In the eighteenth instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, we are joined by Dr. Chandra Giroux who discusses Athenian Democracy, including how decisions were made, who got to participate, and the challenges and criticisms that this system faced.
In the seventeenth instalment of the Peopling the Past Video series, we are joined by Dr. Anne Austin who discusses tattooing in ancient Egypt, including who was tattooed, how tattoos are studied, and what tattoos might have meant within the community in ancient Egypt.
In the sixteenth instalment of the Peopling the Past Video series, we are joined by Dr. Danielle Candelora, who discusses the Hyksos, the immigrants from Western Asia that settled in the Eastern Delta of ancient Egypt and ruled the north of Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period.
In the fifteenth instalment of the Peopling the Past Video Series, Dr. Conor Whately, an associate professor at the University of Winnipeg, discusses soldiers and civilians in the eastern Roman empire, including settlement and military sites, non-military activities and economic exchange, and the family and community relationships of soldiers in the region.
In the fourteenth instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, Dr. Kara Cooney discusses Women and Power in ancient Egypt.
In the thirteenth instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, Dr. Roselyn Campbell discusses Paleo-oncology, the study of cancer in the ancient world.
In the twelfth instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, Dr. Chelsea Gardner, Associate Professor of Ancient History in the Department of History & Classics at Acadia University, discusses the ancient site of Tainaron at the southern tip of the Peloponnese, including the mythical entrance to the underworld located there and the people who travelled to the site in search of sanctuary.
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.
Dr. Katherine Blouin discusses the cult of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, including the worship of Isis beyond Egypt and the textual evidence provided in the “Hymn to Isis” recovered from the site of Oxyrhynchus.
Dr. Jitse Dijkstra discusses graffiti in the ancient Mediterranean, including the religious use of graffiti as a form of personal piety in ancient Egypt.