Kalamazoo College alumni are invited to enjoy a K faculty-led study tour to one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations — southern Italy. The sponsoring organization for the tour is The Vergilian Society, Inc., a private foundation that promotes “the ties of culture between Italy and America.” Vergilian Society tours are open to everyone (with or without K College connections), but especially to those who have a life-long learning interest in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.
The tour — The Archaeology of Identity in Coastal Campania: How Ancient Italians and Greeks Became Romans on the Bay of Naples is scheduled for July 30 to August 11. Anne Haeckl, Roman archaeologist in the Kalamazoo College Classics Department (who has excavated with K students in Italy and Egypt), and George Mason University’s Dr. Christopher Gregg, will be leading the study tour of major Roman archaeological sites museums in Campania and the Bay of Naples. Please refer to The Vergilian Society website for all relevant information on the tour’s itinerary, costs, accommodations, and application procedures. Professor Haeckl welcomes correspondence from anyone interested in the tour.
A previous Italian tour directed by Profs. Haeckl and Gregg in 2010 was a great success, with five K College students and alumni among its 28 participants. The Kalamazoo College Office of Alumni Relations, through The Vergilian Society, is again pleased to offer this one-of-a kind opportunity.