Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia

The Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA) is an exciting collaborative venture housed in the Madsen Building at the University of Sydney. The Centre co-locates the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA), research interests and projects from both the Department of Archaeology and the Department of Classics and Ancient History, the Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation (NEAF), as well as the publisher Mediterranean Archaeology. The Centre also houses the significant library and archival holdings of all the above bodies.

CCANESA's facilities include offices for visiting scholars, a library reading room, a board room and a meeting room. Visitors are invited to use the Centre's facilities by appointment.


Latest News

  • Pilot of Joint CCANESA Presentations, Semester 2, 2018

    CCANESA is launching a trial of three joint and co-branded seminars in Semester 2, 2018.

  • 2018 AAIA Visiting Professor Antonis Kotsonas

    The 2018 AAIA Visiting Professor will be Professor Antonis Kotsonas from the University of Cincinnati. Professor Kotsonas will be touring Australia from August 6 September 14.

    Antonis Kotsonas specializes in the material culture, socio-cultural and economic history of the Early Iron Age and the Archaic period in Greece and the Mediterranean. His research interests extend, however, from the Late Bronze Age to the Roman period. He has conducted fieldwork and finds research on Crete, and in the Cyclades, Euboea and Macedonia; and comparative studies across the Aegean, and from Italy to Cyprus, engaging problems pertaining to state formation, trade and interaction, identity and commensality, memory, and the history of archaeology.