|Position:||Associate Dean for Research|
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BA BA(Hons) PhD
I came to ALC in 2017 to take up the new full-time position of Associate Dean for Research. I am trained as a classicist (in Greek and Latin language and literature) and gained my doctorate in Studies in Religion at University of Queensland in 1996. Since gaining my doctorate I have mostly been working with a team of researchers as we built the international reputation of the Centre for Early Christian Studies at Australian Catholic University. My career has been research focused, and fostering and mentoring a research culture that opens up and explores questions of relevance to the contemporary world is my passion. Ask me about why history is relevant and I could talk for hours! My latest ARC (Australian Research Council) grant (with Prof. Bronwen Neil, Macquarie University; Prof. Pauline Allen, ACU; and A/Prof. Chris de Wet, University of South Africa) is titled: Memories of Utopia: Destroying the Past to Create the Future (300–650 CE).
Since 2012; for a more complete list of Dr Mayer’s publications see http://alc.academia.edu/WendyMayerFAHA.
(with Chris de Wet) Reconceiving Religious Conflict: New Views from the Formative Centuries of Christianity, Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World, London: Routledge.
(with Geoffrey D. Dunn) ed., Christians Shaping Identity from the Roman Empire to Byzantium: Studies inspired by Pauline Allen, Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae 132, Leiden: Brill.
(with Ian J. Elmer) ed., Men and Women in the Early Christian Centuries, Early Christian Studies 18, Strathfield: St Pauls Publications.
(with Bronwen Neil) ed., Religious Conflict from Early Christianity to the Rise of Islam, Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte 121, Berlin: De Gruyter.
(with Pauline Allen) The Churches of Syrian Antioch (300–638 CE), Late Antique History and Religion 5, Leuven: Peeters.
'Medicine and Metaphor in Late Antiquity: How some recent shifts are changing the field', Studies in Late Antiquity 2, no. 4: 440–463. doi:10.1525/sla.2018.2.4.440.
'A Son of Hellenism: Viewing John Chrysostom’s anti-intellectualism through the lens of Antiochene paideia', in Antioch II. The Many Faces of Antioch: Intellectual Exchange and Religious Diversity in Antioch, CE 350-450 (ed. Silke-Petra Bergjan and Susanna Elm) Civitatum Orbis MEditerranei Studia (COMES) 3, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 369–390.
'Loyalty and Betrayal: Villains, Imagination and Memory in the Reception of the Johannite Schism', in Dreams, Memory and Imagination in Byzantium (Bronwen Neil and Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides) Byzantina Australiensia 24, Leiden: Brill, 249–264.
‘Preaching and listening in Latin? Start here’, in Preaching in the Patristic Era: Sermons, Preachers, and Audiences in the Latin West (ed. Anthony Dupont, Shari Boodts, Gert Partoens, and Johan Leemans) A New History of the Sermon 6, Leiden: Brill, 11–27.
'Re-theorizing religious conflict: Early Christianity to late antiquity and beyond', in Reconceiving Religious Conflict: New Views from the Formative Centuries of Christianity (ed. Wendy Mayer and Chris L. de Wet), London: Routledge, 3–29.
‘Australia’s moral compass and societal wellbeing’, in Wellbeing, Personal Wholeness and the Social Fabric: An Interdisciplinary Approach (ed. D. Costache, D. Cronshaw and J.R. Harrison, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press), 110–131.
‘A life of their own: preaching, radicalisation, and the early ps-Chrysostomica in Greek and Latin’, in Philologie, herméneutique et histoire des textes entre orient et occident. Mélanges en hommage à Sever J. Voicu (ed. Francesca P. Barone, Caroline Macé, and Pablo Ubierna, Turnhout: Brepols), 977–1004.
(with Pauline Allen) ‘John Chrysostom’, in The Early Christian World (ed. Philip Esler, 2nd revised and expanded edn, London: Routledge), 1054–1071.
’The Changing Shape of Liturgy: From earliest Christianity to the end of Late Antiquity’, in Liturgy’s Imagined Past/s: Methodologies and Materials in the Writing of Liturgical History Today (ed. Teresa Berger and Bryan Spinks, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press), 275–302.
’Madness in the works of John Chrysostom: A snapshot from Late Antiquity’, in The Concept of Madness from Homer to Byzantium: Manifestations and Aspects of Mental Illness and Disorder, Supplementi di Lexis N.S. Nr. V (ed. Helene Perdicoyianni-Paléologou, Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert Editore), 349–373.
’The persistence in Late Antiquity of medico-philosophical psychic therapy’, Journal of Late Antiquity 8.2, 337–351.
’Shaping the sick soul: reshaping the identity of John Chrysostom’, in Christians Shaping Identity from the Roman Empire to Byzantium (ed. Geoffrey D. Dunn and Wendy Mayer, Leiden: Brill), 140–164.
’John Chrysostom’, in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Patristics (ed. Ken Parry, Oxford: Blackwell), 141–154.
’Medicine in transition: Christian adaptation in the later fourth-century East’, in Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity (ed. Geoffrey Greatrex and Hugh Elton, Farnham: Ashgate), 11–26.
’The ins and outs of the Chrysostom letter-collection: new ways of looking at a limited corpus’, in Collecting Early Christian Letters: From the Apostle Paul to Late Antiquity (ed. Bronwen Neil and Pauline Allen, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 129–153.
’John Chrysostom and women revisited’, in Men and Women in the Early Christian Centuries (ed. Wendy Mayer and Ian J. Elmer, Strathfield: St Pauls Publications), 211–225.
(with Ian Elmer) ‘Reading Men and Women in the Early Christian Centuries’, in Men and Women in the Early Christian Centuries, 1–23.
’Media manipulation as a tool in religious conflict: controlling the narrative surrounding the deposition of John Chrysostom’, in Religious Conflict from Early Christianity to the Rise of Islam (ed. Wendy Mayer and Bronwen Neil, Berlin: De Gruyter), 151–168.
’Religious conflict: definitions, problems and theoretical approaches’, in Religious Conflict from Early Christianity to the Rise of Islam (ed. Wendy Mayer and Bronwen Neil, Berlin: De Gruyter), 1–19.
’John Chrysostom’, in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (ed. R.S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C.B. Champion, A. Erskine and S.R. Huebner, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd), 3607–3608.
’John Chrysostom as crisis manager: the years in Constantinople’, in Ancient Jewish and Christian Texts as Crisis Management Literature: Thematic Studies from the Centre for Early Christian Studies, Library of New Testament Studies 445 (ed. David Sim and Pauline Allen, London-New York: T&T Clark), 129–143.
’John Chysostom’, in The Orthodox Christian World (ed. Augustine Casiday, London: Routledge), 213–217.
’The topography of Antioch described in the writings of John Chrysostom’, in Les sources de l’histoire du paysage urbain d’Antioche sur l’Oronte. Actes des journées d’études des 20 et 21 septembre 2010 (ed. Catherine Saliou, Vincennes-Saint-Denis: Université Paris-8), 81–100.
Latest update: March 2016
Chrysostomica: an Online Bibliography of Scholarship on John Chrysostom and Attributed Writings, http://www.cecs.acu.edu.au/chrysostombibliography.html
Updated: 10/04/2019 1:23pm
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