Dr Wendy Reade

BA (Hons) Sydney, GradDipAncientDoc Macquarie, BAppSc Canberra, PhD Sydney
Lecturer in Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
Vice President Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney


Research interests

Dr Reade’s research interests include Near Eastern Archaeology, Egyptian Archaeology, ancient glass and other materials, materials analysis, and archaeological conservation.

Teaching and supervision

ARNE2602 Ancient Mesopotamia

ARCA2623 Art of the Ancient Near East

Current projects

1. Gordion Glass Project: Chemical analytical study of Iron Age (Phrygian) to Hellenistic period glasses from Gordion, central Anatolia, in collaboration with Prof. Janet Duncan Jones, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, under the auspices of Prof. Kenneth Sams as Director of the Gordion excavations, University of Pennsylvania. This research includes compositional analyses of the glasses using EPMA and ICPMS, (University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales Electron Microscope Unit, and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre).

2.Hellenistic Glass Project: Study of Hellenistic glasses from the Near East, principally from Jebel Khalid in Syria (Prof. Graeme Clark, ANU, and Dr Heather Jackson, University of Melbourne), and from Pella in Jordan (Dr Stephen Bourke, University of Sydney). This research includes compositional analyses of the glasses using EPMA and ICPMS, (University of New South Wales Electron Microscope Unit, and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Coldstream, N., Reade, W. (1997). The Dipylon Krater in the Nicholson Museum. Sydney: Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Sydney.

Book Chapters

  • Reade, W., Barag, D. (2014). The Glass. In E.D. Oren (Eds.), Excavations at Tel Sera 1972-1979. Israel: Ben-Gurion University Press.
  • Reade, W. (2012). Glass. In D.T. Potts (Eds.), A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, (pp. 317-335). Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Reade, W., Freestone, I., Bourke, S. (2009). Innovation and continuity in bronze and iron age glass from Pella in Jordan. In Janssens, K; Degryse, P; Cosyns, P; Vant dack, L; Caen, J. (Eds.), Annales of the 17th Congress of the International Association for the History of Glass, (pp. 47-54). Brussels: UPA (imprint of Academic and Scientific Publishers).
  • Reade, W., Field, J. (2008). Putting the past under the microscope. In Kyle R Ratinac (Eds.), 50 Great Moments: Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the University of Sydneys Electron Microscope Unit, (pp. 311-318). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Reade, W. (2012). Bronze. Mediterranean Archaeology.
  • Clarke, G., Jackson, H., Nixon, T., Reade, W., Tidmarsh, J., Thornley, R. (2009). Recent Australian and New Zealand Field Work in the Mediterranean Region - Jebel Khalid: The 2006 Season. Mediterranean Archaeology, 21, 59-78.
  • Reade, W. (2008). The Bronzes. Mediterranean Archaeology.
  • Reade, W. (2005). Bronze. Mediterranean Archaeology, 18, 141-144.
  • Reade, W. (2005). Vitreous materials: typological and technical analyses. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, 47, 366-367.
  • Grave, P., Potts, D., Yassi, N., Reade, W., Bailey, G. (1996). Elemental characterisation of Barbar ceramics from Tell Abraq. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, 7, 177-187.
  • Reade, W., Potts, D. (1993). New evidence for late third millennium linen from Tell Abraq, Umm Al-Qaiwain, UAE. Paleorient, 19(2), 99-106.

Conferences

  • Reade, W., Jones, J., Privat, K. (2014). Hellenistic core-formed glass from Gordion. 19e Congrès de l’Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre, Piran: International Association for the History of Glass (AIHV).
  • Reade, W., Jones, J., Privat, K. (2012). Iron Age and Hellenistic monochrome glasses from Gordion. 18th Congress of the Association Internationale pour lHistoire de Verre (Glass), Thessaloniki, Greece: International Association for the History of Glass (AIHV).
  • Carter, E., Reade, W. (2009). Vibrational spectroscopic studies of ivory from the ancient city of Pella (North Jordon) (ABSTRACT). 5th International Conference on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology, Spain.
  • Reade, W., Freestone, I., Simpson, S. (2005). Innovation or Continuity? Early First Millennium BCE Glass in the Near East: The Cobalt Blue Glasses from Assyrian Nimrud. 16e Congres de lAssociation Internationale pour lHistoire du Verre 2003, Netherlands: AIHV.
  • Reade, W. (1990). Field conservation at Pella in Jordan. Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material, Australia: Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material Inc.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Reade, W. (2014). The Whispering Trees of Dhofar. The Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin.
  • Reade, W. (2012). What a relief! The conservation of two Assyrian archers from the Nicholson Museum. The Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin.
  • Reade, W. (2011). What a relief! The conservation of two Assyrian archers in the Nicholson Museum. Sydney University Museums News.
  • Reade, W. (2010). East meets West: the new Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia. Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin.
  • Reade, W. (2010). Westward ho! A Near Eastern archaeologist on Andros. Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin.
  • Reade, W., Field, J. (2009). Great Moment 44: Putting the past under the microscope. Fifty Great Moments Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the University of Sydney’s Electron Microscope Unit.
  • Reade, W. (2007). Imitation stone: why the oldest glass is blue. The Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation.
  • Reade, W. (2006). An inside job: living and working in the house at Jebel Khalid. Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin.
  • Reade, W. (2006). ARPH 2602: Scientific Analysis of Materials – A collaborative initiative of the Department of Archaeology and EMU. Electron Microscope Unit Newsletter.

2014

  • Reade, W., Jones, J., Privat, K. (2014). Hellenistic core-formed glass from Gordion. 19e Congrès de l’Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre, Piran: International Association for the History of Glass (AIHV).
  • Reade, W., Barag, D. (2014). The Glass. In E.D. Oren (Eds.), Excavations at Tel Sera 1972-1979. Israel: Ben-Gurion University Press.
  • Reade, W. (2014). The Whispering Trees of Dhofar. The Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin.

2012

  • Reade, W. (2012). Bronze. Mediterranean Archaeology.
  • Reade, W. (2012). Glass. In D.T. Potts (Eds.), A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, (pp. 317-335). Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Reade, W., Jones, J., Privat, K. (2012). Iron Age and Hellenistic monochrome glasses from Gordion. 18th Congress of the Association Internationale pour lHistoire de Verre (Glass), Thessaloniki, Greece: International Association for the History of Glass (AIHV).
  • Reade, W. (2012). What a relief! The conservation of two Assyrian archers from the Nicholson Museum. The Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin.

2011

  • Reade, W. (2011). What a relief! The conservation of two Assyrian archers in the Nicholson Museum. Sydney University Museums News.

2010

  • Reade, W. (2010). East meets West: the new Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia. Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin.
  • Reade, W. (2010). Westward ho! A Near Eastern archaeologist on Andros. Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin.

2009

  • Reade, W., Field, J. (2009). Great Moment 44: Putting the past under the microscope. Fifty Great Moments Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the University of Sydney’s Electron Microscope Unit.
  • Reade, W., Freestone, I., Bourke, S. (2009). Innovation and continuity in bronze and iron age glass from Pella in Jordan. In Janssens, K; Degryse, P; Cosyns, P; Vant dack, L; Caen, J. (Eds.), Annales of the 17th Congress of the International Association for the History of Glass, (pp. 47-54). Brussels: UPA (imprint of Academic and Scientific Publishers).
  • Clarke, G., Jackson, H., Nixon, T., Reade, W., Tidmarsh, J., Thornley, R. (2009). Recent Australian and New Zealand Field Work in the Mediterranean Region - Jebel Khalid: The 2006 Season. Mediterranean Archaeology, 21, 59-78.
  • Carter, E., Reade, W. (2009). Vibrational spectroscopic studies of ivory from the ancient city of Pella (North Jordon) (ABSTRACT). 5th International Conference on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology, Spain.

2008

  • Reade, W., Field, J. (2008). Putting the past under the microscope. In Kyle R Ratinac (Eds.), 50 Great Moments: Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the University of Sydneys Electron Microscope Unit, (pp. 311-318). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Reade, W. (2008). The Bronzes. Mediterranean Archaeology.

2007

  • Reade, W. (2007). Imitation stone: why the oldest glass is blue. The Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation.

2006

  • Reade, W. (2006). An inside job: living and working in the house at Jebel Khalid. Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Bulletin.
  • Reade, W. (2006). ARPH 2602: Scientific Analysis of Materials – A collaborative initiative of the Department of Archaeology and EMU. Electron Microscope Unit Newsletter.

2005

  • Reade, W. (2005). Bronze. Mediterranean Archaeology, 18, 141-144.
  • Reade, W., Freestone, I., Simpson, S. (2005). Innovation or Continuity? Early First Millennium BCE Glass in the Near East: The Cobalt Blue Glasses from Assyrian Nimrud. 16e Congres de lAssociation Internationale pour lHistoire du Verre 2003, Netherlands: AIHV.
  • Reade, W. (2005). Vitreous materials: typological and technical analyses. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, 47, 366-367.

1997

  • Coldstream, N., Reade, W. (1997). The Dipylon Krater in the Nicholson Museum. Sydney: Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Sydney.

1996

  • Grave, P., Potts, D., Yassi, N., Reade, W., Bailey, G. (1996). Elemental characterisation of Barbar ceramics from Tell Abraq. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, 7, 177-187.

1993

  • Reade, W., Potts, D. (1993). New evidence for late third millennium linen from Tell Abraq, Umm Al-Qaiwain, UAE. Paleorient, 19(2), 99-106.

1990

  • Reade, W. (1990). Field conservation at Pella in Jordan. Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material, Australia: Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material Inc.

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