Forging Antiquity

The website for the Australian Research Council Discovery Project: Forging Antiquity: Authenticity, forgery and fake papyri

Workshops, Seminars, and Conferences

Updates and results of the project have and will be given in papers in various seminar series, including the Markers of Authenticity seminar series and conferences. In addition to these, the project will hold workshops or symposia in 2017 and 2018, and a conference on a broader theme in 2019.


For past papers, see below

‘Forging Antiquity: Insights from a new ARC Discovery Project’

Malcolm Choat, Rachel Yuen-Collingridge, and Vanessa Mawby
June 2, 4:00–5:30 pm, X5B 321, Macquarie University

‘The internet antiquities trade: Insight into an invisible market?’

Lauren Dundler in conversation with Iain Shearer
June 9, 4:00–5:30 pm, X5B 321, Macquarie University

Workshops, Symposia, and Conferences

‘Imagining the real: Alternative (arte)facts from antiquity to the present day’

Co-Sponsored by the Ancient Cultures Research Centre and the Australasian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies 13–14 October 2017, Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University

This symposium will examine forged objects from a range of genres and periods, as well as the discourses of authenticity that surround them, and the contrasting approaches and implications of Humanities and Scientific approaches to authentication.

For more information, click here.

Further meetings are planned for 2018–2019. These will include:

Past Papers