Vic: From Rome to Syria – Snapshots of Recent Fieldwork by University of Melbourne Archaeologists


Event Details


This Ancient World Seminar will feature five short presentations by University of Melbourne academics and students on current archaeological fieldwork projects, including the Marzuolo Archaeological Project (Italy: excavation of a rural Roman craft production centre in Tuscany), the Sissi Archaeological Project (Crete: excavation of a Minoan settlement), the Georgian-Australian Investigations in Archaeology Project (Georgia: excavation of a multi-period fortified settlement), and the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project (Israel: excavation of a Philistine city). The seminar will end with a presentation on the Shirīn Initiative (Syrian Heritage in Danger: an International Research Initiative and Network), which brings together international research groups that were active in Syria prior to the conflict there, and focuses their expertise on heritage protection.

Speakers: Dr. Gijs Tol, Jacob Heywood, Dr. Claudia Sagona, Dr. Giorgi Bedianashvili, Dr. Brent Davis, Madaline Harris-Schober, Assoc. Prof. Andrew Jamieson

Presented by: University of Melbourne

Date: 21 May 2018

Time: 1-2pm

Location: Arts West North Wing, Room 353 (Interactive Cinema Space), University of Melbourne (Melbourne Campus)

Contact: Brent Davis bedavis@unimelb.edu.au