Dr Christopher Mallan
Started at UWA: 2018
Internationally trained historian exploring a new perspective on Ancient Rome
Dr Chris Mallan is a senior lecturer at UWA and a historian of the politics and culture of the Roman Empire. He has a particular interest in how people of the Roman Empire thought about their history and their approaches to the writing of history. It was during his early years of learning that he first began to take an interest in the Roman Empire, and this interest now steers his career and research.
Born and raised in Brisbane, Dr Mallan began his studies of the classical world at secondary school, and then at the University of Queensland, before undertaking a doctorate at the University of Oxford. He then lived and taught in Oxford for six years before moving to UWA in 2018. Ancient texts can provide insight into a time that we can no longer access, and Dr Mallan believes studying these texts will be relevant and valuable to our modern world.
I enjoy reading the writings of individuals from the classical world. Ancient Greek and Latin literature is always ‘good to think with’ and I believe in the continuing relevance of classical culture to the modern world.Dr Christopher Mallan
Cassius Dio Network
Dr Mallan’s work on Cassius Dio is feeding into an ongoing project that aims to bring forward the perception of this key historian of Ancient Rome. The network is funded by a collection of Danish and North American universities, bringing together scholars with a particular interest in the historian. For more on this project, visit the University of Southern Denmark.