Department of Ancient History

Dr Rachel Yuen-Collingridge

Postdoctoral Fellow

BA (Hons) University of Sydney; PhD Macquarie University
Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Early Christianity

 

Office: W6A 312
Telephone + 61 2 9850 7562
Email: rachel.yuen@mq.edu.au

Profile

Dr Rachel Yuen-Collingridge is the Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Early Christianity in the Department of Ancient History. She received her PhD (Historical Lexicology and the Origins of Philosophy: Herodotus' use of philosophein, sophistes and cognates) from Macquarie University in the Department of Ancient History. She has taught ancient history at Macquarie University, UNSW, University of New England and as a guest lecturer at ANU.

She works on several papyrological projects focused on scribal practice, reception, readers and canonicity, as well as a range of topics concerned with the history and development of ancient history as a disciple. She has worked on the ARC funded projects 'Knowledge Transfer and administrative professionalism in a pre-typographic society' and  'Papyri from the Rise of Christianity in Egypt'.

She is engaged in interdisciplinary work on intersubjectivity, memory, and cognition. She has been teaching and working on cultural heritage for many years. At present she is working on a Chicago project to re-edition of the Greek Magical Papyri from Graeco-Roman Egypt, a Macquarie project (with Ass. Prof. Choat) to investigate the social context and production of papyrus forgeries, as well as her postdoctoral project, 'Authority and Artefact: Magic, scripture and administration in papyrus manuscripts from Graeco-Roman Egypt'. 

With Associate Professor Malcolm Choat, she runs the interdisciplinary seminar series, Markers of Authenticity, within the Department of Ancient History.

She is a founding member of the society for Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies.

Grants

Macquarie Gale Graeco-Roman Travelling Fellowship (2013)
Australian Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowship (2014)

Select Publications

'A church with no books and a reader who cannot write: The strange case of P.Oxy. 33.2673' (with M. Choat), Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 46 (2009) 109-38.

'Hunting for Origen in unidentified papyri: The case of P.Egerton 2 (=inv. 3)', in T.J. Kraus / T. Nicklas (eds), Early Christian Manuscripts. Examples of Applied Method and Approach (Leiden, Brill: 2010) 39-57.

'The Egyptian Hermas: The Shepherd in Egypt before Constantine' (with M. Choat) in T.J. Kraus / T. Nicklas (eds), Early Christian Manuscripts. Examples of Applied Method and Approach (Leiden, Brill: 2010) 191-212.

'The copyist at work: Scribal practice in duplicate documents' (with M. Choat) in P. Schubert (ed.), Proceedings of the 26th International Congress of Papyrology, Geneva 2010 (Geneva 2012) 827-34.

'Legibility in the Greek Magical Papyri: The treatment of formulae in PGM IV', Proceedings of the 27th International Congress of Papyrology, Warsaw 2013 (Warsaw 2016) 717-34.

Links:

https://mq.academia.edu/RachelYuenCollingridge