On 25 October 2018 a panel discussion entitled MANIAS: Modern Desires for Greek Pasts was held at the British Academy with L. Prettejohn, N. Momigliano, K. Harloe, A. Shapland, and A. Petsalis-Diomidis.

The October 2018 issue of Nestor (44.6) is available as a free download.

In Poseidon’s Realm XXIV

On 31 October 2018 abstracts (250 words, including 2 images) are due for the conference In Poseidon’s Realm XXIV. Contact Zones: Archaeology between Water and Land Coasts, Lake and River Shores, to be held on 10-14 April 2019 in Bodrum, Turkey. Further information is available at



On 5 November 2018 abstracts are due for the 17th Annual International Conference on History and Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern, to be held in Athens on 3-6 June 2019. On 6 May 2019 full papers are due. Further information is available at


EAA AM 2019

On 8 November 2018 proposals for sessions are due for the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA AM 2019): Beyond Paradigms, to be held in Bern on 4-7 September 2019. From 19 December 2018 until 14 February 2019 paper and poster abstract submission will be open; on 24 April 2019 registration and payment is due from submitting authors. Further information and forms are available at The meeting will consist of sessions, round tables, and poster presentations focusing on the following main themes:
• Archaeological theory and methods beyond paradigms
• Interpreting the archaeological record: artefacts, humans, and landscapes
• Archaeology of mountainous landscapes
• Digital archaeology, science and multidisciplinarity: new methods, new challenges
• Archaeological heritage and museum management: future chances, future risks
• Global change and archaeology


EMAC 2019

On 15 January 2019 abstracts (250-300 words) are due for the 15th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC 2019), to be held on 16-18 September in Barcelona. Further information is available at

Minoan Seminar

The program of the Minoan Seminar has been announced for 2018-2019. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin at 6:30 pm at the Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou, Athens. Further information is available at
12 October 2018: Α. Μπάνου, “Διασχίζοντας το Αιγαίο στα μέσα της 2ης π.Χ. χιλιετίας: Το μινωικό ιερό κορυφής στον Άγιο Γεώργιο στο Βουνό Κυθήρων (2011-2015)”
30 November 2018: T. Strasser, “The Apshendou Cave Petroglyphs: A Stone Palimpsest from Ice Age Crete”
22 February 2019: M. Eaby, “Creating new identities in Late Minoan IIIC East Crete: the case of House A.2 at Chalasmenos, Ierapetra”
31 May 2019: C. Langohr and I. Mathioudaki, “Comparing ceramic data – proposing synchronisms: Neopalatial pottery sequences from Malia (Quartier Pi) and Sissi and their relation to other Minoan sites”


Mycenaean Seminars

The University of London School of Advanced Study, Institute of Classical Studies has announced the following schedule of Mycenaean Seminars for 2018-2019, to take place in the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House South Block Ground Floor G22 / 26, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Unless otherwise stated, Mycenaean Seminars begin at 3:30 pm. Further information is available at
17 October 2018: I. Caloi, “Renovating the First Palace of Phaistos during the Middle Minoan IIA (18th cent. BC). Combining architectural and ceramic phases”
14 November 2018 (Room G11-12): C. Wiersma, “The Ayios Vasilios Survey Project. Preliminary Results”
5 December 2018: C. Knappett, “Palatial Palaikastro? Recent work at a Minoan coastal town in east Crete”
16 January 2019: L. Nixon, “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going: Resource Packages and Landscape Management in Sphakia, SW, Crete”
13 February 2019: J. Day, “Earth, Air, Fire and Water: An Experimental Approach to Early Minoan Ceramic Production”
13 March 2019 (room 349): M. Del Freo, “Observations on ta-ra-si-ja production”
5 June 2019, 5:00 PM: V. Watrous, “Recent Excavations at Gournia, Crete: New Archaeological Finds and Cultural Perspectives” (The Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture)


ΙΖ’ Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης ΝΑ Αττικής

On 3-7 October 2018 the ΙΖ’ Επιστημονικής Συνάντησης ΝΑ Αττικής will be held in Markopoulo, Attica. Further information is available at Papers of interest to Nestor readers will include:
Μ. Νάζου, “Η Πρωτοελλαδική ΙΙΙ, Μεσοελλαδική και Υστεροελλαδική Κεραμική από τη Μεταλλευτική Στοά 3 στο Θορικό”
Ε. Νικολόπουλος, “Εγκατάσταση της Πρώιμης Εποχής του Χαλκού στο Πικέρμι”
Α.-Μ. Ρωμανίδου, “Εγκατάσταση Μέσης Εποχής του Χαλκού στην Κάντζα Παλλήνης: Η ΜΕ Ταφή και τα Ευρήματα από τους Λάκκους Πέριξ Αυτής”
Ό. Κακαβογιάννη and Ε. Κακαβογιάννης, “Στοιχεία Περί των Μεταλλείων του Λαυρείου κατά τους Προϊστορικούς Χρόνους”



On 4-5 October 2018 the 5th ARCH_RNT: Archaeological Research and New Technologies Symposium will be held in Kalamata. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
I. Baziotis, S. Xydous, S. Manimanaki, and I. Liritzis, “Preliminary Electron Microprobe results on new excavated ceramic fabric from Kastrouli Late Helladic site”
K. Davri, Y. Facorellis, G. Mastrotheodoros, and A. Sampson, “The SEM/EDX and XRF non-destructive analysis of thirty Neolithic beads from the Sarakenos Cave, Boeotia”
E. Stathopoulou, E. Margariti, and M. Mallouchou, “The study of microbial activity in fossil bone through Scanning Electron Microscopy: Examples from Greece and Cyprus”
V. Xanthopoulou, I. Iliopoulos, and I. Liritzis, “Characterisation of the ceramic technology of a late Helladic ceramic assemblage from Kastrouli Settlement, Delphi (Central Greece) by means of Scanning Electron Microscopy”
E. Stathopoulou, E. Margariti, and M. Mallouchou, “Identifying oxide staining in ?black bones? from archaeological and palaeontological contexts through SEM-EDS: The case study of Dispilio, Greece”


Aegean Lecture

On 5 October 2019 L. Sørensen will deliver an Aegean Lecture at the Swedish Institute at Athens entitled “Jade axes in the Aegean and Anatolia. The emergence of a new network.” Further information is available at


New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium

On 12 October 2019 A. Agelarakis will deliver a lecture to the New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, One East 78th Street, NY, New York entitled “Bio-archaeological Evidence of Intra-group Dynamics and Incipient Social Stratification in Neolithic Aposelemis, Crete.” Interested guests are always welcome; please R.S.V.P. at Further information is available at


Unlocking Sacred Landscapes II

On 19-21 October 2018 a conference entitled Unlocking Sacred Landscapes II: Digital Humanities and Ritual Space will be held in Rethymnon, Crete. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
L. Tyree, P. Dare, F. McCoy, A. Stamos, and J. Frey, “3D digital rendering of the Cretan underworld: Skoteino Cave”
S. Déderix, “Patterns of visibility, intervisibility and invisibility at Bronze Age Apesokari (Crete)”
K. Efkleidou, “Exploring the location of Mycenaean chamber tombs in the Argolid (Greece)”
M. Iacovou, “Unlocking the landscape context of the sanctuary of the Cypriot goddess at Palaepaphos”
U. Günkel-Maschek, “The potential of concept mapping in the reconstruction of Late Minoan I ritual spaces: the ‘Dancing Lady’ from the palace at Knossos”
S. Chatzitoulousis, V. Vlasidis, A. Sarris, K. Efkleidou, E. Kotjabopoulou, N. Papadopoulos, N. Argyriou, J. Donati, M. Manataki, and P. Trapero-Fernandez, “The transformations of a place and the recording of memory in space: the case of the cultural landscape of Idomeni, Kilkis, northern Greece”


Synchronizing the Destructions of the Mycenaean Palaces

On 8-9 November 2018 a conference entitled Synchronizing the Destructions of the Mycenaean Palaces will be held in Vienna. Further information is available at The program will be:
J. Maran, “The Demise of the Mycenaean Palaces: The Need for an Interpretative Reset”
A. Vassilogamvrou, E. Kardamaki, and N. Karadimas, “The Destruction at the Palace of Ayios Vasileios and Its Synchronisms”
V. Hachtmann, S. Voutsaki, “The Ayios Vasilios North Cemetery in the Palatial Period”
S. Wirghova, “Turning points in the history of the northern tip of the Lower Citadel, Tiryns (ceramic study)”
K. Shelton, “On Shaky Ground: Petsas House and Destruction at Mycenae in LH IIIA 2”
S. Vitale, S. Stocker, J. Davis, “The Destructions of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos and Its Predecessor as a Methodological Case Study”
C. Shelmerdine, “Pottery and Stratigraphy at Iklaina in the 14th–13th Centuries B.C.”
E. Andrikou, “Kadmeia, Thebes: the Pottery from a Storeroom Destructed at the End of the Myceanaean Palatial Period”
M. Andreadaki-Vlasaki, TBA
J. Rutter, “Regionalism and Stylistic Stasis in LM IIIA2–B Pottery: Correlations and Comparisons with Mycenaean Palatial Ceramic Sequences”
R. Jung, “Synchronizing Palace Destructions in the Eastern Mediterranean”



On 14-16 November 2018 an international postgraduate conference in the Prehistory and Protohistory of Mediterranean Islands entitled ISLANds in DIAlogue (ISLANDIA) will be held at the Università degli Studi di Torino. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
M. Templer, “Pre-Neolithic evidence for human visits or settlements on Mediterranean Islands”
P. Tzovaras, “Cultural ‘koinae’ and maritime networks in the 4th millennium Aegean and its adjacent coastland: Mapping the distribution of the material culture and sites’ intervisibility through ArcGis”
A. Querci, “‘The wind filled the belly of the sail’. A reassessment of the so called ‘Western String’ route”
P. Kaplanis, “Late Bronze Age harbors in Eastern Mediterranean”
S. Menelaou, “Patterns of insularity, connectivity, and ceramic interaction between Early Bronze Age Samos, the southeast Aegean, and western Anatolia”
C. Nuttal, “Backs to the Sea? Insularity and the ‘international spirit’: the rejection of seascapes in the EB II Aegean?”
A. Vratsalis-Pantelaios, “Same sea, different waves? A contextual approach of monumentality in the islands of Mediterranean, 4th-2nd Millennium BC”
P. Vlachou, “The dispersal of comb ware pottery in the Aegean and West Mediterranean coasts in the transitional FN-EBA period. Issues of origin and circulation in a dynamic cultural perspective”
L. Mazzotta, “Late Bronze Age Cypriot ceramics in Eastern Mediterranean – Selection and circulation”
J. Tracz, “Social impact of Rhodian imitations of Cypriot pottery in Late Bronze Age”
D. Kofeli, C. Henkel, K. Tsirtsi, D. Redamante, and E. Margaritis, “The agriculture of the Early Bronze Age Aegean. Keros as a case study of archaeobotanical research”
M. R. Pitone, “Reconstructing the Earliest Metallurgy of Cyprus: experimental copper smelting at Pyrgos-Mavroraki”
K. Spathmann, “The last Cypriot ware in Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. Difficulties and possibilities Proto-White-Painted Ware can offer for ‘Dark Age’ Exchange Systems”
C. Vonhoff, “The silver studded sword from Cyprus, Tamassos T. 12 (CA II), in the Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum Collection – Iron Age Reflections of LBA hero burials?”


The Connected Past

On 6-7 December 2018 a conference entitled The Connected Past 2018 will be held at the University of Oxford. Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers will include:
P. Gheorghiade, H. Price, C. Knappett, R. Rivers, and T. Evans, “Recalibrating the Digital Humanities for Archaeology: The Mycenaean Aegean”
A. Mol and D. Lukas, “Diachronic Entanglements at Çatalhöyük: Tacit knowledge and data-scaffolding of person-thing network”
M. Trognitz, “Network of Motifs – Applying Network Analysis on Multi-Sided Aegean Seals”


On 2-3 July 2018 the 16th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern was held in Athens, Greece by the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER). Further information is available at Papers and posters of interest to Nestor readers included:
H. Y. Choi, “The Cultural Interrelationship between the Cretan Double - Axe and the Mesopotamian Hoe”
M. T. Özdemir, “Karia: Grave Architecture in the Geometric Period”

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