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.

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!

Podcast #12: Thrown Together: Potters, Painters, and Ceramic Production with Sanchita Balachandran

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Sanchita Balachandran, Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum.

Listen in, as she speaks to us about the sensory experience of ancient potters and painters, her experimental archaeology project at Johns Hopkins, and the underdrawings on Greek painted pottery.

Podcast #11: Making Waves in the Aegean: Lana Radloff and the Milesian Seascape

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Lana Radloff, Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies at Bishop’s University.

Listen in, as she discusses her research on seascapes, the ancient sensory experience of the Mediterranean, and the city of Miletus.

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.

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.

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.

Podcast #6: The Sound of Music: Art and Ritual with Dr. Carolyn M. Laferrière

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we hear from Dr. Carolyn M. Laferrière. Here, she discusses the role of music, art and religious ritual in the context of the Vari Cave, and the ways in which we can use the framework of sensoryscapes to understand how ancient peoples would have experienced this sacred space.