Peter Wilson

Professor Peter Wilson

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2008
  • Section(s): Classical Studies, Archaeology


Born in Sydney and educated at the Universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Professor Wilson held research and teaching posts in the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick and a Tutorial Fellowship at New College, associated with a University Lectureship in Oxford University, before returning to take up the Chair of Classics at Sydney in 2003 (redesignated the William Ritchie Professorship in 2006). In 2009, Professor Wilson became the Inaugural Director of the new Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia at Sydney University.

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