C.I.R.C.E.On 17th May 2019 will be inaugurated in Oristano, Sardenia, the Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca sulle Civiltà Egee (C.I.R.C.E) of the Sassari University, with a conference by Athanasia Kanta on the excavations of Pyla-Kokkinokremos.
Directed by Massimo Perna and dedicated to Pierre Carlier, the centre hosts the archives and the book collections of Jean-Pierre Olivier and Frieda Vandenabeele.
The aim of the Centre is to promote the study of Aegean and the nuragic civilizations. From 2020 the Centre will offer scholarships to researchers that will decide to spend a research period in Oristano and will also organize, every year, a program of seminars on topics related to Aegean archaeology and script.
Conference for A. Bernard Knapp
The Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus announces a conference in honour of A. Bernard Knapp, which will take place at Nicosia, 6-7 June 2019.
The Archaeology of Cyprus and the Wider Mediterranean: A Conference in Honour of A. Bernard Knapp
Nicosia, Cyprus, 6-7 June 2019
Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, 12 Gladstone Street, 1095 Nicosia, Cyprus
Thursday 6 June
16:00-16:30 Conference opens
16:45-17:15 Jennifer Webb Cyprus’s external connections in the prehistoric Bronze Age: refining a maximalist position
17:15-17:45 Sophocles Hadjisavvas Mathiatis Mavrovouni: a miner’s sanctuary
18:15-18:45 Vasiliki Kassianidou An evaluation of Bernard Knapp’s model for the organization of copper production in the Late Cypriot period
18:45-19:15 Lindy Crewe Mortuary practices at the Chalcolithic cemetery of Souskiou Laona
19:15-19:45 David Rupp & Metaxia Tsipopoulou Remembering a complex memory landscape: The Late Minoan III interventions in the Pre- and
Proto-Palatial Cemetery at Petras - Kephala (Siteia, Crete).
Friday 7 June
09:00-09:30 Catherine Kearns The limits of protohistory: towards an archaeology of Cypriot Iron Age communities
09:30-10:00 Georgia Andreou Reconsidering the mountainous landscapes of Cyprus in antiquity
10:00-10:30 Michael Given From settlement hierarchies to entangled communities: towards a theory of survey
10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:30-12:00 Kevin Fisher Toward a social life of things in Late Bronze Age Cyprus
12:00-12:30 Ann Brysbaert SETinSTONE? The chaine operatoire of ‘building big’ in the Late Bronze Age Argive Plain, Greece
12:30-13:00 Chris Monroe All the King’s Wine? Late Bronze Age vineyards in texts from Emar and Ugarit
14:30-15:00 Carrie Fulton Re-assessing the anchorage of Maroni Tsarroukkas within Bronze Age maritime trade
15:00-15:30 Michal Artzy Mariners’ cuisine? Cooking ware at the Late Bronze II Tell Abu Hawam anchorage
15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:00-16:30 Stella Demesticha ‘Billow and breeze, islands and seas’: the maritime landscape of Late Roman Cyprus
16:30-17:00 Sturt Manning An archaeology of climate: a proglegomenon
17:00-17:30 John Cherry Thirty Years Before the Mast: at the helm of JMA with Bernard Knapp
17:30-18:00 Bernard Knapp Reflections
18:00 RECEPTION at Archaeological Research Unit
New CEC Board Was ElectedThe general assembly of the Centre for Cypriot Studies took place in Nanterre on November 30th, 2018. On this occasion the active members of the association participated in a vote that culminated in the election of a new board. The following candidates were unanimously elected for a term of three years (2019-2021):
- Sabine FOURRIER – President
- Anne-Marie GUIMIER-SORBETS – Vice President
- Hélène LE MEAUX – Treasurer
- Philippe TRÉLAT – Secretary