The Society of Mediterranean Archaeology (SoMA)
The Society of Mediterranean Archaeology (SoMA) is the University of Sydney Friends of the AAIA - a body designed to promote the study of archaeology through lectures, seminars, other educational events and social functions. As SoMA we hold fund raising events to showcase the research undertaken at the AAIA and the University of Sydney, to support their excavations, and to help students in gaining practical archaeological experience in the Mediterranean. SoMA was created in late 2000 from the dissolved Foundation of Classical Archaeology. All funds generated by SoMA are dedicated to financial assistance for Australian archaeological projects overseas and for the Olwen Tudor Jones Scholarship.