Lecture program - Winter 2022
All lectures are online - links TBA
Sunday, January 23
This presentation is a LIVE webinar.
The First Black Archaeologist and Beyond: Exploring the Life of John Wesley Gilbert
Professor John W. I. Lee, Department of History, UCSB
Born into slavery in 1863, Prof. Gilbert was the first African American to conduct professional archaeological work in Greece as a member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 1890-91. Gilbert went on to earn a national reputation as scholar, teacher, community leader, and missionary before his death in 1923. Prof. Lee’s talk will draw upon the research he conducted for his book, The First Black Archaeologist: A Life of John Wesley Gilbert (Oxford University Press, 2022).