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Lecture (Brown University): “This young man deserves special mention”


“This young man deserves special mention:” John Wesley Gilbert at Brown University, 1886-1888

John W.I. Lee (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Thursday, November 8, 2018 5:30 pm

Rhode Island Hall, 108

Dr. John W.I. Lee is an Associate Professor at the UCSB Department of History. He studies the history of ancient West Asia with a focus on war and culture in the Greek and Achaemenid world from ca. 650-330 BC. He is currently writing two books: one about Civil War and Revolt in Achaemenid Persia; and another about John Wesley Gilbert (1863-1923), the first African American to attend the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the first African American to receive an advanced degree from Brown (Class of 1888).

Earlier Event: October 6
CAAS Eos Reads: ‘The Anniad’
Later Event: January 5
Welcome Luncheon at the SCS