Ancient History Resources for Schools

Ancient History Resources for Schools

Resources for Schools

Macquarie University events for school students and teachers

Archaeology Travel Scholarship 2017

When?: 4-25 January 2018 - Biblical Archaeology course ; 28 Jan - 15 Feb 2018 - archaeological dig.

Where?: Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

What?: Two unique Professional Learning opportunities for teachers of Ancient History and/or Studies of Religion.

  1. An internationally accredited course in Biblical Archaeology run in collaboration with Macquarie University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A copy of the 2016 program is available here.  
  2. An archaeological dig Khiret el Rai: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Macquarie University plan a joint excavation at the site of Khiret el Rai located in the Shephelah region of Israel, about 2 km west of Tel Lachish and approximately 60 kms SW of Jerusalem. It is a small site ca. 1.8 ha, but of critical importance. Where did the early Israelites come from? Was there ever a united monarchy under King David and Solomon as the Bible tells us? These questions and more can potentially be answered from excavating the archaeological site of Khiret el Rai. 

 NESA accreditation pending.

Teachers can participate in the course, the dig or both. More details available from:

Dr Gil Davis gil.davis@mq.edu.au, or Dr Eve Guerry eve.guerry@mq.edu.au

MALS (Macquarie Ancient Languages School)

Monday to Friday 3-7 July (Winter Week 2017)


Registration now open: for program and registration go to MALS website

Annual Conference for Teachers 2017

When?: 31 March & 1 April 2017

Where?: Powerhouse Museum and Maritime Museum

What?: A conference for teachers of Stage 6 Ancient History and Studies of Religion

Program at http://mqatthemuseums.com/program

 NESA accredited.

Closed and completed.

MAHA: Macquarie Ancient History Association Events

Wed 23rd March 2016

7:05 pm, Macquarie University Museum of Ancient Cultures, X5B

Dr Michael Birrell will present a lecture onMerida: a Roman City in Spain.

Wed 30th March 2016

Dr Michael Birrell will present a lecture onVolubilis: a Roman City in Morocco.

7:05 pm, Macquarie University Museum of Ancient Cultures, X5B

Sat 19th September 2016

HSC Study Day

MALS: Macquarie Ancient Languages School website

11-15 July 2016

Winter Week : 11-15 July 2016

Summer Week : 9-13 January 2017

Director: Dr Trevor Evans

Contact:  mals@mq.edu.au

Rundle Foundation for Egyptian Archaeology
(The Australian Centre for Egyptology)

Sun 3rd April 2016

Mini-Conference: The Macquarie Egyptologists will discuss their latest research

1:00pm. Auditorium, Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club.  

Sat 11th June 2016

Annual Dinner

Sat 10th September 2016

Annual Conference

SSEC: Society for the Study of Early Christianity

Tues 5th April 2016

Dr Paul W Barnett will present a lecture on Paul in Rome: some questions.

7:05pm, Macquarie University room W6A 310

Thurs 5th May 2016

Conference "Curtain Raiser". Theme "Everyday life in the time of Jesus of Nazareth"

Two great speakers:

Dr Alan Cadwallader (Australian Catholic University) with his topic: 
Parables, politics and place: who controls land and sea in Mark's Gospel?

Dr Rosemary Canavan (University of Divinity) with her topic:
Jesus Clothed in Purple.... or Scarlet.

7:05pm, Macquarie University room W6A 107

Fri 6th May 2016

Dr Alan Cadwallader, (Australian Catholic University) will present a lecture on:
The Historical Sweep of the Life of Colossae

4:00-5:30pm, Macquarie University Museum of Ancient Cultures Seminar Room (X5B)

Sat 7th May 2016

SSEC Annual Day Conference.
Theme: Everyday life in the time of Jesus of Nazareth.Confirmed seven speakers.

8:30am – 4:45pm, Robert Menzies College

Wed 18th May 2016

Sir Asher Joel Oration by Professor Mark S. Smith (New York), Topic: TBA.
Mark S. Smith has held the Skirball Chair of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University since 2000. 

7:30-9:00pm, Venue: North Shore Temple Emanuel, 28 Chatswood Ave Chatswood.

RSVP: contact Dr Gil Davis gil.davis@mq.edu.au  

Fri 27th May 2016

  1. Prof Mark Smith (New York) "The Formation and Date of Judges 5".
  2. Dr Elizabeth Bloch-Smith (St Joseph's University), "Archaeology and Formation of Historical Narrative".

4:00-5:30pm, Macquarie University Museum of Ancient Cultures Seminar Room (X5B)

Further info from Kyle Keimer by email kyle.keimer@mq.edu.au

Thurs 10th November 2016

Dr Mark Stephens (Excelsia College).  His topic is "Jesus on Film" 

7:05pm, Macquarie University room W6A 107

Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies

Digital Exhibitions:

The Coinage of Ephesus

The Ephesus Coinage website was designed to make the diverse collections of Ephesian coins available to the students of the Department of Ancient History, and to the wider public.

The Coinage of Julius Caesar

The web exhibition Julius Caesar highlights some of the 800 coins in the Gale Roman Republic Collection, an invaluable resource for the teaching of Roman history and numismatics.

Macquarie Asian Historical Research Society

The Macquarie Asian Historical Research Society (MAHRS) was founded by PhD Candidates at Macquarie who felt a need for greater rapport between fellow students who had research interests in Asian history. MAHRS is not only a society, but a forum within which members may discuss and contest ideas on aspects of Asian historical cultures.

We aim to keep our ‘ears to the ground’ and to inform our members of the goings-on in Asian historical research in Australia and abroad.

Resources for Ancient Rome 

Coming soon!

Resources for Ancient Greece 

Coming soon!

Resources for Ancient Egypt 

Coming soon!

Ancient History video lectures by Macquarie University

Ancient History Teachers' Panel Discussion at Macquarie University with Mr Darren Taylor, HSIE Inspector, NESA. 14 November, 2016.

'History or Literature? (The Origins of ASCS)', by Emeritus Prof. Edwin Judge AM, read by Prof. Alanna Nobbs AM - Part 1 of 2.

'History or Literature? Or how we fell into this bind' (follow up presentation) by Emeritus Prof. Edwin Judge AM - Part 2 of 2.

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