Ms Susan Arthure

Casual Academic

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities (228)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am a PhD candidate in the Archaeology Department, researching the archaeology of Irish-Australia. My research areas include: social identity and the nature of Irishness; the Irish diaspora with a particular focus on the Irish Australian experience; how nineteenth century Irish migrant communities conceptualised themselves outside of Ireland. I blog about my research at


Academic Internship Program 2016, Flinders University

Master of Archaeology (with high distinction) 2014, Flinders University

Graduate Diploma in Archaeology (with high distinction) 2012, Flinders University

Graduate Diploma in Library Studies (with distinction) 1988, South Australian Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) 1983, University College Dublin
Majors: Sociology, Social Administration. Minor: Politics

Honours, awards and grants

Scholarships and grants

2018 Funding support for fieldwork costs, from the Project Funding Awards for RHD Students, Flinders University, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, $2,500.

2017 Funding support for participation in Global Irish Diaspora Congress, Ireland from Flinders University, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, $2,000.

2016 Trish Ryan Bursary from the Australian Federation of University Women (SA) Inc. Trust, $2,000.

2015-2018 Australian Postgraduate Award—PhD scholarship at Flinders University, $26,682 per annum for three years.

2015-2018 Top-Up Scholarship from Flinders University, $17,000.

Awards and prizes

2016 Flinders University Best Research Higher Degree Student Publication Award

2016 Finalist in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016, in the Diaspora category

2015 R. Ian Jack Award for Best Masters Thesis—awarded by Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA)

2015 Ruth and Vincent Megaw Award for Outstanding Collaboration in Archaeological Research and Practice, Flinders University (awarded jointly with Cherrie De Leiuen)

2015 Chancellors Letter of Commendation, Flinders University

2014 Comber Consulting Prize in Archaeology, Flinders University

2014 Best Student Poster Prize at the national conference of Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) and Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA)

2014 Best Masters Presentation Award at National Archaeology Students Conference

Topic lecturer
ARCH1006 Sex, Death and Ritual in the Ancient World