The Australia Institute of Archaeology

Postal:     La Trobe University, 

               Victoria, AUSTRALIA 3086
Location:  Building TER 11, Terrace Way,

               Macleod, Vic

 

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Email:        director@aiarch.org.au

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The Petrie Oration

The Petrie Oration is the annual lecture of the Australian Institute of Archaeology. It commemorates the life and work of Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, who contributed so much to archaeology and to the collections of the Institute. It is delivered by significant archaeological scholars from Australia and Overseas.

2019

Irving Finkel, British Museum

The Ark before Noah.....see

Past Petrie Orations:

2018

Dr Craig Barker, University of Sydney

Urban Roman Cyprus: New Evidence from 2nd Century AD Nea Paphos

2017

Lloyd Weeks, Professor of Archaeology, University of New England

Eat, Pray, Smelt: the Enigmatic Prehistoric Desert Site of Saruq al-Hadid, Dubai, U.A.E

2016

Professor Alison Betts, University of Sydney

Kingship and the Gods in Ancient Khorezm: new light on the early history of Zoroastrianism

2015

Dr. Ron Tappy, G. Albert Shoemaker Professor of Bible and Archaeology and Director of the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology

Samaria's Ostraca House: Making Sense of a Complicated Context

2014

Professors Carol L. Meyers and Eric M. Meyers, Duke University

Holy Land Archaeology: Where the Past Meets the Present

2013

Professor Wayne Horowitz, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Seeing Gods in the Sky: Astronomy, Astrology, and Cultural Identity in The Ancient Near East and Beyond

2012

Professor William Dever

Reflections on the death of Biblical Archaeology

2011

Professor Timothy Harrison, University of Toronto

Taita and the ‘Land of Palistin’: Recent discoveries at Tell Tayinat and vicinity

2010

Dr Thomas Davis, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute

St Paul on Cyprus: Transformation of an Apostle

2009

Dr Bruce Winter, Principal, Queensland Theological College

First Corinthians off the Rocks: Archaeological Resolutions of its Enigmas?

2008

Professor James K Hoffmeier, Trinity International University

New Evidence for the Amarna Period on the East Frontier of Egypt

2007

Professor Naguib Kanawati  AM  Macquarie University

Recent archaeological work in the Teti Cemetery at Saqqara, Egypt

2006

Dr Kathryn Eriksson, La Trobe University

The eruption of Thera (Santorini) and its impact in the east Mediterranean: archaeological analysis of mid-second millennium BC societies and the Biblical tradition of the Exodus

2005

Edwin Judge, Emeritus Professor of History, Macquarie University

On this Rock I will build my Ekklesia: Counter-cultic springs of Multiculturalism?

2004

Alan Millard, Emeritus Professor, University of Liverpool

Half a pot is better than no pot at all: The role of accident in archaeology

2003

Professor Rosalie David, Keeper of Egyptology, Manchester Museum

Flinders Petrie and the Manchester Mummies: a resource for scientific studies of life and death in ancient Egypt

2002

Professor Anson Rainey, University of Tel Aviv

The Tell el Amarna Letters: 100 years after Flinders Petrie

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