Ancient Cultures Research Centre
Incorporating the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre and the Australian Centre for Egyptology
The Ancient Cultures Research Centre (MQACRC) undertakes collaborative research on cross-cultural interaction in ancient cultures from Western Europe to China. It concentrates not only on the history of the societies concerned, but on the languages they used, and has a special focus on the close study of physical artefacts from antiquity.
Amalgamating the members, research, and resources of the Australian Centre for Egyptology and the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre, and in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies, the ACRC is currently undertaking research programs on a wide range of areas.
Over twenty research projects are being carried out in the ACRC across a wide range of themes: explore them here.
The Australian Centre for Egyptology 2013 Annual Conference: Archaeological and historical problems of the New Kingdom: Akhenaten, Tutankhamen and the Karnak temple
Saturday 10 August: For this year's conference we have invited two internationally well known French scholars, the brothers Marc and Luc Gabolde, who will discuss their work on the Amarna period and the temple of Karnak.
Conference: Observing the Scribe at Work: Knowledge Transfer and Scribal Professionalism in Pre-Typographic Societies
27-28 September: This conference will bring together specialists in pre-modern societies of the Mediterranean world and adjoining cultures, from the ancient Near East, through the Egyptian and Classical worlds to Byzantium and Renaissance Europe. The papers will contribute to a deeper understanding of the processes that drive the operation of pre-printing cultures, and transmit knowledge and traditions forward in human societies.