AAIA Podcast “Left Outta Field” Episode 2

In our second episode we speak with Dr Susan Lupack (Macquarie University). She led one of the few Australian-run archaeological projects that was able to conduct fieldwork in 2020, shortly before the world went into lockdown. Dr Lupack's planned sabbatical in Vienna was subsequently thrown into chaos as the pandemic went into full swing.

AAIA 2022 Contemporary Creative Resident in Athens Announced

The AAIA is very pleased to announce that its 2022 Athens Contemporary Creative Residency has been awarded to Anna Fairbank. Anna is a Melbourne-based artist whose practice focuses on the intersection of art, architecture and the environment.

Learning to Seize the Moment through Ancient Greek Boardgames

To the classical Athenians, leisure was a chance to better oneself through refinement in technai (skills) and virtue. It was argued that those privileged few – young, wealthy, males – who had time and resources to spare became model citizens and warriors through pursuits such as athletics, music, and philosophy. A similar line of reasoning ...

AAIA Podcast: “Left Outta Field”

This podcast explores the ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors have disrupted archaeological fieldwork.

Commemorating Alexander Cambitoglou’s Centenary

Today marks 100 years since the birth of Alexander Cambitoglou (1922-2019). Join us on 31 March to commemorate his life.

Visual Connectivity and Control in Ancient Lucania at the EAA

The AAIA's Brett Myers recently presented his research into ancient South Italian hillforts at the 2021 European Association of Archaeologists conference.

Movember Musings: male hair grooming in Greek antiquity

This Movember, Dr Stavros Paspalas, AAIA Director delves into the the tangled history of hair.

Digitally Reconstructing the Past: How 3D modelling is being used to share engaging representations of history

Tom Keep, PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, shares his experience working on 3D modelling projects

Art and Archaeology: Creative arts on an archaeological site

Emma Conroy and Craig Barker explain a unique relationship between contemporary artists and the Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project.

Finds Stories: Addressing Mobility through Object and People Biographies

From 27-29 August the AAIA Athens Office hosted the inaugural face to face meeting for the Erasmus+ Project: Finds Stories: Addressing Mobility through Object and People Biographies took place in Athens, hosted by The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA).

“Performing Self, Performing Other”: Celebrating World Photography Day

The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Contemporary Creative Program celebrates World Photography Day 2021 by introducing an exciting new body of lens-based works created by our 2019 Contemporary Creative Resident, Dr. Sary Zananiri.

AWAWS Reading Group

AWAWS is starting a new online reading group! The group is open to all members and is free to join. Our first meeting is on Wednesday 25th August at 5:30pm (AEST).


Dr Stavros Paspalas – Director
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Room 480, Madsen Building (F09), University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
+61 2 9351 4759 +61 (0)2 9351 7693 arts.aaia@sydney.edu.au