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Department of Ancient History Research Seminar Session 2 2019

By Departmental Research Seminar

Tuesdays August-October 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

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DETAILS SEMINAR
6 August

Week 2

Abstracts
Showcase: Excellence in UG Student Research @ Macquarie
  • Eva RummeryDe-scribing the Priestess: examining literacy in the role of the Entu-priestess in Mesopotamia
  • Chaya KasifPolitics of the archaeological record: nationalism and ethnicity in ancient Israel
  • Stephanie McCarthy-ReeceWeeping for Adonis: women, war, and the Athenian Adonia
  • Bethany HarrissRe-evaluating notions of Minoan dominance over the Bronze Age Aegean
13 August

Week 3

Abstract
Emeritus Professor Stephen Hodkinson (University of Nottingham)Re-evaluating Spartiate life: a grassroots perspective
20 August

Week 4

Abstracts
Dr Kyle Keimer (MQ)At the Edge of Chaos: Khirbet el-Rai in the 11th c. BC
Dr Sophia Aharonovich (MQ)Messages from the beyond: organic microanalysis research of the biblical period sediments from Khirbet el Rai, Israel
27 August

Week 5

Abstracts
Dustin McKenzie (MQ)‘ἔνθα ἀντικορύσσεται Ἀδριακῷ Τυρρηνικόν ὕδωρ’: investigating the epigraphic corpus on the boundary between Rome and Sicily
Associate Professor Trevor Evans (MQ)Not overstrong in his Greek: what linguistic details can tell us about ‘Egyptian’ Greek texts from the Zenon Archive
3 September

Week 6

Abstracts
Susan Kelly (MQ)New Perspectives: Changing the Lens on Early Dynastic Womens’ History
Michael Hayes (MQ)‘Rethinking’ concepts of historical change and transformation from Aristotle to contemporary critiques of postmodernist approaches to history
16 September

Mid-session break

Abstract
Professor Renata Senna Garraffoni (Paraná Federal University) Ancient Greeks in South Brazil? Classical Reception and Politics at Curitiba in the first decade of the 20th century
1 October

Week 8

Abstracts
Dr Zachary Thomas (MQ)A Report on the Early Iron Age IIA Ceramic Corpus from Khirbet er-Ra’i, Israel
Dr Bruce Marshall (MQ)‘Republican elogia and Augustus’ Res Gestae et Impensae
8 October

Week 9

Abstracts
Georgia Barker (MQ)Animate Decoration in the Burial Chamber: a Comparative Study of Funerary Models and Wall Scenes
Elizabeth Stockdale (MQ)Iphthime: The First Female Εἴδωλον
15 October

Week 10

Abstracts
Lydia Bashford (MQ)Archaeo-Ornithology and the Golden Oriole: towards a model of Egyptian-bird interaction
Eleuterio Sousa (University of Manitoba) Animal Butchering Technology in Bronze Age Egypt
22 October

Week 11

Abstract
Associate Professor Ronika K. Power (MQ)Prehistoric Malta: People of the Temples. Recent Osteological Work of the ERC-FRAGSUS Project
29 October

Week 12

Abstract
MQ Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE) | A Research Update
  • Dr Fred HardkeThe Belgian - Australian Mission to El Hosh: an Overview of the Rock Art Corpus Assembled to Date
  • Dr Karin SowadaThe origins of ancient silver and the bracelets of Queen Hetepheres: a progress report
  • Associate Professor Eva AnagnostouDrinking and Discourse in Plato

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