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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..

On 2 October 2010 the Seconde journée de l’activité scientifique belge dans le monde grec: Robert Laffineur in honorem was held at the Université de Liège. Further information is available at http://www2.ulg.ac.be/archgrec/RL.html. Papers of interest to Nestor readers included:

P. P. Betancourt, “New Evidence for the Beginning of the Minoan Period” 

C. Doumas, “Akrotiri à Thera (Santorini) et l’Âge du Bronze égéen”

A. Vlachopoulos, “Les peintures murales d’Akrotiri et leur integration dans le tissu urbain”

J. Driessen and I. Schoep, “Fouilles à Sissi (Crète) 2007-2010”

 

Minoan Seminar

The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for Autumn 2010. 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/.

8 October 2010: P. Betancourt, “Evidence from the Hagios Charalambos Cave for Lasithi’s Economic and Political Relations with Other Parts of Crete “

19 November 2010: S. Privitera, “Living and Storing in the LM III ‘Villaggio’ at Hagia Triada: a second-order centre into a ville capitale in the western Mesara"

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