Duncan Keenan-Jones, Dr.
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Historical and Philosophical Inquiry/Centre for Policy Futures, University of Queensland
Duncan is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Queensland. He is an affiliate of UQ's Centre for Policy Futures, having been a fellow there in 2020. Before taking up the position at UQ, he held postdoctoral positions at the Collegium de Lyon (2017-2018), University of Glasgow (2014 - 2017) and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2011-2014). Duncan's doctoral thesis (Macquarie University, 2011), investigated the creation and social and environmental impacts of a unique, regional water supply network. Before his Masters of Arts in Ancient History (Macquarie, 2006), Duncan completed an honours degree in chemical engineering.
Duncan’s research focuses on uncovering the relationship between environment, technology and society in the past, and using this information to help us manage this relationship today. He has current collaborative projects on the climate, flooding and water management in ancient Italy and Lebanon, as well as on how Roman mortar developed and why it is so durable. With the Mithaka Aboriginal