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Postgraduate Programs – Archaeology & Ancient History
The principal aim of Archaeology and Ancient History is to expand students’ engagement, through detailed research, with the culture and history of key civilisations of the ancient Mediterranean, especially Egypt. It encourages students to explore and consider the various means by which the ancient past can be approached through a combination of textual sources and material culture, and the ways in which it is both constructed and deconstructed.
We offer the only program in Victoria and one of only two in Australia that provides supervision of research degrees in Egyptology, especially Egyptian archaeology from the Predynastic to early Christian Period. It also offers supervision in aspects of the classical world, the Near East and regions extending to the Indian sub-continent.
Postgraduate study can be undertaken by research or a combination of research and coursework. Students are supported by a process of induction, training in methodology and theoretical approaches, and supervised project design. Regular seminars are held by staff, students and visiting academics. All postgraduate students are given the opportunity to participate in fieldwork in Egypt on one of the centre’s various projects.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Bowen, Gillian E.
(1998) The Spread of Christianity in Egypt in Light of Recent Discoveries from Ancient Kellis
Eccleston, Mark A. J.
(2006) Technological and Social Aspects of High-Temperature Industries in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, During the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods
(2009) The Oases of the Western Desert of Egypt during the Third Intermediate and Late Periods
(2010) The Roman Military Presence in the Western Desert of Egypt
Stevens, Anna K.
(2002) A Study of the Material Evidence for Non-State Religion at Amarna
(2011) Ancient Egyptian State Formation and Elite Burial Practices
(2008) A Study of the Pottery from Early and Mid-Holocene Sites in Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt
(2010) The Demise of the City of Gold: A Chronological and Qualitative Analysis of the Naqada Cemeteries of Late Predynastic Egypt
Dunsmore, Amanda L.
(1997) The Predynastic and Early Dynastic Collection in the National Gallery of Victoria
(2010) Enemies and Foreigners – Egyptian Images to the end of the Old Kingdom
(1999) The Egyptian Army from the Predynastic Period until the End of the Old Kingdom
(2010) Stepping from Winkler’s Shadow: rock-art classification at Dakhleh Oasis
(2008) Origin and Development of Frog Amulets in Ancient Egypt
(2007) Egypt’s Western Desert During the New Kingdom
Naylor, Gregory J.
(1999) Trade between Egypt and Cyprus from the Late Second Intermediate Period to the end of the XVIIIth Dynasty
(2007) Kingship in the Reign of Thutmose III
(2010) Self Presentation in Roman Egypt: with special emphasis on Dakhleh Oasis
(2010) Old Kingdom Egyptian activity in the Western Desert, evident through ceramic material from Ein el-Gazareen
(2002) Oils and Related Materials in Egyptian Rituals and Private Use During the Roman Period
(2003) The Political Situation in the Western Oases of Egypt During the Second Intermediate Period, With Special Reference to the Dakhleh Oasis
(2009) Roses in Roman-Period Egypt
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Ptolemaic Policy in the Western Desert
The Role of the Military in Egypt during the Amarna Period
Textiles and Identity: the evidence from Kellis
Tarkhan: a study of the development of a provincial centre in the Naqada III period
Child Burials in the New Kingdom
Dancing, Fighting and Hippopotami: Regionalism and the Motifs of Egyptian White Cross-lined Ware
The Cult of Isis in Dakhleh during the Roman period: evidence from material culture
Early Christian Burial Practices and Beliefs in Egypt to the Mid-Fifth Century and a Comparison with the Levant.