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About us

Meet our contributors!

These wonderful people donate their time to write posts and inspire with their contributions to ancient world studies

Aimee Turner

Aimee is a classicist currently undertaking her PhD at Macquarie University, investigating the literary construction of Livia from antiquity to the early modern period. Her research interests include early Roman imperial history, imperial consorts, gender and the literary representation of women, and the reception of antiquity, particularly in the medieval period.

In addition, she is keenly interested in pedagogical practices and how we can improve the teaching of ancient world studies, making it more relevant for today’s world. Working as a learning skills adviser and a learning designer, she’s helped improve the learning and teaching of a number of fields and she’s eager to bring these skills to our field.

Ewan Coopey

Ewan is a Macquarie University History and Archaeology PhD candidate and sessional academic. His research interests centre around archaeology and community, identity and agency, particularly in relation to Roman military spaces and the southeastern European provinces. He wants to increase public engagement and is interested in the application of digital tools, namely database design and data management. He endeavours to contribute towards the development of better digital practices within archaeology, epigraphy and history. He is also an assistant at the Centre for Applied History where he is working on several websites related to public history projects.

Lauren Murphy

Lauren is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Her research primarily involves analysing documentary sources for Renaissance collections of ancient Greek and South Italian vases.

Tegan Gleeson

Tegan Gleeson is a Classics PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania, where she researches verecundia, Roman emotion, and consolation. She graduated with first class honours and a University Medal from the University of New England, where she completed her Bachelor of Historical Inquiry and Practice and Graduate Certificate Arts (Classical Languages.) In 2020, Tegan was awarded a UTAS Teaching Merit Certificate for her work as a sessional tutor in HTC104, Introduction to Ancient Rome, and at ASCS42 she was proud to receive the OPTIMA prize for her paper, Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep: Consolation in Ovid’s Tristia.

Tegan is passionate about education, and in 2021 ran an online introductory Latin program (funded by CANSW’s Ian McLeod award) at Grafton High School. She is kept warm in Nipaluna by her two dogs, Neffa & Argos.

Arke acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which our various contributors are based, and we pay our respects to elders past and present.