Dr Eoghan Moloney
Eoghan was born in Dublin and took both an undergraduate and a Masters degree at N.U.I. Maynooth before moving on to the University of Cambridge in 1998. There, his doctoral thesis considered the appropriation of Hellenic culture by successive Macedonian monarchs in the fifth and fourth centuries BC.
Eoghan returned to Maynooth as a lecturer in 2003, and in the following year he also secured a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. After this research position, Eoghan took up a lecturing position at the University of Adelaide in August 2006. Leaving Australia for family reasons, Eoghan returned to Ireland again at the start of 2012.
Dr Moloney’s research interests lie primarily in the history and culture of the Classical period, with perhaps a focus on the 4th century BC (in general) and ancient Macedon. The cultural history of that kingdom, specifically its ‘appropriation’ of Greek theatre, is the subject of the forthcoming monograph Theatre for a New Age: Macedonia and Ancient Greek Drama. At present Dr Moloney is also working on Book 17 of Diodorus Siculus' Bibliotheca, and a project on ‘Amnesty and conflict resolution’.