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.

Blog Post #12: Diversity and Migration in a Hellenistic-Roman Rural Village: The Excavation of Horvat Midras, Israel

In this instalment of the “Unknown Peoples” series, Dr. Gregg E. Gardner shares his work on the Idumeans and the UBC and Hebrew University excavations at Horvat Midras, Israel.

Blog #11: Grad Student Feature with Jelena Todorovic

For our second grad student feature, we bring you Jelena Todorovic, PhD student in Classics at the University of British Columbia. Jelena shares her research on the application of critical disability studies and disability theatre studies to the world of ancient Roman performance.

Blog Post #10: Mountain Peoples of the Zagros

In the first instalment of our “Unknown Peoples” series, Steve Renette, Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC, outlines the history of scholarly approaches to studying the “Mountain Peoples” of the Zagros. He explores how attitudes towards these Mountain Peoples have changed over time, and how his own fieldwork in this region is uncovering previously misunderstood lifeways of these peoples.