David M. Pritchard

Senior Lecturer in Greek History, The University of Queensland

Dr David M. Pritchard is Senior Lecturer in Greek History at the University of Queensland in Australia. In 2015-16 he was Research Fellow in L’Institut d’Études Avancées de l’Université de Strasbourg (USIAS). Dr Pritchard has also won research fellowships at universities in Cincinnati, Copenhagen and Sydney. In 2015 he was Research Fellow in Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study. In 2014 he was Visiting Scholar in Greek History at Brown University. In 2013 Dr Pritchard was the Charles Gordon Mackay Lecturer in Greek at the University of Edinburgh. He has authored Sport, Democracy and War in Classical Athens (Cambridge University Press: 2013) and Public Spending and Democracy in Classical Athens (University of Texas Press: 2015), edited War, Democracy and Culture in Classical Athens (Cambridge University Press: 2010), and co-edited Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World (Classical Press of Wales: 2003). In addition to his 4 books he has published more than 45 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. Dr Pritchard is currently finishing Athenian Democracy at War for Cambridge University Press. Dr Pritchard regularly writes for newspapers in Australia and overseas. Opinion pieces of his have appeared in The Age, The Australian, The Conversation, The Courier-Mail, Die Süddeutsche Zeitung, Le Monde, The Sydney Morning Herald, Kathimerini, The Herald Sun, The Canberra Times, The Advertiser, Neos Kosmos and Online Opinion.


  • –present
    Chercheur et maître de conférences en histoire grecque , Institut d’Études Avancées de Université de Strasbourg


  • 2000 
    Macquarie University, Sydney, PhD in Ancient History
  • 1991 
    Macquarie University, Sydney, BA Hons with University Medal in Ancient History