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Christopher Mallan

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  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Dr Chris Mallan is an ancient historian who works in the areas of Roman Imperial History, Historiography and the reception of the Greco-Roman historiographical tradition in Byzantium.

Dr Mallan joined the staff of the University of Western Australia as Senior Lecturer in Ancient History in 2018. Prior to this, he was the college Lecturer in Ancient History at St Benet's Hall (2015-2017) and Lecturer in Roman History at The Queen's College (2017) at the University of Oxford. Between 2015-2016 he also held the post of Titular Lecturer in Classics at Wadham College.

Dr Mallan undertook his DPhil at the University of Oxford (Wadham College). Before that he studied at the University of Queensland, where he received his BA (Hons. I) and MPhil. 

Previous positions

College Lecturer in Ancient History, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford (2015-2017)
College Lecturer in Roman History, The Queen's College, University of Oxford (2017)

Current projects

Dr Mallan is co-editing (with Dr Caillan Davenport) a volume titled Emperors and Political Culture in Cassius Dio. The book is under contract with Cambridge University Press.  

Teaching overview

Dr Mallan teaches and co-ordinates all the Roman History units offered at UWA. These units include: CLAN2002 The Foundation of the Roman Empire (Roman History 44BC-AD69); CLAN3011 Sex, Gender, and the Body in the Greco-Roman World; CLAN3006 The Roman Revolution (Roman History 146BC-44BC); CLAN3009 Religion, Society and the Divine in the Roman World: From Augustus to Augustine. He also teaches the Honours level historiography unit, CLAN4105 Literature, Narrative, History, as well as Greek 3 (CLAN3203).  

Research

Roman Imperial History, Greco-Roman Historiography, Cassius Dio, Roman Political Thought, Byzantine Epitomes and Excerpta

Education/Academic qualification

Ancient History, DPhil , University of Oxford

Award Date: 30 Jun 2015

Research expertise keywords

  • Roman Imperial History
  • Greco-Roman Historiography
  • Cassius Dio
  • Tiberius (Roman Emperor)
  • Pseudepigrapha

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