Associate Professor Gocha Tsetskhladze
Reader in Classical Archaeology
Phone: +61 3 8344 4319
Location: Room 128, Old Quad (Building 150)
Academic profile (click on the link for more information)
Qualifications: BA and MPhil (Kharkov), PhD (Moscow), DPhil (Oxford)
Gocha Tsetskhladze has doctorates from Moscow and Oxford. He has taught at the universities of London (latterly as Reader in Classical Archaeology) and Copenhagen (Visiting Professor), and been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. He was Onassis Visiting Professor at the Universities of British Columbia, Chicago, Pennsylvania and Texas at Austin in 2006, and since 2009 has been a Visiting Professor at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University as part of an Open Society Institute Higher Education Support Programme.
He has excavated several Greek colonial sites around the Black Sea (Georgia, Russia, the Ukraine) and was Director of the University of London Phanagoria (South Russia) excavation and publication project. Since 2009 he has been Director of the University of Melbourne excavations at Pessinus in Central Anatolia.
He is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Ancient West and East, founder and series editor of Colloquia Pontica/Colloquia Antiqua, a publication series on the archaeology and ancient history of the Black Sea, Mediterranean and the Near East, and editor of the 3-volume handbook, Greek Colonisation: An Account of Greek Colonies and Other Settlements Overseas (Brill, Leiden), etc.
He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) and has several honours including 'The Global Award of Accomplishment (Classical Archaeology and Ancient History)' from the Who's Who Institute of Irvine, California.
Gocha's research areas are Greek archaeology and history of the Archaic and Classical periods; Greek colonisation; the archaeology of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea; the Caucasus; Anatolia; and Europe in the 1st millennium BC.
- Director, excavation at Pessinus, temple city of Cybele, the Great Mother Goddess, Central Anatolia (project web site under construction)
- Publication projects, including Ancient West & East, Colloquia Antiqua, a Dictionary of Black Sea Antiquities, Greek Colonisation: An Account of Greek Colonies and Other Settlements Overseas Vol. 3, and many others.
Pessinus, Imperial Temple
Pessinus, Imperial Temple: temple area