In February and March we are featuring public scholars who work across a number of media to represent the ancient world in creative and responsible ways. This week we speak with Kyle Jordan Lewis, early career scholar and curatorial fellow at the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museum, on his work to broaden the scope of the study, understanding, and representation of disability in antiquity.
Category Archives: Colloquium
Blog Post #77: Interview with Gino Canlas of the Database of Religious History
In this week’s blog post, we interview Dr. Gino Canlas, a postdoctoral researcher with the Database of Religious History at the University of British Columbia. This project is an open access resource that offers a large-scale study of historical evidence and trends in religious experience from the Neolithic period to the present day. Dr. Canlas will be sharing his work on this project at our upcoming colloquium, “Presenting the Past: Responsible Engagement and Mediterranean History”.
Blog Post #76: Interview with Heba Abd el Gawad of Egypt’s Dispersed Heritage Project
In this week’s blog post, we interview Dr. Heba Abd el Gawad, Egyptologist and project researcher for the AHRC funded project: “Egypt’s Dispersed Heritage: Views from Egypt”. Her research aims to amplify the voice, visibility, and validity of modern Egyptian communities in UK museums. Dr. Heba Abd el Gawad will be presenting this work at our upcoming colloquium, “Presenting the Past: Responsible Engagement and Ancient Mediterranean History”.
Blog Post #75: Interview with Christine Johnston of the Ancient World in 3D Project
In this week’s blog post, we interview Dr. Christine Johnston, the coordinator of the Ancient World in 3D Project (and video editor for Peopling the Past), who takes us through a collaborative project with several graduate students at Western Washington University which examines the use of 3D printed and replica materials in teaching about ancient cultures and societies. Christine and project member Alan Wheeler will be presenting this project at our upcoming colloquium, “Presenting the Past: Responsible Engagement and Ancient Mediterranean History”.
Blog Post #74: Interview with Flora Kirk of Flaroh Art
In February and March we are featuring public scholars who work across a number of media to represent the ancient world in creative and responsible ways. Our first interview features Flora Kirk, freelance artist who boldly brings the ancient Mediterranean world to life through her vivid and inspiring art.
Blog Post #43: Graduate Student Feature with Annissa Malvoisin
In this week’s Peopling the Past blog post, we present you with another graduate feature. This week we are highlighting the work of Annissa Malvoisin, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, whose research investigates the ceramic production and trade industry during Meroitic Nubia and its potential far-reaching networks linking Nile Valley civilizations Egypt and Nubia to Iron Age West African cultures in Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Ghana, and Libya.
Blog Post #37: Myths, Monsters, and “Serpentine Stories” with Liv Albert
In the next installation of our Monsters and Demons series for the month of October, we interview Liv Albert, creator and host of the popular podcast ‘Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!’. Read along, as Liv tells us all about her fascination with myths and monsters.
Blog Post #33: The Lux Project with Melissa Funke
In this blog post, we highlight the Lux Project, an undergraduate research and digitization project focused on the Hetherington Collection, a collection of around 450 ancient Mediterranean artifacts housed in the Anthropology lab at the University of Winnipeg. A team of about a dozen student volunteers led by Melissa Funke is photographing, researching, and teaching the public about these objects.
Blog Post #13: Grad Student Feature with Nadhira Hill
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.