Blog Post #81: Undergraduate Student Feature with Ellen Schlick

We are back with another student interview – this time with undergraduate student at Carlton College, Ellen Schlick, who takes us through her recreations of Roman bread-making using recipes from Cato’s De Agricultura. Get ready to see some mouthwatering savoury culinary experiments!

Blog Post #80: Graduate Student Feature with Matt Coleman

In this week’s blog post, we interview Matt Coleman, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Toronto, who takes us through his research on the “popular” reception of Hellenistic art in antiquity and the modern world.

Blog Post #79: Graduate Student Feature with Katerina Apokatanidis

This week we interview PhD student Katarina Apokatanidis from the University of Toronto. Katarina takes us through her research into the ever fascinating Orphic tablets – gold funerary tablets placed in Greek tombs to guide the soul to a good afterlife. These tablets give us tantalizing hints into afterlife beliefs that we are still trying to understand, and Katarina’s work aims to shed light on the lived experiences of these beliefs and practices.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 10 – These Boots are Made for Walking: Women’s Mobility and Migration in the Roman Empire with Marie-Adeline Le Guennec

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Marie-Adeline Le Guennec, a professor in the hisory department at Université du Québec à Montréal, where she works on the history of Roman mobility and migration. Since 2015 she has been the co-director of Projet Hospitam, which examines hospitality in the civilizations of the Mediterranean basin. She is the author of Aubergistes et clients : l’accueil mercantile dans l’Occident romain (IIIe siècle av. J.-C. – IVe siècle apr. J.-C.) (Ecole française de Rome, 2019) and co-editor of Hospitalité et régulation de l’altérité dans l’Antiquité méditerranéenne (Ausonius, 2022).

Listen in, as Dr. Le Guennec talks about the ways in which women moved around the Roman Empire and the sources that document this movement, as well as how modern scholars examine issues of movement and mobility in the Roman world.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 9 – (Not so) Risky Business: the Potential Perils of Childbirth in Ancient Rome with Anna Bonnell Freidin

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Ana Bonnell Freidin, an assistant professor of history at the University of Michigan. Listen in, as Dr. Bonnell Freidin talks about risk, pregnancy, and childbirth in the ancient Roman empire, and the ways in which we might engage with notions of community care in the ancient Roman world. Content warning: this episode discusses infant and maternal death.

Blog Post #78: Interview with Kyle Lewis Jordan of Curating for Change

In February and March we are featuring public scholars who work across a number of media to represent the ancient world in creative and responsible ways. This week we speak with Kyle Jordan Lewis, early career scholar and curatorial fellow at the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museum, on his work to broaden the scope of the study, understanding, and representation of disability in antiquity.

Blog Post #77: Interview with Gino Canlas of the Database of Religious History

In this week’s blog post, we interview Dr. Gino Canlas, a postdoctoral researcher with the Database of Religious History at the University of British Columbia. This project is an open access resource that offers a large-scale study of historical evidence and trends in religious experience from the Neolithic period to the present day. Dr. Canlas will be sharing his work on this project at our upcoming colloquium, “Presenting the Past: Responsible Engagement and Mediterranean History”.

Blog Post #76: Interview with Heba Abd el Gawad of Egypt’s Dispersed Heritage Project

In this week’s blog post, we interview Dr. Heba Abd el Gawad, Egyptologist and project researcher for the AHRC funded project: “Egypt’s Dispersed Heritage: Views from Egypt”. Her research aims to amplify the voice, visibility, and validity of modern Egyptian communities in UK museums. Dr. Heba Abd el Gawad will be presenting this work at our upcoming colloquium, “Presenting the Past: Responsible Engagement and Ancient Mediterranean History”.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 8 – Not a Puella, Not Yet a Femina: Roman Girlhood with Lauren Caldwell

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Lauren Caldwell, who takes us through her work on puberty and girlhood and the practices that surround these life stages in the Roman Empire.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 7 – Do Not Afflict the Widow: the Women of Ancient Nubia with Jacke Philips

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Jacke Philips who introduces us to her work on women in ancient Nubia, including the lives of rulers, royals as well as everyday women, through an examination of their graves, tattoos, statues, and the historical sources that make reference to women.