All CAARI events are currently online

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all CAARI lectures and events will remain online. All our lectures and conferences are free to attend and will be live on Zoom and later posted to CAARI’s YouTube Channel.

Forthcoming online events:

Thursday December 2: Dr Charalambos Paraskeva (CAARI Peltenburg Fellow in Cypriot Prehistory)
It Takes Two to Tango: The Philia-Drakos Chalcolithic Settlement at the Dawn of the Bronze Age

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Previous online events:

CAARI and The British Museum collaborative webinar conference:

We have now held two sessions of Empire and excavation: critical perspectives on archaeology in British-period Cyprus, 1878-1960 online and all lectures are available to watch on YouTube. We are hopeful that it will be possible to also hold a live event in November 2021 and we will provide further information closer to the time.

See here for the programme and abstracts for the 29–30 January 2021 sessions.

See here for the programme  and abstracts for the 6–7 November 2020 sessions.

Online lecture by Dr Nicoletta Demetriou: The Cypriot Fiddler: An oral history of traditional music-making in Cyprus in the twentieth century

Online lecture by Dr Erin Walcek Averett: Beyond Representation: Cypriot Votives as Vibrant Assemblages

Online lecture by Alison South: Voices from the Grave: a Late Bronze Age Population from Kalavasos and their Tombs

Online lecture by Dr Robert Merrillees: Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary visit to Cyprus in 1481 A.D. and its link to Lefkara

Online lecture by Dr Andrew Sneddon: New Research at the Middle Bronze Age site of Alambra

Online lecture by Dr Artemis Georgiou: Cylinder-seal impressions on storage vessels from Late Bronze Age Cyprus: exploring the materiality of an idiosyncratic mechanism

Online lecture by Dr Anna Spyrou: From South Asia to the Eastern Mediterranean: Zebu cattle in iconography and nature of Bronze Age Cyprus


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. 

All lectures begin at 7pm and are held in the CAARI Library (11 Andrea Demetriou St., Nicosia). There is a reception after each lecture.


We are sorry to announce that due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, there will be no workshop in 2020.

Every year, normally in June, CAARI organises an annual Archaeological Workshop in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities Cyprus and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus, comprising a series of lectures highlighting current archaeological work.


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

To be rescheduled:
Special CAARI symposium organised by CAARI Edgar Peltenburg Fellow in Cypriot Prehistory, Dr Anna Spyrou
Plants, animals and people in the Eastern Mediterranean: Diachronic and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Consumption

Our 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.

“Egypt and Cyprus in Antiquity” (2003, with the University of Cyprus), which was accompanied by a special exhibition at the Cyprus Museum.

“Cyprus and the Balance of Empires: From Justinian to the Coeur de lion” (2011), a multifaceted focus on this era providing a clearer picture of Cypriot society and culture in a very poorly understood period.

“J.R.B. Stewart, an Archaeological Legacy” (2013), covering a range of prehistoric Cypriot topics in memory of pioneering Australian archaeologist J.R.B. Stewart.

“Environment, Landscape and Society: Diachronic Perspectives on Settlement Patterns in Cyprus” (February 2017, with the Cyprus Institute).

“Melusine of Cyprus, Studies in Art, Architecture and Visual Culture in honor of CAARI Vice-President Annemarie Weyl Carr, at CAARI (19th-21st May 2017).

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.