The BICS Mycenaean Seminar 2015-16


Editors: Greg Woolf


This annual publication contains summaries of the Mycenaean Seminar convened by the Institute of Classical Studies. The seminar series has been running since the 1950s, when it focused largely on the exciting new research enabled by the decipherment of Linear B. The series has now evolved to cover Aegean Prehistory in general, and is well known among subject specialists throughout the world. Taken together, the summaries provide a rich resource for Aegean Prehistory, and often provide the only citable instance of new research projects, until their fuller publication becomes possible.

The summaries of the seminars have been published as part of BICS since 1963. Starting with the 2015–16 series, the Mycenaean summaries will be published separately online, retaining their original character and their close connection with BICS, and becoming far more widely available as Open Access publications via the Humanities Digital Library.


  • 1. Beyond those sherds. ‘Aegean’ interaction and central Mediterranean societies in the Middle and Late Bronze age
    Francesco Iacono
  • 2. New discoveries at Mycenaean Thebes
    Vassilis Aravantinos
  • 3. Iconography and agency in the Mycenaean era
    James C. Wright
  • 4. Making p(a)laces, marking differences: the ‘Prepalatial’ origins of the Minoan Palaces (3600–2000 bc)
    Peter Tomkins
  • 5. ‘Digital Nestor’: Aegean scripts in the twenty-first century
    Dimitri Nakassis
  • 6. Rise and fall of an early Mycenaean site: Kakovatos in Triphylia
    Birgitta Eder
  • 7. Digging up the past: the Minoan site of Apesokari in the Mesara
    Georgia Flouda


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December 20, 2017

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