Editor: Carol R. Hershenson

Assistant Editors: Anna Belza

Nestor is an international bibliography of Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields. It is published monthly from September to May (each volume covers one calendar year) by the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati. It is currently edited by Carol R. Hershenson.

The primary geographic nexus of Nestor is the Aegean, including all of Greece, Albania, and Cyprus, the southern area of Bulgaria, and the western and southern areas of Turkey. Nestor includes publications concerning the central and western Mediterranean, southeastern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, western Asia, and other regions of archaeological research, if the specific bibliographic items contain Aegean artifacts, imitations, or influences, or make reference to Aegean comparanda.



January 2017 issue available
Monday, 09 January 2017 10:31

The January 2017 issue of Nestor (44.1) is available as a free download.

Grants and Fellowships
Monday, 09 January 2017 10:22

Robin Hägg Grant

On 31 January 2017 applications are due for the Robin Hägg Grant through the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete to support postdoctoral research in Greece focusing on Aegean Prehistory. Candidates from all countries are eligible to apply who have completed their doctorate within the past eight years and are under forty years of age. In addition to the completed application form, available at www.instapstudycenter.net, proposals should include a curriculum vitae of the applicant, a 2-page description of the project that emphasizes the importance of working in Greece, relevant bibliography, copies of appropriate permits, and one letter of support from a colleague; the application and required information should be sent as attachments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Robin Hägg Memorial Fund remains open for contributions; instructions for making a contribution are available at http://www.instapstudycenter.net/files/2017/Hagg/Hagg-2017-announcement.pdf.

Monday, 09 January 2017 10:19

BSA Greek and Roman Pottery Course

On 15 February 2017 completed application forms and an academic reference letter are due for the British School at Athens Greek and Roman Pottery Course, to take place on 1-14 April 2017. Further information is available at http://www.bsa.ac.uk/index.php/teaching/postgraduate/greek-and-roman-pottery or contact the course coordinator, Dr. Kostis S. Christakis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Calls for Papers
Monday, 09 January 2017 10:16

5th Young Researchers' Conference in Aegean Archaeology

On 31 January 2017 abstracts (300 words) are due for the 5th Young Researchers' Conference in Aegean Archaeology, to be held at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland on 1-2 June 2017 by the Department of Aegean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw and Mare Nostrum Student's Scientific Organization. Proposals are invited from PhD students or candidates, as well as scholars who have already completed their doctoral research on all themes related to Aegean Archaeology, i.e. Aegean areas and cultures in the Bronze Age (i.e. art, crafts, everyday life; social, funerary, political landscapes; long-distance relations, Aegeans overseas, influence on other cultures; etc.), also in a broader context (new methods, approaches, technologies applied to the research; new technologies in data, research, site management; etc.). Proposals should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Further information is available at http://www.archeo.uw.edu.pl/szablon.php?id=1208 or https://www.facebook.com/zaeiauw/.

TAG-US 2017

On 7 March 2017 abstracts (300 words maximum) are due for the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG-US) 2017. The Medium is the Message: Media and Mediation in Archaeology, to be held in Toronto on 19-20 May 2017. Further information is available at http://www.archaeology.utoronto.ca/registration.html.

Future Lectures and Conferences
Monday, 09 January 2017 10:13

In Search of the Golden Fleece

On 27-28 January 2017 a conference entitled In Search of the Golden Fleece: Linguistic and Cultural Interactions between Greece and the Ancient Near East will be held at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. Further information is available at http://www.ertegun.ox.ac.uk/news-events/%E2%80%9C-search-golden-fleece%E2%80%9D-linguistic-and-cultural-interactions-between-greece-and-ancient. The program will be:

P. Dardano, "Homeric covenantal terminology and its Near Eastern forerunners"

S. Durnford, "Where was Aḫḫiya? Who was Attarissiya?"

C. Metcalf, "The literary evidence - from Hittite to Homer?"

Monday, 09 January 2017 10:11

Understanding Relations Between Scripts II

On 21-22 March 2017 the conference Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets will be held by the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. Further information is available at https://crewsproject.wordpress.com/urbs2/. Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:

W. Waal, "The journey from East to West. Rethinking the transmission and introduction of the alphabet to Greece"

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