On 4-5 May 2012 a conference on Theory in (Ancient) Greek Archaeology (TiGA) will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

A. Christofilopoulou, "Home is where the 'heart(h)' is: Investigating social dynamics through social theories in ancient Greek households"

D. Margomenou, "Interrogating the 'Macedonian ethne': Social Change, Collective Action and Emergent Institutions in Northern Greece at the end of the Late Bronze Age and beginning of the Early Iron Age"

R. Vaessen, "Creative improvisation and the making of pottery on the west coast of Asia Minor during the Bronze-Age transition"

Copper and Trade in South-Eastern Mediterranean

On 5-7 May 2012 a conference entitled Copper and Trade in South-Eastern Mediterranean will be held in the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonia University, Krakow, Poland. Further information is available at or from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

M. Cultraro, "Beyond the Black Sea: aspects of the Transcaucasian cultures in the copper metallurgy of the Early Bronze Age Northern Aegean"

D. Baykan, "Recent Bronze Production Data from Nif (Olympos) Excavation"

V. Maxwell, "Sarakeino Metals in the Context of Aegean Metallurgy"

Feminism and Classics VI

On 24-27 May 2012 Feminism and Classics VI: Crossing Borders, Crossing Lines will be held at Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

S. L. Budin, "Non-Rites of Passage in Mycenaean Greece"

Norwegian Institute at Athens

On 6 February 2012 I. Georganas spoke at the Norwegian Institute at Athens on "Tholos Tombs in Early Iron Age Aegean."

Mycenaean Seminar in Athens

On 23 February 2012 Μ. Βλαζάκη spoke at the Mycenaean Seminar in Athens at the Central Building of the University of Athens (Panepistimiou 30) on "Αχαιοί στην Κυδωνία."

Ventris Award

On 15 February 2012 applications are due for the 2012 Michael Ventris Memorial Award for Mycenaean Studies of up to £2000, to be awarded to postgraduate students or young scholars who have obtained a doctorate within the past eight years in the field of Mycenaean civilization 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 in either hardcopy or as an email attachment (PDF or compatible with Word 2003) should be sent to the Deputy Director, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom. Applications should include age, qualifications, academic record, an outline of the proposed work, 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 is available at

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