Blog Post #5: “To Make Sacred”: Human Sacrifice in the Ancient World with Megan J. Daniels

In the next of our Halloween-themed blog posts, we examine the widely misunderstood practice of human sacrifice throughout human history!

Video #4: Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod talks about Egyptian Coffins

In the fourth instalment of our video series, Dr. Caroline (Carrie) Arbuckle MacLeod discusses coffins in ancient Egypt, including evidence for the methods of manufacture, the materials used, and what we can learn about the craftspeople who made them.

Podcast Season 1, Episode 6 – The Sound of Music: Art and Ritual with Dr. Carolyn M. Laferrière

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we hear from Dr. Carolyn M. Laferrière. Here, she discusses the role of music, art and religious ritual in the context of the Vari Cave, and the ways in which we can use the framework of sensoryscapes to understand how ancient peoples would have experienced this sacred space.

Blog Post #3: A Scare-Tacular Halloween Series with Christine L. Johnston

Here at Peopling the Past we are excited to kick of an eerie series of posts in honour of Halloween! Every Friday through October we will release a new post explaining the history behind some of our most chilling Halloween traditions and scary stories. So grab your flashlight and your candy corn, and get ready for some scare-tacular history!

Podcast Season 1, Episode 5 – Building a Mystery: Festival Processions with Laura Gawlinski

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Laura Gawlinski, Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University.

Follow along as she discusses the role of processions and festivals in the ancient Greek world, highlighting her own research on the so-called mysteries of Andania, a little-known festival in Messenia.

Video #3: Megan Daniels talks about the Phoenicians

In the third instalment of our video series, Dr. Megan Daniels discusses the migration of the Phoenicians around the Mediterranean and their cultural interactions with the Greeks and Romans, including the sharing of religious traditions and myths.

Podcast Season 1, Episode 4 – Athenashville: Parallel Parthenons with Katie Petrole

In this episode, we are joined by Katie Petrole, Director of Education at the Nashville Parthenon.

Join us, as Katie brings the Parthenon to life through a discussion of its to-scale replica in Nashville, guiding us through how an ancient Greek might have experienced the space.

Blog #2: Why Did People Dedicate Images of Nude Females in the Past? Considering Meaning and Intent Behind the Iconography with Dr. Megan Daniels

Hello All! I’m Megan Daniels, part of the Peopling the Past team. Officially, I’m Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Material Culture at UBC, but my interests go way beyond the ancient Greek-speaking world. I’m driven to study big-picture approaches to cultural interaction, commercial exchange, migration, religion, and ideology across the ancient Mediterranean and western Asia,Continue reading “Blog #2: Why Did People Dedicate Images of Nude Females in the Past? Considering Meaning and Intent Behind the Iconography with Dr. Megan Daniels”

Video #2: Mara Horowitz talks about Bronze Age Cookpots

Dr. Mara Horowitz joins us in our second instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, in which she discusses the manufacture and use of cooking pots in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age, including what developments in cookware can tell us about changes in past societies.