Blog Post #57: Crisis, Migration, and Resilience with Stephanie Martin

Next up for our human migration in the past blog series, archaeologist Stephanie Martin gives us a look at her recent work concerning migration in response to the volcanic eruptions of Mount Vesuvius.

Blog Post #55: Let’s “Play”: The Reception of Greek Drama in Caesar III [1998] and Zeus: Master of Olympus [2000] with Joshua A Streeter

As gaming week comes to a close, Joshua A Streeter writes about the reception of Greek theatre in early video games, and exposure to ancient plays and playwrights through game play.

Blog Post #52: Tine Rassalle and Archaeogaming

In the second instalment of gaming month, Tine Rassalle talks to us about how video game developers can take gamers back in time with historically accurate representations of the ancient world, but also how they can sometimes miss the mark.

Blog Post #51: Digitizing Empire: Studying Ancient States with Video Games with Eduardo García-Molina

To begin gaming month at Peopling the Past, we take a look at the work of grad student Eduardo García-Molina, who discusses the complexities involved when perceptions of the ancient world are translated into video game narratives.

Blog Post #50: The Story of Garum and Other Adventures in Roman Food with Sally Grainger

In the final instalment of our ancient food and drink blog series, PtP’s blog editor, Megan Daniels, conducts a longer interview with chef-turned-food-historian Sally Grainger. They delve into the experience of Roman food, and in particular a largely misunderstood, yet transformative ingredient in ancient cuisine: fish sauce.

Blog Post #48: Treading grapes and crushing olives: the production of wine and oil in the ancient Mediterranean with Dr. Emlyn Dodd

In the second installment of our food-and-drink-themed blog series, we look at the work of Dr. Emlyn Dodd, an archaeologist who explores ancient wine and oil production across the Mediterranean.

Peopling the Past Podcast Season 2 Preview

And we’re back. That’s right, our popular Peopling the Past Podcast is returning for Season 2. This season, we’ll take listeners on a journey through under-explored aspects of archaeology, history, material culture and everyday life in the ancient Roman world, from Egypt to Italy, Syria to England, Morocco to Turkey, and more!