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Ewan is a Macquarie University History and Archaeology PhD Candidate and Sessional Academic researching the Roman army in the province of Dalmatia. He is interested in the archaeology and epigraphy of community and identity, particularly on the Roman frontiers and in the military. His current PhD research looks at the construction of communities and communal identities within the Roman military of first century CE Dalmatia and the wider Balkans through epigraphic and archaeological material, fusing both traditional and open digital methods to do so.

Ewan is also passionate about anything ancient, and wants to increase public engagement with archaeology and academia more broadly. He is also interested in the application of digital tools in archaeology and epigraphy, namely database design and data management for epigraphic and archaeological data. He endeavours to contribute towards the development of better open access and data practices within archaeology, epigraphy and history, and to assist colleagues within the humanities in developing their own practices.

Ewan is also the Centre Assistant at the Centre for Applied History where he has developed several websites related to public history and archaeology as well as researched the field of public history in Australian tertiary institutions. As part of this work he is an assistant at the Australia and Aotearoa NZ Public History Network, developing the network's website, collating public history resources and organising social media and events. He is also a professional archaeologist, with experience on several historical archaeological projects.


As a sessional academic Ewan has worked on several units in the Department of History and Archaeology as both a Tutor and Marker, designing and delivering lessons and contributing to assessment design.

  • AHIS1210: Studying the Past from the Bronze Age to Byzantium
  • AHIS1301: World Archaeology
  • AHIS2225: Rome and the Caesars
  • AHIS2302: Archaeology and Society: Archaeological Evidence
  • FOAR7004: Arts Internship for Researchers

In the same role, he has also acted as a HDR Mentor and designed skills workshops on topics such as writing for a public audience and reference manager software for students working on PACE projects in:

  • AHIS3005: Cultural Heritage and Public History
  • FOAR7004: Arts Internship for Researchers

Ewan is also an Educator with Studying the Past, delivering ancient history programs which complement the relevant 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


1 Jul 2022 → …


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