CACHE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Prize: Competitive Fellowships


Postdoctoral fellowship for a dynamic and enthusiastic early career scholar with research skills to work with members of the Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE) in the fields of archaeological science, cultural heritage, and/or environmental heritage.

The Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE) seek a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to enhance Macquarie University’s current research projects in the area of archaeological science, cultural heritage, and/or environmental heritage. The recipient was expected to undertake work towards a research project that resulted in the submission of a publication before the end of the year and that could be scaled towards a grant application within the next twelve months. For the duration of the fellowship, the recipient was also expected to participate in seminars, workshops, and other activities of CACHE (either on campus or remotely, as appropriate), seek consultation with CACHE members, mentor HDRs, and develop a research profile as an independent researcher.

This fellowship forms part of CACHE key objective to support the training and progression of early career researchers who will actively contribute to the study of cultural and environmental heritage.

2021 CACHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Dr Carlo Rindi Nuzzolo from Monash University, Centre for Ancient Cultures addresses recontextualisation of cultural heritage through multidisciplinary analysis and provenance research of a Graeco-Roman mummy mask in the History Museum of Macquarie University.

CACHE is a university centre for collaborative research into the cultural heritage and environmental knowledge of past peoples, including Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. CACHE brings transdisciplinary researchers into conversation with each other to answer the critical question: what can we learn from the past? By bridging disciplinary gaps, we aim to provide new and more holistic insights into preceding cultural and environmental conditions and to articulate their relevance for today’s world.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsMacquarie University


  • Cultural Heritage Protection
  • Cultural Heritage Preservation
  • provenance research
  • cartonnage
  • Graeco-Roman Egypt
  • regionalism
  • Museum Collection
  • Museum Studies
  • fellowship
  • style
  • iconography
  • Egyptology
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Egyptian religion
  • burial customs
  • funerary furniture
  • archaeometry
  • archaeological science