Podcast Season 2, Episode 5 – In Living Colour: Painting and Pigments with Hilary Becker

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Hilary Becker, an assistant professor classics at Binghamton University.

Listen in, as Dr. Becker explains the role of pigments in the ancient world, including their use in medication, cosmetics and, of course, painting. We also get to talk about her excavations at Sant’Omobono and the possible discovery of Rome’s only surviving pigment shop.

Blog Post #30: Producing the short film “Sēmata (Signs)” for the curated exhibition, “An Archaeology of Disability”

As a continuation of “New Projects Month”, we bring you an interview with three collaborators who worked on the original film-work, “Sēmata (Signs)” that appears in “An Archaeology of Disability”, curated by David Gissen, Jennifer Stager, and Mantha Zarmakoupi for the Biennale Architettura 2021. Actor Christopher Tester, voice actor Pia Hargrove, and creative consultant Caroline Cerilli reflect on the inspirations and hopes behind their work on the film, and what “An Archaeology of Disability” teaches us, both about people in the past and about ourselves in today’s world.

Peopling the Past, Video #11: Victoria Austen talks about Roman Gardens

In the eleventh instalment of our video series, Dr. Victoria Austen discusses gardens and gardening in the Roman world, including the types of gardens and what was grown, the structure and decoration of garden space, and the sources we have for understanding gardening in the Roman household.

Podcast Season 2, Episode 4: Going with the Flow: Water Systems in North Africa with Mark Locicero

In Season 2, Episode 4 of the Peopling the Past podcast, we sit down with Dr. Mark Locicero, a research fellow at the University of British Columbia, to talk about water systems at the Roman North African site of Volubilis.

Podcast Season 2, Episode 3: Portrait of a Palmyran Man: Ancient Syrian Identity with Blair Fowlkes Childs

In Season 2, Episode 3 of the Peopling the Past podcast, we sit down with Dr. Blair Fowlkes Childs, who holds a Ph.D. in classical art and archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Listen in, as Dr. Fowlkes Childs takes us through her exciting research on funerary art from Palmyra, Syria.

Podcast Season 2, Episode 2 – Grave Matters: Resting Places for Regular People with Liana Brent

On Season 2, Episode 2 of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Liana Brent, the visiting assistant professor in the Department of Classics at Kenyon College, who tells us all about her research on Roman burials and grave reuse.

Podcast Season 2, Episode 1: If the (Roman) Shoe fits: Elizabeth M. Greene and footwear from Vindolanda

Season 2 is finally here. This season, we’re shifting our focus to Roman Art and Archaeology. To start us off, we are joined by Dr. Elizabeth M. Greene, Associate Professor of Classics at Western University, who will tell us all about her research on footwear at the Roman military fort of Vindolanda in Britain.

Blog Post #29: Interview with Dylan Rogers on “Water, Architecture, and the Senses”

In our fourth instalment of our New Projects series, we interview Dylan Rogers on his project “Water, Architecture, and the Senses”, the result of which was a series of podcasts produced in his graduate seminar.

Peopling the Past Podcast Season 2 Preview

And we’re back. That’s right, our popular Peopling the Past Podcast is returning for Season 2. This season, we’ll take listeners on a journey through under-explored aspects of archaeology, history, material culture and everyday life in the ancient Roman world, from Egypt to Italy, Syria to England, Morocco to Turkey, and more!