In this week’s blog post, we interview Matt Coleman, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Toronto, who takes us through his research on the “popular” reception of Hellenistic art in antiquity and the modern world.
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Podcast Season 3, Episode 6 – Beyond the Bare Bones: Women in the Osteological Record with Efthymia Nikita
In this instalment of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Efthymia Nikita, an assistant professor in bioarchaeology at the Science and Technology and Archaeology and Culture Research Centre.
Listen in, as Dr. Nikita gives us an overview on the methods used in bioarchaeological research, the ways in which we can differentiate biological sex in the archaeological record and what we can learn about the lives of women through an analysis of their bones.
Blog Post #74: Interview with Flora Kirk of Flaroh Art
In February and March we are featuring public scholars who work across a number of media to represent the ancient world in creative and responsible ways. Our first interview features Flora Kirk, freelance artist who boldly brings the ancient Mediterranean world to life through her vivid and inspiring art.
Blog Post #73: Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean: An Interview with Dr. Carolina López-Ruiz
Today for our last blog entry about modern constructions of east and west, Dr. Carolina López-Ruiz talks to us about the marginalisation of the Phoenicians, and the struggle to focus on the under-represented peoples of the ancient Mediterranean.
Blog Post #72: Solving the Riddle of the Sphinx with Thierry Petit
Today we continue to explore modern constructions of east and west with Thierry Petit, who discusses the origins and significance of the Sphinx in the ancient Mediterranean.
Blog Post #71: Connecting Humans, Animals, and Things: Work Animal Objects in the Greek World with Adam DiBattista
This week as we continue to explore modern constructions of east and west, we take a look at the work of Adam DiBattista who studies the creation and use of objects made from durable animal remains in ancient Greece.
Blog Post #70: Deconstructing Orientalization with Jessica Nowlin
For the first blog post in our month-long exploration of “east” and “west,” Jessica Nowlin explores the history of the term “orientalization” in Italy, and how abandoning the term could change how we conceive of the ancient Mediterranean as a whole.
Blog Post #66: Dealing with the Living Dead: The Vampire of Mytilene with Sandra Garvie-Lok and Hector Williams
Today we continue with our blog theme of the undead in the classical world! This time we take a look at the work of Sandra Garvie-Lok and Hector Williams, who take us on a journey through the origins of the modern vampire, vampire folklore, and the story of The Mytilene Vampire.
Blog Post #65: Necrophobia: Fearing the Walking Dead with Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver
This month we are featuring blogs about the undead in the classical world! This week, Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver discusses beliefs and practices concerning necrophobia (fear of the dead), and revenants (those who return from the dead) in antiquity.
Blog Post #62: Graduate Student Feature with Caroline Barnes
In this week’s Peopling the Past blog post, we present you with another graduate feature. This week we are highlighting the work of Caroline Barnes, a PhD student researching the use of ashlar masonry in Late Bronze Age Cyprus.