[PAST EVENT] The Fall 2022 Tack Faculty Lecture, "Sea Monsters!" by Georgia Irby

October 27, 2022
7pm - 8:30pm
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Professor Georgia Irby
Professor Georgia Irby

Viewing sea monsters from the perspectives of both a sailor and a classicist inspired Georgia Irby’s curiosity about what’s behind all the frothy fear down through the ages. Irby, professor of classical studies at William & Mary, will discuss how her perspectives connect in the fall 2022 Tack Faculty Lecture, “Sea Monsters! ‘O Brave new seas that have such monsters in them,’” on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow, and attendees are asked to RSVP.

Irby researches the history of Greek and Roman science with a focus on cartography, geography and hydrology in the ancient Mediterranean. Her course Why Water Matters grew into a two-volume book project, and she has a forthcoming paper on the topic. The course is an exploration of all aspects of Greco-Roman society, focused on how the ancients interacted with and interpreted the natural world, with a focus on water.

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