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Pioneering Minds Episode 49: Tom Hillard on the Ancient World

By Tom Hillard

This week Pioneering Minds chats with the wonderfully enthusiastic Professor Tom Hillard from the Department of Ancient History. In this wide-ranging conversation we cover everything from violent historical video games to deep sea excavations and the lessons we can learn from the ancient past.

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Tom Hillard

Educated at the University of Sydney, the University of New England and Macquarie, Dr Tom Hillard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ancient History and a member of the Ancient Cultures Research Centre. He has served as Deputy Dean of the Division of Humanities, but prefers a commitment to teaching, research and community outreach. His research interests are broad, but focus principally on Roman social history, and the politics of the Late Roman Republic. His main current project is the Macquarie Dictionary of Roman Biography, of which he is co-director with Dr J. Lea Beness, his partner in life and academic enterprise. (This project was generously funded in its initial stages by Dr Colleen McCullough-Robinson.)