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

Thursday May 4th: Lecture: Prof. Emeritus Bernard Knapp, University of Glasgow and CAARI

“’Black Sails’ in the Bronze Age? Pirates and piracy in the Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean”

Thursday June 1st:  Lecture: Dr. Thomas Landvatter, Assistant Professor of Classics and Humanities, Reed College

“Cremation and social identity on Ptolemaic Cyprus”

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

1st July 2017: CAARI Annual Archaeological Workshop presenting results of recent fieldwork in Cyprus. 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 at CAARI where food and drinks will be served. We will distribute a schedule for the workshop with titles and times of presentations in early June. We look forward to seeing you there.

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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.


Every year, normally in late June or early July, 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.

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).

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.