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The March 2019 issue of Nestor (46.3) is available as a free download.

CREWS visiting fellowship

On 15 April 2019 applications are due for a Visiting Fellowship with the ERC-funded Project Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS, grant no. 677758), which is based in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge. A CREWS Visiting Fellowship may be held for up to three months and is intended to allow the holder to conduct a key piece of research on a theme in line with the Project's main areas of research focus. The Fellowship does not carry a stipend or honorarium, but funding is provided to reimburse travel and accommodation expenses. Application instructions are available at https://crewsproject.wordpress.com/visiting-fellowship-scheme/; enquiries may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ASWA 2019

On 15 March 2019 abstracts (400 words maximum) are due for the XIVth International Meeting of the Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia and Adjacent Areas (ASWA[AA]) Working Group (ASWA 2019), to be held in Barcelona on 3-7 June 2019. Further information is available at https://aswa2019.sciencesconf.org/.

AIA 2020

On 17 March 2019 (31 March with a late fee) submissions for colloquia, workshops and open-session papers and posters needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding are due for the 121st Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA 2020), to be held in Washington, D.C on 2-5 January 2020. On 4 August 2019 (18 August with a late fee) submissions are due for all other workshops, open session papers and posters, and any provisionally accepted colloquia that are resubmitting. On 15 November 2019 submissions for lightning sessions and roundtables are due. Submission forms and further information are available at http://www.archaeological.org.

Challenging the Dead

On 28 March 2019 abstracts (500 words) are due for a workshop entitled Challenging the Dead: Working out problems in mortuary archaeology, to be held in Groningen on 2-3 May 2019. Further information is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/2562947147080771/permalink/2578632538845565. The themes of the conference include:
• Theoretical Questions
• Methodology
• Ethics
• Knowledge utilization

Sanctuaries and Cults in the Aegean

On 31 March 2019 abstracts (250 words) are due for an International Scientific Conference entitled Sanctuaries and Cults in the Aegean from Early Historic Times to Late Antiquity (11thc. BC - 6th c. AD), to be held on Lemnos on 11-14 September 2019. Participation forms and further information are available at https://www.aegeussociety.org/en/papers/iera-kai-latreies-sto-aigaio-apo-toys-proimoys-istorikoys-chronoys-eos-kai-tin-ysteri-archaiotita-11os-ai-p-ch-6os-ai-m-ch/. The themes of the conference will be:
• Sanctuaries within or outside cities in the Aegean (topography, architecture, excavation data, dating, finds, literary testimonies and interpretative approaches)
• Cults of gods and semi-gods in the Aegean
• Cultic beliefs and practices

Archaeological Research Unit

The spring 2018 schedule of lectures at the Archaeological Research Unit at the University of Cyprus is in progress. All lectures are held at 7:30 PM unless otherwise stated at the Archaeological Research Unit (Γλάδστωνος 12, Λευκωσία, 1095) and are livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTR724hymIJDuFEeOkWBug. Further information is available at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/aru/documents/Lectures/correctedspringsemester2019.pdf. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:
21 January 2019: S. Menelaou, “A multi-scalar approach to ceramic production, consumption and distribution: the methodological paradigm of the Early Bronze Age Heraion on Samos, Greece”
11 February 2019: G. Papantoniou, “Unlocking the Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus (UnSaLa-CY) and Landscape Archaeology in the Xeros River Valley in Larnaca”
16 February 2019, 9:00 AM: Το Αρχαιολογικό Έργο του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, 2018
4 March 2019: J. Bintliff, “The Cambridge-Bradford (-Durham-Leiden-Edinburgh) Boeotia Project: the first 40 years of a Regional Landscape Survey in Central Greece”
15 April 2019: C. Vonhoff, “Metallic status symbols from Cypriot Early Iron Age élite burials (LC IIIB/CG) – Helmets, shepherd’s crooks, mace heads and tridents as indicators for social rank and élite self-conception within Cypriot society of the late 2nd and early 1st Millennium B.C.”
6 May 2019: Χ. Ντούμας, “Ακρωτήρι Θήρας: Ενδείξεις για την ιδεολογία των προϊστορικών κατοίκων του”
13 May 2019: L. Recht, “Equids in Bronze Age Cyprus”
20 May 2019: A. Karnava, “Perceptions of language and scribal practices in Cyprus during the 1st mill. BCE”
27 May 2019: Μ. Μηνά, “Ούτε εκμινωισμένη, ούτε εκμυκηναϊσμένη: η Κάρπαθος στην Εποχή του Χαλκού”

Cyprus Institute Colloquium

The colloquium program related to archaeology at the Science and Technology in the Archaeology and Culture Research Center of the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia has been announced for spring 2018. Further information is available at https://www.cyi.ac.cy/index.php/cyi-events.html. Lectures of interest to Nestor readers will include:
9 May 2019: V. Karagiorghis, “Aspects of Cypriot Archaeology today: Tradition, Innovation and Homeric Flavor”
16 May 2019: E. Kountouri, “The political geography of a Mycenean district: recent archaeological survey and excavations at the northeastern Kopais”
16 June 2019: A. Karnava, “The 1st mil. BCE Cypriot Syllabic Script: Current Studies and Research Perspectives”

The February 2019 issue of Nestor (46.2) is available as a free download.

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