Through the Tack Faculty Lecture Series, a William & Mary professor addresses the community at least once a semester.
- Georgia Irby, Professor of Classical Studies
- Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
- Sadler Center | Commonwealth Auditorium
Watch the Lecture
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 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.