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.
Australian Centre for Egyptology: Annual Dinner
23 May, 2015: Join researchers and admirers of Egyptology in the annual dinner of the centre. The after dinner speaker is the recent Macquarie University PhD graduate Dr Anna-Latifa Mourad, who will be talking about some of her experiences in research and fieldwork as an aspiring Egyptologist. For more, see here.
Society for the Study of Early Christianity: Talk
10 June, 2015: Macquarie University's own James Unwin will be discussing 'Gladiators and the New Testament' in this SSEC special event. For details on the cost, time and venue of the event, see here.
Australian Centre for Egyptology: Annual Conference
8 August, 2015: Professor Kent R. Weeks, director of both The Theban Mapping Project and The Valley of the Kings KV5 Project, and Dr Susanne Bickel, director of the University of Basel Kings' Valley Project, are this year's Janet Gale Visiting Fellows. The Egyptologists will be discussing their latest research in this year's annual conference. For more, see here.
Dr Shirley Chan in BBC Documentary
MQACRC member Dr Shirley Chan travelled to China to examine 2400 year old Confucian texts on bamboo slips for the BBC documentary "Confucius: his work and legacy".
Dr Julien Ogereau awarded the MQACRC Junior Research Fellowship
The 2015 MQACRC Junior Research Fellowship was awarded to Dr Julien Ogereau for his project on 'The cultural transformation of Macedonia in the early Christian era (I-V CE).
An interview with Dr. Yann Tristant on his exciting collaborative research project exploring mummies, as seen on ABC's Catalyst.