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Dr Malcolm Choat


Dr Malcolm Choat

Associate Professor, Department of Ancient HistoryBA (Hons) University of Queensland, PhD Macquarie University.

Malcolm Choat's research interests include 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.

Linda Evans

Associate Director

Dr Linda Evans

ARC APD, Department of Ancient History
BA (Hons) University of Adelaide, MA Macquarie University, PhD Macquarie University. 

Linda Evans' research interests include the representation and role of animals in the ancient Mediterranean region and the human-animal relationship in the ancient world.

Executive committee

Dr Trevor Evans

Department of Ancient History

Evans has broad research interests in the history of the Greek and Latin languages within their changing cultural contexts. A special focus is the Greek of the post-classical period (300BCE – 600CE) and in particular the language of individuals, social variation, bilingualism and ancient literacy.

Associate Professor Andrew Gillett

Department of Ancient History

Gillett’s field of research and teaching is Late Antiquity, the intersection between the ancient world (of classical Greece, Rome, and Iran/Persia) and the medieval/early modern period (of western Europe, Byzantium, and Islam), with emphasis on western Europe from the fourth to the seventh centuries.

Professor Naguib Kanawati

Department of Ancient History

Kanawati is an Egyptologist with a special interest in the Old Kingdom.

Professor Samuel Lieu

Department of Ancient History

Lieu has a broad research interest in ancient and early medieval history, especially in the study of the contacts between ancient civilisations across Central Asia.

Associate Professor Paul McKechnie

Department of Ancient History

McKechnie’s teaching and research interests include the Hellenistic (especially Ptolemaic) world and early Christianity.

Professor Alanna Nobbs

Department of Ancient History

Nobbs’ fields of research and teaching include:

  • classical languages (Greek and Latin)
  • Greek papyri, especially those documenting the Christianisation of Egypt
  • late antique and early Byzantine history and historiography
  • the historical background of the New Testament and early Christianity.

Associate Professor Boyo Ockinga

Department of Ancient History

Ockinga’s research interests include, the epigraphic and archaeological recording of New Kingdom tombs, Egyptian religion, and the publication of Egyptian material in Australasian collections.

Associate Professor Ken Sheedy

Department of Ancient History; Director, Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies

Sheedy’s fields of research and teaching include Greek numismatics, and the art and archaeology of Greece with an emphasis on the archaic period.

He has a special interest in the Cycladic Islands’ archaeology and history.

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