This is the website of CIPEM, the Comité International Permanent des Études Mycéniennes (International Permanent Committee of Mycenaean Studies), an affiliate of UNESCO. CIPEM concerns itself with the study of the non-alphabetic writing systems of the ancient Greek world. These scripts are Cretan Hieroglyphic, Linear A and Linear B in the Bronze Age Aegean, and Cypro-Minoan and the Cypriot Syllabic script in Bronze Age and Iron Age Cyprus.
CIPEM has held 13 international Colloquia; the first, in 1956, took place in Gif-sur-Yvette outside of Paris following on the decipherment of Linear B by Michael Ventris in 1952. CIPEM also facilitates international cooperation between those studying the Aegean and Cypriot scripts, especially by developing agreed standards for transcription and publication.