Podcast #10: Golden Years and Silver Hair: the Greek Art of Aging with Susan Matheson

On Episode #10 of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Susan Matheson, the Molly and Walter Barreis Curator of Ancient Art at the Yale University Art Gallery .

Listen in, as we discuss old age and the ways in which the elderly are depicted in ancient Greek art. Notably, Susan Matheson takes us through the varying portrayals of elderly men and women and how these differences manifest across discrete media, especially vase painting and sculpture.

Peopling the Past, Video #7: Rebecca Futo Kennedy Talks About Migrant Women in the Ancient Greek World

In the seventh instalment of our video series, Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy discusses migrant women in the ancient Greek world, including evidence for their occupation and status, as well as how we study where women in the ancient world emigrated from and immigrated to.

Podcast #9: Living in a Material World: Jennifer Stager and Technicolour Statues

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we talk with Dr. Jennifer Stager, an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of History of Art, whose research interests include color and materiality, feminisms, multilinguality and cultural exchange, ancient Greek and Roman medicine, and classical receptions.

Join us, as we delve into Dr. Stager’s exciting research on polychromy in the ancient Mediterranean, especially the use of colour on Greek statues.

Blog Post #7: Did Serial Killers Exist in the Ancient World?

Have you ever wondered if the ancient Greeks and Romans had serial killers living among them? In this post, Dr. Debbie Felton of UMass Amherst discusses research from her forthcoming book project on serial murderers in the ancient world. We might be bombarded by TV shows about murderers, but we know comparatively little about their existence in the distant past – read on for some creepy (yet illuminating) facts!

Video #6: Dr. Sabrina C. Higgins Talks about Women and the Cult of Saint Thecla

In this instalment of the Peopling the Past Video Series, Dr. Sabrina Higgins, an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, discusses her research on the art of Saint Thecla, a popular early Christian saint, and the ways in which ancient women used her imagery to assert agency through their artistic choices.

Peopling the Past, Video #5: Melissa Funke talks about Theatrical Performance and Mime

In the fifth instalment of our video series, Dr. Melissa Funke discusses theatre and mime in the ancient Mediterranean, including theatrical performance and staging, actors and mime characters, and the role of mime as a form of popular culture in diverse communities.

Podcast #7: No Bones about it: Climate Change in the Ancient World with Flint Dibble

On this week’s episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we hear from Dr. Flint Dibble, Lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies at Dartmouth College.

Join us, as Dr. Dibble discusses his work on zooarchaeology and climate change in the Iron Age.

Blog Post #5: “To Make Sacred”: Human Sacrifice in the Ancient World

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