The Institute of Classical Archaeology of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Centre “Ancient World”, the German Archaeological Institute/Athens Department and the Institute of Archaeological Science of the Ruhr University Bochum (Jun.-Prof. Bärbel Morstadt) is proud to announce the 12th edition of the Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (POCA). This meeting will be held from November 23-25, 2012 in Hörsaal (lecture hall) C, Philosophisches Seminargebäude/University of Erlangen, Kochstraße 4, D – 91054 Erlangen.

The POCA symposium offers an excellent opportunity to postgraduate students and young scholars, from various backgrounds and disciplines, who are currently carrying out research on Cypriote culture, to present their work, exchange ideas and meet people who carry out research in the same field.

We welcome all papers regarding archaeological, historical, anthropological topics, or rather material culture and art history. There is no chronological limit.

There is no registration fee. The admission to the symposium is open to everybody, and we invite all interested people to attend the communications.

Please send your paper proposal with title, an abstract of no more than 300 words and the name and address of the author (or authors), to Prof. Dr. Hartmut Matthäus, hartmut.matthaeus, and Dr. Christian Vonhoff, [email protected], no later than Juli 31st, 2012.

The papers can be presented in English or in German. Speakers presenting their paper in German are asked to join an abstract in English and to give their powerpoint presentations either in English, or with bilingual slides.

Communications should be 20-25 minutes long, as they will be followed by discussion.

In order to respect the deadline and guarantee a quick publication, we inform the participants that all the manuscripts should be sent to [email protected] and [email protected] at the latest on January 31st, 2013.

All submissions will be subject to peer review, and therefore acceptance for presentation does not automatically guarantee inclusion in the final publication.


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