Pasts Imperfect

Sarah E. Bond
Supporting writers, editors, and creators of a global antiquity.
Created 21 Apr 2021
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  • Pasts Imperfect (12.23.21)
    23 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Simon Marmion, “The Beast Acheron” (1475), Belgium, tempera and gold leaf on parchment, now at the J. Paul Getty Museum (Image via Getty Open Content). This week, Jarel Robinson-Brown discusses early ...
  • Pasts Imperfect (12.16.21)
    16 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 0 2
    Storyboard used to prepare the animation for Ray Laurence’s TedEd Video “A Glimpse of Teenage Life in Rome” (Image via We Are Cognitive). This week, scholar and YouTuber Andrew Mark Henry discusses ac...
  • Pasts Imperfect (12.9.21)
    09 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    The tree of life inscribed with a quote from Plato’s Symposium within Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” video (Video Screenshot via the SCS Blog). This week, Jermaine Bryant and Jeremy Swis...
  • Pasts Imperfect (12.2.21)
    02 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Menorah of Zechariah's Vision, Hebrew Bible (fols. 316v-317), 1299–1300 CE. (Illuminated by Joseph the Frenchman and image via the Metropolitan Museum) This week, Jordan Rosenblum offers some thoughts...
  • Pasts Imperfect (11.25.21)
    25 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Late Roman Fragment of a Floor Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis, 500–550 CE, with modern restoration, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, NY (CC0). This week, Evan McDuff discusses ancient and mod...
  • Pasts Imperfect (11.18.21)
    18 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Attic red-figure lekythos with a detail of a Musa reading a scroll dated to ca. 435-425 BCE, from Boeotia, now at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France (Image via Wikimedia). While some established scholar...
  • Pasts Imperfect (11.11.21)
    11 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Detail of Antiochia from an early modern facsimile of the Tabula Peutingeriana (the original was made ca. the early 4th century CE in the reign of Diocletian). This week, Sarah E. Bond discusses digit...
  • Pasts Imperfect (11.4.21)
    04 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    The Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2020 show at the ancient Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion (Screenshot from the fashion show on YouTube). This week, Aimee Hinds discusses ancient fashion and modern...
  • Pasts Imperfect (10.28.21)
    28 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Inscribed iron stylus from ca. 70 CE found on the banks of a tributary to the river Thames, London, UK (Image via MOLA). This week, we’re thinking about academic freedom across the globe, with Nadejda...
  • Pasts Imperfect (10.21.21)
    21 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Ayurvedic anatomical figure with excerpts from the Bhāvaprakāśaḥ (written 1550-1590), Nepalese, ca. 1800 (Image via the Wellcome Collection). This week, Monica Green discusses the history of medicine ...
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