• ROMARCH: Conference on ‘Salamis of Cyprus’, 21-23 May 2015, University of Cyprus

    “Salamis of Cyprus, History and Archaeology from the Earliest Times to the End of Antiquity”

    The Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus and the Department of Antiquities are organizing a conference entitled “Salamis of Cyprus, History and Archaeology from the Earliest Times to the End of Antiquity”. The conference will take place in the Main Hall of the University of Cyprus (75 Kallipoleos Ave.) on the 21st to 23rd May 2015.

    Salamis, with its pivotal setting for encounters and exchanges between the Aegean and the Middle East, has played a key role in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean. This is the perspective under which the participants of this conference will be invited to share their recent research and insights on this part of the history and archaeology of Cyprus.

    The last time the city of Salamis was the object of a conference was in 1978. The conference took place in Lyon. It has unfortunately not been the topic of extensive research and publications ever since.

    The objective of the conference is to put Salamis of Cyprus back on the agenda of an international scientific discussion, presenting new evidence and scientific studies, which will address both its history and its archaeology, while bringing again to light the multicultural nature of the ancient history of the island through its most important archaeological site, Ancient Salamis.

    The conference is open to the public.

    For more information and the program of the conference please follow the link www.salamis2015.com

    The organizing Committee:

    Dr Theodoros Mavrojannis (University of Cyprus)

    Dr Christina Ioannou (University of Cyprus)

    Dr Maria Kantirea (University of Cyprus)

    Dr Efstathios Raptou (Department of Antiquities, Cyprus)


    Professor Vasiliki (Lina) Kassianidou 

    NARNIA Project Coordinator

    President of the Board of Directors of the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus 

    Archaeological Research Unit, Department of History and Archaeology


    P.O. Box 20537.  CY-1678 Nicosia, CYPRUS

    tel. +357 22 893564,  FAX. +357 22 22895489

    NARNIA web page: http://narnia-itn.eu/

    Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus web page: http://www.boccf.org/

  • ROMARCH: 2015 Archaeological Field School: Athienou (Cyprus)

    The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is pleased to announce its 2015 Archaeological Field School, sponsored by Davidson College and generously supported by Davidson College, the National Science Foundation and the town of Athienou. The 2015 season, our 25th(!), will run from June 7, 2015 through July 27, 2015.

    See the website below for details regarding dates, costs and applications for the seven week undergraduate field school. A grant from the National Science Foundation (REU) will provide the top ten applicants with full scholarships covering tuition/program fees, room/board, air travel and a $3500.00 stipend. NSF fellows must be US citizens who are enrolled as undergraduate students for the duration of the program; there is no separate application for the NSF-REU–all applicants who meet the criteria will be considered.

    General information about AAP can be found at our www site:
    Students are also encouraged to follow AAP on Facebook.

    To apply:
    Participants in the program join AAP in its 25th campaign year. The Project involves excavation at the site of Malloura (occupied from the Geometric through Ottoman periods – 8th century B.C. to 19th century A.D.) and field survey of the surrounding valley in south central Cyprus. The site’s long occupation period, coupled with the diversity of archaeological remains encountered — domestic, religious, and funerary — make it an ideal training ground in archaeological methodology.

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  • ROMARCH: U. Cyprus, Postgrad program in Mediterranean Archaeology

    U. Cyprus ArchaeologyUniversity of Cyprus, Department of History and Archaeology

    Postgraduate Program in Mediterranean Archaeology: From Prehistory to Late Antiquity

    The Department of History and Archaeology and the Archaeological Research
    Unit of the University of Cyprus encourage applications for the postgraduate
    program in Mediterranean Archaeology: From Prehistory to Late Antiquity.

    The postgraduate program in Mediterranean Archaeology, at the University of
    Cyprus, is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of graduate students
    coming from different research fields, such as Archaeology, and the related
    fields of History of Art, Architecture, Anthropology, and other subjects
    that have applications in Archaeology, such as Geology, Physics and

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  • ROMARCH: New Research Fellowships in Cyprus at CAARI


    The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus, invites applications for two CAARI RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. The fellowships provide $8000 each and are designed for scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences who already have their PhDs, whose research engages the culture, history, archaeology, or geography of Cyprus, and who would derive significant benefit from research time on the island. Particular consideration will be given to applicants whose projects will enable them to include Cyprus in their teaching. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

    Recipients will receive $2000 to be used for transport, $5500 toward living expenses and an additional $500 for research expenses on the island. Residence at CAARI is required. Recipients will present a public lecture or workshop on their research at CAARI during their residency, file a report on their project at its conclusion, and acknowledge CAARI in publications resulting from research done there. The fellowship could be held concurrently by the annual Senior Scholar in Residence (with separate application for each position).

    CAARI is located in central Nicosia close to the Cyprus Museum, major libraries, and the main business and commercial district. The institute has hostel accommodations and excellent research facilities, in particular its library with extensive holdings covering all periods of Cypriot history and prehistory, as well as a good basic collection of works on Anatolia, the Aegean and the Near East.

    APPLICATION FORM: see www.caari.org/fellowships

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 18, 2013

    FURTHER INFORMATION is available from:
    656 Beacon Street (Fifth Floor)
    Boston, MA 02215
    Fax: 617-353-6575
    Email: caari@bu.edu

    Donald Keller
    CAARI Boston Office