Emeritus Professor John Moorhead

Emeritus Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Professor Moorhead works in late antique and early medieval history.

A graduate of the universities of New England and Liverpool, he is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and has walked the medieval pilgrim trail from Le Puy to Santiago.


  • Fellow of Academy of Humanities
  • PhD, University of Liverpool
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of New England


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  • (2007) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2006) Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Arts

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Book Chapter

  • Moorhead, John (2013). Goths and vandals, migration history. The Encyclopaedia of Global Human Migration. (pp. x-xx) edited by Immanuel Ness and Peter Bellwood. New York, NY, United States: Wiley.

  • Moorhead, John (2013). Gregory’s literary inheritance. A companion to Gregory the Great. (pp. 249-267) edited by Bronwen Neil and Matthew Dal Santo. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.

  • Moorhead, John (2010). Chretiens et musulmans: l'ouverture d'un debat. Des origines au XVᵉ siècle. (pp. 881-890) edited by Jean-Robert Armogathe, Pascal Montaubin, Michel-Yves Perrin and Yves-Marie Hilaire. Paris, France: Presses Universitaires de France.

  • Moorhead, John (2009). Boethius' life and the world of late antique philosophy. The Cambridge companion to Boethius. (pp. 13-33) edited by John Marenbon. U. K.: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CCOL9780521872669.002

  • Moorhead, John (2008). Hearers and readers of Christian Latin texts in late antiquity. Studies in Latin literature and Roman history XIV. (pp. 476-499) edited by Carl Deroux. Brussels, Belgium: Latomus.

  • Moorhead, John (2008). Western approaches (500–600). The Cambridge history of the Byzantine empire c. 500-1492. (pp. 196-220) edited by Jonathan Shepard. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CHOL9780521832311.010

  • Moorhead, J. (2007). Gregory the Great. Dictionary of major biblical interpreters. (pp. 485-489) edited by Donald K. McKim. Downers Grove, Ill. U.S.A.: IVP Academic.

  • Moorhead, J. A. (2005). Ostrogothic Italy and the Lombard Invasions. The New Cambridge Medieval History. (pp. 140-161) edited by P. Fouracre. Cambridge, Great Britain: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CHOL9780521362917.008

  • Moorhead, J. A. (2005). The Byzantines in the West in the Sixth Century. The New Cambridge Medieval History. (pp. 118-139) edited by P. Fouracre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CHOL9780521362917.007

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