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Executive

Director

ancient-staff malcolmchoatDr Malcolm Choat 
Associate Professor, Department of Ancient History
BA (Hons) University of Queensland, PhD Macquarie University.
Research Interests: Graeco-Roman Egypt and the interaction of Classical (Greek and Roman) and Egyptian cultures from Alexander the Great to the Arab conquest (332 BCE - 642 CE), and early Christianity, particularly from a papyrological perspective.
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Associate Director

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BA (Hons) University of Adelaide, MA Macquarie University, PhD Macquarie University. 

ARC APD, Department of Ancient History
Research Interests: The representation and role of animals in the ancient Mediterranean region and the human-animal relationship in the ancient world.
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Executive Committee

Dr Trevor Evans (Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Ancient History / CoRE in Ancient Cultures)
Assoc. Prof. Andrew Gillett (Dept. of Ancient History)
Professor Naguib Kanawati (Dept. of Ancient History)
Professor Samuel Lieu (Dept. of Ancient History)
Assoc. Prof. Paul McKechnie (Dept. of Ancient History)
Professor Alanna Nobbs (Dept. of Ancient History)
Assoc. Prof. Boyo Ockinga (Dept. of Ancient History)
Dr Ken Sheedy (Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Ancient History; Director, Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies)

Advisory Board

Chair
Robert Milns (Emeritus Professor, School of Philosophy, Religion & Classics, University of Queensland)

Deputy Chair
Professor Iain Gardner (Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney)

Advisory Board
Dr Andrew Connolly (8th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers)
Professor Catriona Mackenzie (Associate Dean [Research], Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University)
Dr Malcolm Choat (MQACRC Director)
Dr Linda Evans (MQACRC Associate Director)
Pamela Kottaras (Associate, Heritage Services Manager, EMM)
Professor Martina Möllering (Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University)
Professor Amanda Barnier (ARC Centre for Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University)

Centre members

Associate Professor Javier Alvarez-Mon

Assoc. Prof. Javier Alvarez-Mon
Associate Professor in Near Eastern Archaeology and Art
Javier Alvarez-Mon's interests are in the preservation, study and publication of the cultural heritage of ancient Near Eastern civilizations. Full Profile

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Dr Lea Beness
Senior Lecturer, Department of Ancient History
Lea's research interests focus primarily on the politics of the Late Roman Republic. Full Profile

Dr. Susanne Binder

Dr Susanne Binder
Associate Lecturer, Department of Ancient History
Susanne's research interests focus primarily on Ancient Egypt in the New Kingdom, administration and society, prosopography, Egyptian archaeology and material culture. Full Profile

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Dr Shirley Chan
Senior Lecturer, Department of International Studies
Shirley's major research interests are traditional Chinese thought, philosophy, classical Chinese literature, Chinese intellectual history and Chinese early texts. Full Profile

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Dr Danjel Dzino
ARC APD, Department of Ancient History
Danijel's research interests are focused on the region of ancient and early medieval Illyricum. His particular research passions are the issues related to the identity of the pre-Roman indigenous population and their identity-transformations in the Roman and post-Roman periods. Full Profile

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Dr Trevor Evans
Senior Lecturer, Department of Ancient History
Trevor has broad research interests in the history of the Greek and Latin languages within their changing cultural contexts, including the complex issues of linguistic diversity, multilingualism, and ancient literacy. Full Profile

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Dr Andrew Gillett
Associate Professor, Department of Ancient History
Andrew's field of research is Late Antiquity, the intersection between the Ancient World and the Medieval/early Modern period, with emphasis on western Europe from the fourth to the sixth centuries. Full Profile

Damian Gore

Assoc. Prof. Damian Gore
Associate Professor, Department of Ancient History
Damian's research involves both inorganic and organic environmental geochemistry, and he is actively exploring different research themes which use those skills. Full Profile

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Assoc. Prof. Tom Hillard
Associate Professor, Department of Ancient History
Tom's research interests are broad, but focus principally on Roman social history, and the politics of the Late Roman Republic. Full Profile

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Professor Naguib Kanawati
Professor, Department of Ancient History
Naguib's research interests are in Egyptian history, civilisation and language; excavating and recording tombs at Giza and Saqqara. Full Profile

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Department of Ancient History
MA Camb., D Phil. Oxford, FRAS, FRHistS, FSA, FAHA
Research Interests: History and historiography Manichaeism; Silk Road Studies.
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Jana Jones

Dr Jana Jones
Research Fellow, Department of Ancient History
Jana Jones' current research project is entitled 'Secrets of the Ancient Egyptian embalmers: an archaeological, historical and scientific investigation of the origins and development of mummification'. Full Profile 

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Assoc. Prof. Paul McKechnie
Associate Professor, Department of Ancient History
Paul's research interests are in Classical and Hellenistic Greece, Roman History, and Early Christianity. Full Profile

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Dr Gunner Mikkelsen
Senior Lecturer, Department of Ancient History
Gunner's research interests are focused on Sinology and the history of religions, especially the spread and meeting of religions along the Silk Road, in Central Asia, and in China. Full Profile

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Department of Ancient History
BA Syd., PhD Syd.
Research Interests: Historical background of Early Christianity; Greek papyri documenting the Christianisation of Egypt; Late antique and early Byzantine history and historiography.
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Dr. Brent Nongbri
Macquarie University Research Fellow, Department of Ancient History
Brent's interests center on method and theory in the study of religion and the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world. He is especially interested in problems surrounding the use of religion as category for studying the ancient world. Full Profile

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Assoc. Prof. Boyo Ockinga
Associate Professor, Department of Ancient History
Boyo's research interests are Ancient Egyptian philology, history and religion; Egypt and Old Testament; Egyptian New Kingdom tombs. Since 1984 Boyo has conducted regular fieldwork projects in Egypt at a number of sites and since 1991 he has directed the Macquarie Theban Tombs Project at Dra Abu El Naga. Full Profile

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Dr Ken Parry
Senior Lecturer, Department of Ancient History
Ken's research takes in the broad swept of Byzantine history from 330 to 1453, but more especially Byzantine cultural and intellectual history, particularly the period from the seventh through to the tenth century. Full Profile

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Dr Ken Sheedy
Senior Lecturer, Department of Ancient History; Director, Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies
Ken fields of research are Greek numismatics, and the art and archaeology of Greece with emphasis on the archaic period. He has a special interest in the archaeology and history of the Cycladic Islands. Full Profile

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Dr Yann Tristant
Lecturer, Department of Ancient History
Yann's research interests are Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt; settlement archaeology; geo-archaeology; human occupation and natural landscape; archaeology of the Nile Delta and the Memphite Region. Full Profile

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Professor Laurence Welborn
CORE in Ancient Cultures
Larry's research interests are the New Testament and Early Christian literature in its Graeco-Roman context. Full Profile

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Dr Alexandra Woods
Lecturer, Department of Ancient History
Alex's fields of research are, broadly, Egyptian art as well as history and language from the Old to Middle Kingdoms. Full Profile

MQACRC Junior Research Fellows 2016

MQACRC Junior Research Fellowship 2016

Dr Lyndon Arden-Wong
Project Title: Religious Architecture on the Periphery of the Tang Empire
Email: lyndon.arden-wong@mahrs.org

Cognitive Science/MQACRC Interdisciplinary Award 2016

Dr Louise Gosbell
Project Title: ‘She felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering’: The Phenomenology of the Senses in the Gospels
Email: louisegosbell@optusnet.com.au

ACANS/MQACRC Early Career Research Fellowship 2016

Dr John Shannahan
Project Title: Iconography and imperial power in the late Achaemenid Empire
Email: john.shannahan@mq.edu.au

Administrative staff

Natalie Mylonas
Email: natalie.mylonas@mq.edu.au

Research support staff

Rachel Yuen-Collingridge
Email: rachel.yuen@mq.edu.au
Ph. 9850 7562

Don Barker
Email: dbarker@mq.edu.au
Ph. 9850 9962

Jon Dalrymple
Email: jon.dalrymple@humn.mq.edu.au
Ph. 9850 9962

Research students

See the list of Research students in ACRC

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