Associate Professor Kathryn Welch

MA Sydney PhD UQ DipHum UNE DipEd Syd
Associate Professor

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

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Research interests

  • Political and social transformation of Rome between Republic and Empire
  • Republican and Augustan Topography of Rome
  • The wider Mediterranean World in the first century BC
  • Appian's interpretation of Roman History
  • Personal commemoration in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Teaching and supervision

  • ANHS1601 Foundations for Ancient Rome
  • ANHS2601 Ancient Imperialism
  • ANHS2606 City of Rome: History and Landscape
  • ANHS2610 SPQR: The Senate and People of Rome
  • ANHS3601 The Mediterranean World and Civil War
  • ANHS3632 Livy: Republics Past and Present
  • ANHS6901 Ancient Rome: Space and Power
  • ANHS6904 Cleopatra’s Nose and Other Appendages
  • ANHS6918 Vesuvian Cities: Space, History, Culture

Completed PhD and Masters students and their topics

  • Liam McGowan (PhD) 2013 Urbs Maiestatis: Recovering the Roman Republican City
  • Fiona Tweedie (PhD) 2009 Independence and integration: the allies, the army and the land from the Hannibalic to the Social War
  • Natalie Angel (PhD) 2007 Clementia Caesaris: the creation and dissemination of a reputation
  • Bronwyn Hopwood (PhD) 2005 Heres esto: Property, Dignity, and the Inheritance Rights of Roman Women 215 BC-AD 14
  • Stiles Andrew (MPhil) 2010 Germanicus Caesar: the ‘Unburnt Heart’ of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty’
  • Mitchell Hannah (MPhil) 2009A false dichotomy? : tragedy and moralism in Plutarch’s Demetrius and Antony
  • Withycombe Taperell Lily (MA Res.) 2009 Building Jupiter: Deconstructing the Reconstruction
  • Wood, Robert (M.Phil) 2006 Motivations and machinations : Gracchan opponents, supporters and Asia

Selected Presentations

  • Ancient Literary and Visual Representations of Civil War Conference (Margherita do Savoia, Italy,September 2012): Keynote Speaker ‘A Vocabulary of Murder: the Lex Pedia and its aftermath’
  • CLTA National Conference (North Sydney, August 2012): Keynote Speaker ‘Pietas at the Dawn of the Principate'
  • UK Classical Association Annual Meeting (Exeter, April 2012): presenter and panel convener: ‘Why Bibulus: choosing a naval commander in 48BC’
  • Culture, Identity and Politics in the Ancient Mediterranean World (ANU, September 2011) presenter (with Hannah Mitchell): ‘Revisiting the Roman Alexander’
  • McGill Montreal Money and Power in the Roman Republic (McGill Montreal, May 2011) Invited Speaker: ‘The Liberators at Sea: naval imagery and civil war in 42BC’
  • UK Classical Association Annual Meeting (Cardiff, April 2010) presenter: ‘Dionysius on Veturia: a civil war myth?’
  • Appian and the Romans (University of Sydney, July 2010) leading convenor and presenter: ‘Appian and Gaius Cassius Longinus: whose ideology?’
  • Ancient History Seminar (Oxford University, November 2009) presenter: ‘The View from the Waves: Naval Strategy and the Roman Civil Wars’
  • Ancient History Seminars (University College Dublin and St Andrews University, October 2009) presenter: ‘Dealing with Caesar: finding Republicans between 36 and 27BC’
  • Vergilian Society Conference Poetry or Propaganda: What was Vergil’s Purpose in writing the Aeneid? (Cumae, Italy, June 2009) Keynote Speaker: ‘Dealing with Caesar: finding politics after Naulochus’
  • ASCS 30 (Sydney, February 2009) Panel organiser. ‘Beyond the Power of Images’
  • Velleius Paterculus: Making History (Leicester UK, April 2008) presenter: ‘Velleius Paterculus’ Portrait of Livia’
  • Private and Public Lies: the Discourse of Despotism and Deceit in the Ancient World (Melbourne, July 2008) presenter: ‘Why Pietas? How and why to advertise the avoidance of despotism in 27 BC’
  • ASCS 28 (Newcastle, February 2007) presenter: ‘Sons of Neptune: the Pompeiani and the Sea in 49BC’
  • The Lost Memoirs of Augustus (Hay-on-Wye, Wales 2005) ‘Alternative memoirs: tales from the other side of the civil war’
  • Societas: VI Symposium on Roman Imperial Ideology (Cume Italy, 2003) ‘Nimium felix: Caesar the anti-dictator’
  • Societas: III Symposium on Roman Imperial Ideology (Cume Italy, 2002) ‘Cicero, Oppius and Balbus and the Myth of Alexander’

Selected grants

2014

  • 'Augustus from a Distance' - Conference grant - Ian Potter Foundation; Welch K; Ian Potter Foundation/Travel Support.

2012

  • Living and Dying in Pompeii; Welch K; University of Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Support Scheme.

2010

  • Appian and Roman Imperialism; Welch K, Rich J; DVC Research/International Visiting Research Fellowship (IVRF).
  • Appian and the Romans; Welch K; University of Sydney/Faculty of Arts Conference Funding.

2009

  • Seed funding for the conference 'Appian and the Romans'; Welch K; University of Sydney/School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry Seed Funding.

2007

  • Speaking Roman Writing Greek: Appian and the Fall of the Roman Republic; Welch K; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

2006

  • Magnus Pius: Sextus Pompeius and the transformation of the Roman Republic; Welch K; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Welch, K. (2012). Magnus Pius: Sextus Pompeius and the Transformation of the Roman Republic. Swansea, UK: The Classical Press of Wales.

Edited Books

  • Welch, K., Hillard, T. (2005). Roman Crossings: Theory and Practice in the Roman Republic. Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Welch, K., Powel, A. (2002). Sextus Pompeius. United Kingdom: Gerald Duckworth & Co and The Classical Press of Wales.

Book Chapters

  • Welch, K. (2011). Velleius and Livia: making a portrait. In Eleanor Cowan (Eds.), Velleius Paterculus: Making History, (pp. 309-334). Swansea, UK: The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Welch, K. (2009). Alternative Memoirs: Tales from the 'Other Side' of the Civil War. In Smith, Christopher; Powell, Anton (Eds.), The Lost Memoirs of Augustus and the Development of Roman Autobiography, (pp. 195-223). Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Welch, K. (2009). The Relevance of Ancient History: an Australian Perspective: sidere mens eadem mutato? In Andrew Erskine (Eds.), A Companion to Ancient History, (pp. 8-10). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Welch, K. (2005). Lux and Lumina in Cicero's Rome: a metaphor for the res publica and her leaders. In Welch, K and Hillard, T (Eds.), Roman Crossings: Theory and Practice in the Roman Republic, (pp. 313-337). Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Welch, K. (2002). Both sides of the coin: Sextus Pompeius and the so-called Pompeiani. In Anton Powell and Kathryn Welch (Eds.), Sextus Pompeius, (pp. 1-30). United Kingdom: Gerald Duckworth & Co and The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Welch, K. (2002). Sextus Pompeius and the REs Publica in 42-39 BC. In Anton Powell and Kathryn Welch (Eds.), Sextus Pompeius, (pp. 31-64). United Kingdom: Gerald Duckworth & Co and The Classical Press of Wales.

Journals

  • Welch, K., Mitchell, H. (2013). Revisiting the Roman Alexander. Antichthon: Journal of The Australasian Society for Classical Studies, 47, 80-100.
  • Welch, K. (2012). Dealing with Caesar: Finding Politics between 42 and 27 BC. Antichthon: Journal of The Australasian Society for Classical Studies, 46, 126-149.
  • Welch, K. (2008). Maiestas Regia and the Donations of Alexandria. Mediterranean Archaeology, 19/20, 181-192.
  • Welch, K. (2008). Nimium Felix: Caesar's Felicitas and Cicero's Philippics. Prudentia, 37 - 38, 181-213.

Conferences

  • Welch, K. (2010). Pietas, Pompeiani and Cicero's Thirteenth Philippic. ASCS 31 - Australasian Society for Classical Studies, Perth, WA: University of Western Australia, Classics and Ancient History.

2013

  • Welch, K., Mitchell, H. (2013). Revisiting the Roman Alexander. Antichthon: Journal of The Australasian Society for Classical Studies, 47, 80-100.

2012

  • Welch, K. (2012). Dealing with Caesar: Finding Politics between 42 and 27 BC. Antichthon: Journal of The Australasian Society for Classical Studies, 46, 126-149.
  • Welch, K. (2012). Magnus Pius: Sextus Pompeius and the Transformation of the Roman Republic. Swansea, UK: The Classical Press of Wales.

2011

  • Welch, K. (2011). Velleius and Livia: making a portrait. In Eleanor Cowan (Eds.), Velleius Paterculus: Making History, (pp. 309-334). Swansea, UK: The Classical Press of Wales.

2010

  • Welch, K. (2010). Pietas, Pompeiani and Cicero's Thirteenth Philippic. ASCS 31 - Australasian Society for Classical Studies, Perth, WA: University of Western Australia, Classics and Ancient History.

2009

  • Welch, K. (2009). Alternative Memoirs: Tales from the 'Other Side' of the Civil War. In Smith, Christopher; Powell, Anton (Eds.), The Lost Memoirs of Augustus and the Development of Roman Autobiography, (pp. 195-223). Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Welch, K. (2009). The Relevance of Ancient History: an Australian Perspective: sidere mens eadem mutato? In Andrew Erskine (Eds.), A Companion to Ancient History, (pp. 8-10). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2008

  • Welch, K. (2008). Maiestas Regia and the Donations of Alexandria. Mediterranean Archaeology, 19/20, 181-192.
  • Welch, K. (2008). Nimium Felix: Caesar's Felicitas and Cicero's Philippics. Prudentia, 37 - 38, 181-213.

2005

  • Welch, K. (2005). Lux and Lumina in Cicero's Rome: a metaphor for the res publica and her leaders. In Welch, K and Hillard, T (Eds.), Roman Crossings: Theory and Practice in the Roman Republic, (pp. 313-337). Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Welch, K., Hillard, T. (2005). Roman Crossings: Theory and Practice in the Roman Republic. Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales.

2002

  • Welch, K. (2002). Both sides of the coin: Sextus Pompeius and the so-called Pompeiani. In Anton Powell and Kathryn Welch (Eds.), Sextus Pompeius, (pp. 1-30). United Kingdom: Gerald Duckworth & Co and The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Welch, K., Powel, A. (2002). Sextus Pompeius. United Kingdom: Gerald Duckworth & Co and The Classical Press of Wales.
  • Welch, K. (2002). Sextus Pompeius and the REs Publica in 42-39 BC. In Anton Powell and Kathryn Welch (Eds.), Sextus Pompeius, (pp. 31-64). United Kingdom: Gerald Duckworth & Co and The Classical Press of Wales.

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