In this next instalment of our ongoing graduate student features, we interview Justin Lorenzo Biggi, who just completed their Masters of Research at the University of Edinburgh. Justin shares his research on epigraphy as an ancient habit that conveyed ideas about gender, disability, and belonging in the ancient world.
Dr. Katherine Blouin discusses the cult of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, including the worship of Isis beyond Egypt and the textual evidence provided in the “Hymn to Isis” recovered from the site of Oxyrhynchus.
Dr. Jitse Dijkstra discusses graffiti in the ancient Mediterranean, including the religious use of graffiti as a form of personal piety in ancient Egypt.
Hello All! I’m Megan Daniels, part of the Peopling the Past team. Officially, I’m Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Material Culture at UBC, but my interests go way beyond the ancient Greek-speaking world. I’m driven to study big-picture approaches to cultural interaction, commercial exchange, migration, religion, and ideology across the ancient Mediterranean and western Asia,Continue reading “Blog #2: Why Did People Dedicate Images of Nude Females in the Past? Considering Meaning and Intent Behind the Iconography with Dr. Megan Daniels”