Our staff represent a broad range of disciplines, offer quality teaching and supervision and undertake invaluable research.
- Dr Alistair Paterson
Historical archaeology; archaeology of colonialism; cultural landscapes; maritime archaeology.
Classics and Ancient History
- Professor Yasmin Haskell
Latin literature from the 15th to 19th centuries; theory and practice of didactic poetry from antiquity to Romanticism; poetry and poetics of the early modern Society of Jesus; classical tradition, history of medicine.
- Professor John Melville-Jones
Ancient coinage; Byzantine and Venetian historiography.
- Dr Michael Champion
Late-antique to Byzantine cultural and intellectual history; late-antique Christianity; traditions of ancient philosophy.
English and Cultural Studies
- Professor Andrew Lynch (Director, CMEMS)
Medieval literature and culture; Arthurian studies; medieval/medievalist war and peace writing; medievalism in Australian cultural memory.
- Dr Brett Hirsch
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CMEMS, School of Humanities and School of Social and Cultural Studies.
Shakespeare; Late medieval and early modern English drama and culture; scholarly editing and bibliography; digital humanities; cultural and intellectual history; ritual, performance and the occult.
- Dr Jenna Mead
Late fourteenth-century English medieval writing and its ongoing influence in post-medieval periods.
- Professor Bob White
Shakespeare; Shakespeare cinema; Renaissance literature; pacifism and human rights in literature and film history.
- Assoc/Prof Steve Chinna
Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre and performance; creative writing for stage and screen; postmodern and modern theatre.
European Languages and Studies
- Dr David Barrie
Crime, policing and punishment in Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries; urban order and social stability; urban improvement; and municipal administration and governance.
- Professor Susan Broomhall
Late medieval and early modern European history, specifically the history of women and gender, science, medicine and technologies, religious change, poverty, and work.
- Professor Philippa Maddern
15th century English history; gender history; landscape history.
- Dr Stephanie Tarbin
Late medieval and early modern social history; gender and sexualities; families and households; urban history.
- Dr Jacqueline Van Gent
Gender, body and the self in early modern Europe; indigenous people, gender and religious change in Australia.
Honorary, Associate and Adjunct members
- Mr Roger Vella Bonavita
Honorary Research Associate, History
C16th Military Architecture with special reference to Malta
- Dr Toby Burrows
Honorary Research Fellow, History
Digital technology and the humanities, cultural heritage institutions, medieval religious history
- Dr R S (Smadar) Gabrieli
Honorary Research Fellow, CMEMS
Daily Life in the Holy Land: Hand Made Pottery of the 12th-16th Centuries
- Dr Joanne McEwan
Research Associate, History
Seventeenth, eighteenth and ninteenth-century British social history; gender history; crime and punishment; social participation in crime and legal processes; representations of female criminality; early modern women’s experiences and support networks; constructions of truth, identity and support in legal narratives; the Elizabeth Canning case; social interaction in family, household, neighbourhood and community contexts; uses and boundaries of household spaces; early modern representations of female sexuality, especially in the work of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653)
- Dr Claire McIlroy
Fourteenth-century English mystics; middle English devotional literature; history of religious solitude; medieval rhetoric; gender identity in literature.
- Dr Christine Porr
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Humanities and CMEMS
Architecture of the time of the Ottonians in the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany.
- Dr Sally Quin
Curator, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
- Dr Anne Scott
Honorary Research Fellow, English and Cultural Studies
Iconography of poverty in medieval literature and art; general issues of poverty in the medieval and early modern periods; medieval penitential manuals.
- E/Prof John Scott
Senior Honorary Research Fellow, European Languages and Studies
Dante and the Renaissance
- E/Prof John Tonkin
Senior Honorary Research Fellow, History
Early modern European history, Medieval religious history, Western Australian religious history
- E/Prof David Tunley
Senior Honorary Research Fellow, Music
Australian and British music in the twentieth century, French music (baroque to romantic periods), Historical musicology
- E/Prof Christopher Wortham
Senior Honorary Research Fellow, English and Cultural Studies
Elizabethan and Jacobean drama; medieval literature; poetry