Blog Post #37: Myths, Monsters, and “Serpentine Stories” with Liv Albert

In the next installation of our Monsters and Demons series for the month of October, we interview Liv Albert, creator and host of the popular podcast ‘Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!’. Read along, as Liv tells us all about her fascination with myths and monsters.

Video #18: Athenian Democracy with Chandra Giroux

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.

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.

Peopling the Past, Video #12: Chelsea Gardner talks about Ancient Tainaron

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.

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 #8: Extreme Home Makeover, Ancient Greece Edition: Bronze Age Houses with Rebecca Worsham

On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Rebecca Worsham, an Assistant Professor at Smith College in the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures.

Follow along, as we talk about houses in the Greek Bronze Age and the ways in which they were used and renovated to meet the changing needs of their occupants.