In Session 2 2019, five research internships will be offered to Bachelor of Philosophy (Masters of Research year 1) students at Macquarie University on two research projects based in the Department of Ancient History. Four internships are being offered on the Australian Research council project “Forging Antiquity: Authenticity, forgery and fake papyri“, and one in the new ARC project “Ancient Egyptian papyri: unlocking secrets to the history of writing“.
In each of these internships, students will work as part of the Forging Antiquity team investigating an aspect of the history of the forgery of ancient artefacts, especially papyri an other manuscripts.
Internships are being offered in the following aspects of the project:
- “The Reception and Forgery of Antiquity in Nineteenth Century Greece“
- “Archival Research on Ancient Forgeries and Forgers in Nineteenth Century Media“
- “Scientific Expertise and the Ancient World: Tracing the History of a Relationship“
- “Mapping Networks of Expertise in Authenticating and Protecting Antiquities“
- “Media Representation and Community Reception of Fake Semitic Bibles“
Interns will work one day a week with the team, undertaking research on a project which will contribute to the larger project goals. Descriptions of the tasks to be undertaken, the goals, and the expected outcomes for each internship may be found in the links above. For some internships we are seeking specific skills (such as knowledge of particular languages), but for the most part they are open to students across the Faculty of Arts and indeed the University. We love diverse teams of researchers with different skills and backgrounds, so if you’re interested in working with us, please do contact us.
Further information can be found at the links above. Applications close on the 14th of June 2019, but interested students should contact A/Prof. Malcolm Choat (email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 9850 7561) as soon as possible.