Classical Re-Conceptions Launch

mhj 40.2 launch flyer

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Melbourne Historical Journal volume 40, issue 2 (the Amphora Issue). The theme of this issue is ‘Classical Re-Conceptions’.

Published since 1961, MHJ is a refereed journal for the publication of Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand graduate work in history. It is open to new approaches and aims to present original graduate work to a wide and responsive readership.

The Amphora Issue is dedicated to ancient world studies and is a new departure for MHJ. It marks the expansion of MHJ into a journal with two annual publications.

Articles for MHJ vol 40.2 ‘Classical Re-Conceptions’ include:

Dr. Rhiannon Evans, ‘“The ghost of old Rome”: Charles Dickens and the Nineteenth-Century Experience of Antiquity’;

Dr. Marguerite Johnson, ‘What to Look for in a Mayor; or Classical Reception in the Coalopolis’;

Miriam Riverlea, ‘“Icarus is seventeen, like me”: Reworking Myth in Young Adult Fiction’;

Jennifer Irving, ‘Restituta: The Training of the Female Physician’;

Damjan Krsmanovic & Dr. William Anderson, ‘Paths of the Dead—Interpreting Funerary Practice at Roman-Period Pessinus, Central Anatolia’;

Annabel Orchard, ‘The Aegis and the Armour of Achilleus’.

 Dr. Gillian Shepherd from La Trobe University will launch MHJ 40.2 ‘Classical Re-Conceptions’ on Thursday 28 March, 5.30 pm in the Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building, University of Melbourne.

For those who are unable to attend the launch, but would like to support MHJ by purchasing a copy of the journal, please fill out an order form: MHJ 40.2 Order Form. All revenue from sales funds the publication costs of future issues.

We hope you will join us for this exciting event.

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