February 05, 2018, BY Staff

Professor Kris Trego
Professor Kris Trego, classics & ancient Mediterranean studies. Photo by Brett Simpson.

Professor Kris Trego, classics & ancient Mediterranean studies, is the recipient of the Class of 1956 Lectureship for Inspirational Teaching. She'll explore underwater archeology in her talk, "Digging the Wine-dark Sea: Underwater Archaeology in the Field and Classroom," on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center's Gallery Theatre.

In her lecture, 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 afterward in Arches Lounge.

The Class of 1956 Lectureship was established in recognition of inspirational teaching. The lecture is given annually by a Bucknell faculty member chosen by a committee of the provost, deans, two faculty representatives and two student representatives.