On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Marie-Adeline Le Guennec, a professor in the hisory department at Université du Québec à Montréal, where she works on the history of Roman mobility and migration. Since 2015 she has been the co-director of Projet Hospitam, which examines hospitality in the civilizations of the Mediterranean basin. She is the author of Aubergistes et clients : l’accueil mercantile dans l’Occident romain (IIIe siècle av. J.-C. – IVe siècle apr. J.-C.) (Ecole française de Rome, 2019) and co-editor of Hospitalité et régulation de l’altérité dans l’Antiquité méditerranéenne (Ausonius, 2022).
Listen in, as Dr. Le Guennec talks about the ways in which women moved around the Roman Empire and the sources that document this movement, as well as how modern scholars examine issues of movement and mobility in the Roman world.
On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Ana Bonnell Freidin, an assistant professor of history at the University of Michigan. Listen in, as Dr. Bonnell Freidin talks about risk, pregnancy, and childbirth in the ancient Roman empire, and the ways in which we might engage with notions of community care in the ancient Roman world. Content warning: this episode discusses infant and maternal death.
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”.
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”.
On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Lauren Caldwell, who takes us through her work on puberty and girlhood and the practices that surround these life stages in the Roman Empire.
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”.
This month we are featuring blogs about the undead in the classical world! This week, Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver discusses beliefs and practices concerning necrophobia (fear of the dead), and revenants (those who return from the dead) in antiquity.
This is our second graduate feature blog post this week at Peopling the Past! Today we highlight the work of Jermaine Bryant, a PhD student at Princeton University whose research interests include trauma recorded in literature following the Triumviral wars, and comparing hip-hop with Roman elegy.
On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Stephanie Budin, who speaks to us about the free women of ancient Mesopotamia who were able to escape the bounds of patriarchal society, and were living a sexually liberated life, under their own authority.
For our next episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Tara Mulder, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, who talks to us about what a Roman birth may have looked like, who would have been a midwife and what their role was, and how things have changed or stayed the same regarding women and pregnancy from the Roman times to current day.