Dr Katherin Papadopoulos

Lecturer in History and Church History

Dip Anc Lang, BEc, GCertComp, MTheolSt, PhD


Katherin is a lecturer in History and Church History and is active in research contributions. Her PhD on Memory Studies and Late Antique Syriac Martyrologies applied various sociological theories of memory to the practices of remembering the past as presented by Syriac martyrologies. Her interests include late antique memory culture, hagiography, history of the Mediterranean east, and patristics. Dr Papadopoulos maintains a research interest in John Chrysostom, the pseudo-Chrysostomica, and Severian of Gabala.


  • BEc – University of Adelaide
  • GradCertComp – Monash University
  • DipAncLang – Macquarie University
  • MTheolSt – Australian Catholic University
  • PhD – University of Divinity

Recent Research Outputs

Peer-reviewed journal articles/book chapters

(2022) “The Emperor’s Floor and the Naked Wife: Chrysostom’s retelling of imperial history in In Philippenses hom. 16 and the fate of Fausta.” In Making and Unmaking Ancient Memory, edited by Rajiv Bhola and Martine de Marre, 196–219. Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780367371449.

(2021) “Remembering Earthquakes in the Late Antique Eastern Mediterranean.” Studia Patristica 104:139–164. ISBN 9789042947443.

(2019) “Severian and Chrysostom on their bible’s translation, texts, and canon.” In John Chrysostom and Severian of Gabala: Homilists, Exegetes and Theologians, edited by Johan Leemans, Geert Roskam, and Josien Segers, 179–223. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 282; Bibliothèque de Byzantion 20. Leuven: Peeters. ISBN 9789042938632.