Blog #23: Graduate Student Feature with Phoebe Thompson

In this week’s graduate student feature, we highlight the work of Pheobe Thomson, an MPhil student at the University of Cambridge, whose research examines how past peoples of the Mediterranean interpreted geological phenomena as they constructed sacred landscapes.

Blog Post #22: Investigating Human-Environment Relations through Archaeobotany with Alan Farahani

In our second Earth Day post, Dr. Alan Farahani, Anthropological Archaeologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, discusses the goals and methodologies behind the study of ancient plant remains to understand human-environmental relations.

Blog Post #21: Grad Student Feature with Amanda Gaggioli

In this instalment of our graduate student feature, we hear from Amanda Gaggioli, whose work focuses on human-environment relationships with respect to earthquakes and associated seismic phenomena in the Greco-Roman world.

Blog Post #20: Searching for Sailors’ Daily Lives in Antiquity with Anja Krieger

In our latest instalment of the blog series, “Unknown Peoples”, Dr. Anja Krieger who analyses the human experience of seafaring through experimental archaeological research.

Blog Post #19: Peopling the Past’s Approach to the Study and Display Human Remains

In this important post, Peopling the Past video producer, Christine Johnston, outlines some of the major ethical issues in excavating and displaying human remains, and explains Peopling the Past’s stance on this issue going forward.

Blog Post #18: Grad Student Feature with Najee Olya

In this week’s Grad Student Feature, we bring you Najee Olya, PhD Candidate in the Program for Mediterranean Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia. Najee is systematically studying a large corpus of Greek painted vases representing Africans and reorienting previous assumptions about how these images would have been understood and interpreted by their users.

Blog Post #16: Forgotten Kingdom: The Mitanni, with Mara Horowitz

In our latest instalment of the blog series, “Unknown Peoples”, Dr. Mara Horowitz brings to light the largely unknown Mitanni, a powerful Late Bronze Age state that encompassed parts of northern Syria and southern Turkey.

Blog Post #15: Grad Student Feature with Prabhjeet Johal

In our next grad student feature, Prabhjeet Johal, Joseph Armand Bombardier funded PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Toronto, discusses her dissertation research performing visual and contextual analyses of sculptural reliefs from Parthia and Gandhara. Johal aims to bring new, more localized perspectives on wine culture in these fascinating regions that have often been studied from hellenocentric viewpoints.

Blog Post #14: Grad Student Feature with Aurora E. Camaño

In this week’s graduate student feature, we are highlighting the work of Aurora E. Camaño, a Ph.D. candidate at Simon Fraser University, which uses social memory, restorative nostalgia and landscape archaeology to study the forced migration of peoples from the medieval Kingdoms of Armenia and their resettlement in Cilicia.