Tuesdays August-October 2019, 2-3.30pm
News & events
Join us at 6pm on Thursday, 28 February, to hear from Professor Miroslav Bárta, Charles University, speak about recent discoveries at Abusir and the rise and fall of the Egyptian Old Kingdom!
Tuesdays March-May 2019, 2-3.30pm
Thursday 28 February 2019, 9.30am-2pm
Limestone Funerary Stela MU 4575 Collection highlight MU 4575, An Egyptian limestone funerary stela dating to the Middle-Kingdom. This limestone stela (an inscribed stone slab) was erected by a certain Ptah-wenenef in Egypt during the Middle Kingdom (1975 to 1640 BCE). The stela contains an offering prayer for Ptah-wenenef ‘s...
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 13 August, to hear a paper on the daily lives of the adult male citizens of classical Sparta!
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 15 October, to hear talks on Archaeo-Ornithology, a model of Egyptian-bird interaction, and the use of stone and metal tools in animal butchering in Bronze Age Egypt.
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 8 October, to hear talks on a comparative study of Funerary Models and ancient Egyptian wall scenes and an examination of Eἴδωλα in the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 8 October, to hear talks on a comparative study of Funerary Models and ancient Egyptian wall scenes and the Metaphor Identification Procedure (MIP) and its benefits for translating ancient Egyptian texts.
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 1 October, to hear talks on the Dead Sea Scrolls in the context of Hellenistic Historiography and Republican elogia and Augustus’ Res Gestae et Impensae.
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 1 October, to hear talks on the Ceramic Corpus from Khirbet er-Ra’i, Israel, and Republican elogia and Augustus’ Res Gestae et Impensae.
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 16 September, to hear an examination of how the Ancient Greek past shaped Brazilian regional identity by Professor Renata Senna Garraffoni, Paraná Federal University.
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 3 September, to hear talks on new perspectives on Early Dynastic Womens' History and the Levant in the Early Bronze Age and rethinking concepts of historical change and transformation.
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 27 August, to hear talks on the epigraphic corpus of the Strait of Messana and an investigation into the 'Egyptian' Greek texts from the Zenon Archive'.
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 20 August, to hear talks on the archaeology, geographic setting, and settlement history of Khirbet el-Rai and the current organic residue analysis of the archaeological material at Khirbet el-Rai.
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 29 October, to hear a research update from three key members of the Macquarie University Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment.
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 22 October, to hear a talk on Prehistoric Malta and the recent Osteological Work of the ERC-FRAGSUS Project.
Join us at 2pm on Tuesday, 6 August, for our showcase on Undergraduate student research with talks on Entu priestess in Mesopotamia, nationalism and ethnicity in ancient Israel, women, war and the Athenian Adonia, and a re-evaluation of Minoan dominance in the Bronze Age Aegean!
Tuesdays August-October 2019, 2-3.30pm
MQ Students and archaeological fieldwork at Bribirska Glavica This year, from the 13th of April to the 3rd of May, saw the successful completion of another excavation season at the site of Bribirska Glavica in Croatia. Since 2014 the site has been excavated as part of the Varvaria-Breberium-Bribir Archaeological Project,...
Our undergraduates have been writing blogs for Professor Ray Laurence’s unit: The City of Rome. They can choose any topic to research and develop. Zoe Sims provides us with a guide to one of the most exciting but least visited sites and museums in Rome. The guide will ensure you...
Our undergaduates have been writing blogs for Professor Ray Laurence’s unit: The City of Rome. They can choose any topic to research and develop. Ben Turnell developed a fascination with Roman concrete, but the rest of the class did not necessarily share his enthusiasm. To convince them he introduced puns...
Our undergaduates have been writing blogs for Professor Ray Laurence’s unit: The City of Rome. They can choose any topic to research and develop. Hayden Bayne had become a volunteer rural firefighter and asked Ray, if he could use his knowledge from his volunteering to develop his blog and provide...
The advent of the internet has transformed how academics do research and completely changed the way students study in the twenty-first century. However, much of the basis of Higher Education remains distinctly pre-internet with a strong focus on the writing of essays. Ray Laurence decided enough was enough and that...