• Malcolm Choat
  • fellow
  • Associate Professor Malcolm Choat FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2018
  • Section: Classical Studies / Religion
  • https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/persons/malcolm-choat

  • Biography:
  • Malcolm Choat is Associate Professor in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University. He gained his PhD at Macquarie in 2000, with a thesis on Laity and Leadership in fourth-century Egypt. Since then he has gained an international reputation for his contribution to the study of Egypt in Late Antiquity, with a focus on the history of Christianity and rise of monasticism in Egypt, and scribal practice in Greek and Coptic documentary papyri, with publication projects on monastic letters, scribal practice, and forged papyri.

    His current research interests centre on discourses of authenticity and forgery, debates over cultural heritage, and the reception of the ancient world.

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