Professor Ian Lilley

Professor

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit
i.lilley@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57051

Overview

Professor Ian Lilley’s research interests focus on the archaeology of Aboriginal Australia, Torres Strait and the Indo-Pacific.

Ian Lilley (BA Hons, MA Qld, PhD ANU) is Professor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (ATSIS). He is a professional archaeologist and has undertaken archaeological and cultural heritage research throughout mainland Australia and the Pacific Islands. He did his PhD studies in PNG, investigating ancient maritime trading systems. His research projects currently focus on archaeological developments in the Gulf of Carpentaria and New Caledonia. He also manages other projects concerning Indigenous heritage and issues in higher education of concern to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. He is a member of Australia ICOMOS, an ICOMOS World Heritage Assessor and Secretary-General of the ICOMOS International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management. ICOMOS is the statutory advisory body to UNESCO concerning cultural heritage. He is also Secretary-General of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, the region's peak professional archaeological body, as well as Convenor of a UQ/Oxford initiative, the International Heritage Group. His other professional interests are archaeology and social identity, archaeological ethics, and the role of archaeology in contemporary society.

Ian oversees the ATSIS Unit's teaching, research, consultancy and publication programs. In particular, he co-ordinates several undergraduate research courses, and supervises postgraduate students from many different schools in the university. He also undertakes Indigenous student support and helps organise and deliver Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies courses for the international market.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), The University of Queensland
  • Master of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, Australian National University

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Lilley, Ian (2012). Nature and culture in World Heritage management: a view from the Asia-Pacific. In: Alicia Castillo, Actas del Primer Congreso Internacional de Buenas Prácticas en Patrimonio Mundial: Arqueología. 1st International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage: Archaeology, Menorca, Spain, (). 9-13 April 2012.

  • Ulm, S., Evans, N., Memmott, P., Rosendahl, D., Robins, R., Lilley, I. and Stock, E. (2008). Exploring Isolation and Change in Island Environments: Preliminary results from the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. In: , World Archaeological Conference. 6th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-6), Dublin, Ireland, (246-246). 29 June - 4 July 2008.

  • Ulm, S., Evans, N., Memmott, P., Rosendahl, D., Robins, R., Lilley, I. and Stock, E. (2008). Exploring Isolation and Change in Island Environments: Preliminary results from the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. In: Working Papers in Archaeology Seminar Series, St Lucia, Australia, (). 8 August, 2008.

  • Ulm, Sean, Evans, Nicholas, Memmott, Paul, Rosendahl, Daniel, Robins, Richard, Lilley, Ian and Stock, Errol (2008). Palaeoenvironmental and Cultural Change across the Wellesley Archipelago: Preliminary results from the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria. In: Geraldine Mate, Karen Murphy and Natalie Franklin, Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference: Programme and Abstracts. Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, Noosa, Queensland, (65-65). 3-6 December 2008.

  • Memmott, Paul, Lilley, Ian and Dalley, Cameo (2006). Connection to Place, Migration and the Transformation of Tradition in the Wellesley Islands. In: N. AlSayyad, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review: "Hypertraditions" The Tenth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments. "Hypertraditions" The Tenth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Bangkok, Thailand, (28-28). 15 -18 December 2006.

  • Rosendahl, Daniel, Memmott, P., Ulm, S., Lilley, Ian, Robins, Richard, Stock, Errol, Dalley, Cameo and Hain, Emma (2006). Understanding Isolation and Change in Island Environments: A Perspective from the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria. In: , Abstracts: Australian Archaeological Association Conference 2006. Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, Beechworth, Vic., Australia, (). 7-10 December, 2006.

  • Ulm, Sean, Westcott, Catherine, Reid, Jill, Ross, Anne, Lilley, Ian, Prangnell, Jonathan and Kirkwood, Luke (2002). Preface: Barriers, Borders, Boundaries. In: S. Ulm, C. Westcott, J. Reid, A. Ross, I. Lilley, J. Prangnell and L. Kirkwood, Tempus: Barriers, Borders, Boundaries: Proceedings of the 2001 Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference. 2001 Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, Hervey Bay, QLD, (vii-viii). 6-8 December 2001.

  • Ulm, S. and Lilley, I. (1999). The Gooreng Gooreng Cultural Heritage Project and repatriation of the Burnett River Engravings. In: , Proceedings of WAC4 - World Archaeological Congress. WAC4 - World Archaeological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, (iii-iv). 10-14 January 1999.

  • Lilley, I. and Hall, J. (1996). Introduction: recent Queensland research. In: S. Ulm, I. Lilley and A. Ross, Australian archaeology '95 : proceedings of the 1995 Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference. The 17th Australian Archaeological Association Conference, Gatton Campus, Australia, (191-192). 6-9 December, 1995.

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

Grants

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision