67 episodes

Join Lexie Henning as she chats with thought leaders in academia and the entertainment industry about how they got into their field, their current research/projects, and how the ancient world inspires them. Together they strive to connect modern societies to ancient worlds, examine the practicality of going into ancient studies, and talk about why it’s important to fund the humanities. Our goal is to increase access to information about the ancient world and the people who are influenced by it.
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Ancient Office Hours Lexie Henning

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    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Join Lexie Henning as she chats with thought leaders in academia and the entertainment industry about how they got into their field, their current research/projects, and how the ancient world inspires them. Together they strive to connect modern societies to ancient worlds, examine the practicality of going into ancient studies, and talk about why it’s important to fund the humanities. Our goal is to increase access to information about the ancient world and the people who are influenced by it.
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    Bonus - Authoritarianism in the Ancient and Modern World Panel Discussion with Dr. Kara Cooney, Dr. Rachel Finnell, and Lexie Henning

    Bonus - Authoritarianism in the Ancient and Modern World Panel Discussion with Dr. Kara Cooney, Dr. Rachel Finnell, and Lexie Henning

    World renowned Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney, a professor of Egyptian Art & Architecture at UCLA, Dr. Rachel Finnell, an assistant professor of Political Science at Bethany College, and Ozymandias Project leader & Ancient Office Hours Podcast host Lexie Henning come together to discuss the evolution of authoritarianism from the ancient to the modern world. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com! Panel recorded August 6, 2021. 
    Learn more about Dr. Cooney: https://nelc.ucla.edu/person/kara-cooney/
    Listen to Kara's podcast "Afterlives with Kara Cooney": https://karacooney.squarespace.com/podcast-afterlives 
    Follow Kara on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karacooneyegyptologist/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karacooney/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KaraCooney 
    Learn more about Dr. Finnell: https://rachelfinnell.com/
    Follow Rachel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rachelfinnell
    Follow Lexie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexie_henning 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexie_henning/ 
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds.
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    • 56 min
    Episode 53 - The Partial Historians

    Episode 53 - The Partial Historians

    The Partial Historians (Drs. Greenfield & Radford), educators and Roman history podcasters, join Lexie to chat about how the pandemic helped renew interest in Classics, differences between the Aussie/US educational systems and specializations, and behind the scenes of starting the Partial Historians podcast & what inspires them. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com!
    Follow The Partial Historians Podcast: https://partialhistorians.com/
    Check out the TED-ed The Vestal Virgins: https://www.ted.com/talks/peta_greenfield_who_were_the_vestal_virgins_and_what_was_their_job
    Check out TED-ed Augustus vs History: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/history-vs-augustus-alex-gendler-and-peta-greenfield
    Check out TED-ed Spartacus: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/from-slave-to-rebel-gladiator-the-life-of-spartacus-fiona-radford 
    Find their book on the Roman Kings: https://highlands-press.com/books/
    Follow The Partial Historians on Twitter: https://twitter.com/p_historians
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/partialhistorians/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepartialhistorians
    Support them on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/partialhistorians  
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds.
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 52 - Dr. Christina Hotalen

    Episode 52 - Dr. Christina Hotalen

    Dr. Christina Hotalen, a Social Media Manager for Invicta History (YouTube), joins Lexie to discuss how growing up in a Greek-American environment influenced her path into Classics and History, the difficulties of doing public outreach while working a full time job, and the pleasure of watching ancient film adaptations with a buddy. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com!
    Follow Invicta on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/InvictaHistory
    Follow Dr. Hotalen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VolitansBalaena
    Follow Dr. Hotalen on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/infestissima
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 51 - Dr. Hamish Cameron

    Episode 51 - Dr. Hamish Cameron

    Dr. Hamish Cameron, a lecturer in Classics at Victoria University of Wellington, joins Lexie to discuss how to be a Classicist and game designer, the differences between the US/NZ academic systems, and share thoughts on anachronistic adaptations of ancient material vs. hyper accurate depictions. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com!
    Learn more about Dr. Cameron: https://people.wgtn.ac.nz/hamish.r.cameron 
    Follow Dr. Cameron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/peregrinekiwi
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 50 - Dr. Victoria Austen

    Episode 50 - Dr. Victoria Austen

    Dr. Victoria Austen, a postdoctoral fellow at Carleton College, joins Lexie to discuss her decision to drop Latin before pursuing a Classics degree, her interest in literary gardens and liminal spaces rather than physical ones, and her thoughts on statues and the meaning of monumentality. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com!
    Note: At the time of this recording, Dr. Austen was still at the University of Winnipeg
    Learn more about Dr. Austen: https://www.carleton.edu/directory/vausten/
    Follow Dr. Austen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vicky_Austen 
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 49 - Dr. Amy Pistone

    Episode 49 - Dr. Amy Pistone

    Dr. Amy Pistone, a professor of Classics at Gonzaga University, joins Lexie to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of heavily favouring one ancient culture, the opposition to scholars comparing the ancient and modern world, her love for ancient tragedies, and why the Pax Americana is the new Ozymandias. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram or visit our website www.theozymandiasproject.com!
    Learn more about Dr. Pistone: https://www.gonzaga.edu/college-of-arts-sciences/faculty-listing/detail/pistone
    Follow Dr. Pistone on Twitter: https://twitter.com/apistone 
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheOzymandiasProject 
    Custom music by Brent Arehart of Arehart Sounds.
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    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

the_real_baladria ,

Educational and entertaining

This is an excellent and smart podcast that mixes serious discussion about education and academia with fun anecdotes and sometimes scandalous banter. Lexie is a spectacular interviewer who is clearly disarming to her interviewees, which is certainly a challenging skill to master. She is able to create a safe space that encourages her guests to speak openly. This is remarkable because people who are listening are able to find ways to relate to and perhaps find comfort in the stories and ideas and passions the guests discuss. It’s a great way to learn what professionals are really thinking, something professionals don’t often get to share with the public.

Staceyrcsm ,

Incredibly interesting!

This podcast covers a great range of subjects, but always hews to the study of Classics. Lots of inside knowledge of academia and academic careers. The guests are knowledgeable and always fascinating, and the host has a wealth of knowledge. It is simply a great listen overall. Highly recommended.

Kate Topper ,

Great range of topics and guests!

Enjoyable interviews with a great range of guests!

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