Posted under Classics & Archaeology

  1. How Plague Helped Make Rome a Superpower

    Epidemics haunt history, but at a time of COVID-19 it pays to remember they shape history too, as happened in 212 BC at Syracuse. David Feeney, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/05/14/how-plague-helped-make-rome-a-superpower

  2. Out of Ancient Marshes

    Archaeology at the site of the former Pontine Marshes has uncovered a massive but forgotten feat of ancient land reclamation revealing the early determination of the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/03/08/out-of-ancient-marshes

  3. A Conversation with Professor Emeritus Ron Ridley, Recipient of the 2019 Premio Daria Borghese

    It’s not often that you will hear an esteemed academic describe him or herself as the “last of the scallywags”, but this phrase trips easily off …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/03/01/ron-ridley

  4. Hands-on Humanities: Bringing the Ancient World to Regional Victorian Schools

    The study of classical antiquity and the ancient world more broadly has often been the exclusive domain of the privileged and leisured classes. State schools, especially …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/02/03/hands-on-humanities-bringing-the-ancient-world-to-regional-victorian-schools

  5. All Roads Lead to Rome: The Thérèse and Ronald Ridley Scholarship

    In 2019, Thérèse and Ron Ridley established a scholarship to enable a PhD student in the Classics and Archaeology program at the University of Melbourne to …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2019/12/12/all-roads-lead-to-rome-the-therese-and-ronald-ridley-scholarship

  6. Castles, Caves and Rock Shelters

    Archaeology in the rugged landscape of Georgia reveals a medieval world where caves and underground shelters provided refuge from raiders, allowing a threatened civilisation to flourish. …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2019/11/29/castles-caves-and-rock-shelters

  7. How Do You Crack the Code to a Lost Ancient Script?

    The decipherment of Linear B, the earliest form of Greek, was a history changing achievement, but decoding the older Linear A would open a new window …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2019/11/07/how-do-you-crack-the-code-to-a-lost-ancient-script

  8. Conservators at Work on Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Project

    Emma Hayles, one of our recent graduates, is now working as an archaeological conservator, looking after items uncovered during the Metro Tunnel Project excavations. After doing …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2019/08/09/conservators-at-work

  9. From the Field: SHAPS Students in the Southern Caucasus

    Staff and students from Melbourne University’s archaeology fieldwork intensive subject in Georgia were pleasantly surprised when the Australian Ambassador to Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, Marc Innes-Brown, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2019/08/01/from-the-field

  10. Archaeologists at Work on Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Project

    Archaeology PhD candidate Maddi Harris-Schober is one of a number of SHAPS students and alumni who have taken part in the archaeological digs in Melbourne’s CBD …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2019/07/24/archaeologists-at-work

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