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On
3‐5
March
2011 the 15th
annual Symposium
on
Mediterranean
Archaeology (SOMA
 2011) took
 place
at
Catania
University, Sicily.
Further
information
and
the registration
form
are
available at
 http://ml.ci.uc.pt/mhonarchive/archport/msg10207.html or
from
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers
of
interest
to Nestor readers
included:

A.
Czeszewska,
"Wall
paintings
at
Neolithic
site
Çatalhöyük.
How
can
we
interpret prehistoric
art?"

C.
T.
Fontebrera,
"The
crocus
in
the
Aegean:
medical
and
ideological
symbolism
in
the women's
world."

D.
Sylviane,
"Reconstructing
the
Landscape
of
the
Dead.
Some Observations
on
the
Minoan Funerary
Space
in
the
Agiopharango
Valley
(South
Central
Crete)"

D.
Yılmaz,
"New Observations
on
the
Troy
I
Culture
in
the
Light
of
the
Some
Survey
Finds from
the Coastal
Troad"

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Students,  researchers,  and  professors  with  an  interest  in  the  history  and  archaeology  of the  Eastern  Mediterranean  are  invited  to  visit  the  website  of  the New  Archaeological Research  Network  for  Integrating  Approaches to  ancient  material  studies  (NARNIA)  at http://narnia-itn.eu/ for  information  about  the  range  of  fellowships  and  training courses  that  have  been  announced,  or  will  be  announced  soon,  on  the  constantly  updated project's website.

NARNIA  is  a  cross‐disciplinary  network  integrating  approaches  from  a  diverse  array  of research fields for the study of ancient materials from the Eastern Mediterranean. While the prime  objective  of  the  project  is  to  train  early  stage  researchers  that are just about to embark  on  PhD  research,  the  training  courses  and  two conferences that will be organized in the four-year duration of the project are open to all interested individuals.

The February 2011 (38.2) volume of Nestor is now available as a free download. This is the new free digital publication model for all future issues of Nestor.

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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