To start off the new year, Peopling the Past brings you another Unknown Peoples blog post. This week we are featuring the work of Daniel Calderbank, an archaeologist and ceramicist who gives us a fascinating look into Sealand, a wetland territory which was home to several important ancient cities such as Ur, Uruk, Larsa, and Lagash.
Its our final blog post of the year and Peopling the Past is giving you a round up of all the exciting things we’ve undertaken in 2021. Come catch up with us and check out all of the incredible content we’ve created this year.
In this week’s Peopling the Past blog post, we present you with another graduate feature. This week we are highlighting the work of Annissa Malvoisin, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, whose research investigates the ceramic production and trade industry during Meroitic Nubia and its potential far-reaching networks linking Nile Valley civilizations Egypt and Nubia to Iron Age West African cultures in Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Ghana, and Libya.
This week on the Peopling the Past blog we feature an interview with Alice Clinch, PhD candidate at Cornell University and Leverhulme Trust SAS Fellow. Alice discusses the questions she brings to the procurement, production, and use of various materials, from plaster to marble, bridging the art-science divide in approaching archaeological material.
In this blog post, we delve into the exciting research of Dr. Emily Holt, an environmental archaeologist, whose research uses isotope analysis of animal remains to understand patterns of human and animal mobility, economic structures, and political expansion in ancient Sardinia (c. 1700-1000 BCE).
In this next instalment of our ongoing graduate student features, we interview Justin Lorenzo Biggi, who just completed their Masters of Research at the University of Edinburgh. Justin shares his research on epigraphy as an ancient habit that conveyed ideas about gender, disability, and belonging in the ancient world.
In this post, we interview the editorial board of Rhea Classical Reviews, a new online, open access book review journal publishing reviews of new scholarship on the ancient Mediterranean world, whose aim is to create a more inclusive platform for emerging and alternative scholars to have their work reviewed.
In our final instalment of the Monsters and Demons series, we interview Megan Lewis, one of the founders of the Digital Hammurabi Project, on her interest in Mesopotamian monsters and why we find them so fascinating.
In the next installation of our Monsters and Demons series for the month of October, we interview Liv Albert, creator and host of the popular podcast ‘Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!’. Read along, as Liv tells us all about her fascination with myths and monsters.
In the eighteenth instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, we are joined by Dr. Chandra Giroux who discusses Athenian Democracy, including how decisions were made, who got to participate, and the challenges and criticisms that this system faced.