The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

Professor Peter Harrison (Director)

Peter Harrison BSc, BA (Hons), PhD (Qld), MA (Yale), MA, DLitt (Oxford), FAHA.  Peter Harrison is an Australian Laureate Fellow and Director of CHED. He was educated at the University of Queenslan...

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Professor Philip Almond (Deputy Director)

BD (Hons) (London), MA (Lancaster), PhD (Adelaide), FAHA.  Before joining the University of Queensland in 1982, he studied for his PhD in the philosophy of religion at the University of...

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Professor Simon During

BA (Victoria University, Wellington), MA (Auckland), PhD (Cambridge). Simon During is a New Zealander who studied for his PhD in Victorian literature at Cambridge. For many years he taught at the University of Melbourne, where, as Robert W...

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Emeritus Professor Ian Hunter

BA (La Trobe), DipEd (La Trobe), PhD (Griffith), FAHA.  Ian Hunter was an Australian Professorial Fellow whose research has two main foci. Since the mid 1990s he has been working on the history of early modern political, religiou...

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Emeritus Professor Peter Cryle

BA (Queensland), MA (Queensland), DU (Nice) Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, FAHA.  Peter Cryle completed his MA at the Universit...

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Dr Gary Ianziti

BA (San Francisco), MA, PhD (UNC-Chapel Hill). Gary Ianziti was educated in the United States and Italy. After completing his PhD at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), he held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Scuola N...

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Dr Michael Ostling (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

 BA (Reed), MA (Toronto), PhD (Toronto).  Michael Ostling earned his PhD in Religious Studies from the Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, in 2008. His doctoral dissertation, f...

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Dr Ian Hesketh (Senior Research Fellow)

BA (Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC), MA, PhD (York University, Toronto). Ian Hesketh is a senior research fellow working with Peter Harrison on the Australian Laureate Fellowship project,

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Dr Tom Aechtner (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

BSc (Alberta), MA (Calgary), DPhil (Oxford). Tom Aechtner is a Canadian who recently finished his DPhil at the University of Oxford, where he investigated Darwin-sceptic mass media in the contemporary Evolution Wars.  He is currently ...

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Dr Leigh Penman (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

BA (Hons), LLB, PhD (Melbourne). Leigh Penman is a UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship holder (2013-2016) and an Associate Member of the History Faculty, University of Oxford. He graduated with degrees in arts and law from the University of Melbour...

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Dr Diana Barnes (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

PhD (Melbourne) Diana Barnes took up a University of Queensland Postdoctoral Fellowship in October 2013 jointly sponsored by EMSAH, CHED and the UQ node of the ARC Centre...

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Dr Karin Sellberg (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

MA(Hons) (Edinburgh), PhD (Edinburgh) Karin Sellberg is a literary scholar with research interests in continental philosophy, critical theory, gender studies, medical humanities and historiography. She has a forthcoming book on construct...

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Dr Nicholas Heron (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

BA (Hons.), PhD (Melbourne). Nicholas joined CHED in January 2015 to work on Peter Harrison’s Australian Laureate Fellowship project on Science and Secularization. His contribution seeks to problematize the role played by the faculty of the will in current narratives of secularization, through an archaeological reconstruction of its emergence in late antique thought...

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Dr Daniel Midena (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)

BA (Hons.), BSc (ANU), MIntSt (Melbourne), PhD (Copenhagen) Daniel Midena was recently awarded a PhD degree from the Department for English, Germanic and Romance Studies at the University of Copenhagen in 2015. His dissertation, which is...

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Ms Narelle Jones (Manager)

Ms Narelle Jones (Manager)

  Email: Phone: +61 7 334 67584

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