The NARNIA research network announces the organization of the international conference, entitled: “Interdisciplinary Studies of Ancient Materials from the Mediterranean”, to be held at the main campus of the University of Cyprus, in Nicosia, Cyprus, between the 17th and 19th of September 2014.

The conference will provide an opportunity for new and established researchers to share research in an international forum and to exchange ideas on the latest interdisciplinary approaches, analytical techniques and methodologies for the integrated study of ancient materials, technologies and the environment. The NARNIA network is a collaboration of researchers who are engaged in the holistic study of ancient materials to facilitate a better understanding of the strategies associated with the production and the consumption of material culture and its impact on the historic and ancient environment.

Conference Registration

In order to attend the NARNIA International conference, you are kindly requested to download the registration form, complete it and send it electronically to Dr Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou ([email protected]) by the 30th of July 2014.



The peer-reviewed papers will be published in the form of an edited volume. Acceptance for presentation of a paper does not guarantee acceptance for publication. Authors of papers that are accepted for publication, will be contacted separately in due time, with clear instructions on the publication procedure.

Organising committee

Prof. Vasiliki Kassianidou – NARNIA project coordinator, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus

Dr Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou – NARNIA project manager, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus

Scientific committee

Dr Eleni Aloupi (Thetis Authentics Ltd), Dr Fadi Balaawi (Hashemite University), Dr Yannis Bassiakos (N.C.S.R. Demokritos), Dr Peter Day (University of Sheffield), Dr Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou (University of Cyprus), Dr Roger Doonan (University of Sheffield), Dr Demetrios Eliades (G.M. EuroCy Innovations Ltd), Prof. Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets (Universite Paris-Ouest), Prof. Vasiliki Kassianidou (University of Cyprus), Dr Vassilis Kilikoglou (N.C.S.R. Demokritos), Prof. Marcos Martinón-Torres (University College London), Prof. Demetrios Michaelides (University of Cyprus), Mr George Milis (G.M. EuroCy Innovations Ltd), Prof. Karin Nys (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Dr Giorgos Papasavvas (University of Cyprus), Prof. Thilo Rehren (University College London Qatar)


For further information or clarifications, please contact Dr Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou, the NARNIA project manager, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, e-mail: [email protected] .