Greek excavations to be discussed in Coe Thursday Forum

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or

2017-02-21 12:08:31 - General

Angela Ziskowski, Assistant Professor of History
Angela Ziskowski
Assistant Professor of History

Coe College History Professor Angela Ziskowski will present on the history of the city of ancient Corinth and the new excavations taking place in the harbor of the city in a special one week Thursday Forum. "A New Excavation in Greece and Coe's Archaeological Field School" will be presented on Thursday, March 2.

Coe students are training as archaeologists in the field school at this new excavation. The excavation's goal is to elucidate how the city of Corinth interacted and traded with not just Greece, but the entire ancient Mediterranean. Professor Ziskowski teaches classical history and archaeology, with special expertise in Greek archaeology.

Thursday Forum lectures are open to all adults and held in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall on the Coe campus. Each session begins with registration and refreshments from 8:45-9:15 a.m., followed by the class until 11:30 a.m.

Admission to the March 2 lecture costs $12. Payment can be made in person on Thursday mornings by cash or personal check. Credit card payments can be processed online only. For more information about paying by credit card or directly from your checking account, or to order gift certificates, call (319) 399-8523.

For the remainder of the 2016-17 school year, the Thursday Forum schedule includes:

  • "The Drugs We Take: Contemporary Issues Affecting Patients, Doctors, Drug Makers and Regulators" - March 9, 16, 23, 30
  • "Plant Stewardship in the 21st Century" - April 6, 13, 20, 27
  • "The Acts of the Apostles: Luke’s Second Volume" - May 4, 11, 18, 25