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. This week we speak with Kyle Jordan Lewis, early career scholar and curatorial fellow at the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museum, on his work to broaden the scope of the study, understanding, and representation of disability in antiquity.
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Blog Post #77: Interview with Gino Canlas of the Database of Religious History
In this week’s blog post, we interview Dr. Gino Canlas, a postdoctoral researcher with the Database of Religious History at the University of British Columbia. This project is an open access resource that offers a large-scale study of historical evidence and trends in religious experience from the Neolithic period to the present day. Dr. Canlas will be sharing his work on this project at our upcoming colloquium, “Presenting the Past: Responsible Engagement and Mediterranean History”.
Blog Post #76: Interview with Heba Abd el Gawad of Egypt’s Dispersed Heritage Project
In this week’s blog post, we interview Dr. Heba Abd el Gawad, Egyptologist and project researcher for the AHRC funded project: “Egypt’s Dispersed Heritage: Views from Egypt”. Her research aims to amplify the voice, visibility, and validity of modern Egyptian communities in UK museums. Dr. Heba Abd el Gawad will be presenting this work at our upcoming colloquium, “Presenting the Past: Responsible Engagement and Ancient Mediterranean History”.
Podcast Season 3, Episode 7 – Do Not Afflict the Widow: the Women of Ancient Nubia with Jacke Philips
On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Jacke Philips who introduces us to her work on women in ancient Nubia, including the lives of rulers, royals as well as everyday women, through an examination of their graves, tattoos, statues, and the historical sources that make reference to women.
Blog Post #75: Interview with Christine Johnston of the Ancient World in 3D Project
In this week’s blog post, we interview Dr. Christine Johnston, the coordinator of the Ancient World in 3D Project (and video editor for Peopling the Past), who takes us through a collaborative project with several graduate students at Western Washington University which examines the use of 3D printed and replica materials in teaching about ancient cultures and societies. Christine and project member Alan Wheeler will be presenting this project at our upcoming colloquium, “Presenting the Past: Responsible Engagement and Ancient Mediterranean History”.
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 #69: Beyond East and West: Conceptions of Naukratis
In November we reflect on our conceptions of “east” and “west” through a series of blog posts investigating cross-cultural interaction in the ancient world and modern interpretations of it. We start with a post by our blog editor, Megan Daniels, on the ancient city of Naukratis and its role in 19th-century western European imaginations.
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.
Video #20: Beer in Ancient Egypt with Amr Shahat
In the twentieth instalment of the Peopling the Past video series, Dr. Amr Shahat discusses plant remains and evidence for beer production in ancient Egypt, including recipes and additives, as well as the impact of beer on personal health.
Blog Post #43: Graduate Student Feature with Annissa Malvoisin
In this week’s Peopling the Past blog post, we present you with another graduate feature. This week we are highlighting the work of Annissa Malvoisin, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, whose research investigates the ceramic production and trade industry during Meroitic Nubia and its potential far-reaching networks linking Nile Valley civilizations Egypt and Nubia to Iron Age West African cultures in Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Ghana, and Libya.