Associate Professor & Assistant Dean (Student Affairs)
Prof. (Dr.) Chris Hale completed his Bachelor of Ancient History with 1st class honours at Macquarie University in Sydney, and his PhD in the Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Levant at the University of Melbourne. He has previously taught several archaeology and ancient history-based courses at the University of Melbourne, and was a 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens. He has also worked for the British School at Athens as a Knossos Curatorial Assistant with the Stratigraphical Museum on the island of Crete during 2016 and 2017, and will be a 2017 Glassman Holland Research Fellow with the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.
Dr Hale is currently active at several major international archaeological research projects including the Mitrou Archaeological Project (University of Tennessee and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Phthiotida and Evrytania), the Palace of Nestor Excavation Project (University of Cincinnati), and the Iklaina Archaeological Project (University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Athens Archaeological Society) in Greece; and the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project in Israel (Bar Ilan University). He has also previously worked in Victoria, Australia in the Cultural Heritage sector as a contract archaeologist at several rescue-excavations.
His research interests include the ceramics of the Eastern Mediterranean (with a speciality in the Middle and Late Bronze Age); relative chronologies and synchronisms; pottery processing methodology; interregional interactions; pottery production and consumption; transcultural processes; urbanisation; and socio-economic inequalities in Bronze Age societies. He is also interested in 3D imaging and its applications in archaeological research, cultural heritage management, and pedagogy.