Blog Post #65: Necrophobia: Fearing the Walking Dead with Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver

This month we are featuring blogs about the undead in the classical world! This week, Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver discusses beliefs and practices concerning necrophobia (fear of the dead), and revenants (those who return from the dead) in antiquity.

Blog Post #64: Graduate Student Feature with Jermaine Bryant

This is our second graduate feature blog post this week at Peopling the Past! Today we highlight the work of Jermaine Bryant, a PhD student at Princeton University whose research interests include trauma recorded in literature following the Triumviral wars, and comparing hip-hop with Roman elegy.

Blog Post #63: Graduate Student Feature with Neal Payne

For today’s Peopling the Past blog post, we present you with another graduate feature. This time we are highlighting the work of Neal Payne, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, whose research investigates the agricultural changes during Roman occupation of what is now modern Yorkshire, UK.

Blog Post #62: Graduate Student Feature with Caroline Barnes

In this week’s Peopling the Past blog post, we present you with another graduate feature. This week we are highlighting the work of Caroline Barnes, a PhD student researching the use of ashlar masonry in Late Bronze Age Cyprus.

Blog Post #61: Graduate Student Feature with Camille Acosta

Peopling the Past is back with a new graduate feature blog post! This week we take a look at the work of Camille Acosta, a PhD candidate at UCLA, who researches burial practices of migrants in classical Athens.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 5 – Portrait of a Lady: Discovering Seianti with Judith Swaddling

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Judith Swaddling, the now retired Curator of Pre-Roman and Etruscan Collections at the British Museum, who talks with us about Seianti, her sarcophagus, and death & gender in the Etruscan world.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 4 – Nevertheless, She Persisted: Boudicca and Imperial Resistance with Caitlin Gillespie

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Caitlin Gillespie, who talks to us about Boudica, the fierce leader of the Brittonic Iceni tribe, as well as economics, culture, and identity in late Iron Age and Roman Britain.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 3 – Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves: Mesopotamian Free Women with Stephanie Budin

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Stephanie Budin, who speaks to us about the free women of ancient Mesopotamia who were able to escape the bounds of patriarchal society, and were living a sexually liberated life, under their own authority.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 2 – Call the (Roman) Midwife: Ancient Delivery and Childbirth with Tara Mulder

For our next episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Tara Mulder, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, who talks to us about what a Roman birth may have looked like, who would have been a midwife and what their role was, and how things have changed or stayed the same regarding women and pregnancy from the Roman times to current day.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 1 – So Long As There Is Hope: Wonder Women in Classics and Comics with Natalie Swain

To kick off the third season of the Peopling the Past podcast, which focuses on women in the ancient Mediterranean, we are joined by Dr. Natalie Swain, who talks with us about comics that respond to the ancient word, and specifically those that are written by women creators, and feature women characters.