Bienvenue sur le site du Centre d’Études Chypriotes.Welcome to the Centre for Cypriot Studies. Le Centre d’Études Chypriotes est une association (régie par la loi 1901), créée par Olivier Masson en 1983, afin de promouvoir l’étude de l’histoire et de la civilisation de Chypre, sans limitations chronologiques ou disciplinaires. Le but de l’association étant strictement culturel et scientifique, il exclut automatiquement tout débat politique.The Centre for Cypriot Studies is an association (according to the law from 1901) created by Olivier Masson in 1983 in order to promote the studies of the history and civilization of Cyprus within no chronological or disciplinary boundaries. Since the character of the association is uniquely scientific and cultural, it therefore forecloses any political debate.

Son siège social est à la Maison René Ginouvès, 21 allée de l’Université, 92023 Nanterre Cedex. Le Centre organise et édite des réunions scientifiques, participe à des programmes de recherche et des expositions, et soutient les travaux de jeunes chercheurs. Il édite chaque année une revue scientifique de rang international, les Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes.The association’s residence is located at the Maison René Ginouvès, 21 allée de l’Université, 92023 Nanterre Cedex. The Center organises scientific reunions, participates in research programs and exhibitions and supports the activities of young scholars. Each year the Centre publishes a volume of Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes, international scientific journal.

Le fonctionnement de l’association est assuré par les cotisations de ses membres, les revenus des ventes des Cahiers, et essentiellement par des dons et des subventions, notamment celles de la Fondation A.G. Leventis.The main source of resources ensuring the well-functioning of the association are membership subscriptions, sales of Cahiers, donations and subventions in particular the one granted by A.G. Leventis Foundation.
CAHIERS DU CENTRE D`ÉTUDES CHYPRIOTES
VOLUME 49 2019
Avant-propos, par Sabine Fourrier, Présidente du Centre9 Sabine Fourrier In memoriam Jean-Pierre Olivier11 par Artemis Karnava & Massimo Perna In memoriam David Jacoby17 par Philippe Trélat Dossier épigraphique Old inscriptions, new readings: A god for the Rantidi sanctuary in South-West Cyprus19 Artemis KarnavaRésumé En mai et juin 2019, au cours du travail de documentation effectué pour le corpus épigraphique des inscriptions syllabiques chypriotes, qui sera publié en trois fascicules dans la série Inscriptiones Graecae (IG XV 1,1-3), j’ai examiné les inscriptions trouvées au XXe siècle dans le temenos de Rantidi, un site qui se trouve dans le voisinage de l’ancienne Paphos (moderne Kouklia). Cet article traite des lectures amendées de l’une des inscriptions syllabiques trouvées dans le temenos, qui révèle l’identité de la divinité vénérée à cet endroit. Il met donc fin à un mystère vieux de cent ans, démontrant la nécessité de réexaminer le matériel ancien que l’on présume connu, à la lumière de nouveaux témoignages et en utilisant des outils de travail modernes. Comme c’est le cas dans tout travail de recherche, cette découverte suscite de nouvelles questions, qui devront être traitées par des spécialistes de religion, d’économie politique et d’histoire ancienne An administrative ostrakon from Kouklia-Hadjiabdoullah37 Maria Iacovou & Artemis KarnavaRésumé Au cours de la campagne de fouille 2019 de l’université de Chypre sur le plateau de Kouklia-Hadjiabdoullah, dans le sud-ouest de Chypre, un tesson inscrit (ostrakon) a été mis au jour. Il porte une inscription peinte en syllabaire chypriote (paphien) où sont enregistrées différentes quantités d’un produit spécifique. Cet ostrakon est le premier témoignage de l’existence, dans la citadelle chypro-classique de l’Ancienne Paphos, d’une administration d’État organisée. Une crise frumentaire à Chypre sous les Flaviens ? Une inscription d’époque romaine découverte à Paphos, colline de Fabrika53 Claire BalandierRésumé In 2016, two fragments of an epigraphic document were brought to light during the excavation of the southern wing of the Roman building uncovered by the French archaeological expedition at Paphos, to the north of Fabrika Hill. The document seems to be related to a period of food scarcity once faced by the city of Paphos and of the purchase of barley by benefactors. The study of the epigraphic data, in comparison with other epigraphic texts and of the archaeological context enables us to propose that this honourary text was written in the middle of the 1st c. AD, probably just before the earthquake which destroyed Nea Paphos Sebaste in 77/78 under Vespasian’s rule. This text also brings new evidence regarding the introduction of Roman currency in Cyprus: the denarius mentioned in the text could be used as currency for accounting purposes but could also be a new testimony to the beginning of the circulation of this money in Cyprus under the Flavians. Finally, this text helps to clarify the date of the first two phases of the Roman house found to the north of Fabrika Hill. Deux Bérytiens à Kourion69 Julien AliquotRésumé A Greek dipinto was discovered quite recently on the wall of a rock hermitage in the vicinity of Kourion. It features an invocation addressed to Christ by two men from the Phoenician city of Berytus. This text, first published in 2006, is here edited again and commented on accordingly. The proposed revision makes it possible to find the name of Nestabos, the second author of the inscription, and to replace this Semitic anthroponym within the Syrian onomastics of late antiquity. Dossier « textiles » Introduction73 par Sabine Fourrier & Philippe TrélatRésumé Going over the common thread with a fine-tooth comb: Actors and interaction in a Middle Bronze Age textile start-up81 Luca Bomardieri & Martina MonacoRésumé Cet article porte sur des données archéologiques et anthropologiques issues des travaux récents sur le site du Bronze Moyen d’Erimi. L’objectif est d’étudier, selon une analyse à plusieurs niveaux, à la fois l’environnement, les acteurs et leurs interactions dans une “start-up” textile préhistorique. On s’intéresse aux différentes activités et au mode d’organisation du travail dans l’atelier textile, en regard des informations livrées par la tombe 428, contemporaine, où on a observé, sur des squelettes, des défauts dentaires, peutêtre dus à la fabrication de fibres végétales. Spinning, weaving and purple dyeing at Kition: New evidence for the textile industry at the settlement of Bamboula during the Late Bronze-Early Iron Age ; Appendice : Analyse biochimique, par Nicolas Garnier103 Artemis Georgiou & Anna GeorgiadouRésumé Les fouilles récentes de la mission française sur le site de Kition-Bamboula ont mis au jour un corpus important de documents associés à la production de textiles, qui datent de la fin l’âge du Bronze récent et du début de l’âge du Fer. La trouvaille la plus exceptionnelle est celle d’une jarre dont la surface interne porte des traces de couleur, qui proviennent, d’après les analyses réalisées, de la production de pourpre. En dressant le bilan des vestiges matériels liés à l’artisanat textile provenant de l’habitat de Kition-Bamboula, cette étude suggère l’existence d’un atelier spécialisé dans la production de textiles teints en pourpre au tout début du Chypriote Récent IIIB. En attendant la publication définitive de ces fouilles, on propose une reconstitution des différentes étapes de la chaîne opératoire de la production de textiles d’après les trouvailles de l’habitat, et on replace cette documentation dans le contexte régional de Kition, à l’échelle de l’île, mais aussi dans le cadre plus large de la Méditerranée orientale. Changes in weaving on the warp-weighted loom on Cyprus129 Joanna S. SmithRésumé Les poids de métiers à tisser retrouvés sur des sites de toute l’île de Chypre montrent que les tisserands chypriotes ont utilisé le métier à chaîne pondéré, du début de l’Âge du Bronze à la période hellénistique. Les lieux de production, les outils de tissage, les produits tissés, les tisserands, et peut-être même les consommateurs de produits fabriqués avec le métier à tisser à chaîne, ont changé au fil du temps, avec des transformations majeures à la fin de l’Âge du Bronze et à la période classique. Des études antérieures ont porté sur les changements du Bronze récent. Cette étude concerne ceux de la période classique. Quelques réflexions sur le vêtement chypriote à partir de la statuaire en pierre145 Hélène Le MeauxRésumé Taking the example of the limestone statuary as a starting point, this communication offers some reflections on Cypriot garment, the materials of a different nature (linen, wool, leather) used in the making of clothing and the various effects it produces both on the wearer and the viewer. Including the adornment and the headdress, all the five senses are stimulated. Moreover, we insist on a particular case, the tunic short sleeved with a pleating worn by the “Temple Boys” displaying his genitals. Le vocabulaire du textile à Chypre dans l’Antiquité d’après les sources épigraphiques, littéraires et lexicographiques155 Anna CannavòRésumé Written evidence about textiles in ancient Cyprus is scanty. A handful of inscriptions and a few literary texts witness of some professional figures (fullers, purple workers, employees of the gymnasium in charge of the linen, launderers, weavers), and the glosses record some peculiar terms of the Cypriot dialect concerning textiles productions, clothes, shoes and hairdressing. The production of wool and above all flax is documented. It seems that some Cypriot productions, particularly polychrome tapestries and purple, were highly appreciated and commercialised. Purple dye production under royal management: Evidence from the Cypro-Classical citadel of Ancient Paphos167 Maria Iacovou & Dimitra MylonaRésumé Au cours de la campagne de fouilles 2016 de l’Université de Chypre sur le plateau de Kouklia-Hadjiabdoullah, des coquilles de murex ont été découvertes en nombre exceptionnellement important (430 kg), concentrées dans le complexe industriel (West Complex) qui occupe avec le « palais » (East Complex) la partie nord du plateau. Cette découverte inattendue nous a conduits, dans un premier temps, à établir un projet en coopération avec l’Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) Study Center for East Crete, puis, peu après, à organiser en commun (1er-2 novembre 2019) un atelier sur le thème « The materiality of purple dye production and use in Cyprus and the Aegean from Prehistory to the Late Roman period ». Cet article constitue un rapport préliminaire sur le contexte de découverte et l’étude des coquilles trouvées dans le West Complex. Un atelier de foulons à Kition-Bamboula ?179 Olivier Callot & Sabine FourrierRésumé This article publishes the archaeological remains of an early Hellenistic workshop that was found during excavations of the French archaeological mission at Kition-Bamboula in 1997 and 1998. The workshop is tentatively interpreted as a fullery. Small insights in weaving technology and the textile industry at the settlement of the Hill of Agios Georgios, Nicosia193 Despina PilidesRésumé Ce court article présente un état de la recherche en cours sur les poids de métier et le matériel associé, découverts dans les fouilles de la colline d’Agios Georgios, à Nicosie. Étudiée dans son contexte, la documentation qui renseigne sur la production textile – laine ou lin – fournit des informations sur l’organisation de l’artisanat, les rapports de ce dernier avec le culte et l’existence d’un pouvoir central, ainsi que sur l’impact éventuel que l’artisanat a pu avoir en tant que l’une des ressources principales de l’établissement à la période hellénistique. Se vêtir à Chypre sous les Lusignan (1192-1474) : l’apport de la peinture203 Geoffrey Meyer-FernandezRésumé During the Lusignan period (1192-1474), Cyprus produced precious fabrics that were highly prized in both East and West. In the absence of preserved secular material, the portraits of local donors and patrons, which appear on the religious murals and panel paintings, can be used to probe this textile production. Unlike tomb slabs, these pictures show us the colours and materials of the garments worn by Cypriots. This paper examines how, in this Frankish Kingdom of the Eastern Mediterranean, clothing may have been used as an identity marker. It also highlights how dress can furnish information on the openness of a person to another culture. Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary visit to Cyprus in 1481 A.D. and its link to Lefkara227 Robert S. MerrilleesRésumé Selon une tradition populaire qui ne remonte qu’au XIXe siècle, Léonard de Vinci aurait visité Chypre en 1481 et rapporté de Lefkara une nappe d’autel qu’il aurait offerte à la cathédrale de Milan. Cette fable ne repose sur aucun témoignage direct et contemporain, mais est devenue un point de repère dans la littérature et la publicité touristiques actuelles. Nul doute que Léonard était conscient de l’existence de l’île, en particulier de sa beauté, de son emplacement dans la mer Méditerranée et de son culte fameux de Vénus, mais les sources de ses connaissances restent jusqu’ici inconnues. Parmi les références possibles figurent le récit de voyage de Santo Brasca et l’Isolario de Bartolommeo dalli Sonetti. On peine à comprendre la raison du choix de 1481 pour la visite légendaire de Léonard, mais son prétendu don à la cathédrale de Milan est un mythe probablement diffusé par les hauts fonctionnaires britanniques à Chypre dans les années 1930, pour promouvoir le concept d’une culture indigène, et ainsi contrarier les aspirations helléniques des habitants grecs chypriotes. Malgré cette manipulation à des fins politiques, la dentelle de Lefkara n’a rien perdu de son charme. Produits de luxe et produits de consommation courante. L’importation de draps et de toiles d’Occident dans le royaume de Chypre (XIIIe-XVe siècles)259 Philippe TrélatRésumé This paper would like to show how the Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus should be considered as a major player in the linen and woolen cloth trade in the Mediterranean (13th- 15th centuries). The dynamism of the Catalan, Genoese and Venetian merchants was behind growth of trade and goods traffic. They exported the linen and woolen textiles from the main production centers in Western Europe to Cyprus: Champagne (Châlons-en-Champagne, Reims), Flanders (Wervicq and Kortrijk), Brabant (Mechelen and Leuven), northern Italy (Florence, Como, Milan), Languedoc (Narbonne, Limoux) and Catalonia (Barcelona, Valencia). A brief research in the Cypriot wardrobe testifies to the taste of the urban elites for the luxury fabrics. The cloth trade between western Europe and the eastern Mediterranean, categorized by the historiography as an unequal exchange, appears for the Cypriot case more like the result of the spreading of the western fashion. « Tre mie veste d’oro... ». Habits et tissus en Chypre vénitienne281 Stella Frigeiro-ZeniouRésumé At the turn of 1500 and until the end of the century Cyprus is under Venetian governance. During this period, the western influences especially Italian appear also in the wardrobe of the Cypriots – the cut of their cloths borrow lines one can observe in Florence, Venice and elsewhere. These fashions survive through portraits of donors, as they appear kneeling in front of the Christ, the Virgin or their saint protector, in icons and frescoes decorating churches and chapels in the island. Further to some aspects of the cloths and the inheritance of the kingdom’s last queen, Caterina Cornaro, we briefly discuss the fabrics – camelots, silk, cotton, damask – produced in the island or imported. Royal gifts, exchanges, donations to monasteries of silk, camelots, gold petticoats, mentioned in chronicles and wills provide evidence regarding the value of these fabrics and cloths, while the anonymous poet of the 16th century reminds us of the symbolism of the colours. Τα υφάσματα στην Κύπρο κατά τον 18ο αιώνα297 Iosif HadjikyriakosRésumé This article is based on the study of the archives of the Venetian Consulate in Cyprus. It focuses on presenting the Cypriot and Venetian textile productions and their use during the 18th century in Cyprus. Among the noteworthy Cypriot products of the time were printed fabrics, which had great commercial success both in Cyprus and abroad. Equally important in the 18th century were the rasetti, Cypriot silk fabrics with a special sheen and colourful decoration, usually striped. Turning its attention to fabrics imported from Venice, the article discusses typologies, woven techniques, decoration and prices, as well as the names of the traders who imported them and the fabrics’ use in local attire. The Venetian fabrics were of higher durability and resistance than other fabrics, for instance English and (especially) French. This was due to the good quality of the thread, its thickness and woven structures. That seems to be the reason why Eastern markets preferred Venetian loom products. In the East, provenance, durability and high prices determined the social value of goods. This social value in turn gave their owners distinction within a social group, at a given space and time. Variétés Funerary gifts in a child’s tomb of the Cypro-Archaic II period319 Vassos KarageorghisRésumé Les objets publiés dans cet article, conservés dans une collection privée à Limassol, proviennent d’une tombe d’époque chypro-archaïque située entre les villages de Limnatis et de Lania. Le plus remarquable est un modèle de navire de guerre en terre cuite, monté sur quatre roues ; il est occupé par deux guerriers portant un bouclier et tenant une arme. Cette tombe, sur laquelle on ne dispose d’aucune autre information, était certainement celle d’un enfant. Tiburce Colonna Ceccaldi à Chypre (1866-1869), III. Les activités archéologiques (Suite de CCEC 47, 2017, p. 192-238, et CCEC 48, 2018, p. 147-162)325 Lucie BonatoRésumé Shortly after arriving in Cyprus, Tiburce Colonna Ceccaldi began his archaeological activities on the site of the Salines and the tombs around Larnaca. Probably disappointed by what he found, he turned his attention towards Idalion in mid-1867. His first research was conducted on the hills of Mouti tou Arvilli and Ambelliri. He then devoted his time to the tombs around Dali. The objects he collected have been sold for the most part to the Louvre Museum and one can perfectly distinguish the finds of statues, statuettes, heads, etc., from the location of various sanctuaries, and the discoveries of vases and small objects, provided mainly by the necropolises. The presentation of the travelogue written by TCC in 1878 for L’Illustration concludes the studies of the activities of the consul of France in Cyprus. From Paul Schroeder’s archives on Cyprus, I-III357 Stephan G. SchmidRésumé Paul Schröder (1844-1915), orientaliste allemand, a d’abord travaillé comme dragoman (interprète) pour l’ambassade impériale allemande à Constantinople, puis comme consul et consul général à Beyrouth (1869-1909). Pendant ce long séjour en Orient, il effectua de nombreux voyages en Asie Mineure, Syrie, Cis- et Transjordanie, mais également à Chypre. Ses deux voyages à Chypre (1870 et 1873) sont partiellement connus, surtout le second, sommairement publié sous forme de lettres de Schröder au géographe allemand Heinrich Kiepert. En revanche ses archives, pour autant qu’elles sont préservées, sont passée inaperçues jusqu’à présent. À la Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek de Iéna sont en effet conservées des archives Schröder contenant de nombreux documents liés à ses voyages, également ceux à Chypre. Nous avons choisi de présenter ici trois aspects étroitement liés aux voyages chypriotes de Schröder ; mais ces considérations sont sans rapport direct avec ses cahiers de notes et ses journaux de voyage, qu’il est prévu d’éditer et de publier en tenant compte de leur contexte. Ce premier aperçu devrait néanmoins donner une idée de l’intérêt pluridisciplinaire de ce genre d’études d’archives. L’engagement de la société civile, une vision sensible de l’histoire de Chypre387 Alexandre LapierreRésumé This article studies the bicommunal reconciliation movements in Cyprus born in the civil society since 1974, the associations concerned, their members, their actions, their success or difficulties in front of vigorous nationalisms in an island tightly halved in two. It presents the progressive affirmation of civil society alongside the evolution of official discourse in the context of community rapprochement, and their role in the construction of a Cypriot identity. It also provides an overview of literary evocations reflecting events in the recent history of Cyprus. David Jacoby et l’histoire de Chypre409 Michel Balard Comptes rendus d’ouvrages 1. Ludmila I. Akimova, Dmitry Kalinichev, Olga Yu. Samar, Vera V. Smolenkowa, The Art of Ancient Cyprus in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscou, 2014419 A. Hermary 2. Νότα Κουρου, Γιώργος Μπουρογιαννησ, Ρυθμοί της Κυπριακής Κεραμικής. Σύντομη Επισκόπηση με βάση τη Συλλογή του Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κύπρου, Nicosie, 2019422 A. Georgiadou 3. Jennifer M. Webb, Lapithos Vrysi tou Barba, Cyprus. Early and Middle Bronze Age Tombs Excavated by Menelaos Markides, avec des contributions d’Andreas Charalambous, Stella Diakou, Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou, Marcos Martinón-Torres et Despina Pilides, SIMA, vol. CXLVIII, Åström Editions, Nicosie, 2018425 R. Orgeolet 4. Peter Fischer, Teresa Bürge, Two Late Cypriot City Quarters at Hala Sultan Tekke. The Söderberg Expedition 2010-2017, with special studies by Muwafaq Al-Bataineh, Aaron A. Burke, Brian N. Damiata, Stefanie Franger, Felix Höflmayer, Dominika Kofel, Omri Lernau, Klaus Löcker, Laerke Recht, David S. Reese, Serena Sabatini, John Southon, Peter Steier, Immo Trinks, Eva Maria Wild, SIMA, vol. CXLVII, Uppsala, 2018427 A. Georgiou 5. Thierry Petit, La naissance des cités-royaumes cypriotes, Archeopress Publishing Ltd., Oxford, 2019438 S. G. Schmidr 6. Luisa Bonadiez, Iva Chirpanlieva, Élodie Guillon (dir.), Les Phéniciens, les Puniques et les autres. Échanges et identités en Méditerranée ancienne, Orient et Méditerranée 31, De Boccard, Paris, 2019443 H. Le Meaux 7. Sabine Rodge, Christina Ioannou, Theodoros Mavrojannis (éd.), KSalamis of Cyprus. History and Archaeology from the Earliest Times to Late Antiquity, Conference in Nicosia, 21–23 May 2015,Schriften des Instituts für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien, vol. 13, Waxmann, Münster & New York, 2019446 H. Le Meaux 8. Vassos Karageorghis, Thomas Kiely, Salamis-Toumba. An Iron Age Sanctuary in Cyprus Rediscovered (Excavations of the Cyprus Exploration Fund, 1890), with contributions by Anastasia Christophilopoulou, Giorgos Constantinou and Anja Ulbrich, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosie, 2019450 M. Yon 9. Gabirele Ambros, Der kyprische Apoll’. Heiligtum und Kult des Apollon Hylates in Kourion, Κυπριακά – Forschungen zum Antiken Zypern, vol. 3, Holzhausen Verlag, Vienne, 2019454 Y. Vernet 10. Nicole Reitinger, Spätklassische und hellenistische Kalksteinstatuen und –statuetten auf Zypern. Eine Untersuchung von bisher unpublizierten Kalksteinstatuen im Cyprus Museum in Nicosia und Larnaca District Museum, Κυπριακά – Forschungen zum antiken Zypern, vol. 4, Holzhausen Verlag, Vienne, 2019457 A. Hermary 11. Jean-Yves Empereur, The Hellenistic Harbour of Amathus. Underwater, excavations 1984-1986, volume 2. Artefacts found during excavation, avec la collaboration de Françoise Alabe, Angelos Hadjikoumis, Cécile Harlaut, Brita Lorentzen, Sturt W. Mannig, Maria Michael, May Touma, Études Chypriotes XX, Athènes & Paris, 2018459 S. Fourrier 12. Michalis Olympios, Building the Sacred in a Crusader Kingdom. Gothic Church Architecture in Lusignan Cyprus, c. 1209-c. 1373, Architectura Medii Aevi vol. XI, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2018462 Ph. Trélat 13. Michael J.K. Walsh (éd.), Famagusta maritima. Mariners, Merchants, Pilgrims, Brill’s Studies in Maritime History 7, Brill, Leyde & Boston, 2019465 Ph. Trélat
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Avant-propos7 Antoine Hermary In memoriam Ino Nicolaou9 par Demetrios Michaelidès, Michel Amandry & Évangeline Markou In memoriam Jacqueline Karageorghis13 par par Marguerite Yon & Demetrios Michaelidès Dossier : Autour des travaux de Jacqueline Karageorghis et d'Ino Nicolaou Artisan versus Artist in Archaic and Classical Cyprus23 William A.P. ChildsRésumé Bien que beaucoup de statues chypriotes de diverses tailles soient pourvues d’inscriptions en syllabaire ou en caractères grecs déclarant les noms des personnages, nous ne connaissons que quatre ou cinq attestations de noms de sculpteur. C’est évidemment le contraire de la situation en Grèce « métropolitaine » où les artistes signent couramment les sculptures, comme les céramiques. Diverses inscriptions phéniciennes (surtout celles de Kition) donnent le nom et le métier des personnages, mais rarement le nom des artistes. Toutefois, les statues et statuettes chypriotes représentent une variété de type beaucoup plus étendue que celles de l’art grec « métropolitain », et nous pouvons supposer que cette iconographie était transparente. Le plus important et sans doute l’exceptionnel ensemble de types iconographiques qui caractérise la sculpture chypriote, parallèlement au décor figuré des vases. Athènes et Chypre à l’époque classique. Documents et remarques complémentaires of the Suez Canal37 Antoine HermaryRésumé Dedicated to the memory of Jacqueline Karageorghis and Ino Nicolaou, this paper comments some iconographic and epigraphic documents concerning the relations between Athens and Cyprus during the Classical period. First, an Attic red-figure stamnos, attributed to Polygnotos by Beazley (ca. 440). It is decorated with an Amazonomachy on which Theseus’ companion is called Rhoikos, a strange name which could be related to a contemporary king of Amathus. Second, an Attic chous from Kerch (Crimea), with polychrome figures added in relief, all named by inscriptions: Teucros, founder of Salamis, Kypros (as shown by Adrienne Lezzi-Hafter) holding the young Eurysakes, the son of Ajax, then Adonis with Eros, Peitho and Aphrodite. This vase, dated to the last years of the 5th century BC, is a unique iconographic evidence (to be associated to a famous passage of Euripides’ Helena) on the close relations between Athens and the ‘Teucrid’ Evagoras, new king of Salamis. Finally, some inscriptions of the 4th century, publisched after Nicolaou’s and Pouilloux’ studies, confirm the importance of the Salaminian community at Athens in that period, while the origin of the other Cypriots is not precisely defined, as for two ‘launderers of the Ilissos river’. La céramique attique inscrite de Paphos55 Agnieszka Halczuk & Cheyenne PeverelliRésumé The aim of this article is an epigraphic and contextual study of inscribed Attic pottery fragments retrieved during the Swiss-German excavations at Palaepaphos (directed by Fr.G. Maier). The inscriptions are either in the Cypriot syllabary or in the Greek alphabet. The contextual distribution of most fragments argues for a domestic use of these vessels. In most cases it is impossible to determine the exact type of the pot judging from the remaining fragments. The content of the inscriptions is hardly understandable, but the small corpus under study can be compared to other inscriptions on Cypriot pottery. Such a comparative study helps to apprehend the significance of graffiti incised onto attic ceramic from Palaepaphos. Quelle “vaste cité” a été “ceinte d’une haute couronne de tours” par Nicoclès ? Retour sur l’inscription de Kouklia et le problème des fortifications de Palaipaphos et Nea Paphos77 Claire BalandierRésumé Which ‘large city’ was ‘crowned with high towers’ by Nikokles? Back to the inscription from Kouklia and the problem of the city walls of Palaipaphos and Nea Paphos. The paper reconsiders inscription BM 1888, 11-15, 17, found in the sanctuary of Aphrodite at Kouklia, stating that King Nikokles fortified a large city with a crown of high towers. In 1959 and 1960, F. G. Maier and T. B. Mitford wrote that this was referring to the refortification of (Old) Paphos, seat of Nikokles’ kingdom. By contrast, in 1966, K. Nicolaou claimed that the inscription had to be linked to the fortification of the new harbor town, Nea Paphos. Surprisingly, F. G. Maier changed his first opinion in 2003 and followed K. Nicolaou’s proposal. M. Iacovou, who leads new excavations in Kouklia, is of the same opinion. A reexamination of F. G. Maier’s works on the Marcello hill, as well as the results of surveys and excavations conducted there by M. Iacovou in 2002-2003 and 2006-2008, lead us to conclude that the inscription refers to the strengthening of the fortifications of Old Paphos. J.-B. Cayla, in a recent publication, also proposed to see in this inscription an allusion to a fortification program initiated by Nikokles in order to protect his kingdom. Une statue en marbre d’Aphrodite provenant de Soloi au Musée de Chypre101 Eustathios RaptouRésumé The marble statue of Aphrodite we are presenting in the following study originates from the Soloi area, in the northwestern occupied part of the island, and apart from brief references in old publications, is absent from more recent research on the island’s sculpture. The limited number of marble sculptures from Cyprus, as well as the iconographic type of Aphrodite, that of Pudica half-draped, which does not often appear on the island, has prompted us to study the sculpture and to elevate it in Cypriot archaeological literature. Our aim is also to contribute to the study of the iconography of Aphrodite in Cyprus during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, but equally serves as a reminder that the occupied area of Soloi remains alive in modern research. Variétés Tombes et saints à Larnaca, de l’Antiquité à nos jours : autour de saint Thérapon117 Sabine FourrierRésumé This article concentrates on a forgotten place of worship located in the modern city of Larnaca. An ancient rock-cut tomb (possibly of the 4th century B.C.) was considered as the sepulture of saint Therapon and consequently transformed into a Christian subterranean chapel. During the Ottoman period, the place became the seat of a dervish community (tekke) but remained frequented by Christians. The buildings attached to the place were obliterated in the mid 20th century, and its imprint on the local place names now also tends to vanish. This article aims at reconstructing the long and rich past of this place of worship, which was part of a network of other comparable places in the city of Larnaca (both Larnaca and Scala) and up to the southern shore of the Salt Lake. Claude Delaval Cobham before Cyprus. The making of a scholar133 Nicholas Stanley-PriceRésumé C. D. Cobham a rédigé la plupart de son œuvre scientifique quand il était Commissaire à Larnaca, un poste important dans l’administration britannique de l’île. Contrairement à de nombreux cadres supérieurs employés en 1878 par Sir Garnet Wolseley, il n’avait aucun grade militaire, ni aucune expérience diplomatique. Une enquête sur les antécédents de Cobham en Angleterre montre qu’à l’été 1878 il menait une vie paisible d’érudit dans le comté du Devon, où il résidait. Les sources de l’époque font connaître son aptitude à apprendre les langues, ses visites occasionnelles en Italie et en Grèce, ainsi que des publications qui n’ont guère retenu l’attention jusqu’à maintenant. L’une d’entre elles, un récit d’une visite de Corfou et d’Athènes en 1874, contient des jugements sur le gouvernement britannique dans le monde classique, qui sont à l’origine de son profond intérêt pour Chypre quand l’île est occupée quatre ans plus tard par les Britanniques. Il semble qu’il ait voyagé à Chypre de sa propre initiative et que ses antécédents, sa formation et sa connaissance des langues lui aient permis d’occuper une situation dans des services de l’État qui, en 1878, manquaient d’un personnel britannique possédant des qualifications comparables aux siennes, et alors tout à fait nécessaires. Tiburce Colonna Ceccaldi à Chypre (1866-1869). II. Les activités consulaires en faveur des antiquités (suite du Cahier 47, 2017, p. 193-238)147 Lucie BonatoRésumé The archives of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs keeps track of the actions taken by the consul Tiburce Colonna Ceccaldi in relation to antiquities: the transportation of objects for the French museums, the resolution of the problem with the Customs of Larnaca regarding the release of a statue belonging to Sosthène Grasset, and the safeguard of a cannon from time of King François Ier which was found on the walls of Famagusta. Max Ohnefalsch-Richter et la France163 Antoine Hermary & Hélène Le MeauxRésumé In conjunction with his fieldwork, Max Ochnefalsch-Richter (hereafter MOR) studied Cypriot art and religion. His main publication, which appeared in 1893 in German and English, summarizes his work on ‘Kypros, the Bible and Homer’. Alongside his substantial research endeavors, MOR was a dealer in antiquities: his commercial practices revealed his shrewd and calculating behavior. Indeed, to earn a living he relied heavily on selling his share of the findings from the archaeological excavations he led, as well as his personal collection. Our aim here is to highlight this aspect, both in terms of the relations he enjoyed with French scholars such as Léon Heuzey, Edmond Pottier and Charles Clermont-Ganneau and through the artifacts from his excavations, mainly from the necropolis of Marion, acquired by the Musée du Louvre. The present paper is part of a research project conducted within the context of the exhibition held at the Neues Museum, Berlin to mark the centenary of MOR’s death. À propos du volume sur les Royaumes de Chypre..., 2018. Actes du colloque d’Athènes 2015 (dir. A. Cannavò & L. Thély)185 Claude BaurainRésumé The BCH Supplément 60 published by Anna Cannavò and Ludovic Thély and entitled ‘Les royaumes de Chypre à l’épreuve de l’histoire’ brings together sixteen texts from the 2015 conference celebrating the forty years of the French mission of Amathonte. All these contributions bring a lot of often recent information on Cyprus from the Late Bronze Age until the beginnings of the Hellenistic period. In order to master the complexity of Cypriot identity, several authors insist in the conditions to be fulfilled: to adopt an approach often defended by M. Iacovou, the ‘from within’, to embrace the Braudelian ‘long term’ and to fully identify regional phenomena in the island. The picture that emerges is very attractive but also have areas of darkness that would be a mistake to ignore for wrong reasons. Un nouveau site Internet pour le Centre d’Études Chypriotes201 Sabine Fourrier Comptes rendus d’ouvrages 1. Annie Caubet (éd.) et nombreux contributeurs, Idols. The power of Images, catalogue d’exposition, Venise, Istituto Veneto di Science, Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Loredan, 15 septembre 2018-20 janvier 2019, Skira, Milan, et Fondazione Giancarlo Ligabue, Venise, 2018203 H. Le Meaux 2. Luca Bombardieri et al., Erimi Laonin tou Porakou. A Middle Bronze Age Community in Cyprus. Excavations 2008-2014, Uppsala, 2017206 R. Orgeolet 3. Linda Hulin, Lindy Crewe, Jennifer M. Webb (éd.), Structures of Inequality in Bronze Age Cyprus. Studies in Honour of Alison K. South, Uppsala, 2018209 R. Orgeolet 4. Leila Badre, Emmanuelle Capet et Barbara Vitale, Tell Kazel au Bronze Récent. Études céramiques, Beyrouth, 2018211 A. Georgiou 5. Stella Diakou, The Upper Geometric Cemetery at Lapithos. University of Pennsylvania Museum Excavations 1931-1932, Uppsala, 2018215 Sabine Fourrier 6. Luca Bombardieri, Marialucia Amadio, Francesca Dolcetti (éd.), Ancient Cyprus, an Unexpected Journey. Communities in Continuity and Transition, Actes du POCA 2015, Rome, 2017218 Antoine Hermary 7. Anna Cannavò, Sabine Fourrier, Alexandre Rabot, Kition-Bamboula VII. Fouilles dans les nécropoles de Kition (2012-2014), Lyon, 2018221 H. Matthäus 8. Christian Körner, Die zyprischen Königtümer im Schatten der Großreiche des Vorderen Orients. Studien zu den zyprischen Monarchien vom 8. Bis zum 4. Jh. v. Chr., Paris, Bristol, 2017224 A. Hermary 9. Jean-Yves Empereur, Tony Koželj, avec la collaboration d’Olivier Picard et Manuela Wurch-Koželj, The Hellenistic Harbour of Amathus, Underwater Excavations 1984- 1986. Vol. 1. Architecture and History, Athènes et Paris, 2017228 O. Callot, S. Fourrier 10. Jean-Baptiste Cayla, Les inscriptions de Paphos. La cité chypriote sous la domination lagide et à l’époque impériale, Lyon, 2018231 A. Mehl 11. Luca Zavagno, Cyprus between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (ca. 600- 800). An Island in Transition, Londres, 2017235 Ph. Trélat 12. Chrysovalantis Kyriacou, Orthodox Cyprus under the Latins, 1191-1571. Society, Spirituality, and Identities, Lanham, 2018238 Ph. Trélat 13. Anna Pouradier, Duteil-Loizidou, Chypre au temps de la Révolution Grecque d’après la correspondance consulaire et diplomatique française - Année 1821 - , Nicosie, 2018241 A. Rappas 14. Stephan G. Schmid, Sophie G. Horacek (éd.), ‘I don’t know what am I myself, it is so very difficult to explain’. Max Ohnefalsch-Richter (1850-1917) und die Archäologie Zyperns, Berlin, 2018245 S. Fourrier
CAHIERS DU CENTRE D`ÉTUDES CHYPRIOTES
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Avant-propos7 Antoine Hermary In memoriam Emilia Masson (1940-2017)9 par la rédaction In memoriam Mission d’Amathonte 201715 Antoine Hermary Dossier historiographique Eugène de Rozière et Théophile Roussel, deux historiens lozériens méconnus du royaume médiéval de Chypre19 Philippe TrélatRésumé The French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres offered in 1841 a prize, to be given in 1843, of the history of Cyprus under the reigns of the Princes of the House of Lusignan seeking “a more accurate account of events with some discussion of the geography, laws and customs and of the religious, political and civil institutions of the kingdom”. A young scholar, Louis de Mas Latrie (1815-1897), submitted the best essay and went on to make Medieval Cypriot studies his life’s work. A second prize was awarded to Théophile Roussel and Eugène de Rozière for their work. Their archival materials are kept today in Mende by the Archives Départementales de la Lozère. This paper will attempt to examine their academic and professional careers between Mende and Paris. An analysis and an evaluation of the content of their essay and archives will afterwards be attempted. Thanks to their discovery of the chronicle of Amadi in Venice and the chronico del regno di Cypro of Diomede Strambali in the Vatican archives, the two historians, Roussel and Rozière, should be regarded as pioneers of Medieval Cypriot studies, as important as Louis de Mas Latrie. Cypriote Antiquities in Late Ottoman Istanbul and Smyrna :  - Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Cyprus and the Ottoman Connexion 43  - Cypriote Antiquities in the Greek Evangelical School Museum and their Trading in Late Ottoman Smyrna (Modern Izmir) 121  - Bibliography 149 Robert MerrilleesRésumé Le musée archéologique d’Istanbul en Turquie détient une collection importante d’antiquités chypriotes qui proviennent pour la plupart d’un don involontaire en 1874 de Luigi Palma di Cesnola, consul américain à Larnaca (Chypre). À cette époque-là l’île faisait partie de l’Empire ottoman, et même si les responsables turcs ne s’intéressaient pas au passé chypriote, certains voulaient faire respecter les lois en vigueur portant sur les antiquités. Ainsi, le musée impérial de Constantinople a acquis également en 1874 une statue de Bès amathousien, la plus grande jamais mise au jour à Chypre. Cependant, pour des raisons liées au snobisme occidental et à l’indifférence orientale, la collection chypriote tout entière reste peu connue et peu étudiée depuis son arrivée à Constantinople et, même de nos jours, elle attend un catalogue raisonné définitif. Cette étude circonstanciée, se basant sur des sources publiquement accessibles, retrace la trajectoire peu chanceuse de ces vestiges intrigants de l’antiquité chypriote à Istanbul, dont beaucoup sont exposés actuellement dans une galerie du musée consacrée aux civilisations limitrophes de la Turquie. The Ancient Stones of Cyprus and the Construction of the Suez Canal165 Elizabeth Hoak-DoeringRésumé L’absence de blocs architecturaux dans les monuments chypriotes antiques a fait naître la légende selon laquelle les Britanniques auraient enlevé ces pierres pour les utiliser dans le canal de Suez, une histoire diffusée sur les sites web, dans la littérature touristique, dans les notes d’études académiques et dans des archives. Cet article fait ressortir les fondements de cette légende à partir de différentes approches : des recherches d’archives à Chypre et en France, des visites de sites à Chypre et en Égypte, des entretiens personnels et des investigations dans la bibliographie archéologique chypriote et celle de l’histoire de l’art. Autant qu’on le sache, il n’y a aucune preuve directe de la présence de pierres chypriotes dans le canal de Suez ou dans les structures qui lui sont associées, malgré les nombreux témoignages qui s’y rapportent. Le pillage des pierres et leur exportations depuis Chypre, aussi honteux qu’il soit, est curieusement mis en évidence dans les traditions chypriotes, ce qui aide à mieux faire comprendre le phénomène du remploi des pierres. Prenant en compte la chronologie et les besoins matériels du projet du canal de Suez en regard de la rareté des ressources locales en pierres, cette étude montre l’ampleur des explorations de pierres, en général dirigées vers Port-Saïd, à la fin de l’époque ottomane et durant la période coloniale britannique, et examine la nature de ces transferts depuis Chypre, ainsi que leurs agents, les raison qui les sous-tendent, et les efforts pour stopper et réguler ce commerce. La rivalité entre ceux qui cherchent à protéger les monuments chypriotes et ceux qui les utilisent comme carrières met en évidence différents points de vue sur la valeur des pierres, sur la notion d’héritage et d’identité, et sur la manière dont elle a changé avec le temps. Tiburce Colonna Ceccaldi à Chypre (1866-1869) 1. Les activités consulaires193 Lucie BonatoRésumé Tiburce Colonna Ceccaldi (183-1892) was the Consul of France in Larnaca from 1866 to 1869. The study of his correspondence shows that he was very active, not only reporting on the state of trade and navigation which was the essential task of the Consuls, but also protecting the French colony (people and business) as well as the Catholic Christians. Cyprus was rather calm during his stay one of the main events being the promulgation of a very important law which allowed foreigners to become land owners in the Ottoman Empire (June 1867). He also denounced the Ottoman Governors and insisted on another point: France was losing its influence in favour of England. A head definitely not from Rantidi. And a tribute to Olivier Masson239 Stephan G. Schmid, Sophie G. HoracekRésumé Cet article revient sur une tête funéraire en calcaire à couronne végétale publiée dans l’Illustrated London News (article du 4 février 1911, sur les découvertes de Max Ohnefalsch-Richter à Rantidi, Paphos). Divers arguments montrent que la tête provient en réalité d’Idalion, mais c’est avant tout la reprise de l’étude des archives de Max Ohnefalsch-Richter qui a apporté la confirmation d’une provenance idaliote. La tête, découverte en 1894 sur l’acropole orientale d’Idalion, a été trouvée dans un sanctuaire dédié à une divinité féminine, et les notes du fouilleur permettent de localiser avec précision le lieu de sa découverte. Elle fait désormais partie d’une série de têtes comparables dont le contexte de découverte est connu, ce qui contribuera à l’interprétation de ce type de sculptures. L’exemple de cette tête montre aussi que, de manière générale, les documents issus des activités de Max Ohnefalsch-Richter constituent une source riche et précieuse pour les recherches modernes. Britain and Archaeology of Cyprus, part II : 1914 to the present day253 Thomas KielyRésumé Cet article est la seconde partie d’une enquête sur l’implication de la Grande-Bretagne dans l’archéologie chypriote (voir première partie, avec A. Ulbrich : CCEC 42, 2012, p. 305-356). Après avoir rappelé la déclaration de Chypre comme Colonie de la Couronne, ainsi que l’arrière-plan et l’évolution de l’archéologie dans les années 1920-1930, on étudie comment les résidents britanniques expatriés et premiers travaux de terrain « britannique » dans l’île, souvent menés par des femmes remarquables, ont contribué à faire évoluer la discipline jusqu’à l’indépendance de l’île en 1960. Les principaux travaux de terrain britanniques de la période suivante présentés dans le contexte plus large des recherches et de l’enseignement menés dans les universités britanniques, au sein d’une collaboration internationale grandissante. De grands archéologues chypriotes ont été formés ou ont mené leurs recherches dans des institutions britanniques, une tradition encore bien vivante. Des changements sont intervenus pour les grandes collections qui ont bénéficié de l’aide financière de la Fondation A. G. Leventis (l’accent est mis sur d’importantes collections régionales). En conclusions, on présente quelques remarques générales sur d’éventuels développements futur de la discipline face aux défis et aux orientations intellectuelles de notre époque. Varia311 A New Volume of the Catalogue of the Western Asiatic seals in the British Museum311 Robert MerrilleesRésumé La publication définitive en 2016 du dernier fascicule du catalogue raisonné des sceaux-cylindres dans les connections du département du Moyen Orient du British Museum représente un accomplissement exceptionnel de la part de ses auteurs, Dominique Collon et feu Edith Porada. Consacré à la glyptique du Proche-Orient du deuxième millénaire av. J.-C., il comporte un chapitre sur les cylindres attribués à Chypre, dont aucun n’a de provenance. La mise ne ligne sur le site du British Museum des données qui s’y rapportent permet une corrélation entre les deux sources de renseignements, sans toutefois résoudre, voir éclairer, l’origine des sceaux prétendument chypriotes. Identification d’un autre dispositif portuaire à Paphos ? Nouvelles observations sur le secteur du rempart occidental et de la porte Nord-Ouest323 Claire BalandierRésumé The founding of the New Paphos harbor at the end of the 4th century B.C. and its description by the author of Stadiamus has been widely discussed. The majority of researchers agree on its location in the south part of the ancient city, under the present part of Paphos. Recent observations outside the northwest gate suggest that the harbor was completed by other harbor installations in this sector of Hellenistic city, in front of the west rampart. They may have been careenage docks intended to maintain or fit out the military fleet. Some of the fortified harbor installations may have been undertaken during the 2nd century B.C. when the Ptolemaic fleet was gathered there. They seem to have been in use until the end of the Hellenistic period. The decision to suppress them under a thick rubble fill while proceeding to reconstruct the south harbor may have been due to their gradual silting by sediment deposits and, especially, the effects of one of the late 1st century B.B. earthquakes. From then on, these docks served as a ditch in from of the reconstructed walls with its new towers at the beginning of the Empire. Comptes rendus d’ouvrages311 1. G. Graziadio, The earliest Production of Aegean-type Pottery in Cyprus, with contributions by Elisabetta Pezzi, Maria Dikomitou Eliadou and Artemis Georgiou, Pise, 2017341 Luca Bombardieri 2. B. Muller, Maquettes antiques d’Orient. De l’image au symbole, Paris, 2016344 Annie Caubet 3. J.-M. Henke, Die zyprischen Terrakotten aus Milet, Milesische Forschungen 7, Berlin et Boston, 2017346 Hélène Aurigny 4. G. Bourogiannis, C. Mülhlenbock (éds), Ancient Cyprus today. Museum Collections and New Researches, SIMA PB 184, Uppsala, 2016349 Hartmut Matthäus 5. N. Papadimitriou, M. Toli (éds), Αρχαία Κύπρος. Πρόσφατες εξελίξεις στην αρχαιολογία της ανατολικής Μεσογείου, MMusée d’Art Cycladique, Athènes, 2017353 Sabine Fourrier 6. Cl. Balandier, Nea Paphos. Fondation et développement urbanistique d’une ville chypriote, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, Bordeaux, 2016357 Antoine Hermary 7. L. Bonato, M. Dondin-Payre et alii, La Méditerranée d’Edmond Duthoit, archéologue et architecte, XIXe siècle, Paris, 2017360 Antoine Hermary
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Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes – 49, 2019
Just published!The latest issue of the Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes, 49-2019, has just been published. It includes an epigraphic dossier, with unpublished inscriptions and new readings, and a large dossier, Textiles, on textiles and clothing in Cyprus through the ages. A section of Variétés gives much place to historiographical research. The volume is completed by thirteen reviews and two tributes (in memoriam) to David Jacoby and Jean-Pierre Olivier.
For the table of contents and information to purchase the volume, refer to the section “Cahiers” above.
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Sep2020
IG XV 1,1
Publication of the first volume of the syllabic IG XVThe first volume of the Inscriptiones Graecae series dedicated to Cyprus has just been published. It bears the number XV 1,1, and contains the syllabic inscriptions of Amathus, Kourion and Marion. This titanic work is the fruit of the efforts made by Artemis Karnava and Massimo Perna, assisted by Markus Egetmeyer. Richly illustrated, it is a milestone for Cypriot epigraphy, in project for more than a century. The book is edited by De Gruyter.
The first volume of alphabetic inscriptions from Cyprus, IG XV 2,1, devoted to part of Eastern Cyprus (Kition, Golgi, Idalion, Tamassos, Kafizin, Ledra), by Daniela Summa and Maria Kantirea, is also expected soon by the same publishing house.
More information on the Inscriptiones Graecae website.
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The Neolithic and Chalcolithic Figurines of Cyprus
A new book by Christine WinkelmannA new book by Christine Winkelmann has just been published by Zaphon (Münster). The book deals with the Neolithic and Chalcolithic anthropomorphic figurines of Cyprus. It includes a complete catalogue and a new examination of this category of objects replaced in their archaeological context; the issue of the identity of the characters represented, considered almost entirely as being female, is more particularly addressed.
The book is published in both print and e-book format. More information on the publisher’s website.
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Studi ciprioti, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari (Venice)
New book series on CyprusLuca Bombardieri, Tommaso Braccini, Lorenzo Calvelli and Luigi Silvano announce the publication of the collection Studi ciprioti, a new book series on Cyprus published by Ca’ Foscari editions, both in hard copy and in digital, free access format.
The first volume of the collection, a monography by Lorenzo Calvelli, Il tesoro di Cipro. Clodio, Catone e la conquista romana dell’isola, will be soon available. The second volume will be a collection of essays, edited by Luca Bombardieri, Tommaso Braccini and Luigi Silvano: A Land for Strangers. Foreign Individuals and Communities in Cyprus throughout the Ages.
More information is available following this link.
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Kition, une ville-capitale de Chypre
Presentation on the website archéologie.culture.frThe site of Kition is in the spotlight on the website archéologie.culture.fr, in the collection Grands sites archéologiques. The current research program on the topography of the ancient city is presented, and more particularly the harbor of Bamboula, through an illustrated journey and links to additional ressources.
The collection Grands sites archéologiques is an initiative of the French Ministry of Culture, coordinated by the National Archaeological Museum. It focuses in particular on the French archaeological heritage, and on the Near East, where many French missions operate. The aim is to present the results of current research to the public in an accessible manner.
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Jun2020
The Diphilos Dissertation Prize awarded to a thesis on Cyprus
Congratulations to Pauline Maillard!The Diphilos Dissertation Prize is awarded every two years by the Association for Coroplastic Studies (ACoSt) to a recent graduate student whose PhD deals with a coroplastic topic from the ancient Mediterranean. For the years 2018-2019, two prizes were exceptionally awarded, including one to Pauline Maillard, for her thesis on “Les terres cuites des Salines de Kition: étude d’un culte chypriote d’époque classique”, defended at Lausanne in 2019. The prize of 1000 € is intended to support the publication of the thesis.
Our warmest congratulations to Pauline Maillard!
More information on the Diphilos Dissertation Prize and the Association for Coroplastic Studies on the ACoSt website .
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Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA) 2020
Deadline extension of proposals submissionThe deadline for sending communication or poster proposals for the next PoCA has been extended to July 5, 2020. The conference is still scheduled in Nicosia, from November 13 to 15, 2020, but the organising committee specifies that the conference may be held online in case the conditions for a face-to-face meeting are not met. All information is available here.
The 17th edition of PoCA (Postgraduate Cypriot Archeology), a conference dedicated to young researchers working on Cyprus, scheduled in Nicosia, at the Department of Archeology, from 13 to 15 November 2020, is organised by Thea Christoforou, Demetrios Ioannides and Chrystalla Loizou.
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Kition Story Map
A virtual journey on the siteA story map in five steps proposes a virtual discovery of Kition: the history of the site and of its exploration is revealed through different places and artefacts. Several links and online resources (open access bibliographic references, museum catalogues and online archives) are proposed in order to enrich the discovery.
The map was developed by Sabine Fourrier (CNRS, MOM, Lyon, director of the archaeological mission of Kition) and by Alexandre Rabot (HiSoMA, MOM, Lyon).
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New committees for the Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes
Waiting for Cahier 49...The Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes currently has only an editorial board, the members of which also constitute the scientific committee. In order to adapt the journal’s organisation to the international standards, the board of the Center voted, on April 6, 2020, to create two separate committees:

Editorial board
Anna Cannavò, Researcher, UMR 5189-HiSoMA, Lyon, editorial secretary
Sabine Fourrier, Research Director, UMR 5189-HiSoMA, Lyon, President of the CEC, Director of the journal
Antoine Hermary, Professor Emeritus, Aix-Marseille University, Editor-in-chief of the journal

Scientific Committee
Luca Bombardieri, Professor, University of Turin
Sabine Fourrier, Research Director, UMR 5189-HiSoMA, Lyon
Antoine Hermary, Professor Emeritus, Aix-Marseille University
Vassiliki Kassianidou, Professor, University of Cyprus
Thomas Kiely, Curator, British Museum, London
Michalis N. Michael, Professor, University of Cyprus
Stephan G. Schmid, Professor, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Philippe Trélat, Lecturer, University of Rouen
Anastasia Yiangou, Associate researcher, Banck of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
The members of the scientific committee cover, by their specialties, the main fields of research of the Cahiers.

On the occasion of the 50th volume of the journal (2020) other developments are attended: a new layout, new editorial rules...
To be continued!
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Suspension of archaeological activities in Cyprus
Letter from the direction of the Department of AntiquitiesIn a letter addressed to the directors of the archaeological missions in Cyprus on March 24, 2020, the director of the Department of Antiquities, Dr. Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou, announces the suspension of all archaeological activities in Cyprus (excavations and study seasons) until further notice, due to the ongoing sanitary crisis.
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Mar2020
Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA) 2020
Call for papersThe 17th edition of PoCA (Postgraduate Cypriot Archeology), a conference dedicated to young researchers working on Cyprus, will take place in Nicosia, at the Archaeological Research Unit, from 13 to 15 November 2020 . It will be organized by Thea Christoforou, Demetrios Ioannides and Chrystalla Loizou. A call for papers has been announced, available here. The deadline for submitting proposals is May 31, 2020.
A steering committee has also been established to monitor the PoCA over the years: more information (on the PoCA, the past editions and the resulting publications) is now available on an expressly dedicated website.
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06
Mar2020
Where is Jimi Hendrix?
A Cypriot comedy in French cinemas
Wednesday, March 4, the Cypriot movie Where is Jimi Hendrix? (Smuggling Hendrix) was released in French cinemas. This political comedy won the Best International Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival (2018), the Audience Choice Prize at the Festival des Arcs (2018) and a Special Mention at the Thessaloniki Film Festival (2018).
Through the adventures of the dog Jimi Hendrix, who runs away through the Buffer Zone, and of the musician Yiannis (Adam Bouskoudos), who has to smuggle him back, the director Marios Piperides, at his first feature film, deals with the geopolitical situation of the island and highlights in a funny way its paradoxes.
More information on the website of the movie.
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03
Mar2020
The Art and Archaeology of Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus (1192-1571)
Book publicationA new book has just been published by Brepols, in the collection Studies in the Visual Cultures of the Middle Ages (SVCMA). It is a collection of seventeen essays on the art and archeology of Cyprus during the Lusignan and Venetian periods: The Art and Archaeology of Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus (1192-1571). Recent research and new discoveries. The volume is edited by Michalis Olympios and Maria Parani, professors at the University of Cyprus. The essays are in French and in English.
More information, including the table of contents, is available on the website of the publisher.
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Feb2020
Call for papers: Nea Paphos Colloquium III
Athens, 29-31 October 2020The third conference in the Nea Paphos series, after the meetings in 2012 (Avignon) and 2017 (Paphos), will be held in Athens, from 29 to 31 October 2020. It will focus on the Fabrika hill, at Nea Paphos, without excluding more general studies on the wider region.
The organizing committee (Claire Balandier, Craig Barker and Eustathios Raptou) published a call for papers: the details are given here. The accepted languages are English, French and Greek. The deadline for sending proposals is the 15th of April 2020.
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Feb2020
Chronique d’Orient 2019
Paper by Claire Balandier, Le renouveau de l’épigraphie chyprioteThe latest issue of the journal Dialogues d’Histoire Ancienne (45/2, 2019) has been published. In the Chronique d’Orient 2019 (ed. by Hadrien Bru, Guy Labarre, Catherine Abadie-Reynal, Eduard Shehi, Brikena Shkodra, Klodian Velo, Claire Balandier, Ergün Lafli and Stéphane Lebreton), Claire Balandier signs an article entitled Le renouveau de l’épigraphie chypriote: le projet des IG XV et les inscriptions alphabétiques de Paphos which includes a review of Jean-Baptiste Cayla’s book, Les inscriptions de Paphos.
The article can be read and downloaded from the open access journal’s website.
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Feb2020
Series of lectures by Thierry Petit at the EPHE
Transferts religieux en Méditerranée antique : Levant, Chypre, Égée, ItalieThierry Petit, professor at Laval University (Quebec, Canada), will hold a cycle of four conferences as visiting professor invited by François de Polignac and Gabriella Pironti (EPHE). The conferences will take place at the INHA, 2 rue Vivienne, Paris. The program is as follows:

Thursday February 27, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., salle Mariette
Le sphinx-chérubin : du Levant à l’Étrurie (I)

Tuesday March 3, 2020, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., salle Fabri de Peiresc
La religion des royaumes cypriotes entre Levant, Égypte et Égée (I)

Thursday March 5, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., salle Mariette
Le sphinx-chérubin : du Levant à l’Étrurie (II)

Tuesday March 10, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., salle Fabri de Peiresc
La religion des royaumes cypriotes entre Levant, Égypte et Égée (II)
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Feb2020
Call for papers: Empire and excavation: critical perspectives on archaeology in British-period Cyprus, 1878-1960
6-7 November 2020, Nicosia, CyprusJointly organised by the British Museum and the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, in association with the Council for British Research in the Levant.

Conference organisers: Dr Thomas Kiely, British Museum; Dr Lindy Crewe, CAARI; Anna Reeve, University of Leeds.

In 2001, the British Museum published the proceedings of a conference held in 1999 entitled Cyprus in the Nineteenth Century AD. Fact, Fancy and Fiction. Edited by Veronica Tatton-Brown, the volume represented a watershed in the historiography of collecting and excavating antiquities on the island. Since that time, there have been significant advances in the history of Cypriot archaeology, but more especially in critical approaches to the historiography of archaeology as a whole. These approaches extend beyond traditional narratives of discoveries and intellectual trends and now encompass a diverse range of social, economic and cultural analyses within a comparative global framework (and especially in the framework of post-colonial thinking). The bibliography is now considerable, but among the key titles pioneering a range of new approaches can be listed: Tracing Archaeology\'s Past: The Historiography of Archaeology (A. Christenson, 1989); Rediscovering Our Past: Essays on the History of American Archaeology (ed. J. Reyman, 1992); Archives, Ancestors, Practices: Archaeology in the Light of its History (eds. N. Schlanger and J. Nordladh, 2008); Histories of Archaeology: A Reader in the History of Archaeology (ed. T. Murray, 2008); Hidden Hands: Egyptian Workforces in Petrie Excavation Archives, 1880-1924 (S. Quirke, 2010); Scramble for the past. A story of archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914 (eds. Z. Bahrani, Z. Çelik and E. Eldem, 2011); World Antiquarianism: Comparative Perspectives (ed. A. Schnapp, 2013); From Antiquarian to Archaeologist. The History and Philosophy of Archaeology (T. Murray, 2014); About Antiquities. Politics of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire (Z. Çelik, 2016); Ancient Monuments and Modern Identities. A Critical History of Archaeology in 19th and 20th Century Greece (eds. P. Cartledge and S. Voutsaki, 2017); Antiquarianisms: Contact, Conflict, Comparison (eds. B. Anderson and F. Rojas, 2017).
In Cyprus too, there has been growing interest in previously neglected or unpublished fieldwork beyond purely archaeological discoveries, as well as in archival sources recording the collection and excavation of antiquities, both in the context of broader political and socio-economic aspects of the subject (especially imperialism and nationalism) and the methods and motivations of individual excavators and scholars. These go beyond the well-known public-facing histories of key figures, again reflecting the broader discipline.
At the same time, numerous aspects of archaeology in this period are under-explored and significant archival resources remain under-exploited, while the subject would also benefit from comparative approaches with other regions, such as the Mandated territories of the Middle East in the 20th century AD. Methodologies or genres such as microhistory and object biography offer new perspectives on historical approaches and subjects, especially for uncovering hidden histories of underrepresented groups (such as women, non-elite individuals such as workers, and local agents more generally).
The sixtieth anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus provides an excellent opportunity to revisit the theme of the original conference with a workshop that will build on the past generation of scholarship while expanding the coverage to the entire British colonial period (1878-1960) and introducing the latest trends in the historiography of archaeology. It is hoped that the proceedings with be published in a peer-reviewed volume in 2021.
Suggested themes include, but are not restricted to:
• How consciously or purposively political was archaeology in Cyprus in the British colonial period? How do we assess the fieldwork of European and American excavators working on the island at the same time and in the context of other imperial/colonial activity in the region?
• What knowledge of archaeology can be gained from little-known or overlooked archival sources such as photography and film, and from travel accounts and memoirs?
• The role of underrepresented groups in Cypriot archaeology (social, ethnic, gender).
• The key role of local Cypriots – from archaeological field workers and villagers to collectors and scholars – in the excavation and presentation of their past; conversely, the (mis)representation of local agency by archaeologists and scholars, then and now.
• The social and economic contexts and histories of excavation and collection, including unlicensed digging/ ‘looting’ and unlicensed export within a longer-term perspective.
• The diaspora of Cypriot antiquities, the mechanisms underpinning the formation of foreign collections (e.g. the antiquities trade), and museum strategies of interpretation and display in historical context.
• Critical interpretations of the long-term excavation histories of individual archaeological sites and regions.
• The ‘meta-historiography’ of archaeology: how archaeologists and historians have represented the work of earlier fieldworkers and scholars in their publications.
• The cultural and political use of archaeological finds, including their recruitment to colonial and nationalistic ideologies in the British colonial period.
• The mis/representation of the history of archaeology to general audiences: its impact on public understanding of excavation, and its uses for public engagement and community building.
Comparative regional studies focused on the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East are particularly welcomed. Likewise, we encourage papers which cross disciplinary boundaries and help to frame the history of Cypriot archaeology in a more holistic manner with contributions from history, anthropology, heritage studies and other related areas.
Please send abstracts of 500 words by 20 March 2020 to Anna Reeve at ced0ar@leeds.ac.uk.

(Pictures: Myres archives, Oxford)
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Feb2020
Lecture by Maria Iacovou on H. H. Kitchener
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7 p.m., Bank of Cyprus Cultural FoundationThe Association of Cypriot Archaeologists and the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation co-organise a conference by Maria Iacovou devoted to Herbert Horatio Kitchener and his work of cartographic documentation of the island in 1878. The conference will take place in English on Thursday 13 February at 7 p.m. in the Andreas Patsalides Hall, at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Phaneromenis 86-90, in the centre of Nicosia. On this occasion, maps from the collection of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation in relation to the theme of the conference will be presented to the public.
More information here.
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21
Jan2020
Archaeological Research Unit Lectures
Program for the Spring Semester 2020
The program of lectures organised by the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus during the spring semester 2020 is available here. All lectures are open to the public and take place at the ARU building, Gladstonos 12, Nicosia, at 7.30 p.m.
Also available, the program of the 5th annual workshop on the research activities of the ARU, which will take place on February 8, 2020: τὸ ἔργον 2019.
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15
Jan2020
ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΚΥΠΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΣΟΓΕΙΟΣ: ΜΙΑ ΜΑΚΡΑ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΙΚΩΝ ΕΠΑΦΩΝ
Lecture series at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, January 14 - February 2, 2020A series of conferences for non-specialists takes place at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, from January 14 to February 2, 2020, on the theme Ancient Cyprus and the Mediterranean: a long history of cultural contacts. Each Tuesday, two speakers explore an aspect of the history of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean. The lectures are in Greek, and open to the public. The cycle is organized by Évangeline Markou and Giorgos Bourogiannis.
The program is available here.
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10
Jan2020
ΡΥΘΜΟΙ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΗΣ ΚΕΡΑΜΙΚΗΣ
A book by Nota Kourou and Giorgos BourogiannisNota Kourou and Giorgos Bourogiannis co-sign a book on Cypriot pottery, which presents in the form of a manual, in Greek, Cypriot material from the collections of the Archaeology and History of Art Museum of the University of Athens. The richly illustrated book is published by the University Press of Cyprus and was presented at the House of Cyprus in Athens on January 9, 2020.
The video of the presentation of the book is available online by following this link.
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09
Jan2020
La naissance des cités-royaumes cypriotes
Publication of a book by Thierry PetitA new book by Thierry Petit, on the birth of Cypriot city-kingdoms (La naissance des cités-royaumes cypriotes), has just been published by Archaeopress. In this essay, the author takes position on the origin (chronology, models) of the Iron Age city-kingdoms of Cyprus, with particular emphasis on the case of Amathus.
More information here.
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Dec2019
Ausgrabungen in Alt-Paphos auf Cypern 9
Publication of the corpus of sculptures from Kouklia-MarchelloThe publication of the sculptures from the “Persian ramp” of Kouklia-Marchello is out: the book is signed by Danielle Leibundgut Wieland and Veronica Tatton-Brown, and is part of the series Ausgrabungen in Alt-Paphos auf Cypern, where the results of the British and German-Swiss excavations at Kouklia-Marchello are published.
More information here.
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Dec2019
Un dépôt complémentaire d’ex-voto de Chypre au musée Crozatier au Puy-en-Velay
Dans le cadre de son projet de réaménagement, le musée Crozatier s’est rapproché du département des Antiquités orientales du musée du Louvre dans le but de compléter le dépôt de treize figurines qui avait été envoyé en 1875.À cette époque, pour faire face à un afflux d\'antiquités chypriotes, le Département des Antiques réalise un certain nombre de dépôts en province. Toutefois, à cette date, le musée Crozatier est le seul musée dépositaire à bénéficier de figurines, la plupart des œuvres envoyées étant des vases en céramique. Il s’agit d’ex-voto de petite dimension, en terre cuite et en calcaire. Bien que très fragmentaires, ils reflètent la variété de la petite statuaire chypriote aux époques chypro-géométrique et chypro-archaïque, avec des types bien caractéristiques comme la «déesse aux bras levés », le taureau, le cavalier, le « Temple-boy » et les kourotrophes. D’après Antoine Hermary, ces statuettes seraient issues des missions de Guillaume-Rey et de Duthoit. Le caractère unique de cette attribution d’ex-voto au Puy-en-Velay est à replacer dans le contexte de l’époque, l’importance du culte marial dans cette ville, et les deux grands chantiers contemporains, d\'une part la rénovation de la cathédrale, d\'autre part l\'érection de la statue monumentale de Notre-Dame de France.

Afin de permettre au visiteur de mieux comprendre ces œuvres chypriotes très mutilées, avec Florence Saragoza, alors directrice du musée Crozatier, nous avons établi une liste complémentaire d’ex-voto. Ils sont aujourd’hui présentés au public dans les nouvelles salles du musée permettant ainsi une meilleure lecture des œuvres déposées en 1875 et donnant l’occasion au musée du Louvre de développer sa politique de dépôt en région.

Hélène Le Meaux
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29
Nov2019
Zoom sur le portail chypre.mom.fr
Les archives scientifiques de la mission archéologique française de Salamine ont été versées sur le portail chypre.mom.fr.
Elles sont désormais librement accessibles, directement sur le portail et également, pour les objets publiés dans les catalogues de la collection Salamine de Chypre, par l’intermédiaire du portail persee.fr (lien). Entre 1964 et 1974, une mission archéologique française de l’Université de Lyon (dirigée par Jean Pouilloux puis Marguerite Yon) a conduit des fouilles programmées sur le site de l’ancienne ville de Salamine, sur la côte est de Chypre. Visant à l’origine à dégager la ville d’époque classique, les travaux de terrain ont mis au jour des vestiges documentant toute l’histoire de l’occupation du site, depuis ses origines au XIe s. av. J.-C. (Tombe I) jusqu’à l’Antiquité tardive (basilique de la Campanopétra et résidence dite de l’« Huilerie »). Ils ont également permis de recueillir une grande quantité de matériel, datant de toutes les époques, en place ou rejeté dans d’immenses dépotoirs. Quinze volumes ont paru dans la collection Salamine de Chypre (dont une bonne partie après l’interruption des travaux sur le terrain, grâce à l’exploitation des archives conservées à Lyon). Mais il reste beaucoup d’inédits (monuments et mobilier).

Les archives scientifiques des fouilles françaises conservées à Lyon constituent une documentation précieuse, à valeur patrimoniale, non seulement parce qu’elles renseignent sur des travaux passés, mais aussi parce que les vestiges mis au jour sont aujourd’hui souvent dégradés et que le mobilier est inaccessible. Initié grâce à un financement de l’appel d’offre BSN 5, et soutenu par le Centre d’Études Chypriotes (grâce à un don privé pour lequel nous remercions vivement A. Serghidou), la mission de Kition et Salamine a engagé un ambitieux programme de numérisation, documentation et exposition en accès libre des données de la fouille (fiches d’inventaire, photographies et diapositives, plans et relevés, dessins). Ce travail, mené en collaboration avec nos collègues du Pôle système d’information et réseau de la Maison de l’Orient (sous la coordination de P. Desfarges, Br. Morandière et R. Boissat), a abouti à la mise en ligne de la plupart des archives de la fouille (certains documents, comme les carnets de fouille, sont plus difficiles à traiter et seront mis en ligne au fil de l’eau).

Le portail propose une interface cartographique, à plusieurs échelles : site, chantier (c’est-à-dire l’ensemble archéologique exploré de façon programmée : basilique de la Campanopétra, rempart, etc.), et carré de fouille. À chacune de ces échelles (et en fonction de la précision de la documentation), on peut ainsi consulter l’ensemble des objets mis au jour dans le même contexte. Le portail offre donc une ressource complémentaire aux catalogues de mobilier par catégorie publiés dans la collection Salamine de Chypre, à la notice desquels il donne accès sur le portail persee.fr (inversement, les notices accessibles sur persee.fr renvoient à toute la documentation associée sur le portail). Mobilier inédit et contextualisé, c’est une nouvelle ressource mise à la disposition des chercheurs et de toutes les personnes intéressées à l’histoire de Chypre antique.
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Nov2019
Workshop on Byzantine, post-Byzantine and Ottoman Cyprus
LA3M, MMSH, Aix-en-Provence, December 2, 2019, 1:30 pmThe Laboratory of Medieval and Modern Archeology in the Mediterranean (LA3M) of the Aix-Marseille University, a research unit of the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme (MMSH), organises on Monday 2 December 2019 a workshop on Byzantine, post-Byzantine and Ottoman Cyprus. The conferences will take place in the amphitheater of the MMSH from 1:30 pm.
The program of the workshop is available here.
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Oct2019
General Assembly of the Center for Cypriot Studies
Louvre Museum, 6 December 2019, 2.30 pm
The annual General Assembly of the Center for Cypriot Studies will be held this year at the Louvre Museum, in the Antechamber, on the 6 December at 2.30 pm. Access will be through the Mollien Pavilion, with an ID.
The General Assembly will be followed, at 3.30 pm, by a conference by Alexandre Lapierre, L’engagement de la société civile, une vision sensible de l’histoire de Chypre.
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30
Oct2019
Institut für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien, winter semester 2019-2020
The program of activitiesA workshop in Nicosia and several conferences are on the program of the Institut für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien in Münster, directed by Sabine Rogge. The program for the winter semester 2019-2020 can be downloaded here.
Also noteworthy, on the website of the Zypern-Institut, the zyprische Momente 2019, organised in Köln by the Cyprus Embassy in Germany: several music and photography events from 9 to 28 November. More information here.
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20
Oct2019
Exhibition “Cyprus. A dynamic island”
Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Leiden), 11 October 2019 - 15 March 2020A large exhibition on Cyprus, organised by the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden in close collaboration with the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, opened on 11 October. Approximately 400 objects are exposed, including 300 coming from Cyprus.
A small selection of photographs from the excavations of the University of Leiden in Chlorakas-Palloures accompanies the main exhibition.
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17
Oct2019
Exhibition “The Camille Enlart Photographic Archive”
Severis Foundation, Nicosia, October 15 - December 22, 2019The Costas and Rita Severis Foundation exhibits at the Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR), in Nicosia, the Camille Enlart photographic archive: art historian, archaeologist, traveler, photographer and collector, Camille Enlart (1862-1927) took many views of the island and its monuments in the 19th century.
The CVAR is located in Ermou Street 285, in the old town of Nicosia, and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 5 pm.
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08
Oct2019
Book presentation “Figurine Makers of Prehistoric Cyprus: Settlement and Cemeteries at Souskiou”
CAARI (Nicosia), Thursday 24 October 2019, 7 p.m.The book Figurine Makers of Prehistoric Cyprus: Settlement and Cemeteries at Souskiou, by Edgar Peltenburg, Diane Bolger and Lindy Crewe (Oxbow Books, 2019, ISBN 9781789250190, £ 48) will be launched at CAARI (Andreas Demitriou 11, Nicosia) on Thursday 24 October, 7 p.m.
The evening will begin with an introduction to the book by Diane Bolger (University of Edinburgh) and Lindy Crewe (CAARI), followed by a toast in memory of Edgar Peltenburg by Prof. Charalambos Bakirtzis (Director of the Leventis Foundation, Cyprus). A reception will follow the launch.
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08
Oct2019
Archaeological Research Unit Lectures
Program for the Winter Semester 2019
The program of lectures organised by the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus during the winter semester 2019 is available here.
All lectures are open to the public and take place at the ARU building, Gladstonos 12, Nicosia, at 7.30 p.m.
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Sep2019
Exhibition “iMARECULTURE: a virtual journey around underwater archaeological sites of the Mediterranean”
Agia Napa, Thalassa municipal museum, 9 October - 30 November 2019The exhibition iMARECULTURE will take place at the Thalassa Museum, Agia Napa, from 9 October. It presents the results of the homonymus European program of the Cyprus University of Technology, which aims to make underwater archaeological sites accessible to the public by means of virtual and augmented reality. In the exhibition are presented the sites of Xlendi in Malta, Mazotos in Cyprus and Baia in Italy. More information on the website of the program.
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Sep2019
POCA 2019 Rewiev
La 16ème édition du colloque Postgraduate Cypriot Archaelogy (PoCA) s’est tenue du 13 au 15 juin 2019 à l’université Humboldt de Berlin. Organisé par Angelika Walther, Patty Jablonski et Stephan Schmid, ce colloque comportait sept sessions portant chacune sur une problématique différente liée à l’archéologie et l’histoire de Chypre.

Le colloque s’est ouvert le 13 juin au soir avec la première session consacrée à l’Antiquité tardive et à l’époque médiévale, et comportait trois interventions. Elle s’est terminée avec une discussion sur les futures éditions du PoCA et des suggestions de la part de participants sur le format et la publication des actes du colloque.

La première session du deuxième jour portait sur la place de Chypre dans les réseaux méditerranéens. Cette approche était illustrée par six interventions, chacune consacrée à une catégorie spécifique de matériel archéologique. La troisième session du colloque portait sur les échanges culturels et idéologiques entre Chypre et d’autres régions de la Méditerranée. La quatrième session du colloque, à la fin du deuxième jour, était consacrée aux études paphiennes. Elle comportait quatre interventions : la première partie portait sur la céramique et l’écriture de l’Ancienne Paphos et la deuxième sur les canalisations et l’architecture des insulae romains de la Nouvelle Paphos.

La deuxième journée a été ouverte par la cinquième session, consacrée aux sanctuaires chypriotes et la religion. L’architecture et le matériel votif provenant des sanctuaires d’Idalion, de Golgoi et de Tamassos y ont été présentés. La sixième session s’intéressait à l’histoire de l’art. On a traité de nouvelles méthodes dans l’étude de l’art chypriote, ainsi que de la collection des figurines chypriotes au musée de Leeds. La septième et dernière session du colloque avait pour objectif de présenter les nouvelles approches scientifiques appliquées aux études chypriotes.

Au terme de ce PoCA 2019, Stephan Schmid a remercié les participants pour leur contribution et les a invité à revenir plus nombreux encore pour l’édition prochaine.


Vous pouvez télécharger le compte-rendu détaillé ici.
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Sep2019
Exhibition “Carthago. The immortal myth”
Parco archeologico del Colosseo (Rome), 27 September 2019 - 29 March 2020A large exhibition on Carthage will open its doors on 27 September 2019 in Rome, in the archaeological park of the Colosseum (Colosseum, Temple of Romulus and Imperial Ramp of the Roman Forum).
Reconstitutions and multimedia installations will accompany the exhibits, coming from unpublished excavations in Sicily, or lent by the museums of Carthage and Bardo (Tunisia), Beirut (Lebanon), Madrid and Cartagena (Spain), among others.
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Sep2019
Documentary film “Cultural Heritage - How to preserve our History?”
Skali Aglantzias (Nicosia), Friday 13 September 2019, 8:30 p.m.The French Institute of Cyprus participates in the 2nd Cyprus Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Film Festival (12-15 September, Skali Aglantzias, Nicosia), with the screening of the documentary film Cultural Heritage, how to preserve our history? (France, 50’; in English, with Greek subtitles).
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Jul2019
The materiality of purple dye productionWorkshop, 1-2 November 2019
The Institute for Aegean Prehistory - Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP-SCEC) and the Archaeological Research Unit (ARU), University of Cyprus, organize a workshop on The materiality of purple dye production. It will deal with the archaeological remains of purple dye production and use, and the importance of context when interpreting these remains; some new or little-known case studies from Cyprus and the Aegean, from prehistory to the Late Roman period, will be presented.    
The Workshop will take place on the 1st-2nd of November 2019, at the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus (12, Gladstone street, Nicosia). There are no registration fees. More information here.
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22
Jul2019
HiSoMA fellowship: call for applications
The HiSoMA fellowship is awarded each year by the research center History and Sources of the Ancient Worlds (federated within the Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée-Jean Pouilloux) and is opened to young foreign researchers (doctoral and post-doctoral level). Its purpose is to finance a research stay of one month in Lyon, fixed in March each year. The amount allocated is intended to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and meals.
The 2019 call for applications (for a stay in March 2020) is open until 30 September. More information on the HiSoMA website.
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Jul2019
Don Diane MassonDon Diane Masson et Centre d’Études Chypriotes
En 2017, à la suite du décès de sa mère, Émilia Masson (voir sa nécrologie), Diane Masson a fait don au Centre d’Études Chypriotes de la bibliothèque de ses parents.
Conformément à la décision prise en 2018 par le bureau du Centre, cette bibliothèque a été répartie entre les trois centres de recherche sur lesquels s’appuie l’association :
l’Université Paris Nanterre (auprès de laquelle le Centre est aujourd’hui hébergé), le laboratoire HiSoMA au sein de la Fédération Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée – Jean Pouilloux, et le Musée du Louvre – Département des Antiquités orientales.

Les ouvrages reçus, qui reflètent les thèmes de recherche d’Émilia et Olivier Masson (philologie et épigraphie grecques, écritures anciennes, archéologie et histoire de Chypre) sont venus compléter le fonds de la bibliothèque de la MOM. Cette bibliothèque a reçu le label d’excellence CollEx en 2018 pour, notamment, les fonds Chypre et épigraphie grecque. Que Diane Masson en soit ici profondément remerciée !

Les champs disciplinaires et les sujets d’étude sur lesquels portent les ouvrages sont en effet variés et ils correspondent aux centres d’intérêt d’Olivier Masson auquel aucun domaine de l’Antiquité grecque n’était vraiment étranger : la philologie (avec un goût particulier pour les formes dialectales grecques et l’onomastique, sans oublier des langues plus rares comme le carien), l’épigraphie (avec un intérêt spécifique pour les formes d’écritures), la numismatique, les cultes antiques (avec les textes et les objets qui s’y rapportent), la géographie historique… Chypre lui permettait de concilier tous ces intérêts, dans un espace insulaire restreint mais à la stratigraphie historique incomparable.
La bibliographie thématique rassemblée dans le volume 27 du Cahier du Centre d’Études Chypriotes, qui lui rend un hommage posthume, est révélatrice. Elle cite les rubriques suivantes : chypro-minoen, épigraphie grecque syllabique, documents syllabiques étéochypriotes, épigraphie sémitique, épigraphie alphabétique, numismatique, écritures et langues, dialecte, onomastique, géographie et histoire, cultes, sites et objets, voyageurs et collectionneurs… Car Olivier Masson a également été en ce domaine un grand défricheur, dénicheur d’archives et auteur d’articles fondateurs (parfois sous le nom de plume de Léon Fivel).

La mémoire d’Olivier Masson est intimement liée à l’histoire du Centre d’Études Chypriotes. C’est en effet Olivier Masson qui, alors professeur de grec à l’Université de Paris X Nanterre et directeur d’étude en philologie grecque à l’EPHE (4e section), a fondé en 1983 le Centre d’Études Chypriotes. L’association « se propose d’étudier et de promouvoir l’histoire et la civilisation de Chypre, sans limitation de dates ou d’époques » (voir l’avant propos du premier fascicule du Cahier). L’« organe de liaison » qu’était le Cahier du Centre d’Études Chypriotes en 1984 est devenu une revue à parution annuelle, de renommée internationale. Le don Masson (chaque ouvrage reçu porte la mention de son origine) enrichit à Lyon un fonds documentaire exceptionnel (outre la bibliothèque, il comprend les archives de la mission archéologique de Kition et Salamine, partiellement accessibles en ligne : chypre.mom.fr). En favorisant le développement de recherches consacrées à l’histoire et à l’archéologie de Chypre, ce don, pour lequel nous remercions encore Diane Masson, répond au vœu du fondateur de notre Centre.
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Jul2019
Cahier du Centre d’Études Chypriotes 48, 2018
The new Cahier, no. 48, 2018, has been published at the beginning of July.
It includes a series of articles inspired by the works of the two colleagues, Jacqueline Karageorghis and Ino Nicolaou, to whose memory we pay tribute, as well as several studies and fourteen book reviews.
For the table of contents and information to purchase the volume, refer to the section “Cahiers” above.
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May2019
Conference by M. Bacci
Münster, 5 June 2019, at Zypern InstitutThe Institut für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien announces a conference by Michele Bacci (University of Fribourg) on the sacred places in Cyprus at the end of the Middle Ages:

Die Schaffung neuer heiliger Orte auf Zypern im Spätmittelalter
Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 6 p.m.
Hörsaal F3, Fürstenberghaus, Domplatz 20-22, Münster.
As part of the symposium ”400–1500. Mittelalter“, in cooperation with the Institute of Byzantine and Modern Greek studies.
Contact: Sabine Rogge
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May2019
38th Annual CAARI Archaeological Workshop
Saturday, June 8th 2019 at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural FoundationThe 38th Annual CAARI Archaeological Workshop will take place at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Andreas Patsalides Hall, Phaneromeni (Nicosia) on Saturday, June 8th 2019. It is organised in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities Cyprus and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus.

PROGRAM
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Dr Lindy Crewe, CAARI Director; Dr Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou, Director of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus; Prof. Vasiliki Kassianidou, Director, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus

First Session Chair: Derek Counts
9:00–9:20 Despo Pilides (Department of Antiquities, Cyprus) – The new Cyprus Museum, Agios Sozomenos-Nikolides
9:20–9:35 Bleda Düring (Leiden University) – Four Seasons of Work at Chlorakas-Palloures: A Short Summary
9:35–9:50 Kathryn Grossman, Tate Paulette, Lisa Graham, Andrew McCarthy (North Carolina State University) – Makounta-Voules-Mersinoudia
9:50–10:05 Steve Falconer, Pat Fall (University of North Carolina, Charlotte) – Politiko-Troullia
10:05–10:20 Jennifer Webb (La Trobe University, University of Cyprus) – Publishing Lapithos: the excavations of 1913 and 1917
10:20–10:35 Luca Bombardieri (University of Torino) – Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou
10:35–10:50 Lindy Crewe (CAARI) – Kissonerga-Skalia, 2018 excavations
10:50–11.05 Peter M. Fisher, Teresa Bürge (University of Gothenburg, Austrian Academy of Sciences) – The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2019: Results of the 10th Season of Excavation at Hala Sultan Tekke

11:05–11:45 COFFEE BREAK

Second Session Chair: Lindy Crewe
11:45–12:05 Sturt Manning, Kevin Fisher, Georgia Andreou, Catherine Kearns, Carrie Fulton, Brita Lorentzen, Thomas Urban, Nikolas Bakirtzis (Cornell University, University of British Columbia, University of Chicago, Brown University, University of Toronto, The Cyprus Institute) – Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project and Cyprus Dendroarchaeology Project
12:05–12:20 Stella Demesticha (University of Cyprus) – The Mazotos Shipwreck excavation, the 2018 field season
12:20–12:35 Andrew McCarthy (University of Edinburgh) – The Prasteio Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition
12:35–12:55 Athanasios K. Vionis, Giorgos Papantoniou, Doria Nicolaou (University of Cyprus) – Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus (SeSaLaC) and Unlocking the Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus (UnSaLa-CY – EXCELLENCE_HUBS/1216/0362)
12:55–1:10 Michael Given (University of Glasgow) – Excavations at Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery
1:10–1:25 Joan Breton Connelly (New York University) – NYU Yeronisos Island Excavations
1:25–1:40 Thilo Rehren, Pavlos Flourentzos, Artemios Oikonomou (Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, The Cyprus Institute) – Work in progress: Archaeometric and archaeological study of the Late Roman-Early Byzantine potential glass production at Amathus
1:40–2:00 Discussion and final remarks

19:00–21:30 RECEPTION All attendees are warmly invited to attend a reception in the courtyard of CAARI, sponsored by the US Embassy in Cyprus.

CAARI gratefully acknowledges the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation for hosting us in their venue.
For more information: 22456414. Email: librarian@caari.org.cy. Twitter.
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May2019
C.I.R.C.E.
International Research Centre on the Aegean Civilizations “Pierre Carlier”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.
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May2019
Picasso at the Cyprus Museum. Works in clay

The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus organises the exhibition ”Picasso at the Cyprus Museum. Works in clay“, focusing on Pablo Picasso‘s ceramic production in dialogue with Cypriot antiquities.
The exhibition will take place from June 12 to September 8, 2019 at the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia. It is part of the project Picasso-Méditerranée, carried by the National Museum Picasso-Paris. Further information on the website of the project.
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May2019
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
16:30-16:45 Welcome
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
17:45-18:15 BREAK
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)
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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
13:00 LUNCH
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
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Apr2019
Programme of the PoCA workshop at Berlin
Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology at the Humboldt University in BerlinThe next PoCA (Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology) conference will be held at the premises of Humboldt University in Berlin from June 13th to 15th.
The programme is available here.
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Apr2019
New CEC Board Was Elected
The 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

Congratulations!
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Apr2019
The Inscriptions from Paphos
Les inscriptions de Paphos. La cité chypriote sous la domination lagide et à l’époque imperialeWe are pleased to announce that Les inscriptions de Paphos La cite chypriote sous la domination lagide et à l’époque impériale by Jean-Baptiste Cayla has recently been released. This publication constitutes a part of a series Travaux de la Maison de l’Orient and was partly sponsored by the Centre for Cypriot Studies. You can purchase a copy via the website of MOM Editions or via the website of the publishing house De Boccard

This book gathers and comments more than three hundred and fifty inscriptions written between the end of the 4th century BC and the 7th century AD. The analysis of almost each inscription is based on author’s autopsy of stones or squeezes. Such an approach provides sometimes new readings and dates, shedding new light on the history of the island.
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WELCOME TO  CEC Bienvenue sur le site du Centre d’Études Chypriotes.Welcome to the Centre for Cypriot Studies.

Le Centre d’Études Chypriotes est une association (régie par la loi 1901), créée par Olivier Masson en 1983, afin de promouvoir l’étude de l’histoire et de la civilisation de Chypre, sans limitations chronologiques ou disciplinaires. Le but de l’association étant strictement culturel et scientifique, il exclut automatiquement tout débat politique. The Centre for Cypriot Studies is an association (according to the law from 1901) created by Olivier Masson in 1983 in order to promote the studies of the history and civilization of Cyprus within no chronological or disciplinary boundaries. Since the character of the association is uniquely scientific and cultural, it therefore forecloses any political debate.
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ZOOM SURANNOUNCEMENTS
22.09.2020Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes – 49, 2019
15.09.2020IG XV 1,1
15.09.2020The Neolithic and Chalcolithic Figurines of Cyprus
15.09.2020Studi ciprioti, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari (Venice)
23.06.2020Kition, une ville-capitale de Chypre
19.06.2020The Diphilos Dissertation Prize awarded to a thesis on Cyprus
12.06.2020Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA) 2020
05.06.2020Kition Story Map
30.04.2020New committees for the Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes
23.04.2020Suspension of archaeological activities in Cyprus
13.03.2020Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA) 2020
06.03.2020Where is Jimi Hendrix?
03.03.2020The Art and Archaeology of Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus (1192-1571)
28.02.2020Call for papers: Nea Paphos Colloquium III
18.02.2020Chronique d’Orient 2019
16.02.2020Series of lectures by Thierry Petit at the EPHE
12.02.2020Call for papers: Empire and excavation: critical perspectives on archaeology in British-period Cyprus, 1878-1960
11.02.2020Lecture by Maria Iacovou on H. H. Kitchener
21.01.2020Archaeological Research Unit Lectures
15.01.2020ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΚΥΠΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΣΟΓΕΙΟΣ: ΜΙΑ ΜΑΚΡΑ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΙΚΩΝ ΕΠΑΦΩΝ
10.01.2020ΡΥΘΜΟΙ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΗΣ ΚΕΡΑΜΙΚΗΣ
09.01.2020La naissance des cités-royaumes cypriotes
18.12.2019Ausgrabungen in Alt-Paphos auf Cypern 9
16.12.2019Un dépôt complémentaire d’ex-voto de Chypre au musée Crozatier au Puy-en-Velay
29.11.2019Zoom sur le portail chypre.mom.fr
27.11.2019Workshop on Byzantine, post-Byzantine and Ottoman Cyprus
31.10.2019General Assembly of the Center for Cypriot Studies
30.10.2019Institut für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien, winter semester 2019-2020
20.10.2019Exhibition “Cyprus. A dynamic island”
17.10.2019Exhibition “The Camille Enlart Photographic Archive”
08.10.2019Book presentation “Figurine Makers of Prehistoric Cyprus: Settlement and Cemeteries at Souskiou”
08.10.2019Archaeological Research Unit Lectures
30.09.2019Exhibition “iMARECULTURE: a virtual journey around underwater archaeological sites of the Mediterranean”
19.09.2019POCA 2019 Rewiev
11.09.2019Exhibition “Carthago. The immortal myth”
11.09.2019Documentary film “Cultural Heritage - How to preserve our History?”
26.07.2019The materiality of purple dye production
22.07.2019HiSoMA fellowship: call for applications
19.07.2019Don Diane Masson
16.07.2019Cahier du Centre d’Études Chypriotes 48, 2018
20.05.2019Conference by M. Bacci
16.05.201938th Annual CAARI Archaeological Workshop
13.05.2019C.I.R.C.E.
13.05.2019Picasso at the Cyprus Museum. Works in clay
05.05.2019Conference for A. Bernard Knapp
16.04.2019Programme of the PoCA workshop at Berlin
16.04.2019New CEC Board Was Elected
16.04.2019The Inscriptions from Paphos
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Apr2020
New committees for the Cahiers du Centre d’Études ChypriotesWaiting for Cahier 49...The Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes currently has only an editorial board, the members of which also constitute the scientific committee. In order to adapt the journal’s organisation to the international standards, the board of the Center voted, on April 6, 2020, to create two separate committees:

Editorial board
Anna Cannavò, Researcher, UMR 5189-HiSoMA, Lyon, editorial secretary
Sabine Fourrier, Research Director, UMR 5189-HiSoMA, Lyon, President of the CEC, Director of the journal
Antoine Hermary, Professor Emeritus, Aix-Marseille University, Editor-in-chief of the journal

Scientific Committee
Luca Bombardieri, Professor, University of Turin
Sabine Fourrier, Research Director, UMR 5189-HiSoMA, Lyon
Antoine Hermary, Professor Emeritus, Aix-Marseille University
Vassiliki Kassianidou, Professor, University of Cyprus
Thomas Kiely, Curator, British Museum, London
Michalis N. Michael, Professor, University of Cyprus
Stephan G. Schmid, Professor, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Philippe Trélat, Lecturer, University of Rouen
Anastasia Yiangou, Associate researcher, Banck of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
The members of the scientific committee cover, by their specialties, the main fields of research of the Cahiers.

On the occasion of the 50th volume of the journal (2020) other developments are attended: a new layout, new editorial rules...
To be continued!
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Dec2019
Un dépôt complémentaire d’ex-voto de Chypre au musée Crozatier au Puy-en-VelayDans le cadre de son projet de réaménagement, le musée Crozatier s’est rapproché du département des Antiquités orientales du musée du Louvre dans le but de compléter le dépôt de treize figurines qui avait été envoyé en 1875.À cette époque, pour faire face à un afflux d\'antiquités chypriotes, le Département des Antiques réalise un certain nombre de dépôts en province. Toutefois, à cette date, le musée Crozatier est le seul musée dépositaire à bénéficier de figurines, la plupart des œuvres envoyées étant des vases en céramique. Il s’agit d’ex-voto de petite dimension, en terre cuite et en calcaire. Bien que très fragmentaires, ils reflètent la variété de la petite statuaire chypriote aux époques chypro-géométrique et chypro-archaïque, avec des types bien caractéristiques comme la «déesse aux bras levés », le taureau, le cavalier, le « Temple-boy » et les kourotrophes. D’après Antoine Hermary, ces statuettes seraient issues des missions de Guillaume-Rey et de Duthoit. Le caractère unique de cette attribution d’ex-voto au Puy-en-Velay est à replacer dans le contexte de l’époque, l’importance du culte marial dans cette ville, et les deux grands chantiers contemporains, d\'une part la rénovation de la cathédrale, d\'autre part l\'érection de la statue monumentale de Notre-Dame de France.

Afin de permettre au visiteur de mieux comprendre ces œuvres chypriotes très mutilées, avec Florence Saragoza, alors directrice du musée Crozatier, nous avons établi une liste complémentaire d’ex-voto. Ils sont aujourd’hui présentés au public dans les nouvelles salles du musée permettant ainsi une meilleure lecture des œuvres déposées en 1875 et donnant l’occasion au musée du Louvre de développer sa politique de dépôt en région.

Hélène Le Meaux
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Nov2019
Zoom sur le portail chypre.mom.frLes archives scientifiques de la mission archéologique française de Salamine ont été versées sur le portail chypre.mom.fr.
Elles sont désormais librement accessibles, directement sur le portail et également, pour les objets publiés dans les catalogues de la collection Salamine de Chypre, par l’intermédiaire du portail persee.fr (lien). Entre 1964 et 1974, une mission archéologique française de l’Université de Lyon (dirigée par Jean Pouilloux puis Marguerite Yon) a conduit des fouilles programmées sur le site de l’ancienne ville de Salamine, sur la côte est de Chypre. Visant à l’origine à dégager la ville d’époque classique, les travaux de terrain ont mis au jour des vestiges documentant toute l’histoire de l’occupation du site, depuis ses origines au XIe s. av. J.-C. (Tombe I) jusqu’à l’Antiquité tardive (basilique de la Campanopétra et résidence dite de l’« Huilerie »). Ils ont également permis de recueillir une grande quantité de matériel, datant de toutes les époques, en place ou rejeté dans d’immenses dépotoirs. Quinze volumes ont paru dans la collection Salamine de Chypre (dont une bonne partie après l’interruption des travaux sur le terrain, grâce à l’exploitation des archives conservées à Lyon). Mais il reste beaucoup d’inédits (monuments et mobilier).

Les archives scientifiques des fouilles françaises conservées à Lyon constituent une documentation précieuse, à valeur patrimoniale, non seulement parce qu’elles renseignent sur des travaux passés, mais aussi parce que les vestiges mis au jour sont aujourd’hui souvent dégradés et que le mobilier est inaccessible. Initié grâce à un financement de l’appel d’offre BSN 5, et soutenu par le Centre d’Études Chypriotes (grâce à un don privé pour lequel nous remercions vivement A. Serghidou), la mission de Kition et Salamine a engagé un ambitieux programme de numérisation, documentation et exposition en accès libre des données de la fouille (fiches d’inventaire, photographies et diapositives, plans et relevés, dessins). Ce travail, mené en collaboration avec nos collègues du Pôle système d’information et réseau de la Maison de l’Orient (sous la coordination de P. Desfarges, Br. Morandière et R. Boissat), a abouti à la mise en ligne de la plupart des archives de la fouille (certains documents, comme les carnets de fouille, sont plus difficiles à traiter et seront mis en ligne au fil de l’eau).

Le portail propose une interface cartographique, à plusieurs échelles : site, chantier (c’est-à-dire l’ensemble archéologique exploré de façon programmée : basilique de la Campanopétra, rempart, etc.), et carré de fouille. À chacune de ces échelles (et en fonction de la précision de la documentation), on peut ainsi consulter l’ensemble des objets mis au jour dans le même contexte. Le portail offre donc une ressource complémentaire aux catalogues de mobilier par catégorie publiés dans la collection Salamine de Chypre, à la notice desquels il donne accès sur le portail persee.fr (inversement, les notices accessibles sur persee.fr renvoient à toute la documentation associée sur le portail). Mobilier inédit et contextualisé, c’est une nouvelle ressource mise à la disposition des chercheurs et de toutes les personnes intéressées à l’histoire de Chypre antique.
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Sep2019
POCA 2019 RewievLa 16ème édition du colloque Postgraduate Cypriot Archaelogy (PoCA) s’est tenue du 13 au 15 juin 2019 à l’université Humboldt de Berlin. Organisé par Angelika Walther, Patty Jablonski et Stephan Schmid, ce colloque comportait sept sessions portant chacune sur une problématique différente liée à l’archéologie et l’histoire de Chypre.

Le colloque s’est ouvert le 13 juin au soir avec la première session consacrée à l’Antiquité tardive et à l’époque médiévale, et comportait trois interventions. Elle s’est terminée avec une discussion sur les futures éditions du PoCA et des suggestions de la part de participants sur le format et la publication des actes du colloque.

La première session du deuxième jour portait sur la place de Chypre dans les réseaux méditerranéens. Cette approche était illustrée par six interventions, chacune consacrée à une catégorie spécifique de matériel archéologique. La troisième session du colloque portait sur les échanges culturels et idéologiques entre Chypre et d’autres régions de la Méditerranée. La quatrième session du colloque, à la fin du deuxième jour, était consacrée aux études paphiennes. Elle comportait quatre interventions : la première partie portait sur la céramique et l’écriture de l’Ancienne Paphos et la deuxième sur les canalisations et l’architecture des insulae romains de la Nouvelle Paphos.

La deuxième journée a été ouverte par la cinquième session, consacrée aux sanctuaires chypriotes et la religion. L’architecture et le matériel votif provenant des sanctuaires d’Idalion, de Golgoi et de Tamassos y ont été présentés. La sixième session s’intéressait à l’histoire de l’art. On a traité de nouvelles méthodes dans l’étude de l’art chypriote, ainsi que de la collection des figurines chypriotes au musée de Leeds. La septième et dernière session du colloque avait pour objectif de présenter les nouvelles approches scientifiques appliquées aux études chypriotes.

Au terme de ce PoCA 2019, Stephan Schmid a remercié les participants pour leur contribution et les a invité à revenir plus nombreux encore pour l’édition prochaine.


Vous pouvez télécharger le compte-rendu détaillé ici.
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Jul2019
Don Diane MassonEn 2017, à la suite du décès de sa mère, Émilia Masson (voir sa nécrologie), Diane Masson a fait don au Centre d’Études Chypriotes de la bibliothèque de ses parents.
Conformément à la décision prise en 2018 par le bureau du Centre, cette bibliothèque a été répartie entre les trois centres de recherche sur lesquels s’appuie l’association :
l’Université Paris Nanterre (auprès de laquelle le Centre est aujourd’hui hébergé), le laboratoire HiSoMA au sein de la Fédération Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée – Jean Pouilloux, et le Musée du Louvre – Département des Antiquités orientales.

Les ouvrages reçus, qui reflètent les thèmes de recherche d’Émilia et Olivier Masson (philologie et épigraphie grecques, écritures anciennes, archéologie et histoire de Chypre) sont venus compléter le fonds de la bibliothèque de la MOM. Cette bibliothèque a reçu le label d’excellence CollEx en 2018 pour, notamment, les fonds Chypre et épigraphie grecque. Que Diane Masson en soit ici profondément remerciée !

Les champs disciplinaires et les sujets d’étude sur lesquels portent les ouvrages sont en effet variés et ils correspondent aux centres d’intérêt d’Olivier Masson auquel aucun domaine de l’Antiquité grecque n’était vraiment étranger : la philologie (avec un goût particulier pour les formes dialectales grecques et l’onomastique, sans oublier des langues plus rares comme le carien), l’épigraphie (avec un intérêt spécifique pour les formes d’écritures), la numismatique, les cultes antiques (avec les textes et les objets qui s’y rapportent), la géographie historique… Chypre lui permettait de concilier tous ces intérêts, dans un espace insulaire restreint mais à la stratigraphie historique incomparable.
La bibliographie thématique rassemblée dans le volume 27 du Cahier du Centre d’Études Chypriotes, qui lui rend un hommage posthume, est révélatrice. Elle cite les rubriques suivantes : chypro-minoen, épigraphie grecque syllabique, documents syllabiques étéochypriotes, épigraphie sémitique, épigraphie alphabétique, numismatique, écritures et langues, dialecte, onomastique, géographie et histoire, cultes, sites et objets, voyageurs et collectionneurs… Car Olivier Masson a également été en ce domaine un grand défricheur, dénicheur d’archives et auteur d’articles fondateurs (parfois sous le nom de plume de Léon Fivel).

La mémoire d’Olivier Masson est intimement liée à l’histoire du Centre d’Études Chypriotes. C’est en effet Olivier Masson qui, alors professeur de grec à l’Université de Paris X Nanterre et directeur d’étude en philologie grecque à l’EPHE (4e section), a fondé en 1983 le Centre d’Études Chypriotes. L’association « se propose d’étudier et de promouvoir l’histoire et la civilisation de Chypre, sans limitation de dates ou d’époques » (voir l’avant propos du premier fascicule du Cahier). L’« organe de liaison » qu’était le Cahier du Centre d’Études Chypriotes en 1984 est devenu une revue à parution annuelle, de renommée internationale. Le don Masson (chaque ouvrage reçu porte la mention de son origine) enrichit à Lyon un fonds documentaire exceptionnel (outre la bibliothèque, il comprend les archives de la mission archéologique de Kition et Salamine, partiellement accessibles en ligne : chypre.mom.fr). En favorisant le développement de recherches consacrées à l’histoire et à l’archéologie de Chypre, ce don, pour lequel nous remercions encore Diane Masson, répond au vœu du fondateur de notre Centre.
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Sep2020
Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes – 49, 2019Just published!The latest issue of the Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes, 49-2019, has just been published. It includes an epigraphic dossier, with unpublished inscriptions and new readings, and a large dossier, Textiles, on textiles and clothing in Cyprus through the ages. A section of Variétés gives much place to historiographical research. The volume is completed by thirteen reviews and two tributes (in memoriam) to David Jacoby and Jean-Pierre Olivier.
For the table of contents and information to purchase the volume, refer to the section “Cahiers” above.
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Sep2020
IG XV 1,1Publication of the first volume of the syllabic IG XVThe first volume of the Inscriptiones Graecae series dedicated to Cyprus has just been published. It bears the number XV 1,1, and contains the syllabic inscriptions of Amathus, Kourion and Marion. This titanic work is the fruit of the efforts made by Artemis Karnava and Massimo Perna, assisted by Markus Egetmeyer. Richly illustrated, it is a milestone for Cypriot epigraphy, in project for more than a century. The book is edited by De Gruyter.
The first volume of alphabetic inscriptions from Cyprus, IG XV 2,1, devoted to part of Eastern Cyprus (Kition, Golgi, Idalion, Tamassos, Kafizin, Ledra), by Daniela Summa and Maria Kantirea, is also expected soon by the same publishing house.
More information on the Inscriptiones Graecae website.
15
Sep2020
The Neolithic and Chalcolithic Figurines of CyprusA new book by Christine WinkelmannA new book by Christine Winkelmann has just been published by Zaphon (Münster). The book deals with the Neolithic and Chalcolithic anthropomorphic figurines of Cyprus. It includes a complete catalogue and a new examination of this category of objects replaced in their archaeological context; the issue of the identity of the characters represented, considered almost entirely as being female, is more particularly addressed.
The book is published in both print and e-book format. More information on the publisher’s website.
15
Sep2020
Studi ciprioti, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari (Venice)New book series on CyprusLuca Bombardieri, Tommaso Braccini, Lorenzo Calvelli and Luigi Silvano announce the publication of the collection Studi ciprioti, a new book series on Cyprus published by Ca’ Foscari editions, both in hard copy and in digital, free access format.
The first volume of the collection, a monography by Lorenzo Calvelli, Il tesoro di Cipro. Clodio, Catone e la conquista romana dell’isola, will be soon available. The second volume will be a collection of essays, edited by Luca Bombardieri, Tommaso Braccini and Luigi Silvano: A Land for Strangers. Foreign Individuals and Communities in Cyprus throughout the Ages.
More information is available following this link.
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Jun2020
Kition, une ville-capitale de ChyprePresentation on the website archéologie.culture.frThe site of Kition is in the spotlight on the website archéologie.culture.fr, in the collection Grands sites archéologiques. The current research program on the topography of the ancient city is presented, and more particularly the harbor of Bamboula, through an illustrated journey and links to additional ressources.
The collection Grands sites archéologiques is an initiative of the French Ministry of Culture, coordinated by the National Archaeological Museum. It focuses in particular on the French archaeological heritage, and on the Near East, where many French missions operate. The aim is to present the results of current research to the public in an accessible manner.
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Jun2020
The Diphilos Dissertation Prize awarded to a thesis on CyprusCongratulations to Pauline Maillard!The Diphilos Dissertation Prize is awarded every two years by the Association for Coroplastic Studies (ACoSt) to a recent graduate student whose PhD deals with a coroplastic topic from the ancient Mediterranean. For the years 2018-2019, two prizes were exceptionally awarded, including one to Pauline Maillard, for her thesis on “Les terres cuites des Salines de Kition: étude d’un culte chypriote d’époque classique”, defended at Lausanne in 2019. The prize of 1000 € is intended to support the publication of the thesis.
Our warmest congratulations to Pauline Maillard!
More information on the Diphilos Dissertation Prize and the Association for Coroplastic Studies on the ACoSt website .
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Jun2020
Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA) 2020Deadline extension of proposals submissionThe deadline for sending communication or poster proposals for the next PoCA has been extended to July 5, 2020. The conference is still scheduled in Nicosia, from November 13 to 15, 2020, but the organising committee specifies that the conference may be held online in case the conditions for a face-to-face meeting are not met. All information is available here.
The 17th edition of PoCA (Postgraduate Cypriot Archeology), a conference dedicated to young researchers working on Cyprus, scheduled in Nicosia, at the Department of Archeology, from 13 to 15 November 2020, is organised by Thea Christoforou, Demetrios Ioannides and Chrystalla Loizou.
05
Jun2020
Kition Story MapA virtual journey on the siteA story map in five steps proposes a virtual discovery of Kition: the history of the site and of its exploration is revealed through different places and artefacts. Several links and online resources (open access bibliographic references, museum catalogues and online archives) are proposed in order to enrich the discovery.
The map was developed by Sabine Fourrier (CNRS, MOM, Lyon, director of the archaeological mission of Kition) and by Alexandre Rabot (HiSoMA, MOM, Lyon).
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Apr2020
Suspension of archaeological activities in CyprusLetter from the direction of the Department of AntiquitiesIn a letter addressed to the directors of the archaeological missions in Cyprus on March 24, 2020, the director of the Department of Antiquities, Dr. Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou, announces the suspension of all archaeological activities in Cyprus (excavations and study seasons) until further notice, due to the ongoing sanitary crisis.
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Mar2020
Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA) 2020Call for papersThe 17th edition of PoCA (Postgraduate Cypriot Archeology), a conference dedicated to young researchers working on Cyprus, will take place in Nicosia, at the Archaeological Research Unit, from 13 to 15 November 2020 . It will be organized by Thea Christoforou, Demetrios Ioannides and Chrystalla Loizou. A call for papers has been announced, available here. The deadline for submitting proposals is May 31, 2020.
A steering committee has also been established to monitor the PoCA over the years: more information (on the PoCA, the past editions and the resulting publications) is now available on an expressly dedicated website.
06
Mar2020
Where is Jimi Hendrix?A Cypriot comedy in French cinemas
Wednesday, March 4, the Cypriot movie Where is Jimi Hendrix? (Smuggling Hendrix) was released in French cinemas. This political comedy won the Best International Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival (2018), the Audience Choice Prize at the Festival des Arcs (2018) and a Special Mention at the Thessaloniki Film Festival (2018).
Through the adventures of the dog Jimi Hendrix, who runs away through the Buffer Zone, and of the musician Yiannis (Adam Bouskoudos), who has to smuggle him back, the director Marios Piperides, at his first feature film, deals with the geopolitical situation of the island and highlights in a funny way its paradoxes.
More information on the website of the movie.
03
Mar2020
The Art and Archaeology of Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus (1192-1571)Book publicationA new book has just been published by Brepols, in the collection Studies in the Visual Cultures of the Middle Ages (SVCMA). It is a collection of seventeen essays on the art and archeology of Cyprus during the Lusignan and Venetian periods: The Art and Archaeology of Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus (1192-1571). Recent research and new discoveries. The volume is edited by Michalis Olympios and Maria Parani, professors at the University of Cyprus. The essays are in French and in English.
More information, including the table of contents, is available on the website of the publisher.
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Feb2020
Call for papers: Nea Paphos Colloquium IIIAthens, 29-31 October 2020The third conference in the Nea Paphos series, after the meetings in 2012 (Avignon) and 2017 (Paphos), will be held in Athens, from 29 to 31 October 2020. It will focus on the Fabrika hill, at Nea Paphos, without excluding more general studies on the wider region.
The organizing committee (Claire Balandier, Craig Barker and Eustathios Raptou) published a call for papers: the details are given here. The accepted languages are English, French and Greek. The deadline for sending proposals is the 15th of April 2020.
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Feb2020
Chronique d’Orient 2019Paper by Claire Balandier, Le renouveau de l’épigraphie chyprioteThe latest issue of the journal Dialogues d’Histoire Ancienne (45/2, 2019) has been published. In the Chronique d’Orient 2019 (ed. by Hadrien Bru, Guy Labarre, Catherine Abadie-Reynal, Eduard Shehi, Brikena Shkodra, Klodian Velo, Claire Balandier, Ergün Lafli and Stéphane Lebreton), Claire Balandier signs an article entitled Le renouveau de l’épigraphie chypriote: le projet des IG XV et les inscriptions alphabétiques de Paphos which includes a review of Jean-Baptiste Cayla’s book, Les inscriptions de Paphos.
The article can be read and downloaded from the open access journal’s website.
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Feb2020
Series of lectures by Thierry Petit at the EPHETransferts religieux en Méditerranée antique : Levant, Chypre, Égée, ItalieThierry Petit, professor at Laval University (Quebec, Canada), will hold a cycle of four conferences as visiting professor invited by François de Polignac and Gabriella Pironti (EPHE). The conferences will take place at the INHA, 2 rue Vivienne, Paris. The program is as follows:

Thursday February 27, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., salle Mariette
Le sphinx-chérubin : du Levant à l’Étrurie (I)

Tuesday March 3, 2020, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., salle Fabri de Peiresc
La religion des royaumes cypriotes entre Levant, Égypte et Égée (I)

Thursday March 5, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., salle Mariette
Le sphinx-chérubin : du Levant à l’Étrurie (II)

Tuesday March 10, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., salle Fabri de Peiresc
La religion des royaumes cypriotes entre Levant, Égypte et Égée (II)
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Feb2020
Call for papers: Empire and excavation: critical perspectives on archaeology in British-period Cyprus, 1878-19606-7 November 2020, Nicosia, CyprusJointly organised by the British Museum and the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, in association with the Council for British Research in the Levant.

Conference organisers: Dr Thomas Kiely, British Museum; Dr Lindy Crewe, CAARI; Anna Reeve, University of Leeds.

In 2001, the British Museum published the proceedings of a conference held in 1999 entitled Cyprus in the Nineteenth Century AD. Fact, Fancy and Fiction. Edited by Veronica Tatton-Brown, the volume represented a watershed in the historiography of collecting and excavating antiquities on the island. Since that time, there have been significant advances in the history of Cypriot archaeology, but more especially in critical approaches to the historiography of archaeology as a whole. These approaches extend beyond traditional narratives of discoveries and intellectual trends and now encompass a diverse range of social, economic and cultural analyses within a comparative global framework (and especially in the framework of post-colonial thinking). The bibliography is now considerable, but among the key titles pioneering a range of new approaches can be listed: Tracing Archaeology\'s Past: The Historiography of Archaeology (A. Christenson, 1989); Rediscovering Our Past: Essays on the History of American Archaeology (ed. J. Reyman, 1992); Archives, Ancestors, Practices: Archaeology in the Light of its History (eds. N. Schlanger and J. Nordladh, 2008); Histories of Archaeology: A Reader in the History of Archaeology (ed. T. Murray, 2008); Hidden Hands: Egyptian Workforces in Petrie Excavation Archives, 1880-1924 (S. Quirke, 2010); Scramble for the past. A story of archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914 (eds. Z. Bahrani, Z. Çelik and E. Eldem, 2011); World Antiquarianism: Comparative Perspectives (ed. A. Schnapp, 2013); From Antiquarian to Archaeologist. The History and Philosophy of Archaeology (T. Murray, 2014); About Antiquities. Politics of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire (Z. Çelik, 2016); Ancient Monuments and Modern Identities. A Critical History of Archaeology in 19th and 20th Century Greece (eds. P. Cartledge and S. Voutsaki, 2017); Antiquarianisms: Contact, Conflict, Comparison (eds. B. Anderson and F. Rojas, 2017).
In Cyprus too, there has been growing interest in previously neglected or unpublished fieldwork beyond purely archaeological discoveries, as well as in archival sources recording the collection and excavation of antiquities, both in the context of broader political and socio-economic aspects of the subject (especially imperialism and nationalism) and the methods and motivations of individual excavators and scholars. These go beyond the well-known public-facing histories of key figures, again reflecting the broader discipline.
At the same time, numerous aspects of archaeology in this period are under-explored and significant archival resources remain under-exploited, while the subject would also benefit from comparative approaches with other regions, such as the Mandated territories of the Middle East in the 20th century AD. Methodologies or genres such as microhistory and object biography offer new perspectives on historical approaches and subjects, especially for uncovering hidden histories of underrepresented groups (such as women, non-elite individuals such as workers, and local agents more generally).
The sixtieth anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus provides an excellent opportunity to revisit the theme of the original conference with a workshop that will build on the past generation of scholarship while expanding the coverage to the entire British colonial period (1878-1960) and introducing the latest trends in the historiography of archaeology. It is hoped that the proceedings with be published in a peer-reviewed volume in 2021.
Suggested themes include, but are not restricted to:
• How consciously or purposively political was archaeology in Cyprus in the British colonial period? How do we assess the fieldwork of European and American excavators working on the island at the same time and in the context of other imperial/colonial activity in the region?
• What knowledge of archaeology can be gained from little-known or overlooked archival sources such as photography and film, and from travel accounts and memoirs?
• The role of underrepresented groups in Cypriot archaeology (social, ethnic, gender).
• The key role of local Cypriots – from archaeological field workers and villagers to collectors and scholars – in the excavation and presentation of their past; conversely, the (mis)representation of local agency by archaeologists and scholars, then and now.
• The social and economic contexts and histories of excavation and collection, including unlicensed digging/ ‘looting’ and unlicensed export within a longer-term perspective.
• The diaspora of Cypriot antiquities, the mechanisms underpinning the formation of foreign collections (e.g. the antiquities trade), and museum strategies of interpretation and display in historical context.
• Critical interpretations of the long-term excavation histories of individual archaeological sites and regions.
• The ‘meta-historiography’ of archaeology: how archaeologists and historians have represented the work of earlier fieldworkers and scholars in their publications.
• The cultural and political use of archaeological finds, including their recruitment to colonial and nationalistic ideologies in the British colonial period.
• The mis/representation of the history of archaeology to general audiences: its impact on public understanding of excavation, and its uses for public engagement and community building.
Comparative regional studies focused on the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East are particularly welcomed. Likewise, we encourage papers which cross disciplinary boundaries and help to frame the history of Cypriot archaeology in a more holistic manner with contributions from history, anthropology, heritage studies and other related areas.
Please send abstracts of 500 words by 20 March 2020 to Anna Reeve at ced0ar@leeds.ac.uk.

(Pictures: Myres archives, Oxford)
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Feb2020
Lecture by Maria Iacovou on H. H. KitchenerThursday, February 13, 2020, 7 p.m., Bank of Cyprus Cultural FoundationThe Association of Cypriot Archaeologists and the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation co-organise a conference by Maria Iacovou devoted to Herbert Horatio Kitchener and his work of cartographic documentation of the island in 1878. The conference will take place in English on Thursday 13 February at 7 p.m. in the Andreas Patsalides Hall, at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Phaneromenis 86-90, in the centre of Nicosia. On this occasion, maps from the collection of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation in relation to the theme of the conference will be presented to the public.
More information here.
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Jan2020
Archaeological Research Unit LecturesProgram for the Spring Semester 2020
The program of lectures organised by the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus during the spring semester 2020 is available here. All lectures are open to the public and take place at the ARU building, Gladstonos 12, Nicosia, at 7.30 p.m.
Also available, the program of the 5th annual workshop on the research activities of the ARU, which will take place on February 8, 2020: τὸ ἔργον 2019.
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Jan2020
ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΚΥΠΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΣΟΓΕΙΟΣ: ΜΙΑ ΜΑΚΡΑ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΙΚΩΝ ΕΠΑΦΩΝLecture series at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, January 14 - February 2, 2020A series of conferences for non-specialists takes place at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, from January 14 to February 2, 2020, on the theme Ancient Cyprus and the Mediterranean: a long history of cultural contacts. Each Tuesday, two speakers explore an aspect of the history of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean. The lectures are in Greek, and open to the public. The cycle is organized by Évangeline Markou and Giorgos Bourogiannis.
The program is available here.
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Jan2020
ΡΥΘΜΟΙ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΗΣ ΚΕΡΑΜΙΚΗΣA book by Nota Kourou and Giorgos BourogiannisNota Kourou and Giorgos Bourogiannis co-sign a book on Cypriot pottery, which presents in the form of a manual, in Greek, Cypriot material from the collections of the Archaeology and History of Art Museum of the University of Athens. The richly illustrated book is published by the University Press of Cyprus and was presented at the House of Cyprus in Athens on January 9, 2020.
The video of the presentation of the book is available online by following this link.
09
Jan2020
La naissance des cités-royaumes cypriotesPublication of a book by Thierry PetitA new book by Thierry Petit, on the birth of Cypriot city-kingdoms (La naissance des cités-royaumes cypriotes), has just been published by Archaeopress. In this essay, the author takes position on the origin (chronology, models) of the Iron Age city-kingdoms of Cyprus, with particular emphasis on the case of Amathus.
More information here.
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Dec2019
Ausgrabungen in Alt-Paphos auf Cypern 9Publication of the corpus of sculptures from Kouklia-MarchelloThe publication of the sculptures from the “Persian ramp” of Kouklia-Marchello is out: the book is signed by Danielle Leibundgut Wieland and Veronica Tatton-Brown, and is part of the series Ausgrabungen in Alt-Paphos auf Cypern, where the results of the British and German-Swiss excavations at Kouklia-Marchello are published.
More information here.
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Nov2019
Workshop on Byzantine, post-Byzantine and Ottoman CyprusLA3M, MMSH, Aix-en-Provence, December 2, 2019, 1:30 pmThe Laboratory of Medieval and Modern Archeology in the Mediterranean (LA3M) of the Aix-Marseille University, a research unit of the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme (MMSH), organises on Monday 2 December 2019 a workshop on Byzantine, post-Byzantine and Ottoman Cyprus. The conferences will take place in the amphitheater of the MMSH from 1:30 pm.
The program of the workshop is available here.
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Oct2019
General Assembly of the Center for Cypriot StudiesLouvre Museum, 6 December 2019, 2.30 pm
The annual General Assembly of the Center for Cypriot Studies will be held this year at the Louvre Museum, in the Antechamber, on the 6 December at 2.30 pm. Access will be through the Mollien Pavilion, with an ID.
The General Assembly will be followed, at 3.30 pm, by a conference by Alexandre Lapierre, L’engagement de la société civile, une vision sensible de l’histoire de Chypre.
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Oct2019
Institut für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien, winter semester 2019-2020The program of activitiesA workshop in Nicosia and several conferences are on the program of the Institut für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien in Münster, directed by Sabine Rogge. The program for the winter semester 2019-2020 can be downloaded here.
Also noteworthy, on the website of the Zypern-Institut, the zyprische Momente 2019, organised in Köln by the Cyprus Embassy in Germany: several music and photography events from 9 to 28 November. More information here.
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Oct2019
Exhibition “Cyprus. A dynamic island”Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Leiden), 11 October 2019 - 15 March 2020A large exhibition on Cyprus, organised by the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden in close collaboration with the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, opened on 11 October. Approximately 400 objects are exposed, including 300 coming from Cyprus.
A small selection of photographs from the excavations of the University of Leiden in Chlorakas-Palloures accompanies the main exhibition.
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Oct2019
Exhibition “The Camille Enlart Photographic Archive”Severis Foundation, Nicosia, October 15 - December 22, 2019The Costas and Rita Severis Foundation exhibits at the Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR), in Nicosia, the Camille Enlart photographic archive: art historian, archaeologist, traveler, photographer and collector, Camille Enlart (1862-1927) took many views of the island and its monuments in the 19th century.
The CVAR is located in Ermou Street 285, in the old town of Nicosia, and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 5 pm.
08
Oct2019
Book presentation “Figurine Makers of Prehistoric Cyprus: Settlement and Cemeteries at Souskiou”CAARI (Nicosia), Thursday 24 October 2019, 7 p.m.The book Figurine Makers of Prehistoric Cyprus: Settlement and Cemeteries at Souskiou, by Edgar Peltenburg, Diane Bolger and Lindy Crewe (Oxbow Books, 2019, ISBN 9781789250190, £ 48) will be launched at CAARI (Andreas Demitriou 11, Nicosia) on Thursday 24 October, 7 p.m.
The evening will begin with an introduction to the book by Diane Bolger (University of Edinburgh) and Lindy Crewe (CAARI), followed by a toast in memory of Edgar Peltenburg by Prof. Charalambos Bakirtzis (Director of the Leventis Foundation, Cyprus). A reception will follow the launch.
08
Oct2019
Archaeological Research Unit LecturesProgram for the Winter Semester 2019
The program of lectures organised by the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus during the winter semester 2019 is available here.
All lectures are open to the public and take place at the ARU building, Gladstonos 12, Nicosia, at 7.30 p.m.
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Sep2019
Exhibition “iMARECULTURE: a virtual journey around underwater archaeological sites of the Mediterranean”Agia Napa, Thalassa municipal museum, 9 October - 30 November 2019The exhibition iMARECULTURE will take place at the Thalassa Museum, Agia Napa, from 9 October. It presents the results of the homonymus European program of the Cyprus University of Technology, which aims to make underwater archaeological sites accessible to the public by means of virtual and augmented reality. In the exhibition are presented the sites of Xlendi in Malta, Mazotos in Cyprus and Baia in Italy. More information on the website of the program.
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Sep2019
Exhibition “Carthago. The immortal myth”Parco archeologico del Colosseo (Rome), 27 September 2019 - 29 March 2020A large exhibition on Carthage will open its doors on 27 September 2019 in Rome, in the archaeological park of the Colosseum (Colosseum, Temple of Romulus and Imperial Ramp of the Roman Forum).
Reconstitutions and multimedia installations will accompany the exhibits, coming from unpublished excavations in Sicily, or lent by the museums of Carthage and Bardo (Tunisia), Beirut (Lebanon), Madrid and Cartagena (Spain), among others.
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Sep2019
Documentary film “Cultural Heritage - How to preserve our History?”Skali Aglantzias (Nicosia), Friday 13 September 2019, 8:30 p.m.The French Institute of Cyprus participates in the 2nd Cyprus Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Film Festival (12-15 September, Skali Aglantzias, Nicosia), with the screening of the documentary film Cultural Heritage, how to preserve our history? (France, 50’; in English, with Greek subtitles).
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Jul2019
The materiality of purple dye productionThe Institute for Aegean Prehistory - Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP-SCEC) and the Archaeological Research Unit (ARU), University of Cyprus, organize a workshop on The materiality of purple dye production. It will deal with the archaeological remains of purple dye production and use, and the importance of context when interpreting these remains; some new or little-known case studies from Cyprus and the Aegean, from prehistory to the Late Roman period, will be presented.    
The Workshop will take place on the 1st-2nd of November 2019, at the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus (12, Gladstone street, Nicosia). There are no registration fees. More information here.
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Jul2019
HiSoMA fellowship: call for applicationsThe HiSoMA fellowship is awarded each year by the research center History and Sources of the Ancient Worlds (federated within the Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée-Jean Pouilloux) and is opened to young foreign researchers (doctoral and post-doctoral level). Its purpose is to finance a research stay of one month in Lyon, fixed in March each year. The amount allocated is intended to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and meals.
The 2019 call for applications (for a stay in March 2020) is open until 30 September. More information on the HiSoMA website.
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Jul2019
Cahier du Centre d’Études Chypriotes 48, 2018The new Cahier, no. 48, 2018, has been published at the beginning of July.
It includes a series of articles inspired by the works of the two colleagues, Jacqueline Karageorghis and Ino Nicolaou, to whose memory we pay tribute, as well as several studies and fourteen book reviews.
For the table of contents and information to purchase the volume, refer to the section “Cahiers” above.
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May2019
Conference by M. BacciMünster, 5 June 2019, at Zypern InstitutThe Institut für Interdisziplinäre Zypern-Studien announces a conference by Michele Bacci (University of Fribourg) on the sacred places in Cyprus at the end of the Middle Ages:

Die Schaffung neuer heiliger Orte auf Zypern im Spätmittelalter
Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 6 p.m.
Hörsaal F3, Fürstenberghaus, Domplatz 20-22, Münster.
As part of the symposium ”400–1500. Mittelalter“, in cooperation with the Institute of Byzantine and Modern Greek studies.
Contact: Sabine Rogge
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May2019
38th Annual CAARI Archaeological WorkshopSaturday, June 8th 2019 at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural FoundationThe 38th Annual CAARI Archaeological Workshop will take place at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Andreas Patsalides Hall, Phaneromeni (Nicosia) on Saturday, June 8th 2019. It is organised in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities Cyprus and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus.

PROGRAM
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Dr Lindy Crewe, CAARI Director; Dr Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou, Director of the Department of Antiquities Cyprus; Prof. Vasiliki Kassianidou, Director, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus

First Session Chair: Derek Counts
9:00–9:20 Despo Pilides (Department of Antiquities, Cyprus) – The new Cyprus Museum, Agios Sozomenos-Nikolides
9:20–9:35 Bleda Düring (Leiden University) – Four Seasons of Work at Chlorakas-Palloures: A Short Summary
9:35–9:50 Kathryn Grossman, Tate Paulette, Lisa Graham, Andrew McCarthy (North Carolina State University) – Makounta-Voules-Mersinoudia
9:50–10:05 Steve Falconer, Pat Fall (University of North Carolina, Charlotte) – Politiko-Troullia
10:05–10:20 Jennifer Webb (La Trobe University, University of Cyprus) – Publishing Lapithos: the excavations of 1913 and 1917
10:20–10:35 Luca Bombardieri (University of Torino) – Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou
10:35–10:50 Lindy Crewe (CAARI) – Kissonerga-Skalia, 2018 excavations
10:50–11.05 Peter M. Fisher, Teresa Bürge (University of Gothenburg, Austrian Academy of Sciences) – The New Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2019: Results of the 10th Season of Excavation at Hala Sultan Tekke

11:05–11:45 COFFEE BREAK

Second Session Chair: Lindy Crewe
11:45–12:05 Sturt Manning, Kevin Fisher, Georgia Andreou, Catherine Kearns, Carrie Fulton, Brita Lorentzen, Thomas Urban, Nikolas Bakirtzis (Cornell University, University of British Columbia, University of Chicago, Brown University, University of Toronto, The Cyprus Institute) – Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project and Cyprus Dendroarchaeology Project
12:05–12:20 Stella Demesticha (University of Cyprus) – The Mazotos Shipwreck excavation, the 2018 field season
12:20–12:35 Andrew McCarthy (University of Edinburgh) – The Prasteio Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition
12:35–12:55 Athanasios K. Vionis, Giorgos Papantoniou, Doria Nicolaou (University of Cyprus) – Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus (SeSaLaC) and Unlocking the Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus (UnSaLa-CY – EXCELLENCE_HUBS/1216/0362)
12:55–1:10 Michael Given (University of Glasgow) – Excavations at Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery
1:10–1:25 Joan Breton Connelly (New York University) – NYU Yeronisos Island Excavations
1:25–1:40 Thilo Rehren, Pavlos Flourentzos, Artemios Oikonomou (Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, The Cyprus Institute) – Work in progress: Archaeometric and archaeological study of the Late Roman-Early Byzantine potential glass production at Amathus
1:40–2:00 Discussion and final remarks

19:00–21:30 RECEPTION All attendees are warmly invited to attend a reception in the courtyard of CAARI, sponsored by the US Embassy in Cyprus.

CAARI gratefully acknowledges the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation for hosting us in their venue.
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May2019
C.I.R.C.E.International Research Centre on the Aegean Civilizations “Pierre Carlier”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.
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May2019
Picasso at the Cyprus Museum. Works in clay
The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus organises the exhibition ”Picasso at the Cyprus Museum. Works in clay“, focusing on Pablo Picasso‘s ceramic production in dialogue with Cypriot antiquities.
The exhibition will take place from June 12 to September 8, 2019 at the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia. It is part of the project Picasso-Méditerranée, carried by the National Museum Picasso-Paris. Further information on the website of the project.
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May2019
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
16:30-16:45 Welcome
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
17:45-18:15 BREAK
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)
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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
13:00 LUNCH
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
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Apr2019
Programme of the PoCA workshop at BerlinPostgraduate Cypriot Archaeology at the Humboldt University in BerlinThe next PoCA (Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology) conference will be held at the premises of Humboldt University in Berlin from June 13th to 15th.
The programme is available here.
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Apr2019
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

Congratulations!
16
Apr2019
The Inscriptions from PaphosLes inscriptions de Paphos. La cité chypriote sous la domination lagide et à l’époque imperialeWe are pleased to announce that Les inscriptions de Paphos La cite chypriote sous la domination lagide et à l’époque impériale by Jean-Baptiste Cayla has recently been released. This publication constitutes a part of a series Travaux de la Maison de l’Orient and was partly sponsored by the Centre for Cypriot Studies. You can purchase a copy via the website of MOM Editions or via the website of the publishing house De Boccard

This book gathers and comments more than three hundred and fifty inscriptions written between the end of the 4th century BC and the 7th century AD. The analysis of almost each inscription is based on author’s autopsy of stones or squeezes. Such an approach provides sometimes new readings and dates, shedding new light on the history of the island.
CENTRE D'ÉTUDES CHYPRIOTES CAHIERS
La revue Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes (abrégés en CCEC) publie des articles scientifiques (en allemand, anglais, français, grec et italien) et rend compte d'ouvrages qui lui sont envoyés. Elle s'intéresse à l'histoire et à la culture de Chypre, sans limite chronologique (des origines à l'époque contemporaine). Elle couvre tout le champ scientifique des sciences humaines, avec une prédilection pour l'histoire, l'archéologie et l’historiographie. Elle paraît annuellement en un seul fascicule. La plupart des tomaisons comprennent des dossiers thématiques (parfois issus de colloques co-organisés par le Centre) et des variétés.The journal Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes edits scientific articles (in English, French, German, Greek and Italian) and reviews received books. Articles concern the history and culture of Cyprus, with no chronological limits (from its origins until the modern era). It covers the whole area of human sciences with a special focus on archaeology, history and historiography. The journal is edited by the association Centre d’Études Chypriotes. It is edited annually in one volume. Most of the volumes are comprised of thematic dossiers (sometimes the proceedings of conferences that were co-organized by the Centre) and non-thematic contributions.
Comité éditorial :
Anna Cannavò, HiSoMA, MOM, Lyon, secrétaire de rédaction
Sabine Fourrier, HiSoMA, MOM, Lyon, présidente de l’association CEC, directrice de la revue
Antoine Hermary, Aix-Marseille Université, rédacteur en chef de la revue
Editorial board :
Anna Cannavò, HiSoMA, MOM, Lyon, editorial secretary
Sabine Fourrier, HiSoMA, MOM, Lyon, president of the Center and director of the journal
Antoine Hermary, Aix-Marseille Université, chief editor

Comité scientifique :

Outre la directrice de la revue et le rédacteur en chef, membres de droit, le comité comprend des membres désignés :

Luca Bombardieri, Université de Turin
Vassiliki Kassianidou, Université de Chypre
Thomas Kiely, British Museum, Londres
Michalis M. Michael, Université de Chypre
Stephan G. Schmid, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Philippe Trélat, Université de Rouen
Anastasia Yiangou, Fondation culturelle de la Banque de Chypre
Marguerite Yon, HiSoMA, MOM, Lyon
Scientific board :

The scientific board guides the journal and provides expert advice on the content:

Luca Bombardieri, University of Turin
Vassiliki Kassianidou, Universiy of Cyprus
Thomas Kiely, British Museum, London
Michalis M. Michael, University of Cyprus
Stephan G. Schmid, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Philippe Trélat, Université de Rouen
Anastasia Yiangou, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
Marguerite Yon, HiSoMA, MOM, Lyon
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HISTOIREHISTORY Le Centre d’Études Chypriotes (désormais cité CEC) a été fondé en avril 1983, sous la forme d’une association « loi de 1901 », sous le patronage de l’U.E.R. de Lettres de l’Université de Paris X-Nanterre, où le CEC a été domicilié. Comme l’a rappelé Olivier Masson en 1984 dans l’avant-propos du premier Cahier, le projet avait pris naissance lors du colloque « La vie quotidienne à Chypre, de l’Antiquité à nos jours », qui avait eu lieu au Musée de l’Homme de Paris en novembre 1982 : il s’agissait, dans la suite de cette réunion scientifique, d’étudier et de faire connaître l’histoire et la civilisation chypriotes, des origines à l’époque contemporaine, au sein d’une institution permanente.The Centre for Cypriot Studies (cited below as CEC) was founded in April 1983 as an association (according to the law of 1901), under the patronage of the Faculty of Letters at the Paris Nanterre University, where it was domiciled. In 1984, in the preface of the first volume of Cahiers, O. Masson indicated that the project of creation of the Centre was developed on the occasion of the symposium ‘La vie quotidienne à Chypre, de l’Antiquité à nos jours’ that took place at the Museum of Mankind in Paris in 1982. His project consisted in studying and promoting the Cypriot history and civilization from its origins until the modern era within the framework of a permanent institution.
Olivier Masson


Olivier Masson, spécialiste internationalement reconnu de l’épigraphie et de l’histoire de l’archéologie chypriotes – alors professeur de grec au département de grec de l’Université de Paris X Nanterre (devenue Université Paris Nanterre) et Directeur d’étude de philologie grecque à l’EPHE (IVe section) – a été le premier président du CEC, principalement entouré d’Antoine Hermary (chercheur au CNRS, directeur adjoint des fouilles de l’École française d’Athènes à Amathonte, vice-président), d’Hélène Cassimatis (chercheuse au CNRS, spécialiste d’histoire de l’art grec, trésorière), Anna Olvia Jacovidès (assistante à l’université de Nanterre, spécialiste de littérature grecque moderne, secrétaire) et Annie Caubet (Conservatrice en chef, directrice du Département des antiquités orientales du Louvre, où elle a généreusement mis un espace à la disposition du Centre). Dès l’origine, le CEC a été soutenu par le Département des antiquités de Chypre, alors dirigé par Vassos Karageorghis, et surtout par la Fondation A.G. Leventis dont l’aide financière est devenue essentielle pour le fonctionnement du Centre et, en particulier, la publication des Cahiers. La vie du CEC dans les années 1984-1996 a été évoquée plus en détail dans la préface du , a world-renowned specialist in Cypriot epigraphy and archaeology was the first president of the Centre. He was at the moment a professor of Greek at the Faculty of Greek at the Paris Nanterre University and the Director of Studies on Greek Philology at EPHE (4th section). Oliver Masson was at that time supported mainly by Antoine Hermary (a CNRS researcher, assistant director of the French archaeological mission at Amathus under the joint responsibility of the French School at Athens, CEC vice-president), Hélène Cassimatis (a CNRS researcher, specialist in the history of Greek art, CEC treasurer), Anna Olvia Jacovidès (research assistant at the Paris Nanterre University, specialist in modern Greek literature, secretary) and Annie Caubet (chief curator, director of the Department of Oriental Antiquities at the Louvre Museum where she generously provided the Centre with a space dedicated to its activities). From the beginning, the CEC was supported by the Department of Antiquities in Cyprus directed at the time by Vassos Karageorghis and by A. G. Leventis Foundation whose financial aid became crucial for maintaining the association and even more for the publication of Cahiers. The activity of the Centre between 1984 and 1996 was presented in detail in the preface of the Cahier 27, 1997.

La nécessité de créer un « organe de liaison » pour faire connaître les activités du Centre s’est rapidement imposée. Ainsi ont été créés, au début de l’année 1984, les Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes (abréviation courante CCEC),
Antoine Hermary
en deux fascicules annuels, dont les textes et les illustrations ont été publiés en photocopies au cours des six premières années. Olivier Masson en était le responsable et un des principaux rédacteurs – y compris sous le pseudonyme de Léon Fivel. L’impression de la revue par des professionnels à partir de 1990, avec des planches photographiques de qualité (dues à l’Antenne Graphique de l’École Normale Supérieure), et la diffusion des Cahiers par les éditions De Boccard à partir de 1991 ont constitué une étape importante pour le rayonnement du CEC. Le décès d’Olivier Masson en 1997 a entraîné d’autres changements, à la fois dans l’équipe dirigeante de l’association (présidée par Michel Amandry de 1997 à 2002) et dans la conception des Cahiers, désormais publiés comme une revue annuelle d’un format légèrement plus petit, sous la direction d’Antoine Hermary (président du CEC de 2002 à 2018), assisté de Marguerite Yon à partir de 1999. Une autre conséquence de la disparition d’Olivier Masson a été le transfert du siège social du CEC au Louvre, sous l’autorité d’Annie Caubet. Mais dès 2002, l’implication d’Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets, professeure d’archéologie grecque à l’université de Nanterre, dans les activités du Centre (dont elle est devenue la secrétaire) a entraîné son retour dans son cadre d’origine.
In 1984, the journal Cahiers du Centre d’Études Chypriotes (abbreviated as CCEC) was created out of the necessity of promoting and disclosing the activities of the association. During the first six years of its existence, two booklets containing texts and illustrations were published yearly. Olivier Masson was the main person responsible for the Cahiers and one of the principal editors who was equally writing under an alias Léon Fivel. Since 1990, the Cahiers has begun to be published in a professional manner: the plates of high quality were made by l’Antenne Graphique de l’École Normale Supérieure and in 1991 the publishing house De Boccard began to release the journal. Such an improvement was an important stage in the development of the association. However, the passing of Olivier Masson in 1997 caused significant changes not only in the Directing Board (presided by Michel Amandry from 1997 to 2002) but also in the design of Cahiers. Henceforth the CCEC has been published as an annual journal of smaller paper size under the direction of Antoine Hermary (President of the Centre from 2002 to 2018) in association with Marguerite Yon since 1999. Another consequence of the passing of Olivier Masson was a transfer of the headquarters to the Louvre Museum under the authority of Annie Caubet. However, since 2002, owing to the significant involvement of Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets, professor of Greek archaeology at the Paris Nanterre University, the headquarters were transferred once again to Nanterre.

Parallèlement à l’aide qu’il a apportée à de jeunes chercheurs et, grâce au généreux soutien financier d’Anastassia Serghidou, à sa contribution à la numérisation des archives des fouilles françaises de Salamine, le CEC a concentré ses activités sur la publication des Cahiers ainsi que sur la participation à l’organisation de plusieurs rencontres scientifiques internationales. Les modestes fascicules primitifs se sont transformés, à partir de 2002, en volumes de plusieurs centaines de pages dans lesquels ont été publiés toute une série de dossiers thématiques et les colloques internationaux régulièrement organisés par le Centre – ou parfois d’autres collègues –, grâce au soutien financier de différentes institutions et, avant tout, de la Fondation A.G. Leventis qui, chaque année, a pris en charge les frais d’impression de la revue.The Centre covers a wide range of activities which include: support of early-career scholars, digitizing of the archives of French Archaeological Mission at Salamis (owing to the generous financial aid of Anastasia Serghidou), publishing of the Cahiers and organization of various international scientific events. Modest booklets published at first became over time impressive several hundred pages volumes. Thematic series of articles, the acts of international symposiums as well as of scientific events organized by the Centre and by other institutions started to be published within the frame of Cahiers. Such development was possible owing to financial support of different organizations and especially thanks to A. G. Leventis Foundation that each year takes printing of the journal in charge.
CENTRE D'ÉTUDES CHYPRIOTES FORMULAIRE D'ADHÉSIONMEMBERSHIP FORM
Pour devenir membre actif de l’association, il suffit d’adresser une demande à l’un des membres du Bureau. Ce dernier statue lors de chacune de ses réunions sur les demandes d’admission reçues. Chaque demande doit être accompagnée du formulaire ci-joint dûment rempli et du versement de la cotisation annuelle.In order to become an active member of the association, you have to address a request to one of the members of the board. During each reunion, the latter will decide on the membership demands that are received. It is necessary to attach to each request the membership form and to settle the annual subscription fee.

Versement de la cotisation :Membership fees:
Cotisation normale :Regular subscription: 12 €
Membres bienfaiteurs : au-delà deBenefactor members: over 12 €
Par chèque (bancaire ou postal) à l’ordre du Centre d’Études Chypriotes, adressé àIt is possible to settle the fee by cheque payable to Centre d’Études Chypriotes and addressed to

Madame Hélène Le Meaux
Trésorière de l’association CEC
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Addresses: Sabine Fourrier Présidente du Centre d’Études Chypriotes HiSoMA. Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée Jean Pouilloux 7 rue Raulin. FR-69365 Lyon Cedex 07
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