Staff profile

Professor Tim Murray

Executive Dean, Charles La Trobe Professor of Archaeology

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Hu3 325, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

BA (Double Hons-Sydney), PhD (Sydney).

Membership of professional associations

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities.

Area of study

Archaeology

Brief profile

Professor Tim Murray joined the Program in 1986 as Lecturer and was appointed to the Chair of Archaeology in 1995. He has also taught at the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, Cambridge University, the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), the Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), and the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (Paris) and the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2003 and Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities in Australia in the same year.  He is editor of The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. In 2009 he became Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and in 2010 was made Charles La Trobe Professor of Archaeology.

Recent publications

Books

  • Murray, T and Evans, C (eds.) 2008, Histories of Archaeology, Oxford University Press, New York.
  • Murray, T 2007, Milestones in Archaeology, ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara.
  • Crook, P & Murray, T 2006, An Historical Archaeology of Institutional Refuge: Life at the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney, Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • Crook, P & Murray, T  2006, The Historical Archaeology of the First Government House Site, Sydney: Further Research,  Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • Murray, T 2004, Archaeology from Australia,  Australian Scholarly Publications, Melbourne.
  • Murray, T 2004,The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom.

Book Chapters

  • Murray, T. 2010, The power of the past: environment, aborigines, archaeology and a sustainable Australian society. In P. McAnany and N.Yoffee (eds) The choices and fates of human societies: an anthropological and environmental reader, pp. 229-328. Cambridge University Press: New York.
  • Murray, T 2008,  'The History, Philosophy and Sociology of Archaeology: The Case of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act',in Histories of Archaeology, Tim Murray and Christopher Evans (eds), New York, Oxford University Press, pp. 145-176.
  • Murray, T 2008, 'Prehistoric archaeology in the 'Parliament of Science' 1845-1884',in Archives, Ancestors, Practices - Archaeology in the Light of its History, (eds), Nathan Schlanger and Jarl Nordbladh, New York and Oxford, Berghahn, pp. 59-71.
  • Murray, T 2008, 'Paradigms and metaphysics or 'Is This the End of Archaeology as We Know It?',in Simon Holdaway and LuAnn Wandsnider (eds), Time in Archaeology: Time Perspectivism Revisited,  Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press, pp. 170-180.
  • Murray, T 2008, Lake Mungo. In Peter Cochrane (ed.)  Australian Greats, pp. 72-75. Random House: Sydney.

Articles

  • Murray, T 2007, 'Rethinking antiquarianism, Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, 17(2).
  • Murray, T G. Clark, D. Burley and T. Murray, 2008, Monumentality and the Development of the Tongan Maritime Chiefdom. Antiquity 82 (318):994-1008.
  • Murray, T 2009, Illustrating ‘savagery’: Sir John Lubbock and Ernest Griset. Antiquity 83: 488-499.
  • Murray, T 2009, Archaeology in the modern city: Issues and prospects. INSITE. Victorian Branch of the Museums Association of Australia. February/April: 3. Graham Connah: Writing historical archaeology in Australia. Australasian Historical Archaeology 27: 25-28.
  • Murray, T 2010, Oral Histories and the Archaeology of the Modern City. Talk about town: Urban Lives and Oral Sources in 20th Century Australia. History Australia Vol. 7, No. 2: 34.1-34.12.

Older publications

Books 2003

  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Paddy’s Market site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Susannah Place site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Cumberland and Gloucester Streets site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Hyde Park Barracks site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the First Government House site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Mint site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Assessment of Historical and Archaeological Resources of the Lilyvale site, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Glebe, NSW.

2005

  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Keeping up with the McNamaras: A Historical Archaeological Study of the Cumberland and Gloucester Streets site, The Rocks, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW.

2006

  • Penny Crook and Tim Murray The EAMC Aretfacts Databse: A Guide. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray People+Place: A Guide to the Database. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • Penny Crook and Tim Murray An Historical Archaeology of Institutional Refuge: Life at the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • Penny Crook and Tim Murray The Historical Archaeology of the First Government House Site, Sydney: Further Research. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW.
  • Penny Crook, Laila Ellmoos and Tim Murray Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City Project databases: Archaeology and People and Place. 2 DVDs. Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Sydney, NSW

2007

  • Milestones in Archaeology. ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara.

Edited books 2000

  • A. Anderson and T. Murray (eds) Australian Archaeologist. Collected papers in honour of Jim Allen Coombs Academic Publishing: Canberra.

2001

  • Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries, 3 vols. ABC-CLIO Press: Santa Barbara. American Library Association Outstanding Reference Source Award; Best Reference Independent Book Publisher (USA) Award.
  • A. Mayne and T. Murray (eds) The Archaeology of Urban Landscapes: Explorations in Slumland. Cambridge University Press.

2002

  • T. Murray and A. Mayne (eds) Vanished Communities. Investigating History at “Little Lon”. La Trobe Archaeology Publications.

2003

  • Exploring the modern city: recent approaches to urban history and archaeology. Historic Houses Trust of NSW.

2004

  • Archaeology from Australia. Australian Scholarly Publications: Melbourne.
  • The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies. Cambridge University Press.

2008

  • C Evans and T Murray (eds) Histories of Archaeology. Oxford University Press, New York.

Edited journals 2003

  • Tim Murray Volume 13(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 13(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

2004

  • Tim Murray Volume 14(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 14(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

2005

  • Tim Murray Volume 15(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 15(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

2006

  • Tim Murray Volume 16(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 16(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 10(4) Archaeology of the Casselden Place Site, Melbourne, Australia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology.

2007

  • Tim Murray Volume17(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 17(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

2008

  • Tim Murray Volume18(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 18(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 1 Journal of Historical and European Studies

Review articles

  • 2007 Peripheral matters? Pedro Paulo Funari, Andrés Zarankin and Emily Stovel (eds)
  • 2005 Global Archaeological Theory. Contextual Voices and Contemporary Thoughts. Kluwer/Plenum: New York. Ian J.McNiven and Lynette Russell
  • 2005 Appropriated pasts. Indigenous peoples and the colonial culture of archaeology. Altamira: Lanham. Laurajane Smith
  • 2004 Archaeological theory and the politics of cultural heritage. Routledge: London. Cambridge Archaeology Journal

Research projects

  • Sir John Lubbock and the foundation of prehistoric archaeology 
  • Building Transnational Archaeologies in the Modern World 1750-1950  
  • Traces, Collections, Ruins: Towards a Comparative History of Antiquarianism  
  • The Origin and Development of the Tongan Empire  
  • Urban Archaeology in Melbourne  
  • Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City  
  • Robert Knox, James Hunt, and the Birth of British Archaeology 1810-1865