Thursday, 30 Mar 2023
Roman Shipwrecks and a Maritime Bottleneck in the Aegean Sea
Professor Dan Davis of Luther College will discuss two Roman shipwrecks that were discovered and remotely documented in deep water in the southeast Aegean by the E/V Nautilus expedition. These shipwrecks shed light on the distribution of Rhodian wine in the early Roman Empire as well as a treacherous maritime corridor. Dr. Davisâ€™ research shows how scientists, engineers, and humanists can work together to make important discoveries.
Lecture: A Humanist in the Arctic and Antarctica
"Polar Erratics: A Humanist in the Arctic and Antarctica," Hester Blum, professor of English, Penn State University and award-winning author. She has participated in several research trips to the Arctic and Antarctica, and her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. This is the 2023 Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture.
Poetry as a Wedge Into the World
A Pearl Hogrefe Lecture Poet Michael Walsh has recently published anthologies of poetry that address contemporary issues that bring poetry into the mainstream of modern discussions. Taken together, the editorial work of this poet and editor opens up new avenues of discussion about the work of poetry in the world.