Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Foundation Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University

Dr Sarah Midford is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University.
Sarah's research focuses on cultural connections between antiquity and the modern world as well as the cultural impact of war and commemorative processes. Sarah has worked on the Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey of the Gallipoli Peninsula (JHAS) between 2010 and 2015 and in 2016 was the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet's First World War historian. The JHAS project recorded what remains of the Great War battlefield site at Gallipoli as well as evidence of Roman settlement and earlier ancient occupation. Sarah has published in the fields of Australian Studies, First World War Studies and Classical Reception Studies.
Her current research investigates the reception of ancient Greek and Roman culture in colonial Australia, between European settlement and Federation. Sarah also continues to research the commemoration of Anzac soldiers.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Foundation Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University

Education

  • 2016 
    The Unviersity of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2009 
    The Unviersity of Melbourne, Master of Arts
  • 2007 
    The University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Publications

  • 2017
    “Truthful, upright and morally brave’, Review of Peter Rees, Bearing Witness: The remarkable life of Charles Bean, Australia's greatest war correspondent (Allen and Unwin, 2015), in History Australia 14, 3.
  • 2017
    Gallipoli, Anzacs and the Great War, La Trobe eBureau, https://library.latrobe.edu.au/ebureau/ebook.html#gallipoli
  • 2016
    Remembering Gallipoli, in A. Sagona, M. Atabay, C.J. Mackie, I. McGibbon & R. Reid (eds), Anzac Battlefield: A Gallipoli Landscape of War and Memory, Cambridge University Press
  • 2016
    The Gallipoli Campaign: From History to Legend, in A. Sagona, M. Atabay, C.J. Mackie, I. McGibbon & R. Reid (eds), Anzac Battlefield: A Gallipoli Landscape of War and Memory, Cambridge University Press
  • 2016
    Revealing Homer, Herodotus and Thucydides in CEW Bean’s Official History, in M. Walsh & A. Varnava (eds), Australia and the Great War: Identity, Memory and Mythology, Melbourne University Press
  • 2016
    Anzac Gallipoli Archaeological Database, in A. Sagona, M. Atabay, C.J. Mackie, I. McGibbon & R. Reid (eds.), Anzac Battlefield: A Gallipoli Landscape of War and Memory, Cambridge University Press
  • 2014
    Caesar the Conqueror , Apple iBooks, https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/caesar-the-conqueror/id827363617?mt=11
  • 2013
    Anzacs and the Heroes of Troy: Exploring the universality of war in Sidney Nolan’s ‘Gallipoli Series’, Gelibolou: Tarih, Esfane ve Ani (Istanbul: Istanbul Medeniyet University Press)
  • 2013
    The Archaeology of Conflict and Remembrance at Gallipoli, American School of Oriental Research Blog, http://asorblog.org/?p=6117
  • 2011
    Constructing the “Australian Iliad”: Ancient Heroes and Anzac Diggers in the Dardanelles, Melbourne Historical Journal, Special Issue 2
  • 2010
    From Achilles to Anzac: Heroism in The Dardanelles from Antiquity to the Great War, ASCS 31 Proceedings, classics.uwa.edu.au/ascs31

Honours

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy