Dr Janette McWilliam
Dr Janette McWilliam


Lecturer in Ancient History, Classical Civilization and Classical Languages
Director, RD Milns Antiquities Museum

Contact Details:

Office: 532, Michie Building (9)
Phone: +61 7 3365 2650
Email: j.mcwilliam@uq.edu.au


BA(Hons), Australian National University
MA, Australian National University
PhD, University of Cambridge


Dr Janette McWilliam has received a 2014 Award for Teaching Excellence, awarded by the Office for learning and Teaching, Australian Government.
Dr Janette McWilliam was awarded a 2013 UQ Award for Teaching Excellence.
Roman History (late Republic and early Empire), Roman & Etruscan Art and Architecture, Greek History, Latin Language and Literature.

Research Interests:

Greek and Roman Social and Cultural History, Roman Children, Roman Art, Roman Law, Latin Epigraphy, Cultural Identities in the Ancient world, Pedagogical Approaches to teaching Classical Latin and Greek, Museum Studies.

Current Research Projects:

  • The Representation of Children in Roman Art
  • The Socialisation of Children
  • Teaching Latin in the New Millennium: A Blended Learning Programme for Classical Languages

Selected Recent Publications:

  • McWilliam, J., Puttock, S., Stevenson, T. & Taraporewella, R. eds. 2011. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia: New Approaches, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.
Journal articles, book chapters, proceeding papers and reviews
  • McWilliam, J, forthcoming ‘The Socialisation of Roman Children’ in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World, Evans Grubbs, J. & Parkin, T (eds), Oxford University Press.
  • McWilliam, J. 2011. ‘The Statue of Zeus at Olympia in Western Imagination via the Internet’ in McWilliam, J., Puttock, S., Stevenson, T. & Taraporewella, R. eds. 2011. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia: New Approaches, Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Press: 209-222.
  • McWilliam, J. 2010. ‘Family as Strategy: Image-making & the children of Germanicus’ Acta Patristica et Byzantina 21.2: 121-140.
  •  McWilliam, J. 2001 ‘Children among the dead: the influence of urban life on the commemoration of children on tombstone inscriptions’ in Childhood, Class and Kin in the Ancient World, Dixon, S (ed.), London & New York, Routledge: 74-98.

Other Activities and Service:

  • Director of the R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum
  • Classics RHD Advisor
  • Member of the Australasian Society for Classical studies
  • Member of the Australian Historical Association
  • Member of the Classical Association of Great Britain
  • Member of the American Philological Association
  • Member of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
  • Member of the Society for the Promotion of Childhood Studies in the Past
  • For details of RHD supervision, please refer to Dr McWilliam's UQ Researchers profile
  • Supervisor for MA and Honours students

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