Sponsored by Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)
Friday, March 1, 2013 - Sunday, March 3, 2013
Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)
11 Andreas Dimitriou Street
A posthumous conference and Festschrift in honor of the 100th birthday of J.R. Stewart, organized by the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI).
The aims of the conference are to honor the legacy of James Rivers Barrington Stewart, the Australian archaeologist best known for his pioneering work on the Early Cypriot Bronze Age. As an eminent prehistorian and excavator he established many of the typological and chronological markers that we still use today, especially in Cyprus. As a teacher and researcher, he built a strong foundation in Near Eastern archaeology at the University of Sydney and established important collections of Cypriot antiquities in university departments, galleries and museums in both Australia and New Zealand. Importantly, after his death in 1962 his estate was safeguarded by his wife Eve, and it was under her stewardship that CAARI in particular benefitted from Stewart’s legacy. Today CAARI retains a portion of their archives and the J.R. Stewart residence honors his name. CAARI continues to serve the needs of the international archaeological community and fosters links between the USA, Australia, Cyprus and many other countries in Europe, the Middle East and around the world. It is in this spirit that we invite speakers to submit papers on current research, re-investigated sites and biographical pieces that owe a particular debt to Stewart’s archaeological legacy.
The specific themes of the conference will be developed on the basis of the papers that are accepted, but proposals that deal with the prehistoric and protohistoric periods of Cyprus and the Near East that captured J.R. Stewart’s attention are intended to be the focus.
There will be an opening plenary presentation by Dr. Robert Merrillees on the first evening, followed by a reception and exhibition. The conference will take place over the weekend.
If you wish to submit a paper, please send a 200-word abstract to
before 31 October 2012 for consideration by the Organizing Committee. Abstracts submitted after the deadline may be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the Committee.
Abstracts should include:
1) the name and full contact details and affiliation of the contributor
2) the title of the proposed paper
3) what the proposed paper intends to cover
4) an outline of the approach it will take
Individual presentations are limited to 20 minutes with additional time for questions.
A publication of the proceedings is anticipated and participants will be asked to submit their papers by 31 August 2013.
Organizing Committee: Dr. Andrew McCarthy (CAARI Director); Prof. Emeritus A. Bernard Knapp (University of Glasgow); Dr. Jennifer Webb (La Trobe University)