Nanno Marinatos Distinguished Professor Lecture
Nanno Marinatos was born and educated in Athens, Greece. She obtained her BA and PhD in Classics from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a dissertation in "Thucydides and Traditional Religion" (1979). She has held teaching positions at College Yeat in Athens, Greece; University of Bergen, Norway; and University of Zürich, Switzerland (visiting professor). She is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and The German Archeological Institute. She has been the recipient of an honorary volume Nanno Marinatos: A Tribute (2015) and recently received the Felix Neubergh Lecture Award, Gothenburg University, Sweden (2017). She has been at UIC since 2001 as Professor in the Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies of which she is currently Head. Her research has focused on two areas: religion of Minoan Crete of the Bronze Age (c. 1600 BCE), especially the emergence of monotheism, a subject on which she is considered a world expert. Her second area is the ancient historian Thucydides. She is the author of nine books, eight edited and coedited books, and about 100 scholarly articles and book reviews. She is currently working on a monograph on Thucydides.