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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peopling the Past is back with a new graduate feature blog post! This week we take a look at the work of Camille Acosta, a PhD candidate at UCLA, who researches burial practices of migrants in classical Athens.
On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Stephanie Budin, who speaks to us about the free women of ancient Mesopotamia who were able to escape the bounds of patriarchal society, and were living a sexually liberated life, under their own authority.
For our next episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Tara Mulder, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, who talks to us about what a Roman birth may have looked like, who would have been a midwife and what their role was, and how things have changed or stayed the same regarding women and pregnancy from the Roman times to current day.