Marguerite Johnson is Associate Professor of Ancient History and Classical Languages in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle. An interdisciplinary cultural historian and comparative cultural analyst, she is the author of four books and countless articles and chapters. Her research expertise is predominantly in the area of ancient Mediterranean cultural studies, particularly in representations of gender, sexualities and the body. She is especially interested in the ways in which the ancients write about women. Her books include Sappho (2007), Boudicca (2012), and Ovid on Cosmetics (2016). She is a regular contributor to The Conversation and the ABC.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Under Your Spell: Love Magic in the MediterraneanFree Public Lecture
It was a wellkept secret among historians during the late 19th and early 20th centuries that the practise of magic was widespread in the ancient Mediterranean. Historians wanted to keep the activity secret because it did not support the idealized ...PresentersAssociate Professor Marguerite Johnson