In this week’s student feature, we highlight the work of Nadhira Hill, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan, whose research problematizes the traditionally Athenocentric definition of the Greek symposium through a comparative exploration of the literary sources and material culture related to ancient Greek drinking practices at Athens and Olynthos.
In this instalment of the “Unknown Peoples” series, Dr. Gregg E. Gardner shares his work on the Idumeans and the UBC and Hebrew University excavations at Horvat Midras, Israel.
For our second grad student feature, we bring you Jelena Todorovic, PhD student in Classics at the University of British Columbia. Jelena shares her research on the application of critical disability studies and disability theatre studies to the world of ancient Roman performance.
In the first instalment of our “Unknown Peoples” series, Steve Renette, Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC, outlines the history of scholarly approaches to studying the “Mountain Peoples” of the Zagros. He explores how attitudes towards these Mountain Peoples have changed over time, and how his own fieldwork in this region is uncovering previously misunderstood lifeways of these peoples.
The Nativity scene is one of the most quintessential images of the Christmas season. But where did it come from, and did it always look the way it does today? Follow along with Peopling the Past member, Dr. Sabrina Higgins, expert in early Christian art and iconography, as she traces the strange and wondrous emergence of the Nativity scene in antiquity.
One of Peopling the Past’s goals is to amplify the work of young and/or under-represented scholars and the amazing research that they are doing to add new perspectives to the fields of ancient history and archaeology (broadly construed). We will thus feature several blog posts throughout the year interviewing graduate students on their research topics,Continue reading “Blog Post #8: Grad Student Feature with Grace Erny”
Dr. Katherine Blouin discusses the cult of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, including the worship of Isis beyond Egypt and the textual evidence provided in the “Hymn to Isis” recovered from the site of Oxyrhynchus.
On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Sanchita Balachandran, Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum.
Listen in, as she speaks to us about the sensory experience of ancient potters and painters, her experimental archaeology project at Johns Hopkins, and the underdrawings on Greek painted pottery.
Dr. Jitse Dijkstra discusses graffiti in the ancient Mediterranean, including the religious use of graffiti as a form of personal piety in ancient Egypt.
On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Lana Radloff, Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies at Bishop’s University.
Listen in, as she discusses her research on seascapes, the ancient sensory experience of the Mediterranean, and the city of Miletus.