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The Digital Horizons Project offers a wide range of digital-based archaeology skills aimed at providing vocational training. We have over a dozen roles, each designed to offer a practical and hands-on experience, where you will work with primary archaeological and archival materials. Roles offer opportunities to work both collaboratively in teams and on an individual basis. Many of these roles have been coordinated with academics and university staff to complement your formal coursework. The roles have also been designed to aid in career development and allow you to develop skills that are valued in a professional setting.


Make legacy data accessible

Skill up

Train for digital archaeology and heritage sectors

Join the team

Broaden your networks and your horizons

The DHP is currently focussed on preparing legacy data for the Zagora 3 publication. The roles for this project are listed below:

Field Data Processing
Archival Digitisation
Artefact Catalogue Data Entry
Visual Media Digitisation and Processing
Architecture Recording
GIS and Mapping
Library Resources Management
Artefact Processing
Digital Illustration
Research Assistants
Public Engagement Assistants
Database Development Assistant

Archaeology and Heritage Workshops

As well as skill development opportunities, the Digital Horizons Project prides itself on offering volunteers workshops tailored to the archaeology and heritage industries. With approximately 12 workshops spread across year, each workshop is designed to teach the volunteers a specific skill or software application that is sought after by employers in the archaeology and heritage sectors. Attendance is  limited to foster an intimate learning experience, and to allow plenty of time for participants to learn in a hands on way. Many are available are available for both on-site and remote volunteers. Workshops are recorded so that volunteers who are unable to attend can watch in accordance with their own schedule.

Social Events

We have over 100 volunteers from six universities. Because of this large scale, we take care to develop bonds between volunteers, to form a collegiate atmosphere. This offers a way to thank the volunteers for their outstanding work, and to ensure that they get to meet as many of their peers as possible. We host two social events every semester, including: movie sessions, trivia nights and scavenger hunts in the Chau Chak Wing Museum. We also do our best to ensure that online and on-site volunteers can attend the same events. When this is not practical (such as the museum scavenger hunt) we host  separate events so that both cohorts of volunteers get an opportunity to engage with others.

Interested in joining as a volunteer with Digital Horizons?

If you are interested in joining the project, or you would like to know more, please contact Thomas Romanis, our Volunteer Coordinator, and Digital Horizons Project Co-Director.


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