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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.

The January 2011 (38.1) volume of Nestor is now available as a free download. This is the new free digital publication model for all future issues of Nestor.

One
 of
 the
 most
 requested
 features
 for
 the
 improvement
 of
 the
 online
 Nestor
 database
 is 
the
 ability
 to 
download
 full 
citation 
information 
for 
use
 in
 bibliographic 
software. 
Nestor
 bibliography
 listed
 in
 the
 years
 2007‐2010
 is
 now
 visible
 to
 the
 free
 Zotero
 bibliographic
 plug‐in
 for
 Firefox.
 
 Stand‐alone
 versions
 and
 versions
 compatible
 with
 other
 browsers
 are
 planned
 but 
currently 
in
 early 
stages 
of
 development.

Zotero
 allows
 you
 either
 to
 store
 your
 bibliography
 on
 your
 own
 computer,
 or
 optionally
 to
 sync
 it
 to
 Zotero's
 servers
 with
 a
 free
 100MB
 limit.
 Even
 more
 usefully,
 it
 collects
 bibliographic
 information
 from
 web
 pages
 such
 as
 those
 of
 many
 library
 catalogs,
 OCLC
 records,
 Jstor,
 and
 other
 sources
 that
 embed
 their
 full
 bibliographic
 citations
 in
 their
 webpages.

To
 take
 advantage
 of
 this,
 install
 the
 Zotero
 plug‐in
 in
 your
 Firefox
 browser
 (http://www.zotero.org).

Next,
 go
 to
 the
 Nestor
 Bibliography
 search
 page
 and
 search
 for
 an
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 (http://classics.uc.edu/nestor/index.php/nestorbib).
 In
 the
 results
 page,
 look
 for
 a
 folder
 icon
 in
 the
 Firefox
 address
 bar.
 You
 will
 see
 a
 sheet
 drop
 down
 with
 the
 bibliographic
 entries 
and
 some 
checkboxes.

 Select
 the
 items
 that
 you
 want
 to
 add
 to
 your
 library
 and
 hit
 the
 OK
 button.
 They
 will
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your 
Zotero 
library.

On
 15
 February
 2011
 applications
 are
 due
 for
 the
 Michael
 Ventris
 Memorial
 Award for 
Mycenaean
 Studies of
 up
 to
 £2000,
 to 
be 
awarded 
to 
a 
junior 
scholar 
who
 has 
obtained
 a
 doctorate
 within
 the
 past
 eight
 years
 or
 to
 a
 postgraduate
 student
 about
 to
 complete
 a
 doctorate
 in
 Mycenaean
 studies
 or
 kindred
 subjects,
 to
 promote
 research
 in
 (1)
 Linear
 B
 and
 other
 Bronze
 Age
 scripts
 of
 the
 Aegean
 and
 Cyprus
 and
 their
 historical
 and
 cultural
 connections,
 or
 (2)
 all
 other
 aspects
 of
 the
 Bronze
 Age
 of
 the
 Aegean
 and
 Cyprus.
 Applications
 (6
 single‐sided
 A4
 pages
 maximum)
 should
 be
 sent
 to
 the
 Deputy
 Director,
 Institute
 of
 Classical
 Studies,
 Senate
 House,
 Malet
 Street,
 London
 WC1E
 7HU,
 United
 Kingdom
 or
 via
 email
 (compatible
 with
 Word
 2003)
 to
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications
 should
 include
 age,
 qualifications,
 academic
 record,
 an
 outline
 and
 projected
 budget
 of
 the
 proposed
 work
 (which
 is
 not
 intended
 to
 be
 Ph.D.
 research),
 and
 the
 names
 and
 addresses
 of 
two 
referees, 
who 
should 
at 
the
 same 
time
 be 
asked 
to
 write 
independently 
in
 support
 of
 the
 application. 
Further 
information, 
including 
detailed
 application 
instructions, 
is 
available
 at 
http://icls.sas.ac.uk/institute/awards/michael_ ventris.html.

American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meetings (ASOR 2011)

On
 15
 February
 2011
 abstracts
 are
 due
 for
 the
 American
 Schools
 of
 Oriental
 Research
 Annual
 Meetings
 (ASOR
 2011),
 to
 be
 held
 in
 San
 Francisco,
 CA
 from
 16‐19
 November
 2011;
 abstracts
 may
 be
 submitted
 with
 a
 late
 fee
 until
 1
 March
 2011.
 Abstracts
 for
 papers
 that
 fit
 into
 the
 sessions
 described
 in
 the
 list
 of
 2011
 sessions
 should
 be
 submitted
 via
 the
 online
 abstract
 submission
 database
 on
 the
 ASOR
 website
 (http://www.asor.org); 
applicants 
are
 strongly 
urged 
to
 email 
the
 Session 
Chair
 in
 advance
 of
 the
 deadline.
 Presentations
 that
 do
 not
 fit
 into
 established
 sections
 are
 also
 invited,
 and
 should
 be
 tagged
 "Individual
 Submissions"
 on
 the
 online
 database.
 Submissions
 must
 be
 made
 by
 email.
 On
 15
 August
 2011
 messages
 of
 intent
 for
 participation
 in
 the
 "Projects
 on
 Parade"
 poster
 session
 are
 due
 to
 Morag
 Kersel
 at
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further
 information,
 including
 rules
 for
 participation,
 sections
 planned
 for
 ASOR
 2011,
 format
 of
 and
 procedure
 for
 submitting
 abstracts,
 and
 all
 necessary
 forms
 are
 available
 at
 http://www.asor.org.

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