Blog Post #43: Graduate Student Feature with Annissa Malvoisin

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.

Peopling the Past Blog #42: Graduate Student Feature with Alice Clinch

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.

Blog Post #41: Animals, Isotopes, and Bronze Age Elites on Sardinia with Emily Holt

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).

Blog Post #40: Graduate Student Feature with Justin Lorenzo Biggi

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.

Blog Post #39: From Academic Reviews to Inclusive Conversations: an Interview with the Founders of Rhea Classical Reviews

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.

Blog Post #38: Monsters and Natural Power in Ancient Mesopotamia with Megan Lewis

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.

Blog Post #37: Myths, Monsters, and “Serpentine Stories” with Liv Albert

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.

Video #18: Athenian Democracy with Chandra Giroux

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.

Blog Post #36: Difference and Perspective in Myth: Interview with Cora Beth Fraser, founder of Asterion

In this blog post, we interview Cora Beth Fraser, founder of Asterion, a new organization dedicated to representing and celebrating neurodiversity in Classics. She also reflects on why Asterion (the Minotaur) was selected to represent their organization.

Blog Post #35: Researching Monstrosity in Greek Literature with Fiona Mitchell

In the next installation of our Monsters and Demons series for the month of October, we bring you an interview with Dr. Fiona Mitchell of Birmingham, author of a recently published monograph on monsters in Greek literature. Dr. Mitchell discusses the roles and meanings of monsters in ancient Greek myth and reflects on why we resonate with these characters past and present.