement through the landscape

Embodied Identities

On 15 December 2012 abstracts (300 words) are invited for a conference entitled Embodied Identities in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: Convergence of Theory and Practice, to be held on 11-12 April 2012 in Nicosia, Cyprus, hosted by the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus. Abstracts should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/goto/identities/en-US/HOME.aspx. Themes of the conference will be:

Material culture and the body

The body in space

The represented body

The physical body as social body

Fortifications in Antiquity

On 31 December 2011 abstracts (500 words) are due for the Conference on the Research of Fortifications in Antiquity, to be held 6-9 December 2012 at the Danish Institute at Athens. Abstract should be submitted to Sine Riisager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The sessions at the conference will be:

Origins of Fortifications in the Eastern Mediterranean

Physical Surroundings and Technique: The Building Experience

Function and Semantics

Historical Context

The Fortification of Regions

Regionally Confined Phenomena

EAA 2012

On 31 December 2011 proposals for sessions are due for the 18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2012), to be held in Helsinki, Finland from 19 August - 1 September 2012. On 31 December 2011 paper and poster abstract submission are due. Further information and forms are available at http://www.e-a-a.org/ or http://www.eaa2012.fi/index.html. The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:

Archaeological Heritage Resource Management

Interpreting the Archaeological Record

Perspectives on Archaeology in the Modern World

SOMA 2012

On 15 January 2012 abstracts from postgraduate researchers are due for the 16th annual Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA 2012): Identity and Connectivity, to be held on 1-3 March 2012 in Florence Italy. Abstracts (150 words maximum) for 20-minute papers in English should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; futher information is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at http://www.soma2012florence.net/Info/HOME.html.

New Journal: Chronika

Chronika, a new interdisciplinary journal of European and Mediterranean archaeology, welcomes submissions (2,500-3000 words) from graduate students in departments of Anthropology, Classics, and Visual Studies/Art History at any university. Students are encouraged to submit online, and to join Chronika's parent organization, The Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology. Further information and submission and membership forms are available at http://chronika.yolasite.com/.

New Journal: Aegean Studies

Aegeus – Society of Aegean Prehistory invites submission of papers in Greek or English to its new journal Aegean Studies. Papers are sought that present new theoretical approaches and innovative means of data analysis with the aim of illuminating and explaining the Prehistory and Early Iron Age of the Aegean and its neighboring areas. Papers may focus on subjects such as social relations and structures, economic practices, political institutions, ideology, and perceptions. Especially welcome are interdisciplinary contributions, as well as studies for the promotion and management of prehistoric culture. Further information is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Aegean Book Reviews (http://www.aegeussociety.org/) are part of Aegean Studies; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mycenaean Seminars 2011-2012

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2011-2012, to take place in the Senate House, South Block Ground Floor G22 / 26, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available from Dr. Olga Krzyszkowska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at http://www.sas.ac.uk/icls/.

12 October 2011: M. Peters, "Spinning a communications web: media interactivity and the political management of Mycenaean Messenia"

16 November 2011: Y. Fappas, "Mycenaean production and use of oil in its East Mediterranean context"

7 December 2011: M. Haysom, "Cacophony and silence: the place of religion in Neopalatial Crete"

18 January 2012: L. Morgan, "The power of paint: Kea and beyond"

15 February 2012: C. Renfrew and M. Boyd, "The settlement at Dhaskalio, Keros and the later Early Bronze Age in the Cycladic Islands

14 March 2012, 3:00 pm: O. Krzyszkowska and M. Anastasiadou, Demonstration – Searching for seals on-line: the CMS database goes live!

M. Anastasiadou, "Of prisms and pictographs: searching for patterns in MM II glyptic"

16 May 2012: C. Broodbank and E. Kiriatzi, "Before Aphrodite: new light on Kytheran prehistory from the Kythera Island Project"

18th Neolithic Seminar

On 11-12 November 2011 the 18th Neolithic Seminar - Cultural and Social Identities in Eurasian Mesolithic and Neolithic will be held at the Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Further information is available from Mihael Budja, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone: ++386-1-241-15-70, or from the web-site: http://arheologija.ff.uni-lj.si/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

K. Trimmis and E. Gazmend, "Who is the Caveman? Identities and roles of the Aegean Neolithic cave users"

K. Psimogiannou, "Creating identities in the mortuary arena of the Greek Final Neolithic: a contextual definition of the practices in central and southern Greece"

E. Kalogiropoulou, "Forming social identities in Neolithic Northern Greece: a spatial approach"

E. Voulgari, "Decorated pottery from Dispilio, Greece: the tyranny of the obvious"

ASOR 2011

On 16-19 November 2011 the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) will take place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Contact and registration information, and a full program and abstract book are available at http://www.asor.org/am/index.html. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Simmons, "When Did Cyprus Become a Crossroads: The Evidence for Early Seafaring in the Mediterranean?"

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POCA 2011

19-22 November 2011 the 11th annual Postgraduates in Cypriot Archaeology (POCA 2011) conference will be hosted by the Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée "J. Pouilloux", University of Lyon 2. Further information is available at http://poca2011.sciencesconf.org/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

C. Paraskeva, "Middle/Late Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age Cyprus: New Perspectives in Archaeological Theory and Techniques - An Introduction"

J. Beck, "L'occupation néolithique de Kataliondas-Kourvellos : état de la question"

L. Bombardieri, C. Scirè Calabrisotto, and F. Chelazzi, "Dating the contexts (or contextualize the dating?): new evidences from the Southern Cemetery at Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou (EC-LC I)"

A. Georgiou, "Settlement Histories of Cyprus in the twelfth century BC"

C. Constantinou, "7th to 5th millennium Eastern Mediterranean: Identifying Contacts between Cyprus and North Levant after the Break-down of PPNB Interaction Sphere"

C. Vonhoff, "The Phenomenon of Feasting in Early Iron Age Cyprus – Bronze and Iron Obeloi from Cypriot Tombs as Evidence for Elite Self-Conception, Social Networks and Trans-Mediterranean Cultural Exchange"

A. Paule, "La parure protohistorique de Chypre: une recherche de traces sur le continent grec"

A. Carbillet, "Naviguer vers l'éternité. Les modèles de bateau en terre cuite chypriotes et leur association à la navigation eschatologique"

EAA 2011

On 14-18 September 2011 the 17th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA Annual Meeting 2011) was held in Oslo, Norway. Further information is available at http://www.eaa2011.no/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

C. Murphy, "The King Must Live On; Knossos and its Tourism Heritage"

G. Stratouli, "Communicating Neolithic Sites to the Public in Greece: Ideologies and Practices"

J. Bintliff, "Modelling long-term social change in the landscape: case studies from Greece"

A.-L. Schallin, "Introduction: Official Ceremonies and Processions in the Mycenaean World"

H. Whittaker von Hofsten, "Some Reflections on the Role of Processions in Mycenaean Cult"

S. Voutsaki, "Funerary processions in the Mycenaean world"

M. Miller, "Bronze vessels as ceremonial equipment- a comparison of practices between Crete and the mainland"

K. Hägg Niklasson, "Manifestations of identity and memory in LCIII Cyprus"

F. Blakolmer, "Processions in Aegean Iconography: Where did they take place?"

E. Rystedt, "The Mycenaean chariot kraters and palatial ceremony"

M. Bajema, "Art and agency in a Mycenaean procession scene from Pylos"

J. Weilhartner, "On the textual evidence of processions in the Aegean Late Bronze Age"

B. Michael, "The phenomenology of Mycenaean funerary topographies"

C. Marangou, "Nude and covered, whole and dismembered bodies in Prehistoric Greece - Interrogating figures about meanings"

E. M. Bonney, "Creating community in Early Bronze Age Crete"

U. Matić, "'Keftiu' and The Materialization of 'Minoans': Out of the picture?"

E. Zouzoula, "Human-animal hybrids and gender differentiation in the Aegean Late Bronze Age"

Y. Gadot, M. Iserlis, and D. Namdar, "Chalices in Iron I-IIA Philistia: Production, Function and Content"

Thera, Knossos and Egypt, 1500 BCE

On 20-22 October 2011 an international conference entitled Thera, Knossos and Egypt, 1500 BCE was held in Chicago. Further information is available at http://www.uic.edu/las/clas/confrences.html. The program was:

B. Jones, Guided Tour of the Exhibition

C. Doumas, "From Necessities to Delights: Eating Habits in Akrotiri Thera of the Bronze Age"

N. Marinatos with J. Tobin and K. Ros, "Thera, Knossos and Egypt. Old Theories and New Problematizations"

A. Vlachopoulos, "Theran Frescoes"

R. Ritner and N. Moeller, "The Ahmose 'Tempest Stela'"

G. Kopcke, "Shaft Graves"

1st CUNY Archaeological Colloquium

On 21 October 2011 the First CUNY Archaeology Colloquium was held. Papers of interest of Nestor readers included:

R. B. Koehl, "New Evidence for the Sea Peoples in Anatolia: the 12th century at Tel Atchana/Alalakh"

New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

The following lectures were held by New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium. Further information is available from Robert Koehl at e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

23 September 2011: S. Budin, "Woman and Child Imagery
from the Bronze Age Aegean"

14 October 2011: M. Cosmopoulos, "State Formation and Expansion in Mycenaean Pylos: the Iklaina
Archaeological Project"

The September 2011 (38.6) issue of Nestor is now available as a free download.

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