Podcast Season 2 Episode 8 – Breaking the Mold: Quasi-Official Coinage in Roman Egypt with Irene Soto Marín

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Irene Soto Marín, an assistant professor of classical studies at the University of Michigan and the assistant curator of numismatics at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

Listen in, as she discusses the role of Quasi-Official Coinage in Roman Egypt, notably coins produced by state agents outside of the official mint in Alexandria in order to respond to local needs.

Podcast Season 2, Episode 7 – Practical Magic: Ancient Roman Smells and Spells with Britta Ager

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Britta Ager, an assistant professor of Classics at Arizona State University.

Listen in, as Dr. Ager talks about the various forms of magic that are used in the ancient Roman world, especially spells and curses. She also tells us about the role of scents and smellscapes in the practice of ancient rituals.

Blog Post #24: The Nile and Ancient Egyptian Lifeways, with Christine Johnston

In our next instalment of our Earth Day posts, Peopling the Past video producer, Christine Johnston, discusses her research interests on the Nile and its place in ancient Egyptian culture and economy. Dr. Johnston is the recent co-editor of the volume, “The Gift of the Nile? Ancient Egypt and the Environment”, with Thomas Schneider.

Blog Post #19: Peopling the Past’s Approach to the Study and Display Human Remains

In this important post, Peopling the Past video producer, Christine Johnston, outlines some of the major ethical issues in excavating and displaying human remains, and explains Peopling the Past’s stance on this issue going forward.

Blog Post #18: Grad Student Feature with Najee Olya

In this week’s Grad Student Feature, we bring you Najee Olya, PhD Candidate in the Program for Mediterranean Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia. Najee is systematically studying a large corpus of Greek painted vases representing Africans and reorienting previous assumptions about how these images would have been understood and interpreted by their users.

Video #6: Dr. Sabrina C. Higgins Talks about Women and the Cult of Saint Thecla

In this instalment of the Peopling the Past Video Series, Dr. Sabrina Higgins, an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, discusses her research on the art of Saint Thecla, a popular early Christian saint, and the ways in which ancient women used her imagery to assert agency through their artistic choices.

Blog Post #5: “To Make Sacred”: Human Sacrifice in the Ancient World

In the next of our Halloween-themed blog posts, we examine the widely misunderstood practice of human sacrifice throughout human history!

Peopling the Past, Video #4: Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod talks about Egyptian Coffins

In the fourth instalment of our video series, Dr. Caroline (Carrie) Arbuckle MacLeod discusses coffins in ancient Egypt, including evidence for the methods of manufacture, the materials used, and what we can learn about the craftspeople who made them.

Blog Post #3: A Scare-Tacular Halloween Series!

Here at Peopling the Past we are excited to kick of an eerie series of posts in honour of Halloween! Every Friday through October we will release a new post explaining the history behind some of our most chilling Halloween traditions and scary stories. So grab your flashlight and your candy corn, and get ready for some scare-tacular history!