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Lectures

We offer a range of public lectures throughout the year
These events are a great way to keep in touch with recent archaeological discoveries, as well as the chance to meet like-minded people who are fascinated by archaeology.

Upcoming public lectures

Ross Burns lecture: Damascus 1918

  • Wednesday 26 September 2018
  • 6:30-7:30pm followed by a light supper
  • Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia, Level 4 Madsen Building F09, University of Sydney 

Bookings essential—purchase tickets online or download our booking form (pdf, 205KB) for more information.

Seven wonders of the ancient world

Seminar Series: Exploring the seven wonders of the ancient world

  • August - September 2018
  • Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia, Level 4 Madsen Building F09, University of Sydney 
  • Book online for individual lecture or entire series

For more information, download our booking form (pdf, 504KB).

August 2018

Engineering Internationalism: UNESCO’s Victory in Nubia

By Dr Lynn Meskell

July 2018

The Archaeology of Lawrence in Arabia

by Stephen Bourke

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June 2018

Houses of Ghosts: Dolmen Tombs in Bronze Age Levant

Lecture and book launch by James Fraser

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April 2018

The Gunpowder Empires

A NEAF Seminar Series

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April 2018

The Sakdrisi Gold Mining Complex

A lecture by Thomas Stöllner

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March 2018

Afghan Daze: Hazy recollections of warlords, looting and the Ghurids

A lecture and book launch by David Thomas

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November 2017

Inaugural J. Basil Hennessy Lecture

by Stephen Bourke

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October 2017

Lustre: The Pearl Trade in Antiquity

by Deborah Hope

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September 2017

The Origins of Money: Silver Sources in the Ancient World

by Dr Gil Davis

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August 2017

Cargoes of Cloth: Textile trade in the ancient world

by Christina Sumner

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July 2017

Salt, Stone, Spice and Silk: Trade in the Ancient World

A NEAF Seminar Series

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May 2017

Lapis Lazuli: King of the Blues. The Stone that Rocked the World

by Dr Wendy Reade

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May 2017

From Cordoba to Kashgar: Islamic Cultures and the Wider World

A NEAF Seminar Series

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March 2017

The Archaeology of Western Asia today: Challenges, old and new

by Professor Barbara Helwing

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November 2016

Aleppo: A Lost City?

by Dr Ross Burns

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September 2016

The Nabataeans Beyond Petra: New Insights into Ancient Arabia from Jordan’s Desert Inscriptions and Rock Carvings

by Glenn J. Corbett

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August 2016

From Cordoba to Kashgar

A NEAF Seminar Series

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July 2016

Ice Age Villagers of the Levant: Sedentism and Social Connections in the Natufian Period

by Dr Phillip Edwards

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May 2016

Fire Temples and Towers of Silence: Zoroastrian Architectural Legacies

by Prof Alison Betts

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April 2016

The Visible Dead: Dolmens and the landscape in Bronze Age Levant

by James Fraser

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March 2016

The Foundations of Western Civilisations

The First Millennium CE.

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March 2016

NEAF 2016 AGM: Shangri-La Beneath a Summer Moon

A film by the Kashmir Prehistory Project.

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