Proceedings of the first Oxford-Athens graduate student workshop organized by the Greek Society and the University of Oxford Taylor Institution, April 2005. Contents: 1) Framing the Aegean (Georgios Deligiannakis) 2) What’s in a Word? The Manifold Character of the Term Koiné and its Uses in Aegean Prehistory (Yannis Galanakis) 3) An aspect of the ‘Mycenaean koiné’? The Uniformity of the Peloponnesian Late Helladic III Palatial Megara in its Heterogeneous Context (Vassilis Petrakis) 4) The Dissemination of Attic Pottery During the Protogeometric and Geometric Periods (Fani K. Seroglou) 5) Domestic space in the Geometric and post-Geometric Aegean: An Attempt to Reconstruct Morphology and Function in 8th and 7th c. BC Houses in the Cyclades and the Eastern Aegean (Anastasia Christophilopoulou) 6) The Contexts of Archaic Cretan Terracotta Relief Plaques with a Note on the Oxford Plaques from Papoura (Oliver Pilz) 7) Extra-Urban Sanctuaries in Classical and Hellenistic Crete (Angelos Chaniotis) 8) Vogue and Utility: Terracotta Products with Ionian Kymation in Relief from the Aegean Shores of Thrace (Petya Ilieva) 9) Preliminary Report of the ‘Halasarna Project’: An Intensive Archaeological Survey of the Ancient Demos Halasarna on Kos (Konstantinos Kopanias) 10) The Coan Banquet Reliefs: Parallels in the Aegean Region (Chrysanthe Tsouli) 11) Stone Agricultural Implements from the Island of Kos. The Evidence from Kardamaina, the Ancient Demos of Halasarna (Eirene Poupaki) 12) Searching for Byzantine Model-Books based on Artists’ Inscriptions from the Middle Byzantine Period (Lambros Travlos) 13) Coexistence in the Aegean under the Ottomans (Elizabeth A. Zachariadou) 14) The Dark Side of the Sun: Aegean Islands as Places of Exile, Desolation and Death in post-World War II Greek Poetry (Eirini Kotsovili) 15) The Concept of Authenticity in Managing Cultural Heritage Resources. The Aegean Paradigm (Stelios Lekakis).