Facilities and resources
The current facility was built at La Trobe between 2011 and 2012, and was specifically designed for work on archaeological and fossil bearing sites as part of the development of archaeological science, archaeometry and geoarchaeological research and teaching within Archaeology at La Trobe.
Please contact Assoc. Prof. Andy Herries (A.Herries@latrobe.edu.au) for more information.
The Molecular Archaeology Laboratory:The Molecular Archaeology Laboratory at La Trobe University is dedicated to the analysis of ancient biomolecules, in order to obtain archaeological information.
The quarantine approved laboratory, housed in the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences (LIMS), contains wet chemical preparation areas for extraction and purification of ancient proteins such as bone collagen, hair keratin, muscle, skin. The facilities available include a fumehood, centrifuges, heating blocks, -80°C freezer, freeze drier, rotary vacuum desiccator and a microbalance.
The lab also runs a Thermo Scientific (LC-Isolink) Liquid Chromatography Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (LC-IRMS) housed in the LIMS equipment suite. The LC-IRMS is dedicated to analysis of stable isotope ratios of carbon in amino acids as a means of obtaining in depth palaeodietary information. We have also applied the technique to other materials such as stalagmites and corals.
For further information please contact Dr Colin Smith (+61 3 94796575; firstname.lastname@example.org)
TARDIS (Teaching Archaeological Research Discipline in Simulation)
Since 2009, La Trobe has offered undergraduate archaeology students the chance to gain practical experience in excavating an artificial site on the Bundoora campus.
The project – known as TARDIS (Teaching Archaeological Research Discipline In Simulation) – uses an artificial site with a series of scenarios from various times and places in the past which students excavate. The TARDIS has seven layers, with Historical Australia at the top, followed by Mayan Mesoamerica, Bronze Age Cyprus, Neolithic China, Natufian Jordan, Indigenous Pleistocene Australia, and Plio-Pleistocene Africa.
- Jillian Garvey's Discovery Early Career Researcher Award project on Aboriginal archaeology at Neds Corner, northwestern Victoria, Australia
- Andy Herries' on-going research on the palaeoanthropology and archaeology of Drimolen Cave, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa
- Matthew Carter's 'The First Ships Project' in New Zealand
- 'Major archaeological project underway' (La Trobe University News).
- 'The Australian palaeodiets: 40,000 years in the making' (La Trobe University Big FAT Ideas 2014).
The Facebook page for the La Trobe University History Program provides updates on the latest news, events and all things LTU History!
- Dr Emma Robertson @chochistory
- Dr Giselle Roberts @Gisellemroberts
- Dr Nadia Rhook @NadiRhook
- Associate Professor Ian Coller @histor_ian
- Kate Laing @kateleonie
- Jayne Rantall @JayneRantall
- One-Plus-One (ABC)
- The War that Changed Us (ABC)
Created and cowritten by Clare Wright.
Nominated for Logie for Best Factual Program 2015.
Nominated for ATOM Award for Best Docudrama 2015.
- Utopia Girls: How Women Won the Vote (ABC)
Written and presented by Clare Wright.
Shortlisted for NSW Premiers History Award for Best Multimedia.
Here's what Fairfax television critic Melinda Houston said:
"The Story of Us takes key moments and characters from Australian history to tell the story of the nation. It is not a professorial piece of work, but it does not pretend to be. It's a rollicking yarn built on solid fact and, by that measure, it works splendidly."
- Kate Laing's 'A century of peace work' (The National Library of Australia Magazine)
- Tracey Banivanua Mar's 'Remember the Pacific's people when we remember the war in the Pacific' (The Conversation)
- Nadia Rhook's ' 'Marginality' in the Hoddle grid and the colour of public memory' (Peril)
- Liz Conor's 'A little brown-eyed babe washed ashore' (New Matilda)
- Tim Jones
- Clare Wright
- 'Lest we forget our other heroes of war, fighting for freedom at home' (The Conversation)
- 'Flash femmes and other forgotten figures of the Eureka Stockade' (The Conversation)
- 'The other Australia Day: November 11 throughout history' (The Conversation)
- 'Women are central to Australia's history. Why have we forgotten them?' (The Guardian)
- "History, writing and television: An Interview with Clare Wright' (Australian Women Writers)
- 'The 2014 Stella Prize award night: Speeches & pics' (The Stella Prize)
- Janet Butler 'Friendship in war was not just confined to bonds between men' (The Conversation)
- Janet Butler on what comprises a defining moment (REAL)
Credit: REAL Season 05. Produced through Media Arts, La Trobe University. 2014.
- Adelina Modesti's presentation on 'Women artists of early modern Italy: New archival studies' (Vimeo)
- Clare Wright:
- Looking for her presence (Melbourne Writers Festival)
- Clare Wright discusses her Stella Prize for her book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka with Booktopia's John Purcell (Booktopia TV)
- Clare Wright on the forgotten history of the women of Eureka and beyond (MADE Ballarat)
- Women's right to vote in SA (Utopia Girls)
- Epic Fail: Clare Wright
- Clare Wright on her book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka (Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation 2014 Inspiring Philanthropy Celebration)
- What is the future of ANZAC Day? (Melbourne Conversations)
- Women and work – who pays? (Melbourne Conversations)
- Gender: Does it matter nowadays? (The Monthly Video)
- The Stella Prize: One year on (Wheeler Centre)
- Must-read histories (Wheeler Centre)
- Forgotten rebels (Wheeler Centre)
- Lola Montez 19th century radical (Culture Victoria)