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.

Peopling the Past, Video #7: Rebecca Futo Kennedy Talks About Migrant Women in the Ancient Greek World

In the seventh instalment of our video series, Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy discusses migrant women in the ancient Greek world, including evidence for their occupation and status, as well as how we study where women in the ancient world emigrated from and immigrated to.

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.

Peopling the Past, Podcast #5: Building a Mystery: Festival Processions with Laura Gawlinski

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Laura Gawlinski, Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University.

Follow along as she discusses the role of processions and festivals in the ancient Greek world, highlighting her own research on the so-called mysteries of Andania, a little-known festival in Messenia.

Peopling the Past Video #1: Disability in Ancient Greece with Dr. Debby Sneed

In this video, Dr. Debby Sneed discusses the study of disability and accessibility in the ancient Greek world, including the construction of ramps at the healing sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus!