Blog Post #27: Interview with Grace Erny of Archaeology after School

In our second instalment of our New Projects Series for the month of May, we bring you an interview with Grace Erny, member of the Archaeology After School team. Here she tells us all about their new pilot project to provide a free enrichment program focused on Greek archaeology and cultural heritage for middle school and high school students.

Blog Post #26: Interview with Nathalie Roy founder of Creative Classics

May is “New Projects Month” here at Peopling the Past and our first post features Nathalie Roy-Mitchell and her project “Creative Classics”, an initiative that offers hands-on activities and learning strategies to make Classics more inclusive.

Blog Post #24: The Nile and Ancient Egyptian Lifeways, with Christine Johnston

In our next instalment of our Earth Day posts, Peopling the Past video producer, Christine Johnston, discusses her research interests on the Nile and its place in ancient Egyptian culture and economy. Dr. Johnston is the recent co-editor of the volume, “The Gift of the Nile? Ancient Egypt and the Environment”, with Thomas Schneider.

Blog #23: Graduate Student Feature with Phoebe Thompson

In this week’s graduate student feature, we highlight the work of Pheobe Thomson, an MPhil student at the University of Cambridge, whose research examines how past peoples of the Mediterranean interpreted geological phenomena as they constructed sacred landscapes.

Blog Post #22: Investigating Human-Environment Relations through Archaeobotany with Alan Farahani

In our second Earth Day post, Dr. Alan Farahani, Anthropological Archaeologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, discusses the goals and methodologies behind the study of ancient plant remains to understand human-environmental relations.

Blog Post #21: Grad Student Feature with Amanda Gaggioli

In this instalment of our graduate student feature, we hear from Amanda Gaggioli, whose work focuses on human-environment relationships with respect to earthquakes and associated seismic phenomena in the Greco-Roman world.

Blog Post #20: Searching for Sailors’ Daily Lives in Antiquity with Anja Krieger

In our latest instalment of the blog series, “Unknown Peoples”, Dr. Anja Krieger who analyses the human experience of seafaring through experimental archaeological research.

Blog Post #19: Peopling the Past’s Approach to the Study and Display Human Remains

In this important post, Peopling the Past video producer, Christine Johnston, outlines some of the major ethical issues in excavating and displaying human remains, and explains Peopling the Past’s stance on this issue going forward.

Blog Post #18: Grad Student Feature with Najee Olya

In this week’s Grad Student Feature, we bring you Najee Olya, PhD Candidate in the Program for Mediterranean Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia. Najee is systematically studying a large corpus of Greek painted vases representing Africans and reorienting previous assumptions about how these images would have been understood and interpreted by their users.