PhD Archaeology. Lecturer and Tutor in Ancient World Studies., University of Melbourne

Caroline J. Tully has academic qualifications in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Melbourne and in Fine Art from Monash University. Caroline worked as a professional tapestry weaver at the Australian Tapestry Workshop and as a witchcraft maven at Australia's Witchcraft Magazine, prior to commencing her doctoral research in Aegean Archaeology at the University of Melbourne in 2010. Caroline's PhD focuses on Late Bronze and Early Iron Age cultic traditions in the ancient Aegean, eastern Mediterranean and Egypt. She also has a strong interest in Museology as well as Reception Studies, particularly in regard to the religions of ancient Egypt and Minoan Crete.

See her blog at http://necropolisnow.blogspot.com/

Experience

  • –present
    Doctoral Candidate Classics and Archaeology, University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
  • 2007 
    University of Melbourne, Graduate Diploma in Arts University of Melbourne
  • 1995 
    Monash University , Bachelor of Fine Arts

Publications

  • 2016
    The artifice of Daedalus: Modern Minoica as religious focus in contemporary Paganism, Conference paper for New Antiquities: Transformations of the Past in the New Age and Beyond. In Metaforms: Studies in the Reception of Classical Antiquity. Leiden: Brill.
  • 2016
    Numinous tree and stone: re-animating the Minoan sacred landscape., Co-authored with Sam Crooks and Louise Hitchcock. In Metaphysis: Ritual Myth and Symbolism in the Aegean Bronze Age. The 15th International Aegean Conference, Aegaeum Annales liégeoises d’archaéologie égéenne.
  • 2015
    Dropping Ecstasy? Minoan Cult and the Tropes of Shamanism., Co-authored with Sam Crooks. Time and Mind: The Journal for Archaeology Consciousness and Culture 8: 2. 129‒158.
  • 2015
    Review of the exhibition: Between Artefact and Text: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome in the University of Melbourne Classics and Archaeology Collections. Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Australia. 25 October 2014 to 19 April 2015., University of Melbourne Collections Magazine Issue 16.. 35-38.
  • 2014
    Book Review: John Bodel and Saul M. Olyan, eds., Household and Family Religion in Antiquity. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008., The Pomegranate: International Journal of Pagan Studies 16: 2. 267-271.
  • 2014
    Museums of Israel., Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Claire Smith (Ed.) Springer: New York.
  • 2014
    The British Museum., Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Claire Smith (Ed.) Springer: New York.
  • 2012
    The Sacred Life of Trees: What trees say about people in the prehistoric Aegean and Near East., Proceedings of the 33rd Australian Society for Classical Studies Conference. 2012. Available online at http://www.ascs.org.au/news/ascs33/index.html
  • 2012
    Demeter’s Wrath: How the Eleusinian Mysteries Attempted to Cheat Death., Memento Mori: Magickal and mythological perspectives on death, dying, the underworld, afterlife, ghosts, ancestors and mortality. Ed. Kim Huggens. London: Avalonia. 144–152.
  • 2011
    Aphrodite Hellenised: The Taming of a Goddess of Sex and Power., Anointed: A Devotional Anthology for the Deities of the Near and Middle East. 233–242. Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  • 2011
    Do the Judean Pillar Figurines Represent the Goddess Asherah?, Anointed: A Devotional Anthology for the Deities of the Near and Middle East. Ed. Tess Dawson. 182–190. Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
  • 2011
    Researching the Past is a Foreign Country: Cognitive Dissonance as a Response by Practitioner Pagans to Academic Research on the History of Pagan Religions., The Pomegranate: International Journal of Pagan Studies 112.1. 98–105.
  • 2010
    Report on excavation at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel, 2009., Biblical Archaeology Review 36: 1. (Jan/Feb 2010). Available online at http://www.bib-arch.org/e-features/scholarship-recipient-report.asp
  • 2010
    Gory Celtic Groves., Esoteric Source Magazine. 14–29.
  • 2010
    Walk Like an Egyptian: Egypt as Authority in Aleister Crowley’s Reception of The Book of the Law’., The Pomegranate: International Journal of Pagan Studies 12:1. 20–47.
  • 2009
    Samuel Liddell Macgregor Mathers and Isis., Ten Years of Triumph? Academic Approaches to Studying Magic and the Occult: Examining scholarship into witchcraft and paganism ten years after Ronald Hutton’s Triumph of the Moon. Eds. Dave Evans and Dave Green. 62–74. Harpenden: Hidden Publications.
  • 2009
    Florence and the Mummy., Women’s Voices in Magic. Ed. Brandy Williams. 15–23. Stafford UK: Megalithica Books.
  • 2009
    Erichtho: Wicked Witch of the West., The Equinox: British Journal of Thelema VII 9. 451–458.
  • 2008
    The Pythia of Apollo at Delphi., Priestesses, Pythonesses and Sibyls. Ed. Sorita D'Este. 41–52. London: Avalonia.
  • 2008
    The Pagan Lindsay, Green Egg Omelette. Ed. Oberon Zell. 44–46. Franklin Lakes NJ: New Page Books.
  • 2006
    Demeter’s Wrath: How the Eleusinian Mysteries Attempted to Cheat Death, Pagan Times Magazine. 6–9.
  • 2005
    Give me that Old Time Religion: a beginner’s guide to Pagan Reconstructionism., newWitch. 8. 48–52.
  • 2005
    Birthing Death., Celebrating the Pagan Soul. Ed. Laura Wildman. 226–230. New York: Citadel Press.
  • 2004
    Calling the Great God Pan., Pop! Goes the Witch. Ed. Fiona Horne. 225–229. New York: Disinformation.
  • 2003
    The Sabbats., Practising the Witch's Craft. Ed. Douglas Ezzy. 169–188. Crows Nest NSW: Allen and Unwin.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Jessie Webb Scholarship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Faculty of Arts University of Melbourne
  • 2011
    Australian Federation of University Women Victoria: William and Elizabeth Fisher Scholarship and Bursaries in Memory of Feminist Fathers – Special Award.
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Australian Federation of University Women Victoria
  • 2011
    The Alma Hansen Scholarship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Faculty of Arts University of Melbourne
  • 2011
    Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship (MATS): Riady Travelling Scholarship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Faculty of Arts University of Melbourne
  • 2011
    Prue Torney Memorial Prize
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Faculty of Arts University of Melbourne
  • 2011
    The Norman Macgeorge Scholarship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Faculty of Arts University of Melbourne
  • 2009
    Biblical Archaeology Society Dig Scholarship, for Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel.
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Biblical Archaeology Society

Research Areas

  • Archaeology (2101)
  • Religion And Religious Studies (2204)
  • Visual Arts And Crafts (1905)
  • Curatorial And Related Studies (2102)
  • Historical Studies (2103)