Department of Ancient History
Welcome to the Department of Ancient History
Ancient History offers over eighty units for study at undergraduate level and covers the antecedents of western civilisation in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Ancient Near East and the Graeco-Roman world. Greek history is studied from Homer to the Hellenistic cultures under the Roman empire (including Judaism and early Christianity) and Roman history from the Republic to the Late Empire, the Silk Road and the Medieval and Byzantine period. Egyptian history is taught from the Predynastic period up to that of the Ramesside period. Egypt's later history merges with the Greek, Roman and Coptic streams.
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Undergraduate unit information
Ancient History UG Majors: 2014-2017 Schedule of Units
For provisional information relating to the offering of units relating to the undergraduate Ancient History Majors - Egypt and Near East (ENE) and Greece, Rome, Late Antiquity (GRLA) - please consult the appropriate schedule. Note Well: From 2014, a number of units previously offered as 200/300 units will no longer be co-badged. The unit schedules indicate the revised level of study at which these units will be offered.
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Schedule for 2014
2014 Department of Ancient History Scholarships - Applications Now Open
Each year, the Department of Ancient History offers a number of competitive residential and travelling scholarships which enable Macquarie University Ancient History MRes, MPhil, MA and PhD students, recent PhD graduates and (in some cases) undergraduates and teachers to travel and pursue research opportunities in various fields, while also enhancing the research profile and output of the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University. Due date for applications is Monday 28 April 2014 - click here to find out more.
Expectation to Complete
If you are completing your course shortly and expect to graduate, please ensure that you have submitted an Expectation to Complete online form via ask.mq.edu.au. The link is available on your 'My stuff' page under the heading of graduation - I expect to complete.
MALS Winter School 2014
The Macquarie Ancient Languages Winter School will be held on campus from 7 to 11 July. To join the mailing list, email email@example.com now.
Continuing Education Program
Please click here for S1 2014 brochure.
Ancient History Teachers' Conference
Our annual conference will be held on campus on Friday, 4 April, 2014. Registrations are now open. For program information click here, for registration form click here. For general information on conference sessions or to add your name to the mailing list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masters of Research (MRes)
2014 Ancient History Masters of Research program information coming soon.
Tel Azekah, Israel, Excavation 2014
Have you ever wanted to go on an archaeological excavation? Now is your chance. Join Macquarie University for the 2014 season of excavation at the site of Tel Azekah in Israel from 12 July to 22 Aug. Applications are now available at the following website: http://archaeology.tau.ac.il/