Blog Post #36: Difference and Perspective in Myth: Interview with Cora Beth Fraser, founder of Asterion

In this blog post, we interview Cora Beth Fraser, founder of Asterion, a new organization dedicated to representing and celebrating neurodiversity in Classics. She also reflects on why Asterion (the Minotaur) was selected to represent their organization.

Blog Post #35: Researching Monstrosity in Greek Literature with Fiona Mitchell

In the next installation of our Monsters and Demons series for the month of October, we bring you an interview with Dr. Fiona Mitchell of Birmingham, author of a recently published monograph on monsters in Greek literature. Dr. Mitchell discusses the roles and meanings of monsters in ancient Greek myth and reflects on why we resonate with these characters past and present.

Blog Post #34: Interview with Adrienne Mayor on Monsters and Myths

In October, Peopling the Past brings you interviews and reflections from scholars whose work investigates monsters and demons in the ancient world, examining their meaning and symbolism and their deeper connections to human experiences past and present.

In our first instalment of this series, we interview Adrienne Mayor, an author and classical folklorist who investigates natural knowledge contained in pre-scientific myths and oral traditions.

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 #32: Graduate Student Feature with Kate Minniti

In this week’s graduate student feature, we highlight the work of Kate Minniti, a PhD Candidate in Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, whose research examines the import, use, and meaning of Egyptian and Egyptianizing imports in Archaic Sicily.

Blog Post #31: An Interview with the Student Sound Editors behind the Peopling the Past Podcast

This week we want you to get to know the Acadia University students working behind the scenes on the Peopling the Past podcast. Get to know our research assistants Cassandra Palmer and Lauren Millett as we interview them about their involvement with the project.

Upcoming Event: Ancient History Day

We’ve got some exciting news to share! We’ve partnered with our friends at Digital Hammurabi and some of our favourite ancient History YouTube content creators to bring you a day filled with ancient history videos. Join us on Saturday, July 24th, as we present two videos for this event. One will feature Dr. Roselyn A. Campbell on Paleo-oncology, the other will be presented by Dr. Kara Cooney on Women and Power in Egypt. You won’t want to miss this event!

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.

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.