From Rome to Marsfield - the Campus Martius

  • Laurence, Ray (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Broun, Shannen (Student)
  • Roberts, Noah (Student)
  • Johnson, Madeleine (Student)
  • Grey, Daniel (Student)
  • Keane, Aoife (Student)
  • Mcaliece, Sarah (Student)
  • Webber, Brian (Student)
  • Willcocks, Elisabeth (Student)
  • Coopey, Ewan (Other)
  • Ballsun-Stanton, Brian (Other)

Project: Research

Project Details


This PACE project sets out to identify how the suburb of Marsfield in Sydney connects to the Mars Field or Campus Martius of Ancient Rome. The disconnection between the modern suburb and the Campus Martius of antiquity will also be recorded. The project will co-produce outputs between student interns and Ray Laurence with a view to developing a better understanding of the past, as well as engaging Macquarie University students with the local community. Blogs by student interns are available via the link below.

Layman's description

Marsfield is a suburb in Sydney located adjacent to the campus of Macquarie University in North Ryde. The name Marsfield was derived from Rome's Campus Martius (Field of Mars). How this connection is articulated in the naming of streets and within the community provides a key focus for the project. Blogs by student interns are available via the link below.
Effective start/end date22/01/21 → …