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 …
This Movember, Dr Stavros Paspalas, AAIA Director delves into the the tangled history of hair.
Tom Keep, PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, shares his experience working on 3D modelling projects
Connie Skibinski, PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle, contrasts ancient Amazons against modern filmic adaptations of Wonder Woman and Andromache
On International Day of the Midwife, AAIA Volunteer, Katherine King, examines the options available to women in ancient Greece
For the ancient Greeks, gaming was more than just a way to pass the time. Dr Stavros Paspalas gives an in-depth look at board games in this public lecture
It was Judy’s excited fascination and enthusiasm for archaeology and how to do it that drew me into the subject and set me on a lifetime path of research and teaching
Professor Julia Kindt explores the often overlooked importance of animals in ancient Greek religious beliefs and practice. To say that ancient Greek religion brings together gods and humans in a variety of real and symbolic relationships would be to state the obvious: all the major rituals of ancient Greek religion in one way or another …
As the year draws to a close it is natural to reflect on the year that has been, and what a strange and turbulent year 2020 has turned out to be.
The Mediterranean Archaeology Australasian Research Community (MAARC) was conceived in Auckland in February 2020 during the international conference ‘Exchanging Ideas: Trade, Technology and Connectivity and pre-Roman Italy‘ when, over a coffee, we lamented the fact that there was no regional network or annual event that really catered to Mediterranean archaeology. Given that void, we noted …