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Matthew S. Champion

Senior Lecturer in History, The University of Melbourne

Matthew Champion is a Senior Lecturer in History in the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Before returning to Australia, he held posts at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and Birkbeck, University of London. His first book, The Fullness of Time: Temporalities of the Fifteenth-Century Low Countries (University of Chicago Press, 2017), was the recipient of the 2018 Gladstone Prize of the Royal Historical Society. His current research, funded by the Australian Research Council, examines the history of the sounds we associate with time – from bird song to the hum of freeways, from the silence of the hourglass to clocks that play musical alarms.


  • 2020–2022
    Senior Research Fellow in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Australian Catholic University
  • 2022–2022
    Senior Lecturer in History, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–2019
    Lecturer in Medieval History, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • 2014–2016
    Jeremy Haworth Research Fellow in History, St Catharine's College, Cambridge


  • 2014 
    University of London, PhD