Established in 2014 to advance the University's strategic goal of making ACU world-leading institutions for studies in religion, philosophy, and history, IRCI comprises three collaborative and interdisciplinary research programs: Biblical and Early Christian Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Religion and Theology.
Our global team of scholars are experts in the fields of religion, theology, history, and literature.
A major focus of research in this program is the extent to which different strands of early Christianity aimed to define themselves in relation to Jewish and Greco-Roman religious, philosophical, rhetorical, social, and cultural heritages.Explore research
The purpose of this program is to understand the origins of the modern world and to reframe the way it is understood through dynamic reinterpretations of the medieval and early modern past.Explore research
The IRCI’s Religion and Theology program supports constructive work in the study of religion that incorporates a wide range of methodologies.Explore research
30 June 2020
The ACU Faculty of Theology and Philosophy is pleased to announce that PhD candidate in Historical Theology, Mr Jonatan Simons, was awarded the Graduate Student Paper Prize by the North American Patri...
1 June 2020
IRCI is pleased to be relaunching the Biblical and Early Christian Studies program seminar series for 2020 via Zoom with an outstanding array of international speakers.
1 June 2020
Religion and Theology online Research seminar series
29 July 2020
Professor Lewis Ayres is Professor of Catholic & Historical Theology at Durham University and Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University.
7 May 2020
Medieval policing, early modern art, and the history of choice making are among some of the topics featured in the MEMS online seminar series for 2020.
17 - 19 September 2020
The Symposium will begin with a public lecture by Prof. Tyler VanderWeele, of the Harvard University Human Flourishing Program. The lecture will take place at 17:30 on 17 September, in the Christ Lec...