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 its inter-relationship with the Ancient Mediterranean world, including the Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine and early Arab-Muslim worlds. 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 its inter-relationship with the Ancient Mediterranean world, including the Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine and early Arab-Muslim worlds.
  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 its associated Mediterranean context.li>
  3. To promote a better understanding of the role and contribution of the peoples of North Africa 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 its associated Mediterranean context.
  6. To provide an opportunity for researchers to access extensive research materials on North African history and archaeology and its associated Mediterranean context.