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.
Society for the Study of Early Christianity: Conference Curtain Raiser
30 April, 2015: SSEC Visiting Fellow 2015, Professor Paul Trebilco (Otago), will be discussing 'The Artemis Cult in Ephesus and the Johannine Letters' in this year's SSEC Conference Curtain Raiser. For details on the cost, time and venue of the event, see here.
Society for the Study of Early Christianity: Annual Day Conference
2 May, 2015: The conference will focus on 'The Early Church: Cults & Controversies'. Speakers include Professor Paul Trebilco (Otago), Professor James Harrison (Sydney College of Divinity and Macquarie University), Dr Bruce Winter (Queensland Theological College), Dr Christopher Forbes (Macquarie University), Bernard Doherty and Lyn Kidson. For more on the event, see 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.
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.
Sheedy awarded Oxford Double Fellowship
Associate Professsor Kenneth Sheedy has been appointed to a prestigious 'double' fellowship in Oxford from July 2014.
Embalming study illuminates theories on Egyptian mummification
A cross-institutional collaborative project jointly led by Dr Jana Jones has revealed scientific evidence for the earliest practice of Egyptian mummification.