Kris Trego, associate professor of classics & ancient Mediterranean studies at Bucknell, is recipient of the Class of 1956 Lectureship for Inspirational Teaching. She’ll explore underwater archeology during her related lecture, “Digging the Wine-Dark Sea: Underwater Archaeology in the Field and Classroom,” on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center.
During her talk, Trego will introduce the interdisciplinary and growing field of nautical archaeology, an area of her research and teaching. She will discuss the methods used to excavate ancient Mediterranean shipwrecks, as well as her research on the crew materials recovered from the fifth century B.C. shipwreck at Tektaş Burnu, Turkey.
A reception in Trego’s honor will be held after the lecture in Arches Lounge.
The Class of 1956 Lectureship was established in recognition of inspirational teaching. The lecture is given annually by a member of the faculty of Bucknell. The committee that selects the recipient of this lectureship consists of the provost, deans, two faculty representatives and two student representatives.