Podcast Season 3, Episode 5 – Portrait of a Lady: Discovering Seianti with Judith Swaddling

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Judith Swaddling, the now retired Curator of Pre-Roman and Etruscan Collections at the British Museum, who talks with us about Seianti, her sarcophagus, and death & gender in the Etruscan world.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 4 – Nevertheless, She Persisted: Boudicca and Imperial Resistance with Caitlin Gillespie

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Caitlin Gillespie, who talks to us about Boudica, the fierce leader of the Brittonic Iceni tribe, as well as economics, culture, and identity in late Iron Age and Roman Britain.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 3 – Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves: Mesopotamian Free Women with Stephanie Budin

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Stephanie Budin, who speaks to us about the free women of ancient Mesopotamia who were able to escape the bounds of patriarchal society, and were living a sexually liberated life, under their own authority.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 2 – Call the (Roman) Midwife: Ancient Delivery and Childbirth with Tara Mulder

For our next episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Tara Mulder, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, who talks to us about what a Roman birth may have looked like, who would have been a midwife and what their role was, and how things have changed or stayed the same regarding women and pregnancy from the Roman times to current day.

Podcast Season 3, Episode 1 – So Long As There Is Hope: Wonder Women in Classics and Comics with Natalie Swain

To kick off the third season of the Peopling the Past podcast, which focuses on women in the ancient Mediterranean, we are joined by Dr. Natalie Swain, who talks with us about comics that respond to the ancient word, and specifically those that are written by women creators, and feature women characters.

Peopling the Past Podcast Season 3 Preview

Peopling the Past Podcast is BACK for a third season on a very exciting topic: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean! Join your hosts Dr. Chelsea Gardner and Dr. Melissa Funke for an introduction to SEASON THREE of the Peopling the Past podcast! This season, premiering on May 31, listeners will hear about real women fromContinue reading “Peopling the Past Podcast Season 3 Preview”

Podcast Season 2, Episode 12 – Breaking the Bond: Forced Marriage and Cursed Freedom in Ancient Rome with Katharine Huemoeller

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Katharine Huemoeller, an Assistant Professor of Roman History at the University of British Columbia.

Listen in, as Dr. Huemoeller takes us through a discussion of the lives of enslaved and freedwomen in ancient Rome and the ways in which status affects a woman’s position and role within the Roman household economy. She also highlights the role that material culture plays in framing our understanding of enslaved and freedwomen in the Roman world.

Podcast Season 2, Episode 11 – Seize the Clay: Pottery Workshops in Sagalassos with Elizabeth Murphy

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Elizabeth Murphy, an assistant professor of Roman Archaeology at Florida State University.

Listen in, as Dr. Murphy takes us through her research on pottery workshops with a particular focus on the workshops in Sagalassos, Turkey, and what the excavation of these sites can reveal about methods of production, the people involved in pottery production, raw material acquisition and the changing dining habits of citizens in the Roman Empire.

Podcast Season 2, Episode 10 – There’s Something about Mary: Early Cult and Veneration of the Virgin with Sabrina Higgins

On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Dr. Sabrina C. Higgins, an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University.

Listen in, as Dr. Higgins takes us through the emergence of the cult of the Virgin Mary in the Mediterranean basin with an emphasis on the role of material culture in tracing the diffusion of Marian veneration.

Podcast Season 2, Episode 9 – Rolling in the Dough: Bread-Making and Roman Bakeries with Jared Benton

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we sit down with Dr. Jared Benton, an assistant professor in the Department of Art at Old Dominion University.

Listen in, as we discuss all aspects of Roman bakeries, including the process of making bread and the people who worked in these environments, as well as the sights and smells you would encounter when visiting a bakery in a Roman city.