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Ewan is a Macquarie University history and archaeology PhD candidate and sessional academic researching the army as an assemblage in Imperial Dalmatia. He is interested in the archaeology and epigraphy of community, particularly within the Roman frontiers and armies, as well as archaeological theory and digital archaeology. His current research looks at the construction of communities within the early Imperial Roman armies of Dalmatia and the wider southeastern European region through epigraphic and archaeological material, seeing them as dynamic assemblages of diverse humans and materials. He fuses both traditional and open digital approaches to do so.

Ewan is a practicing field archaeologist with experience on commercial and academic projects in Australia and Croatia. As centre assistant and web developer at the Centre for Applied History and the Australia and Aotearoa NZ Public History Network, Ewan has also developed an interest in the public consumption and creation of history. He is also a research assistant on the MANTO project, developing and deploying a database infrastructure which will allow for the integration of artefacts.

Because of these interactions with various industry, university, and community bodies, he is passionate about public engagement with archaeology, history, and academia — exploring the possible applications of open digital approaches to database design, management, and sharing. He endeavours to contribute towards the development of better open practices within archaeology, epigraphy, and history.


Ewan has worked as a sessional academic on several units in the Department of History and Archaeology, designing and delivering content, contributing to assessment design, and grading assessments for:

  • AHIS1210: Studying the Past from the Bronze Age to Byzantium
  • AHIS1300: Digging up the Past: An Introduction to Archaeology
  • AHIS1301: World Archaeology
  • AHIS2225: Rome and the Caesars
  • AHIS2302: Archaeology and Society: Archaeological Evidence
  • AHIS3005: Cultural Heritage and Public History
  • FOAR7004: Arts Internship for Researchers

Ewan has also convened a unit on Archaeological theory:

  • AHIS7001: Material Worlds

Ewan is an educator with Studying the Past, delivering ancient history programs which complement NSW curricula for stages 4 and 6 of the high school curriculum. These programs cover a range of chronological periods and topics, and combine Object Based Learning alongside the practical experience of the Studying the Past Educators to create a dynamic learning environment for students.

Education/Academic qualification

History and Archaeology, Master of Research, Macquarie University

1 Jan 201922 Dec 2020

Award Date: 18 Feb 2021

Greece, Rome and Late Antiquity, Bachelor of Ancient History, Macquarie University


External positions

Visiting PhD Researcher, University of Leicester, School of Archaeology and Ancient History

16 Feb 202316 Apr 2023


1 Jul 2022Jan 2023


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