Thursday April 30th: Dr. Oliva Menozzi, Università G.d’Annunzio di Chieti

Moni Valley project 2011-2014: aims, preliminary results and main issues

All lectures begin at 7pm and are held in the CAARI Library (11 Andrea Demetriou St., Nicosia).

There is a reception after each lecture.


CAARI presents an annual series of public lectures on a broad range of humanistic topics relevant to Cyprus. Delivered by visiting scholars and residents of CAARI, including Fulbright fellows, the lectures draw an archaeologically conversant audience ranging from thirty to seventy people. The format promotes both formal and informal exchange of ideas.


CAARI cordially invites you to attend the 34th Annual CAARI Archaeological Workshop in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities Cyprus and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus.

A series of lectures highlighting current archaeological work will take place on Saturday 27 June 2015.The venue for the workshop will be Amphitheater A108, University Senate House – A.G. Leventis Building, Panepistimiou Avenue, Aglantzia, Nicosia. The same evening you are invited to attend a reception in the courtyard of the Cyprus Museum (1 Museum Avenue) where food and drinks will be served.

Workshop begins: 8:45am

Reception in Cyprus Museum courtyard: 7-10pm

This workshop is generously sponsored by Piraeus Bank of Cyprus.

We will distribute a schedule for the workshop with titles and times of presentations in early June. We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information: 22456414



CAARI organizes major international symposia on an occasional basis, bringing together scholars from throughout the world.

In January 2011, CAARI hosted “Cyprus and the Balance of Empires: From Justinian to the Coeur de lion”. The conference encouraged dialogue across disciplinary and political boundaries by bringing together the foremost experts who specialize in Late Antique, Islamic, Byzantine, and Western Medieval periods on Cyprus. A multifaceted focus on this era provides a clearer picture of Cypriot society and culture in a very poorly understood period. This was a time when Cyprus was a co-dominium with shared control by the Islamic Abbasid Caliphate and the Christian Byzantine Empire. Ultimately this conference hopes to be a catalyst, promoting further study and collaboration among European, Middle Eastern, and American researchers.

Our three previous conferences include:
Res” Maritimae” (1994), focusing on shipping, harbors, and trade routes in the ancient Mediterranean;”
Engendering Aphrodite” (1998), discussing the role of women in Cypriot society from Antiquity to the Ottoman conquest; and
“Egypt and Cyprus in Antiquity” (2003), which was accompanied by a special exhibition at the Cyprus Museum.

All drew large audiences of scholars and the lay community, and were subsequently published. CAARI has also hosted two day conferences on the Kyrenia Ship and Underwater Archaeology (2004) and on Medieval Frescoes (2005).


CAARI sponsors intermittent roundtable discussions for which it invites four or five scholars of varied specialties to deliberate issues of convergent concern. Intended for a specialized audience, the sessions facilitate the advancement of knowledge by providing a forum for direct interchange among experts.


CAARI organizes trips to active archaeological excavations and other fieldwork sites. The trips provide visiting scholars an opportunity to discuss work being conducted by Cypriot and foreign teams and assist CAARI’s residents in expanding their knowledge of the island.