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Department of Ancient History Research Seminar Session 1 2019

By Departmental Research Seminar

Tuesdays March-May 2019, 2-3.30pm

Recreation Room (S2.6), Level 3, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University

The Department of Ancient History in conjunction with the Macquarie University Ancient History Association (MAHA) offers a research seminar series, intended to bring together those within Macquarie and outside who have an interest in the languages, histories, and cultures of the ancient world.

All are welcome! Please arrive on time and join us after the seminar for coffee, tea and biscuits!

Convenor: Dr Alexandra Woods Twitter


SEMINAR PROGRAM

Program PDF

DETAILS SEMINAR
5 March

Week 2

Abstracts
Introducing the Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE):
  • Professor Bronwen Neil (MQ)Leadership and Legacy in Late Antiquity: A New Project of the Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment
  • Dr Fred Hardtke (MQ)Nilotic History on the Rocks: The Belgian Australian Mission to El Hosh
12 March

Week 3

Abstracts
Dr Karin Sowada (MQ) The Liquid Commodities Trade between Egypt and the Levant in the Early Bronze Age
Dr Gil Davis (MQ)Rites and Wrongs: The Vexed Case Against Nicomachus
19 March

Week 4

Abstracts
Silke Caßor-Pfeiffer (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)"May your limbs be rejuvenated": The purpose of milk offerings in Graeco-Roman temples and its historical context
Professor Stefan Pfeiffer (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg)A divided society? Egyptian Revolts against Ptolemaic Domination
26 March

Week 5

Abstracts
Laura Harris (MQ)Deformed Horns and Overgrown Hooves: The Physical Modification of Cattle in the New Kingdom and Its Welfare Implications
Gillian Smith (MQ)The Hypostyle Hall at Karnak: art, architecture and space
2 April

Week 6

Abstracts
Genevieve Holt (MQ)Cracks in the Wall: A look at the term "palace-facade"
Associate Professor Malcolm Choat (MQ)Ritual Expertise and Religious Authority: the place of Magic in Late Antique Egypt

MID-SESSION BREAK

30 April

Week 8

Abstract
Professor Martin Bommas (MQ Museum of Ancient Cultures)Osirian Cult Songs: New Insights
7 May

Week 9

Abstracts
Emily Corbin (MQ)The Rise and Fall of the Genet: The Relationship between the Cat and the Genet in Ancient Egypt
Dr Ryan Strickler (University of Queensland)An Ominous Emperor: A Consideration of the emperor Vespasian's Portents
14 May

Week 10

Abstract
Dr Jamie Fraser (Nicholson Museum), Dr Conni Lord (Nicholson Museum), Professor John Magnussen (MQ Medical Imaging)New research by the Nicholson Museum's Mummy Project
21 May

Week 11

Abstract
Dr Caleb Hamilton (Monash University)Were the Early Dynastic Egyptians non-indigenous in Egypt? A unique case study in the Egyptian presence in the Western Desert
28 May

Week 12

MQ Graduate Pathways to Success | Conversations with:
  • Jacinta CarruthersBachelor of Ancient History -- Honours (MQ 2014), Master of Museum and Heritage Studies (USyd 2018)
  • Dr Brad WindonPhD in Ancient History (MQ 2013)

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