Commemorating Alexander Cambitoglou’s Centenary

Emeritus Professor Alexander Cambitoglou celebrating his 97th birthday in 2019

The AAIA’s Founding Director, Professor Alexander Cambitoglou AO, would have turned 100 today. Of course, his death in November 2019 deprived us of celebrating his centenary with him but everybody at the AAIA and the scores of people who benefited from his extraordinary vision and efforts, we are sure, will spare a moment to think of Alexander today.

Torone team photo 1992

Those of us who knew him personally retain fond memories of his passion for, and generosity towards, his chosen field of study, classical archaeology, and his love for his two homelands, Greece and Australia. His commitment to the advancement of Greek and related studies in Australia and to the dissemination of the research of Australian scholars and students internationally continue to inspire, and will do so for many years to come. Alexander’s legacy is felt far more widely than by those who knew him.

2014, with Her Excellency Ms Jenny Bloomfeld, Australian Ambassador to Greece (2011-14) at the launch of the Nicholson Museum Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum II

In early 2020 we had planned a Memorial event to mark Alexander’s great contribution. Unfortunately, the global pandemic forced us to reschedule this event twice.

We are very pleased that this long-awaited commemoration will take place on Thursday March 31. We look forward to the opportunity to celebrate Alexander’s life and work with you. We hope that you will be able to join us. If you are able to attend in person, please book via the Eventbrite page. We also plan to livestream the event, and details will be circulated in due course.

Join us for: Professor: Alexander Cambitoglou: A celebration of a life
When: Thursday, 31 March, 2:45-5:00pm (Sydney Time)
Where: MacLaurin Hall (A14D)
The Quadrangle, Camperdown, NSW 2006 View Map
Register via Eventbrite


Dr Stavros Paspalas – Director
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Room 480, Madsen Building (F09), University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
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