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.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy