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Guests

Dr. John Hyland

Dr. John Hyland

John Hyland is a Professor in the Department of History at Christopher Newport University, where he has taught since 2006. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago’s Committee in the Ancient Mediterranean World, and his research examines Achaemenid Persian imperialism and interactions with...

Dr. Alan Lenzi

Dr. Alan Lenzi

Alan Lenzi (Ph.D., Brandeis University, 2006) is Professor of History at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He is the author of Secrecy and the Gods: Secret Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia and Biblical Israel (2008), An Introduction to Akkadian Literature: Contexts and Content (2019...

Dr. Roselyn A. Campbell

Dr. Roselyn A. Campbell

Roselyn A. Campbell is an archaeologist, bioarchaeologist, and Egyptologist. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, and the Assistant Director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. Her research focuses primar...

Dr. Daniel W. Leon

Dr. Daniel W. Leon

Daniel W. Leon is an Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His main area of research is Greek and Roman historical narrative, particularly as it reflects intercultural relations and the political uses of the past. Additional interests include Hellenistic ...

Dr. Alex Purves

Dr. Alex Purves

Alex Purves joined the UCLA faculty in 2002 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and her BA and MA degrees at the University of Nottingham (UK). Her research focuses on Greek literature, primarily from the archaic and classical periods. She is currently working on two project...

Meghan Sullivan

Meghan Sullivan

Meghan Sullivan is the creator and host of History N' Games, a video and audio podcast that celebrates history by revealing the most sensational real stories hidden inside our favorite video games. See more from her at: https://www.youtube.com/@megsullivan/videos

Dr. Brent Vine

Dr. Brent Vine

Brent Vine is Distinguished Research Professor, Emeritus at UCLA. He earned a Classical Diploma from Phillips Exeter Academy (1969) and went on to study Classics (AB 1973) and Linguistics (AM 1975, Ph.D. 1982) at Harvard University. He has taught at Phillips Academy (Andover), Yale, Princeton, and U...

Dr. Natalie Van Deusen

Dr. Natalie Van Deusen

Natalie M. Van Deusen is the inaugural Henry Cabot and Linnea Lodge Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Alberta, where she teaches a variety of courses on Scandinavian language, literature, and culture. Her research interests include Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic paleograph...

Nick Brown

Nick Brown

Nick Brown is an American Egyptologist who has worked as an archaeologist in Egypt since 2011. He received his MA degree in Egyptology from the American University in Cairo in 2016, and currently is an Egyptology PhD candidate at UCLA. Currently he lives between Los Angeles, CA and Cairo, Egypt. His...

Dr. John Papadopoulos

Dr. John Papadopoulos

John K. Papadopoulos is Distinguished Professor of Archaeology and Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, having served as Chair of the Department of Classics (2005-2008) and Chair of the Interdepartmental Archaeology PhD Program (2009-2019). His research and teaching interests inclu...

Dr. Jackson Crawford

Dr. Jackson Crawford

Jackson Crawford shares real expertise in Norse language and myth with people hungry to learn, free of both ivory tower elitism and the agendas of self-appointed gurus.
With his Youtube channel dedicated to answering all the most frequently asked questions about Old Norse language and mythology, and...

Dr. Alice Mandell

Dr. Alice Mandell

Alice Mandell was trained in the Hebrew Bible and Northwest Semitics by UCLA’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. From 2016-2018, Alice was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2018, Alice tr...

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