Please see below the first two Occasional Master Classes in Archaeology and Heritage Management for Semester 2, 2017.

Each year, the Archaeology Department coordinates a series of specialist masters classes. These classes are intended as a supplement to formal topics, offering students the chance to learn about specialist topics that they may not ordinarily have much exposure to. The series is occasional and reflects the availability of specialist speakers throughout the semester, so there will be weeks where there are no classes scheduled. All Graduate students are welcome to attend these classes, while some are also available to Undergraduates. Enrolments are essential.

Certificates of completion will be provided to all participants. These will be emailed to students who attended the week after the class in question.

If you have feedback about classes, or want to suggest a topic for a future class, please email Dr Mick Morrison.


Series Coordinator:


Please Note:

  • Enrolments close two days prior to the advertised class time;
  • Classes are subject to change at short notice (e.g. time, room location). Please check your email the day before any class to ensure that you have the most up to date information;
  • Please notify us if you are enrolled but are unable to attend. Please provide at least 24 hours notice so that we can make your place available to other students. If you do not do this you may be excluded from the next two (2) classes, except where there is a genuine emergency.

Please use the “sign up here” links to register for classes.


Making maps with Adobe Illustrator – Friday 4th August

With Antoinette Hennessy

Are you wanting to learn how to make publication quality maps using Adobe Illustrator? This master class will show you what you need to know and give you a hands on opportunity to create a high quality map. You will be taught how to use online and other format maps as a basemap (including using maps that are not pre-existing in Adobe Illustrator format) and how to edit and add to these layers to produce a high quality map particular to your research needs.

Location: Digital Archaeology Laboratory (H124)
Date: Friday 4 August
Time: 10am-1pm
Cost: There is no cost
Contact person: Mick Morrison

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Commercial archaeology and Aboriginal heritage management in NSW: A student primer

Eligibility: Postgraduate and Honours students.

Dr Paul Irish has worked as a consultant archaeologist and cultural heritage professional in Sydney for the better part of two decades. In this unique masters class, Paul will be sharing with students his detailed knowledge on the industry as well as his top tips for students who are exploring a career in cultural heritage management. Key topics include:

  • How does heritage management operate in New South Wales? 
  • What are the key provisions of current heritage legislation?
  • What are the common contexts in which cultural heritage management work is undertaken in NSW—where is the work and who does it?
  • What are the challenges for archaeologists?
  • How can current students and recent graduates prepare for a career in this field?
  • What does the future of cultural heritage management look like in NSW 

Location: Humanities 112
Date: Friday 11th August
Time: 10am-12pm
Cost: There is no cost
Contact person: Mick Morrison  

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Archaeology Laboratory WHS Induction Session – 11 August 2017 

By John Naumann, Department of Archaeology


Any undergraduate, colleague or graduate student who wishes to access the Archaeology Laboratories in Humanities building, especially rm. 113 (such as to gain experience in laboratory sorting as a volunteer, to access the collections or use the computers) will be expected to have completed a compulsory WHS Induction Session. This information is a pre-requisite to access and lab use. This session will cover basic occupational work, health and safety (WHS) requirements in relation to Flinders University, laboratory policy, procedures and regulations. It is a repeat of others held in the new labs in Humanities, but is significantly different from those previously centred around old labs in Social Sciences South [SSS]

Location: Flinders Campus, Humanities 113 (Archaeology Research Lab)
Date: Friday 11 August 2017
Time: 2-3:30pm
Costs: There is no cost
Equipment: Must wear closed shoes and bring a pen, Student ID card
Contact person: John Naumann

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See the details of previous Master Classes