Cotutelle Opportunity between Macquarie and The University of Warwick

By Caillan Davenport

The Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University has recently signed a Cotutelle PhD agreement with the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. This is an exciting opportunity for prospective PhD candidates, who will have the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of researchers at both institutions.

The Cotutelle scheme allows doctoral students to spend time at each university and offers joint supervision between both institutions, resulting in a PhD degree from each. Cotutelle scholarships are available for students of exceptional calibre. While on campus at Macquarie University, successful scholarship applications will receive a stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award rate (currently $27,082 per annum tax free). The stipend for candidates when they are based at Warwick University will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

We welcome applications from students who wish to conduct doctoral research in areas of strength in both departments: Greek and Roman history, numismatics, epigraphy, and classical archaeology/material culture. The first Macquarie/Warwick Cotutelle candidate is Charlotte Mann, who is undertaking a PhD in Roman numismatics jointly supervised by Clare Rowan (Warwick) and Ken Sheedy (MQ). Charlotte is currently spending 2018 at Macquarie, where she has been involved in the ‘City of Rome’ exhibition at the Museum of Ancient Cultures.

Information is available for:

Prospective candidates should lodge an application 3-7 months before they wish to commence their research.

For more information and to obtain details on how to apply, Australian applicants should contact Caillan Davenport (, HDR Co-Director in the Macquarie Department of Ancient History. UK or EU applicants should first contact Caroline Petit ( at Warwick University.

Caillan Davenport

Dr Caillan Davenport is a Senior Lecturer in Roman History at Macquarie University. He completed his BA (Hons) and MPhil at the University of Queensland. He then undertook a DPhil at the University of Oxford supported by a John Crampton Travelling Scholarship. He has been a Junior Fellow at the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies (ACANS) at Macquarie University, and a Rome Awardee at the British School at Rome. In 2015-2017, Dr Davenport was awarded an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship for the project 'Popular Perceptions of Roman Emperors from Augustus to Theodosius I'. He taught Latin and Ancient History at the University of Queensland for six and a half years before moving to Macquarie in June 2017.