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Macquarie Links

    • The Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University offers over eighty units for study at undergraduate level on the antecedents of western civilisation in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Ancient Near East and the Graeco-Roman world.
      – http://mq.edu.au/…/department_of_ancient_history/home/

 

    • Macquarie University’s Asian Studies, part of the International Studies Department, offers degree programs in both Chinese and Japanese with a strong emphasis not only on linguistic proficiency (reading, writing and speaking) and communication skills, but also and on providing a firm understanding of the history, societies, and cultures, of Asia.
      – http://www.mq.edu.au/…./department_of_international_studies/asian_studies/

 

    • The Macquarie University Museum of Ancient Culturesis an Ancient History/Archaeology museum, encompassing the major ancient civilisations of Greece, Rome and Egypt, as well as containing specialist numismatic and papyri collections. Designed to support the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Macquarie University within the department of Ancient History, it also fosters Ancient History and Archaeology in secondary education for schools in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, as well as in the broader community, through tours and educational programs.
      – http://www.mac.mq.edu.au/

 

    • The Macquarie Ancient History Association (MAHA) was founded in 1978 with the aim of promoting the study of Ancient History in schools, universities and the general community. Since that time MAHA has grown into a diverse association providing information on the latest research, as well as hosting social events and keynote lectures, becoming a forum for academics and enthusiasts within the university, and wider ancient history, community.
      – http://www.ancienthistory.com.au/

 

    • The Telemachus Ancient History Mentor Program is a comprehensive mentoring program sponsored by Macquarie University’s Ancient History Department to support those who have recently transitioned, or are about to move, from secondary education or the workforce into university life. It is a student-friendly program offering free academic and personal assistance to all first-year Ancient History undergraduates on a one-to-one basis, run BY students, FOR students.
      – http://www.telesangels.com.au/

 

    • The Macquarie Ancient Languages School offers non-residential courses in a variety of languages associated with Ancient History and Biblical Studies. Held over two weeks in January and one week in July, the School has branched out from its beginnings in Ancient Greek to include courses in Coptic, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Hebrew, Modern Greek, Classical Arabic, Gaelic, Sanskrit, Syriac, Armenian and Akkadian.
      – http://www.mq.edu.au/…/macquarie_ancient_languages_school/

 

    • The Society for the Study of Early Christianity (SSEC) is a society dedicated to the study of the New Testament in its Jewish and Graeco/Roman context, and the development of early Christianity. SSEC is open to everyone, from scholars, students, to members of the public. It runs an annual calendar of lectures and social events, inviting internationally acclaimed academics to make keynote presentations.
      – http://www.mq.edu.au/…/community_partners/ssec/ssec_home/

 

    • The India Research Centre (IRC) was established at Macquarie in 2010 as an inter-disciplinary intitiative, combining the various field of political, sociaological, and cultural research. It is also looking to foster research into Indian history through the propagation of Indian studies at Macquarie, and establishing a strong research base.
      – http://www.irc.mq.edu.au/home_irc.jsp

 

Other Links

    • Confucius Institutes are public institutions that aim to promote both Chinese language and culture locally. By establishing links with Australian universities, they hope to enhance Australia’s knowledge of China through support for projects aimed at deepening understanding amongst the business, academic, professional and broader community of relevant contemporary issues. There are two Confucius Institutes in the proximity of Sydney, located at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales respectively.
      – http://www.confuciusinstitute.unsw.edu.au/
      – http://sydney.edu.au/confucius_institute/

 

    • Based in Switzerland, The Society for the Exploration of Eurasia is a scientific group which seeks to make contributions to the exploration of the cultures of Eurasia. It fosters and promotes exchanges of ideas and experiences between members, while also supporting fieldwork in the areas of archaeology, history of art and history of religions.
      – http://www.exploration-eurasia.com/

 

    • The Silk Road Foundation is a US-based organisation that seeks to provide a modern-day ‘Silk Road’ between academic communities all around the world. Its online website is an up to date encyclopedia of links, online articles, and news on upcoming events Silk Road-related, which is invaluable for any serious research into Silk Road studies.
      – http://www.silkroadfoundation.org/

 

    • Based in the University of Washington, Silk Road Seattle is an online database that offers free access to teaching and learning materials on the Silk Road – images, texts, information on museums worldwide holding Silk Road-related artifacts, as well as links to larger databases of such texts and images. A website for scholars and the interested alike.
      – http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/