Professor Ian Morris
Departments of Classics and History
Professor Morris began his career as an archaeologist and historian of ancient Greece, studying early texts and excavating sites around the Mediterranean Sea, but in recent years he has moved toward larger-scale questions and an evolutionary approach to world history. His most recent book is the subject of this lecture. His ongoing projects include a book on slavery and globalization, a co-authored study of western civilization and a volume of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the World. Professor Morris has directed Stanford University’s excavation at Monte Polizzo, a native Sicilian town of the seventh and sixth centuries BCE. He has appeared on numerous television shows and his prizes and awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities. This lecture is made possible through the generous support of Dr. Yosef Wosk.