Ancient North Africa Research Network (ANA)

The Ancient North Africa Research Network (ANA) is designed to provide a way of connecting people from the University of Sydney, Australia wide and around the world with academics, research students and other people interested in the history and archaeology of North Africa and the Phoenician settlements in the Ancient Mediterranean. ANA is part of the Department of Classics and Ancient History.

The Ancient North Africa Research Network (ANA) has the following objectives:

1. To provide a way of connecting people from the University of Sydney, Australia wide and around the world with academics, research students and other people interested in the history and archaeology of North Africa and the Phoenician settlements in the Ancient Mediterranean.

2. To promote academic research in the history and archaeology of the area of the southern shores of the Mediterranean from Morocco to the Horn of Africa, including the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya), Sudan, the Horn of Africa and the Phoenician outposts.

3. To promote a better understanding of the role and contribution of the peoples of North Africa and the Phoenician diaspora in the political, economic, cultural and ideological development and environmental change of the Mediterranean region.

4. To provide opportunities for interchange and dialogue between researchers and the broader interested community on the history and culture of the southern shores of the Mediterranean.

5. To provide a focal point for enquiry, research and understanding of ancient North Africa and the Phoenician settlements.

6. To provide an opportunity for researchers to access extensive research materials on North African history and archaeology.