Emeritus Professor John Moorhead

Emeritus Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities 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. In Immanuel Ness and Peter Bellwood (Ed.), The Encyclopaedia of Global Human Migration (pp. x-xx) New York, NY, United States: Wiley.

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

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

  • Moorhead, John (2009). Boethius' life and the world of late antique philosophy. In John Marenbon (Ed.), The Cambridge companion to Boethius (pp. 13-33) U. K.: Cambridge University Press.

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

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

  • Moorhead, J. (2007). Gregory the Great. In Donald K. McKim (Ed.), Dictionary of major biblical interpreters 2nd ed. (pp. 485-489) Downers Grove, Ill. U.S.A.: IVP Academic.

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

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

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