Tim Murray @ IUPPS History of archaeology

Research interests

Publications related to the history of archaeology

Dissertations

  • 1976 Aspects of polygenism in the works of Robert Knox and James Hunt, BA (Hons.), Department of History, University of Sydney.
  • 1978 Patterns in prehistory: Vere Gordon Childe reconsidered, BA (Hons.), Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney.
  • 1987 Remembrance of things present: appeals to authority in the history and philosophy of archaeology, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney
  • 2015 Archaeology. History, Theory, Philosophy, Doctor of Letters, La Trobe University.

Research Papers and Book Chapters

  • 1986 Tim Murray and Jim Allen. Theory and the development of historical archaeology in Australia. Archaeology in Oceania 21(1):85-93.
  • 1988 Ethnoarchaeology or palaeoethnology?. In B. Meehan and R.Jones (eds.) Archaeology with ethnography: an Australian perspective, pp. 1-16. Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University: Canberra.
  • 1990 The history, philosophy and sociology of archaeology: the case of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act (1882). In V. Pinsky and A. Wylie (eds.) Critical Directions in Contemporary Archaeology, pp. 55-67. Cambridge University Press.
  • Second Childehood? Gordon Childe and Australian Archaeology. Australian Archaeology 30: 14-17.
  • Why Plausibility Matters. Australian Archaeology 31: 98-102.
  • 1992 The Tasmanians and the constitution of the ‘Dawn of Humanity’. Antiquity 66:730-743.
  • The discourse of Australian prehistoric archaeology. In B. Attwood (ed.) Power, Knowledge, and Aborigines, pp. 1-19. A special issue of the Journal of Australian Studies, La Trobe University Press: Melbourne.
  • An archaeological perspective on the history of Aboriginal Australia. Working Papers in Australian Studies, Working Paper No: 80.
  • 1993 Archaeology, ideology and the threat of the past: Sir Henry Rider Haggard and the acquisition of time. World Archaeology 25(2): 175-186.
  • Communication and the importance of disciplinary communities: Who Owns the Past? In N. Yoffee and A. Sherratt (eds.) Archaeological Theory: Who Sets the Agenda?, pp. 105-116. Cambridge University Press.
  • The Childhood of William Lanne. Contact Archaeology and Aboriginality in Northwest Tasmania. Antiquity 67:504-519.
  • 1995 Gordon Childe, archaeological records, and rethinking the archaeologist’s project. In P.Gathercole, T. Irving and G. Melleuish (eds.) Childe and Australia, pp. 199-211. University of Queensland Press.
  • 1996 Towards a post-Mabo archaeology of Australia. In B. Attwood (ed.) In the Age of Mabo , pp. 73-87. Allen and Unwin: Sydney.
  • From Sydney to Sarajevo: A Centenary Reflection on Archaeology and European Identity.Archaeological Dialogues 3:55-69.
  • Co Aborigines, Archaeology, and Australian Heritage. Meanjin 55(4): 725-735.
  • L’Archeologie des XIX et XX siecles en Australie. In A. Schnapp (ed.) Archeologie du passe recent., pp. 167-179. Sous-Direction de’Archeologie (Ministere de la Culture): Paris.
  • 1999 The Art of Archaeological Biography, in T. Murray (ed.) Archaeologists: A Biographical Encyclopedia, pp. 869-883. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara.
  • Sir Arthur Evans, , in T. Murray (ed.) Archaeologists: A Biographical Encyclopedia, pp. 211-219. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara
  • Howard Carter , in T. Murray (ed.) Archaeologists: A Biographical Encyclopedia, pp. 289-299. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara.
  • Excavating The Cultural Traditions Of Nineteenth Century English Archaeology: The Case Of Robert Knox. In A. Gustafsson and H. Karlsson (eds) Glyfer och arkeologiske rum – en vänbok til Jarl Nordbladh, pp. 501-515. University of Göteborg, Sweden.
  • 2001 On ‘normalizing’ the Palaeolithic: An orthodoxy questioned. In R. Corbey and W. Roebroeks (eds) Studying Human Origins: Disciplinary History and Epistemology, pp. 29-44. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press.
  • A History of Prehistoric Archaeology in Australia. In T. Murray (ed.) Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries, 3 vols., pp. 121-127. ABC-CLIO Press: Santa Barbara.
  • A History of Prehistoric Archaeology in Britain. In T. Murray (ed.) Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries, 3 vols., pp. 199-217. ABC-CLIO Press: Santa Barbara.
  • 2002 Epilogue: Why the History of Archaeology Matters. Antiquity 76: 234-238.
  • 2004 Archbishop Ussher and Archaeological Time. In Leonid Vishnyatsky (ed.) The Archaeologist: Detective and Thinker, pp. 204-215. St Petersburg University Press.
  • 2005 The historiography of archaeology and Canon Greenwell. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology 15(2):26-37.
  • 2007 T.Murray Rethinking antiquarianism. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology 17(2): 14-22.
  • 2008 Prehistoric archaeology in the ‘Parliament of Science’ 1845-1884. In N. Schlanger and Jarl Nordbladh (eds) Archives, Ancestors, Practices – Archaeology in the Light of its History, pp. 59-71. Berghahn Books: New York and Oxford.
  • T. Murray and C. Evans (ed.) The historiography of archaeology – an editorial introduction, pp. 1-12.
  • 2009 Illustrating ‘savagery’: Sir John Lubbock and Ernest Griset. Antiquity 83: 488-499.
  • 2012 Writing histories of archaeology. In J. Carman, C. McDavid and R. Skeates (eds) Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology, pp. 135 – 152. Oxford University Press.
  • 2013 Antiquarianism of and in non-literate societies. In World Antiquarianism. Comparative Perspectives edited by Alain Schnapp with Lothar von Falkenhausen, Peter N. Miller and Tim Murray, pp. 11-34. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.
  • Why the history of archaeology is essential to theoretical archaeology. Complutum 24(2): 21-31.
  • 2014 Explorations in the historiography of archaeology: a personal account. In T. Murray From Antiquarian to Archaeologist: the history and philosophy of archaeology, pp. 8-12. Pen and Sword Press: Barnsley.
  • 2016 The New Archaeology and the Archaeology of Australia. In History of Archaeology: International Perspectives, edited by G. Delley, M. Diaz-Andreu, F. Djindjian, A. Giudi and M-A. Kaeser pp. 187-193. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • The Australian Research Council and the archaeology of the modern city in Australia. In History of Archaeology: International Perspectives, edited by G. Delley, M. Diaz-Andreu, F. Djindjian, A. Giudi and M-A. Kaeser pp. 233-237. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • The origins of culture history in prehistoric archaeology Rethinking plausibility and disciplinary tradition. In T.Murray and M. Spriggs (eds) The history of archaeology: contributions to theory and philosophy. World Archaeology 49(2): 187-197.
  • 2017 The Elephant in the Room. European Journal of Archaeology 20(1): 20-22.
  • T.Murray and M. Spriggs The historiography of archaeology: exploring theory, contingency and rationality. In T.Murray and M. Spriggs (eds) The history of archaeology: contributions to theory and philosophy. World Archaeology 49(2)
  • Does the history of archaeology serve a practical purpose? In Ex Ungue Leonem: Collection of papers dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Lev Samilovich Klejn, edited by Leonid Vishnyatsky, pp. 41-52. St Petersburg: Nestor-Istoriya.

In press

  • A voyage around my grandfather: Australian antiquarianism and imperial science. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Archaeology and Geology: A Very Brief Interdisciplinary History. M. Diaz-Andreu (ed.)

Published lectures

  • 1992 An Archaeological Perspective on the History of Aboriginal Australia. Working Papers in Australian Studies, Working Paper No: 80. ISBN 185507 049 9
  • 1996 Mabo and Re-creating the Heritage of Australia. Working Papers in Australian Studies, Working Paper No: 105. ISBN 1 85507 077 4
  • 2000 Murray River People: Aboriginal Archaeology/ Aboriginal History. 1999 Jonathan Mann Lecture, La Trobe University Albury/Wadonga. ISBN 1876782005.

Books

  • 2007 Milestones in Archaeology. ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara.
  • 2014 Tim Murray From Antiquarian to Archaeologist: the history and philosophy of archaeology. Pen and Sword: Barnsley.

Edited books

  • 1999 Encyclopedia of Archaeology: The Great Archaeologists, 2 vols. ABC-CLIO Press: Santa Barbara. Winner of Booklist Editor’s Choice (Reference) Award; Library Journal Best Reference Source Award.
  • 2001 Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries, 3 vols. ABC-CLIO Press: Santa Barbara. Winner of American Library Association Outstanding Reference Source Award; Best Reference Independent Book Publisher (USA) Award.
  • 2008 T.Murray and C. Evans (eds) The history of archaeology: a reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 2013 A.Schnapp, L. von Falkenhausen, P. Miller and T.Murray (eds) World Antiquarianism: Comparative Perspectives. Getty Research Institute: Los Angeles.

Edited journals

  • 1985 Tim Murray and J.P. White. Trends towards social complexity in Australia and New Guinea. Archaeology in Oceania 20 (2 and 3).
  • 2003 Tim Murray Volume 13(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology.
  • Tim Murray Volume 13(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2004 Tim Murray Volume 14(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 14(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2005 Tim Murray Volume 15(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 15(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2006 Tim Murray Volume 16(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • Tim Murray Volume 16(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2006 Tim Murray Volume 10(4) Archaeology of the Casselden Place Site, Melbourne, Australia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology.
  • 2007 Tim Murray Volume17(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2007 Tim Murray Volume17(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2008 Tim Murray Volume 18(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2008 Tim Murray Volume 18(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2009 Tim Murray Volume 19(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2009 Tim Murray Volume 19(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2010 Tim Murray Volume 20(1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2010 Tim Murray Volume 20(2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
  • 2011 Tim Murray Volume 21 (1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. Ubiquity Press: London.
  • 2011 Tim Murray Volume 21 (2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. Ubiquity Press: London.
  • 2012 Tim Murray Volume 22 (1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. Ubiquity Press: London.
  • 2012 Tim Murray Volume 22 (2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. Ubiquity Press: London.
  • 2013 Tim Murray Volume 23 (1) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. Ubiquity Press: London.
  • Tim Murray Volume 23 (2) Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. Ubiquity Press: London.
  • 2014 Tim Murray Volume 24 Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. Ubiquity Press: London.
  • 2017 Tim Murray and Matthew Spriggs The history of archaeology: contributions to theory and philosophy. World Archaeology 49(2).