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David Kennedy

W/Prof David Kennedy

Winthrop Professor
Classics and Ancient History

Contact details
Address
Classics and Ancient History
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2150
Fax
6488 1069
Email
david.kennedy@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://www.classics.uwa.edu.au/staff/kennedy
Location
Room 1.28, Arts Building, Crawley campus
Qualifications
BA Manc., DPhil Oxf., FSA, FAHA
Biography
Prof. Kennedy is an archaeologist specialising in the Roman Near East. His particular areas of interest are Aerial Archaeology, ancient landscape studies and the Roman military.
Key research
The Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East is a project designed to investigate, document and photograph archaeological sites from over the greater Arabian area using remote sensing. This includes historical imagery and mapping, satellite imagery and aerial photography. The project is designed both to develop a methodology suited to the region and to illuminate settlement history in the Near East.
An annual flying program over Jordan, the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan Project, has been carried out annually since 1997 and the modern digitisation of international collections and the increasing availability of satellite imagery using programs such as Google Earth and Bing are being utilised to study the wider region.
Google Inside Search: David Kennedy Ancient Ruins
http://www.google.com/insidesearch/stories.html#video=dkennedy
Owen Jarus, ‘Visible Only from Above, Mystifying ‘Nazca Lines’ Discovered in MidEast’, LiveScience, 14 September 2011: http://www.livescience.com/16046-nazca-lines-wheels-google-earth.html
Asher Moses, ‘Google Unearth: Aussie discovers new treasured form the past – from his office’, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Sept 2011, http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/google-unearth-aussie-discovers-new-treasures-from-the-past--from-his-office-20110923-1kol7.html
Dan Vergano, ‘Google Earth reveals ancient stories’, USA Today, 23 October 2011.
Wendy Zuckerman, Feb. 2011, ‘Longing to be an archaeologist? Try Google Earth’, New Scientist, Vol. 209, Is. 2799: 14.
Wendy Zuckerman, Sept. 2011, ‘Google Earth reveals Nazca-like structures in Arabia’, New Scientist: Life, 20.
Publications
Selected Publications:

Kennedy, D.L. 2011, 'Recovering the Past from Above. Hibabiya: an early Islamic village in the Jordanian desert?' Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 22: pp. 253-260.

Kennedy, D.L. 2011, ''The Works of the Old Men' in Arabia: remote sensing in interior Arabia', Journal of Archaeological Science 38, pp. 3185-3202

Kennedy, D.L., Bishop, M.C. 2011, 'Google Earth and the Archaeology of Saudi Arabia. A case study from the Jeddah area', Journal of Archaeological Science 38, pp. 1284-1293.

Kennedy, D.L., Bewley, R. 2010, Archives and aerial imagery in Jordan: rescuing the archeology of Greater Amman from rapid urban sprawl in Landscapes Through the Lens: Aerial Photographs and Historic Environment, Oxbow Books , Oxford and Oakville

Kennedy, D.L., Bewley, R. 2009, 'Aerial Archaeology in Jordan', Antiquity, 83, 319, pp. 69-81

Kennedy, D.L. 2007, Gerasa and the Decapolis: A 'Virtual Island' in Northwest Jordan, Duckworth Debates in Archaeology, Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., London, U.K Detail

Kennedy, D.L., Bewley, R. 2004, Ancient Jordan from the AirThe Council for British Research in the Levant, London Detail

Kennedy, D.L. 2000, The Roman Army in Jordan, British Academy Monographs in Archaeology, Council for British Research in the Levant/The British Academy, London Detail

Kennedy, D.L. 1998, The Twin Towns of Zeugma on the Euphrates. Rescue Work and Historical Studies, Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supplementary Series, Journal of Roman Archaeology, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Detail

Kennedy, D.L. 1996, The Roman Army in the East, Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supplementary Series, Journal of Roman Archaeology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Detail

For full publications list please see http://www.apaame.org/p/publications.html
Funding received
Winthrop Professor David Kennedy 2011, 'Aerial Archaeology in Jordan', Packard Humanities Institute.

Winthrop Professor David Kennedy 2010, 'Aerial Archaeology in Jordan - 2010', Packard Humanities Institute.

Winthrop Professor David Kennedy 2009, 'Aerial Archaeology in Jordan (2009)', Packard Humanities Institute.

Winthrop Professor David Kennedy 2008, 'Aerial Archaeology in Jordan', Packard Humanities Institute.

Winthrop Professor David Kennedy 2004, 'Jarash Town Survey, Jordan.', UWA Research Grants Scheme.
Memberships
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London
Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
Honours and awards
David has twice been elected to Membership of The Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and has also held a Stanley J. Seeger Fellowship in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University. In 2003 he was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian government.
Previous positions
Associate Professor, Boston University 1989 - 1990
Lecturer, University of Sheffield 1976 - 1989
Teaching
David has successfully supervised or jointly supervised a number of post-graduate students at the University of Western Australia, including (with year of graduation):

2010 PhD. Dr Lynch. Supervised by: Prof Kennedy, Prof Melville-Jones

2009 PhD. Dr Ottley. Supervised by: Prof Kennedy, Bosworth

2008 Masters. Mr Wright. Supervised by: Prof Kennedy, Prof Melville-Jones

2004 PhD. Dr Arends. Supervised by: Prof Kennedy

2004 PhD. Dr Drum. Supervised by: Prof Kennedy, E/Prof Bosworth

2002 Masters. Mr Gibb. Supervised by: Prof Kennedy, Prof Melville-Jones

1999 Masters. Ms Gabrieli. Supervised by: Prof Kennedy

1998 Masters. Ms Crowe. Supervised by: Prof Kennedy

1996 Masters. Mr Ross. Supervised by: Prof Kennedy
Useful links
http://www.apaame.org
http://www.flickr.com/photos/apaame
http://www.humanities.uwa.edu.au/research/cah/aerial-archaeology
http://www.humanities.uwa.edu.au/research/cah/roman-archaeology
http://www.humanities.uwa.edu.au/research/cah/jarash-hinterland-survey
New and noteworthy
Over 15000 photographs from the latest flying season of the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan (AAJ) Project are now online at www.flickr.com/photos/apaame !
Current projects
Since 1997 David has conducted annual aerial reconnaissance over Jordan as part of the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan project (www.flickr.com/photos/apaame). His other projects have included the Jarash Hinterland Survey with Fiona Baker (2005-2011), a rescue project at the Classical city of Zeugma on the Euphrates (1993-2001) and currently the Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East (www.apaame.org).
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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