Dr Estelle Strazdins is a Classicist and Cultural Historian of Greece with a focus on Greeks in the Roman Empire. She holds a BLitt (Hons) and MA from the University of Melbourne, a DPhil from Balliol College and the University of Oxford, and a BPhysio from La Trobe University. She comes to UQ as a Lecturer in Greek History after holding several postdoctoral fellowships in Greece and the UK.

Researcher biography

My major research interests include:

  • modes of commemoration and the relationship of imperial Greeks to time, with my first book, Controlling the Future: Imperial Greek Commemorative Culture (OUP), devoted to this topic;
  • the creation of Classical Greece via western European travellers’ (1650-1914 CE) use of the 2nd c. CE travel-writer and antiquarian Pausanias’ Description of Greece; I am currently writing a monograph on this subject;
  • Greek and Roman travel literature;
  • the reception of imperial Greece in literature, scholarship, and material culture.

Areas of research