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Dr Gwynaeth McIntyre

Gwynaeth McIntyre 2021 imageSenior Lecturer
Head of Programme

Contact

Office  5N4, Arts Building
Tel +64 3 479 8710
Email gwynaeth.mcintyre@otago.ac.nz

Academic Qualifications

2010: PhD, University of St Andrews
2006: MA, York University
2004: BA, University of Victoria, Canada

Background and Research Interests

As a broadly trained ancient historian, Gwynaeth’s research focuses on political, social, and religious history of the ancient world and the ways in which mythology and religion define particular communities or groups of communities.

She has most recently published a book (2016) and a dedicated journal volume (2019) on the worship of the Roman imperial family and a co-edited a volume on the Roman mythological figure, Anna Perenna. Her on-going research focuses specifically on the ways in which mythology and religion were used by members of the Roman imperial family to justify and legitimize their power.

She is also currently working with the Otago Museum to digitise and increase access to their Roman coin collection.

Teaching

Areas of research supervision

  • Roman history
  • Roman religion
  • Greek and Roman myth
  • Roman coinage

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Publications

McIntyre, G. (2016). A family of gods: The worship of the imperial family in the Latin West. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 179p.

McIntyre, G. (2019). Imperial cult. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 88p. doi: 10.1163/9789004398375_002

McIntyre, G., & McCallum, S. (Eds.). (2019). Uncovering Anna Perenna: A focused study of Roman myth and culture. London, UK: Bloomsbury, 256p.

Orchard, J., & McIntyre, G. (2020). Learning by teaching with Roman coins. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia, 30, 47-72.

McIntyre, G., Dunn, C., & Richardson, W. P. (2020). Coins in the classroom: Teaching group work with Roman coins. Journal of Classics Teaching, 21, 14-18. doi: 10.1017/S2058631020000410

McIntyre, G. (2016). A family of gods: The worship of the imperial family in the Latin West. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 179p.

Authored Book - Research

McIntyre, G. (2019). Imperial cult. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 88p. doi: 10.1163/9789004398375_002

Authored Book - Research

McIntyre, G., & McCallum, S. (Eds.). (2019). Uncovering Anna Perenna: A focused study of Roman myth and culture. London, UK: Bloomsbury, 256p.

Edited Book - Research

Orchard, J., & McIntyre, G. (2020). Learning by teaching with Roman coins. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia, 30, 47-72.

Journal - Research Article

McIntyre, G., Dunn, C., & Richardson, W. P. (2020). Coins in the classroom: Teaching group work with Roman coins. Journal of Classics Teaching, 21, 14-18. doi: 10.1017/S2058631020000410

Journal - Research Article

McIntyre, G. (2018). Camillus as Numa: religion in Livy’s refoundation narratives. Journal of Ancient History, 6(1), 63-79. doi: 10.1515/jah-2017-0011

Journal - Research Article

McIntyre, G. (2018). Maxentius, the Dioscuri, and the legitimisation of imperial power. Antichthon, 52, 161-180. doi: 10.1017/ann.2018.2

Journal - Research Article

McIntyre, G. (2019). Not just another fertility goddess: Searching for Anna in art. In G. McIntyre & S. McCallum (Eds.), Uncovering Anna Perenna: A focused study of Roman myth and culture. (pp. 54-67). London, UK: Bloomsbury.

Chapter in Book - Research

O'Byrne, C., McIntyre, G., Townsend, S., Schonthal, B., & Shephard, K. (2018). Can ‘pooling teaching tips’ be more than ‘pooling teaching tips’? Tertiary Education & Management, 24(4), 351-361. doi: 10.1080/13583883.2018.1465117

Journal - Research Article

McIntyre, G. (2017). Uniting the army: The use of rituals commemorating Germanicus to create an imperial identity. In W. Vanacker & A. Zuiderhoek (Eds.), Imperial identities in the Roman world. (pp. 78-92). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Tweten, L., McIntyre, G., & Gardner, C. (2016). From stone to screen: Digital revitalization of ancient epigraphy. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 10(1). Retrieved from http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/10/1/000236/000236.html

Journal - Research Article

Gardner, C. A. M., McIntyre, G., Solberg, K., & Tweten, L. (2018). Looks like we made it, but are we sustaining digital scholarship? In J. Sayers (Ed.), Making things and drawing boundaries: Experiments in the digital humanities. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

McIntyre, G. (2013). Deification as consolation: The divine children of the Roman imperial family. Historia, 62(2), 222-240.

Journal - Research Article

McIntyre, G. (2010). Constructing a family: Representations of the women of the Roman imperial family. Acta Patristica et Byzantina, 21(2), 109-120.

Journal - Research Article

McIntyre, G. (2020, March). Why ancient elections are relevant. Newsroom. Retrieved from https://www.newsroom.co.nz/ideasroom/2020/03/04/1065996/why-ancient-elections-are-relevant?

Other Research Output

McIntyre, G. (2019). [Review of the book Domina: The women who made imperial Rome]. Ancient History Bulletin, 9, 4-6. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

McIntyre, G. (2018). Wrestling with the past [Review of the book Athens to Aotearoa: Greece and Rome in New Zealand Literature and Society]. New Zealand Books, 28(3), 35. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

McIntyre, G. (2017). [Review of the book From Jupiter to Christ: On the history of religion in the Roman imperial period]. Classical Review, 67(1), 180-182. doi: 10.1017/s0009840x16002614

Journal - Research Other

McIntyre, G. (2015). [Review of the book Cult places and cult personnel in the Roman Empire]. Classical Review, 65(2), 583-584. doi: 10.1017/S0009840X1500075X

Journal - Research Other

McIntyre, G. (2012). [Review of the book Rome and religion: A cross-disciplinary dialogue on the Imperial cult]. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 6(3). [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

McIntyre, G. (2020). [Review of the book The ruler's house: Contesting power and privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome]. Ancient History Bulletin, 10, 70-72. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

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