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PACE activity opportunities available

These PACE activities meet the learning outcomes of a PACE unit. Please note that some opportunities may be available in more than one Faculty.

MRES701 | MQ Department of Ancient History | Mapping Networks of Expertise in Authenticating and Protecting Antiquities

Apply now Job no: 494053
Work type: Part time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Various faculties, Research Internship

Organisation: Macquarie University (Department of Ancient History)


Placement location: North Ryde, NSW

Number of Positions: 1

Research Description:

In this internship, the student will conduct research to locate parties which have expertise in authenticating and protecting antiquities within Australia and internationally, as part of an Australian Research Council funded project on fake papyrus manuscripts (see After initial orientation, the student will conduct research to locate such individuals, teams, or organisation, which may include government departments, NGOs, academic teams, and antiquities dealers. The student will curate a list of such parties to form the basis for the development of the framework for intervening in government policy on the antiquities trade, and material for a future grant application. As well as these outcomes, the student will also be asked to write a blog post about their internship at the project blog ( The internship will provide an introduction to conducting guided independent research within a research team with larger goals to which the student's work will contribute, and will be of special interest to students with an interest in cultural heritage, the authentication of artefacts, and the ethics of the study of the ancient world.

Discipline major(s) suitable for the internship: Ancient History, Modern History

Preferred start date: 29 July 2019

Anticipated completion date: 15 November 2019

For more information regarding this research internship, please contact:
Associate Professor Malcolm Choat
02 9850 7561


How to Apply:

Click "apply now" and upload the following:

  1. Cover letter addressing why you are interested in this research and why you are the suitable candidate
  2. Copy of your current CV

Applications are now open and will close on Friday, 14 June 2019 or when suitably filled

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