Leaders, Lecturers & Tour Managers

Em. Prof. Frank Sear

Emeritus Professor Frank Sear is a graduate of Cambridge University, where he did both his undergraduate and postgraduate work. As a Scholar at the British School at Rome he did research on Roman Wall and Vault Mosaics and as a Cotton Fellow, he excavated in Benghazi and Leptis Magna, Libya. In 1975 he took up a lecturing position at the University of Adelaide where he taught Classical Archaeology as well as Latin and Greek. He has since been a visiting scholar at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin, a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and Hugh Last Fellow at the British School at Rome. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 1991 he took up the position of Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Melbourne. He was co-Director of the Australian Pompeii Project from 1978 to 1988, and since 1990 has directed the Australian Roman Theatres project, which involved surveying the theatres at Gubbio, Taormina, Benevento and Pompeii in Italy, Jerash in Jordan, and Orange in France. He has written numerous articles on his archaeological work and published a number of books including Roman Wall and Vault Mosaics, Roman Architecture, and Roman Theatres. He has led numerous archaeological tours in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Egypt, North Africa, Spain and France.

Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
Publications
  • Roman Theatres: an architectural study, Oxford University Press, 2006
  • Roman Architecture, Cornell University Press, 1983
  • Roman Wall and Vault Mosaics, Römische Mitteilungen 23, 1977
Past Tours

Frank first joined ASA in 2011 and has since led numerous ASA tours including programs to Italy & Sicily, Croatia, Albania, Malta and Greece. These include:

  • A Journey through Minoan Crete, Mycenaean Greece and the Classical World (2016)
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands (2016)
  • An Adriatic Journey: from Trieste to Dubrovnik (2015)
  • Hidden Treasures of Rome, Viterbo and Tivoli: from Antiquity to the Baroque (2014)
  • The Wine Dark Sea: Southern Italy, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands (2014, 2015)
  • The Wine Dark Sea: Southern Italy & Sicily (2011, 2013)
  • An Adriatic Journey: from Trieste to Corfu (2012)
  • Islands of the Central Mediterranean: Malta, Gozo, Sicily & the Aeolian islands (2012)