Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Staff

Teaching and Research Staff

Staff are responsible for postgraduate coursework admissions and can help you choose subjects to constitute a major in these areas of study. See the Undergraduate and Postgraduate pages for details of available courses and areas of study.

 

Jaynie Anderson (Culture and Communication)
Art history in the early modern period from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, with a special interest in the Renaissance in Venice. The history of conservation, patronage, and twentieth-century Australian art. Director of Australian Institute of Art History.
jaynie@unimelb.edu.au

Kim On Chong-Gossard (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
Greek tragedy, specifically the gendered use of language in Euripides. Other interests include gender theory, Senecan drama, Roman prosopography and Latin pedagogy.
koc@unimelb.edu.au

Stephanie Downes (Culture and Communication)
Postdoctoral Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
Late medieval and early modern English and French literature; history of emotions; manuscript and book culture; reception and translation; medievalism.
stephanie.downes@unimelb.edu.au

Véronique Duché (Languages and Linguistics)
Sixteenth-century French literature, in particular fictional works published between 1525 and 1557; chivalry novels; theoretical problems and issues concerning genre (Middle Ages and Renaissance); translation into French.
veronique.duche@ unimelb.edu.au

John Griffiths (Languages and Linguistics)
European music prior to 1700 - specialist expertise in music of 14th-century Italy, 16th-century Spain and renaissance solo instrumental music.
jagrif@unimelb.edu.au

Felicity Harley (Culture and Communication)
History of Late Antique, Medieval, Byzantine and early Renaissance art, with specific focus on Italy. Research interests in the art and architecture of early Christian Rome, the emergence and development of Christian iconography and the 'survival' of the Classical tradition.
fharley@unimelb.edu.au

Louise Hitchcock (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
Aegean Bronze Age archaeology and architecture (Minoan Crete, Mycenaean Greece and the Cyclades). Archaeological theory: especially contextual and spatial analysis, structuration and agency, complex society, gender, critical theory, cultural diversity, landscape, ethnicity, the politics of the past, ethics and the transmission of culture. Cypriot archaeology. Israelite and Philistine architecture.
lahi@unimelb.edu.au

Hugh Hudson (Culture and Communication)
Art History from the Middle Ages to the present, with a particular focus on Australian collectors and collections of manuscripts, paintings and drawings.
hhudson@unimelb.edu.au

Andrew Jamieson (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
Andrew is the Spencer-Pappas Trust Curator of the Classics and Archaeology Collection and lecturer in the Centre for Classics and Archaeology in the archaeology of the ancient Near East and Egypt, the conservation and interpretation of archaeological sites, ethno-archaeological research, high temperature industries and the study of ceramics.
asj@unimelb.edu.au

Hyun Jin Kim (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
Greek history (Herodotus); Greek ethnography; Greeks and Barbarians; Romans and Barbarians in Late Antiquity; Comparative history (Greece and China).
kim.h@unimelb.edu.au

Stephen Knight (Culture and Communication)
Professorial Fellow. Areas of expertise include English literature, Medieval literature, Cultural studies, Crime fiction, King Arthur, Robin Hood and Australian matters.
stephen.knight@unimelb.edu.au

Stephen Kolsky (Language and Linguistics)
Medieval and Renaissance studies, with a particular interest in Renaissance theories of behaviour, especially Castiglione and Della Casa; theories of gender in the early modern period; the culture of the northern Italian courts in the 15th and 16th centuries; 20th-century Italian literature, especially drama and narrative.
sdkolsky@unimelb.edu.au

Catherine Kovesi (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
Research interest in luxury and consumption in Renaissance Italy; Florentine family and political life; the Tuscan contado.
c.kovesi@unimelb.edu.au

Parshia Lee-Stecum (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
Roman poetry of the Augustan period (especially Roman erotic elegy); magic in the Greco-Roman world; the circulation of ideology in Roman culture; Roman myth and self-identity.
ppls@unimelb.edu.au

Miles Lewis
Mediterranean and European architecture and building from the pre-classical to the eighteenth century.
milesbl@unimelb.edu.au

Elizabeth Malcolm (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
Late medieval and early modern Ireland: war, crime and violence; women; medicine and disease; drink.
e.malcolm@unimelb.edu.au

Margaret Manion (Culture and Communication)
Honorary professorial fellow. Medieval and Renaissance Art History with special reference to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Studies.
m.manion@unimelb.edu.au

Chris Marshall (Culture and Communication)
Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary art; art curatorship, collecting and the art market; and the history and philosophy of museums.
crmars@unimelb.edu.au

Peter Otto (Culture and Communication)
Romanticism; Romanticism and contemporary culture; Gothic fictions; William Blake; virtual reality; literary/cultural theory; multimedia.
peterjo@unimelb.edu.au

Sarah Randles (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
Postdoctoral Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
Emotions and sacred sites, in particluar the Cathedral of Notre Dame at Chartres; emotional responses of worshippers to the built environment, visual programs and relics; performative aspects of religious practices.
sarah.randles@unimelb.edu.au

Ron Ridley (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
History of the preclassical and classical world (especially Egypt and Rome); history of archaeology (especially Egypt and Rome); history of historical writing.
r.ridley@unimelb.edu.au

Andrea Rizzi (Languages and Linguistics, Italian Studies)
Political implications of translation in the Italian and European Renaissance and the role played by the early modern translator in the successful communication of political propaganda. Translation history, Humanism and the northern courts of fifteenth-century Italy (Milan, Ferrara, Venice, Mantua and Rimini).
arizzi@unimelb.edu.au

Antonio Sagona (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
The archaeology of the ancient Near East, especially Anatolia and Caucasus.
a.sagona@unimelb.edu.au

Giovanni Tarantino (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
Postdoctoral Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
The history of tolerance (and intolerance) towards religious minorities in the early modern era. Investigating how a politically top-down intolerant attitude towards Catholics came to spread among the English ‘mobs’, playing on their deep-seated fears and inherent xenophobia, to the point that when Parliament passed a Catholic Relief Act in 1778, the ensuing protest led to the most violent urban riots in British history.
gtarantino@unimelb.edu.au

Stephanie Trigg (Culture and Communication; Chief Investigator and Program Leader, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions)
Chaucer; fourteenth- and fifteenth-century English literature; medievalism.
sjtrigg@unimelb.edu.au

Gocha Tsetskhladze (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
Greek archaeology and history of the Archaic and Classical periods; Greek colonisation; the archaeology of the Black Sea, Anatolia and Europe in the first millennium BC.
g.tsetskhladze@unimelb.edu.au

Clara Tuite (Culture and Communication)
Romanticism; eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and cultural history; history of sexualities; Regency public culture; historical fiction; the literary institution; nineteenth-century aestheticism; literary hedonisms.
clarat@unimelb.edu.au

Frederik Vervaet (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
Roman history; political and institutional history of the Republic and the Early Empire; Roman public law; prosopography of the Senate.
fvervaet@unimelb.edu.au

Nick Vlahogiannis (Historical and Philosophical Studies)
n.vlahogiannis@unimelb.edu.au

Charles Zika (Historical and Philosophical Studies; Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions)
Late medieval and early modern Europe, especially the societies of northern Europe and German-speaking regions: emotions, sacred space and pilgrimage; emotions of rejection/exclusion and  religious community; responses to disaster; the European witch-hunt and images of witchcraft; visual images, power and propaganda.  
c.zika@unimelb.edu.au

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