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Blog Post #15: Grad Student Feature with Prabhjeet Johal

In our next grad student feature, Prabhjeet Johal, Joseph Armand Bombardier funded PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Toronto, discusses her dissertation research performing visual and contextual analyses of sculptural reliefs from Parthia and Gandhara. Johal aims to bring new, more localized perspectives on wine culture in these fascinating regions that have often been studied from hellenocentric viewpoints.

Blog Post #14: Grad Student Feature with Aurora E. Camaño

In this week’s graduate student feature, we are highlighting the work of Aurora E. Camaño, a Ph.D. candidate at Simon Fraser University, which uses social memory, restorative nostalgia and landscape archaeology to study the forced migration of peoples from the medieval Kingdoms of Armenia and their resettlement in Cilicia.

Blog Post #13: Grad Student Feature with Nadhira Hill

In this week’s student feature, we highlight the work of Nadhira Hill, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan, whose research problematizes the traditionally Athenocentric definition of the Greek symposium through a comparative exploration of the literary sources and material culture related to ancient Greek drinking practices at Athens and Olynthos.

Image of the Month

Marble sculptural group of Aphrodite, Eros, and Pan. Also known as the “Slipper-Slapper” group, Aphrodite is shown here fighting off Pan with her sandal.
Marble sculptural group of Aphrodite, Eros, and Pan. Also known as the “Slipper-Slapper” group, Aphrodite is shown here fighting off Pan with her sandal. The sculpture is made in Parian Marble and dates to the Hellenistic Period (ca. 100 BCE). It was found on Delos. The inscription on the base reads: “Dionysios, son of Zenon of Theodoros, from Beirut, benefactor, dedicated (the statue), in favour of himself and of his children, to the ancestral gods.” National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece inv. 3335 (Wikimedia user Zde, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

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