Peopling the Past Podcast Season 3 Preview

Peopling the Past Podcast is BACK for a third season on a very exciting topic: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean! Join your hosts Dr. Chelsea Gardner and Dr. Melissa Funke for an introduction to SEASON THREE of the Peopling the Past podcast! This season, premiering on May 31, listeners will hear about real women fromContinue reading “Peopling the Past Podcast Season 3 Preview”

Blog Post #60: Ephemeral Heritage of Contemporary Mediterranean Displacement with Elizabeth S. Greene and Justin Leidwanger

In the final instalment of Peopling the Past’s Migration Month Blog Series, Elizabeth S. Greene (Brock University) and Justin Leidwanger (Stanford University) discuss fieldwork undertaken under the auspices of the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project (MMHP) alongside Leopoldo Repola (Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples). This fieldwork documents and makes visible the “ephemeral heritage” encompassed by seagoing vessels used to carry displaced peoples across the Central Mediterranean, including the various objects left behind.

Blog Post #59: Mobility and the Making of Ancient Ionia with Jana Mokrišová

Up this week for our human migration in the past blog series, Jana Mokrišová presents some of her research concerning the types of movement and processes that took place in the period following the collapse of Late Bronze Age palatial centers in Ionia

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 #54: Assassin’s Creed in the Classroom with Debra Trusty

This week for gaming month, we take a look at the work of Debra Trusty, an Archaeologist who uses Assassin’s Creed as a teaching tool alongside the more traditional Classical sources.

Blog Post #53: Mobile People, Maritime Landscapes, and Digital Horizons: Peopling the Past through Sailing with the Gods with Sandra Blakely, Joanna Mundy, Kylie Gilde, and Kevin Dressel

Next up for gaming month, we present the work of Sandra Blakely, Joanna Mundy, Kylie Gilde, and Kevin Dressel, who walk us through their newly-created interactive video game, Sailing with the Gods.

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.