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Οι ΤΥμβοι ΒρανΑ ΜαραθΩνος

On 15 January 2018 a conference entitled Παρουσίαση της νέας μελέτης Οι Τύμβοι Βρανά Μαραθώνος was held at the Archaeological Society at Athens. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/570263353324756/. The program was:
Μ. Παντελίδου Γκόφα, “Η ανασκαφή του Σπ. Μαρινάτου και τα κοινά στοιχεία μεταξύ Πρωτοελλαδικών τάφων του Νεκροταφείου στο Τσέπι και λακκοειδών τάφων του Τύμβου Ι”
Ν. Παπαδημητρίου, “Φάσεις κατασκευής και οργάνωσης των Τύμβων”
Ά. Φίλιππα–Touchais, “Κεραμεική και μικρά ευρήματα από τους Τύμβους”
Σ. Τριανταφύλλου, “Μελέτη ανθρωπίνων οστών και ταφικές πρακτικές”
G. Touchais, “Αποτελέσματα ραδιοχρονολόγησης του σκελετού ίππου από τον λάκκο 3 του Τύμβου Ι”
Α. Σαρρής, “Γεωφυσική έρευνα στην περιοχή των Τύμβων”
J. Maran, “Οι Τύμβοι Βρανά στο ευρύτερο πλαίσιο της εποχής”

Η ΑυγΗ στην αυγΗ του πολιτισμοΥ

On 19 January 2018 a conference entitled Η Αυγή στην αυγή του πολιτισμού was held at the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Further information is available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Avgi-2018-programme.pdf. The program was:
Ν. Κυπαρίσση-Αποστολίκα, “Η πρώτη βεβαιωμένη ‘παρουσία’ μεσολιθικού ανθρώπου στη Θεσσαλία, 9000 χρόνια μετά”
Σ. Σωτηρίου, “Από τον ουρανό της Αυγής …στον ουρανό του σήμερα …και του αύριο”
Π. Τούλας, “Η ιατρική σκέψη τότε ...στην ιατρική σκέψη σήμερα”
Κ. Χριστοδούλου, “Η προϊστορική αυγή του δικαίου”
Θ. Μπομπότης, “Κατοικία, κύτταρο κοινωνικού ιστού”
Ν. Φίλιππας, “Η Οικονομία από την Μεσολιθική Εποχή στην εποχή των Κρυπτονομισμάτων και των Robots”
Π.-Ε. Ταβανιώτης, “Πρόσωπο-απρόσωπο”
Δ. Δικαίος, “Διακόσμηση του Σώματος. Τέχνη και Πολιτισμός. Το περιδέραιο της Aυγής και η σημασία του”
Α. Πενθερουδάκη, “Η αίσθηση της ομορφιάς…”
Γ. Μετζικώφ, “Σκέψεις για την ενδυμασία και συζητήσεις για το ένδυμα…”
Η. Μαμαλάκης, “Προϊστορική γαστρονομία (ανάγκη θρέψης, απόλαυση)”
Θ. Γ. Γιαννόπουλος, “Τι γλώσσα μιλούσε η Αυγή; Σκέψεις για τη γλωσσική πραγματικότητα της ύστερης “Μεσολιθικής Εποχής στον ελλαδικό χώρο”
Μ. Ι. Παπαγρηγοράκης, “Η Αυγή στη χαραυγή του πολιτισμού”

Aegean Seminar in Zagreb

On 22 January 2018 M. Georgiadis delivered a lecture to the Aegean Seminar in Zagreb entitled “The role of obsidian in Aegean Archaeology.” Further information is available from Helena Tomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The January 2018 issue of Nestor (45.1) is available as a free download.

Mediterranean Archaeological Trust

On 31 January 2018 applications for grants (not normally exceeding £2,000) to assist with the publication of archaeological fieldwork in the Mediterranean world, with possible priority to Bronze Age sites, are due to the Mediterranean Archaeological Trust. Further information is available at https://sites.google.com/site/medarchtrust/grants.

ICAEM 2018

On 15 January 2018 abstracts (200 words) are due for the 18th International Conference for Ancient East-Mediterranean Studies in Tartu (ICAEM 2018): “Power and (Op)position”, to be held at the Research Center of Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Cultures, Institute of History and Archaeology, University of Tartu in Tartu, Estonia on 1-3 June 2018. Further information, including currently accepted conference sessions, is available at http://caemc.ut.ee/icaem2018.

TAG-US 2018

On 15 January 2018 abstracts (250 words) are due for sessions at the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2018: Matter Matters, to be held at the University of Florida, Gainesville on 11-13 May 2018; on 16 March 2018 abstracts (250 words) are due for papers, whether to a session or as an open paper. Further information, including currently accepted conference sessions, is available at https://tag2018uf.clas.ufl.edu/.

6th Conference in Aegean Archaeology

On 31 January 2018 abstracts (in English, maximum 250 words) are due for the Sympozjum Egejskie. 6th Conference in Aegean Archaeology, to be held on 14-15 June 2018 by the Department of Aegean Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. Proposals are invited from doctoral students, PhD candidates, and scholars who have recently completed doctoral research on the Aegean areas and cultures in the Bronze Age. Proposals should be sent to the Department of Aegean Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further information is available at https://www.academia.edu/35412799/6_AEGEAN_CONFERENCE_Call_for_Papers_University_of_Warsaw_Poland_June_14-15_2018 and https://www.facebook.com/zaeiauw/.

ASOR 2018

On 15 February 2018 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the 2018 American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting (ASOR 2018), to be held in Denver, CO from 14-17 November 2018. The 2018 list of approved sessions and further information are available at http://www.asor.org/am/.

CIDOC 2018

On 28 February 2018 abstracts (250 words maximum) are due for the International Council of Museums Committee for Documentation Conference 2018 (ICOM-CIDOC 2018), to be held in Heraklion, Crete on 29 September-4 October 2018. Further information is available at http://www.cidoc2018.com/. Papers and posters are invited related to the conference theme, “The Provenance of Knowledge” in the following topics:
Object information as historical source
Object documentation and archival resources
Field research and object documentation
Oral tradition and witnessing information in connection with objects
Documentation and interdisciplinarity
Object documentation and analytical resources
Provenance of materials and techniques
Documentation for target groups (e.g. special needs)
Methods of knowledge verification and documentation of knowledge revision
Ethics of provenance of information
Provenance of knowledge and preservation of referred sources

Minoan Seminar

The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for spring 2018. All lectures will be held at 19:00 at the Swedish Institute at Athens (Mitseon 9, Athens). Further information is available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/.
19 January 2018: B. Montecchi, “Agency and literacy in Minoan inscribed pottery”
2 March 2018: S. Mandalaki, “West of Knossos, east of Malia. New evidence on the relations and contacts between palatial regions”
4 May 2018: E. Banou, “Crossing the Aegean in the middle of the 2nd millennium B.C.: The Minoan Peak Sanctuary at Ayios Yeoryios sto Vouno, Kythera (2011-2015)”

17. Österreichischer Archäologentag (2018)

On 26-28 February 2018 the 17. Österreichischer Archäologentag (2018) will be held in Salzburg. Further information is available at https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=207182. Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
F. Blakolmer, “Gab es Löwen und Affen im minoischen Kreta? Ein ikonographisches Problem”
G. Nightingale, “Perlen als Opfergaben in der Inatos‐Höhle, Kreta”
J. Weilhartner, “The missing mother: Zur fehlenden Darstellung stillender Mütter in der minoischen Bilderwelt”
W. Wohlmayr and A. Karathanou, “Neues aus Ägina‐Kolonna”
M. Vetters, “Mykenische Werkstätten”
V. Moser, “Trimorphe (dreigestaltige) Figurinengruppen der mykenischen Palastzeit”
K. Strobel, “Das ‘Lange 12. Jahrhundert’ im Mittelmeerraum”
I. Benda‐Weber, “Überlegungen zur Überkleidung frühgriechischer Frauen”
V. Moser, “Übergang der Phase FH II auf FH III”
J. Schnöll, “Mykenische Figurinen aus Ägina‐Kolonna”
M. Stadler, “Vergleich anthropomorpher Figurinen aus Aghia Irini, Aghios Stephanos, Koukonisi und Phylakopi mit Beispielen aus dem minoischen Kreta”

Gender Transformations in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies

On 8-10 March 2018 an international workshop entitled Gender Transformations in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies will be held in Kiel, Germany. Further information is available at https://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-35944. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
B. Kaczmarek, “Children in the Mycenaean workshop. Linear B writing versus grave goods”

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