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

  • NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY WEEK 2015 : A Day's Digging

    Saturday 23 May 2015

    In support of National Archaeology Week (NAW) CCANESA is hosting a forum for the presentation of current archaeological fieldwork projects conducted by our members in Cyprus, Greece, Jordan and Uzbekistan. The forum forms part of the NSW Events for National Archaeology Week and is open to all interested members of the public and students. Full details of the program can be found in the event flyer or click here for further information.

  • Children in Antiquity: Perspectives and Experiences of Childhood in the Ancient Mediterranean

    14-16 July, 2015

    Ancient childhood studies comprise a developing and important field of scholarship, in which major advances are currently being made. This conference will constitute a major contribution to our understanding of the history and archaeology of children in the ancient Mediterranean by drawing together key international scholars working in the area.

  • Athens Summer School 2016

    January 2-22 2016

    The Department of Archaeology and the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens invite your application to join the third Classical Archaeology Summer School in Athens.