Gale Visiting Professorship

Discovering the Hellenic world within and beyond Greece
Each year the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA) brings a Visiting Professor to tour Australia
Janet Gale

Janet Gale 

Our Visiting Professorship programme brings to Australia a distinguished scholar of Hellenic studies to undertake a national lecture tour to our Institutional Members over August and September each year.

Thanks to the generosity of Janet Gale, we are delighted to be able to continue our Visiting Professorship programme through 2027. Janet is a long-standing member of the AAIA who has championed our endeavours. We are exceptionally grateful for her continued support of the Institute in promoting classical studies in Australia.  

Our 2024 Visiting Professor is Professor Philipp Stockhammer, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich) and Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (Jena)

A History of the Visiting Professorship

From its foundation in 1987, the Visiting Professorship has been generously supported by a number of individuals. These include Mr Sidney Londish; Mr Peter Burrows; Professor John Chalmers; Mr Michael Diamond; Mr Timothy Harding; Mrs Pauline Harding; Dr Robert Harper; Dr Monica Jackson; and Professor J.A. Young. In addition, the Visiting Professorship has been supported the Thyne Reid Foundation. We thank our sponsors for their generosity, commitment and support.

Past Visiting Professors

Professor Reinhard Senff, Director of the German Archaeological Institute at Athens

2019 - Professor Clemente Marconi, James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University

2018 - Professor Antonas Kotsonas, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University (formerly based at the University of Cincinnati)

Professor James C. Wright, American School of Classical Studies at Athens/Bryn Mawr College

Professor Katja Sporn, German Archaeological Institute at Athens

Professor John H. Oakley, The College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA

Professor W. Jeffrey Tatum & Dr Diana Burton, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Professor Alastair Blanshard, University of Queensland

Professor Angelos Chaniotis, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton

Professor Catherine Morgan, Director The British School at Athens

Professor Jack Davis, Director of The American School of Classical Studies in Athens

Professor Robert Laffineur, Department of Art History and Archaeology of Ancient Greece, The University of Liège

Professor Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis,  University of Crete, Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art

Professor François Lissarrague, Director of the Louis Gernet Centre for the Comparative Study of Ancient Societies, Paris

Professor Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, Director of the German Archaeological Institute  in Athens

Professor Jacques Perreault, The University of Montreal, co-director of the Greek-Canadian Excavations at Argilos 

Professor Panagiota (Nota) Kourou, Professor of Early Iron Age Aegean Archaeology, The University of Athens

Professor Marc Waelkens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Assoc. Professor Barbara Burrell, University of Cincinnati and Proffessor Graeme Clarke, Australian National University

Prof. Andrew Stewart, University of California, Berkeley

Professor John McKesson Camp II, American School of Classical Studies,  Athens, Greece




Professor H. Alan Shapiro, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

Professor Sarah Morris University of California, Los Angeles USA and Dr J. K. Papadopoulos The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, USA

Dr Hermann Kienast, German Archaeological Institute,  Athens, Greece

Professor Erika Simon Würzburg, Chair of Class Archaeology University of Würzburg, Germany

Professor Spiros Iakovides, University of Athens, Greece

Professor John Barron,  Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London

Professor Helmut Kyrieleis, Director German Archaeological Institute Athens

Professor Brunilde Sismondo-Ridgway, Rhys Carpenter Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA

Professor Christos Doumas, University of Athens, Greece


Professor Nicolas Coldstream, Yates Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology,  University College London

Professor Lilly Kahil, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Professor John Boardman, Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art,  University of Oxford, England