Emeritus Professor Graeme Clarke AO FSA FAHA
Australian National University
BA (Oxon), MA (New Zealand and Melbourne), LittD (Melbourne)
Year Elected to the Academy:
, Classical Studies
Classical (Ancient) History and Archaeology
Graeme Clarke is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of History at the Australian National University, having been previously Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Melbourne (1969-1981) and a Director in the Humanities Research Centre, ANU (1982-1999). From 2000-2006 he was Visiting Fellow at the School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.
He has also been appointed to many other positions, including his election to the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1975, of which he was a Council member (1976-77, 1985-94, 2006-present), Vice-President (1976-77, 1985-86), Treasurer (1986-94) and Honorary Secretary (2000-present). He has also been President of the Australian Society for Classical Studies (1976-78) and is a Council Member of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (since 1982). He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities in London (1989).
Professor Clarke has also held a great many other Fellowships, Chairs and other academic positions, including stints as Associate Dean, Deputy Dean and Acting Dean of Arts at the University of Melbourne. Since 1969 he has been receiving Australian Research Committee grants for his archaeological surveys in Syria and other projects.
His books include: The Octavius of Marcus Minucius Felix
(1974); the four volumes of The Letters of St Cyprian
(1984-1989); Rediscovering Hellenism
(ed., 1989); Reading the Past in Late Antiquity
(ed., with B. Croke, R. Mortley and A. Emmett Nobbs, 1989); Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean in Antiquity
(1998); the two volumes of Jebel Khalid on the Euphrates
(2002, 2006); and Excavating and Interpreting the Governor’s Palace, Acropolis, Jebel Khalid