Join the Friends of Antiquity and the UQ School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry for the 27th annual Ancient History Day, exploring the theme of power, status and authority.

Event timetable 

9.00-9.10: Welcome by Assoc. Prof. David Pritchard, Classics and Ancient History Discipline Coordinator, who will introduce the Head of the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, Professor Lisa Featherstone, and invite her to open the event. Chair Dr Dorothy Watts AM will outline the day’s formalities. The R D Milns Antiquities Museum will be open during the lunch period.

9.10-10.00: Dr Janette McWilliam: “Patronage, Power and Social Status in Ancient Rome”

10.00-10.50: Dr Annabel Florence: “Trust me, I know what I’m talking about: The decision-making process at Classical Athens”

10.50-11.15: Morning Tea

11.15-12.05: Assoc. Prof. David Pritchard: “The Social Structure of Democratic Athens”

12.05-12.55: Dr Kit Morrell: “Pompeius Magnus: Power, Politics, Policy”

1.00-2.15: Lunch

2.15-3.05: Dr Duncan Keenan-Jones: “The struggle for power, resources and the Bay of Naples in the late Roman Republic”

3.05-3.55: Assoc. Prof. Dorothy Watts AM: “Gold, Graves and Grandstanding: Displays of Status among the Ancient Celts”

3.55-4.00: Vote of thanks to all speakers and participants: Dr Paul Eliadis AM, President of the Friends of Antiquity

4.00: Close

About Alumni events

UQ alumni and community events take place in-person and online, across the globe, throughout the year. UQ alumni are invited to join the UQ ChangeMakers platform to access early event registrations, benefits and discounts.

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$55 general entry; $15 each for students with ID; $45 each for Alumni Friends/Friends of Antiquity Members (all tickets include morning tea)


Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (23), UQ St Lucia Campus