Jennifer Tobin

Jennifer Tobin received her BA in Classical Studies from Stanford University and her PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. From 1992-97, she was Assistant Professor at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. In 1997, she returned to the United States and is now Associate Professor of History and Classics at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Professor Tobin has worked on archaeological projects in Israel, Turkey, Jordan, and Greece. She speaks Modern Greek, German, French, Italian and Turkish, and has published widely on everything from Roman architecture in Syria to Alexander the Great. Her books include Black Cilicia: A Study of the Plain of Issus during the Roman and Late Roman Periodsand Herodes Attikos and the City of Athens. She has been a featured teacher for Learn Out Loud, recorded not-for-credit lecture courses taught by university professors, including the Glory that was Greece and The Grandeur that was Rome. Twice a recipient of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Silver Circle Teaching Award, Professor Tobin’s enthusiasm, marvelous teaching skills, and appreciation of the people and archaeology of the Mediterranean World is infectious.


Tours Led by Jennifer Tobin

  • Eastern Turkey Tour Eastern Turkey TourSeptember 14-29, 2019 | May 8 - 23, 2020 | Jennifer Tobin Rugged, beautiful eastern Turkey offers the adventurer a fascinating past and a cornucopia of historical monuments - the Armenian capital of Ani; the stunning tomb of King Antiochus I on the top Nemrud Mountain; Zeugma’s stunning mosaics; Ayanis, the ancient capital of Urartu; Göbeklitepe dating back to 12,000 years ago; and Diyarbakır, one of the oldest cities in the world.
  • The Wonders of Tunisia The Wonders of TunisiaOctober 4 – 18, 2020 | Jennifer Tobin Join Far Horizons on this very special 15-day trip to Tunisia and experience the country’s riches from Roman amphitheaters, Byzantine fortresses, and Jewish synagogues, to Berber oases villages, thousand-year old mosques, and Andalusian architecture. And see all seven of Tunisia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites - – Dougga, Kairouan, the medinas of Sousse and Tunis, the Punic remains of Kerkouane, magnificent Carthage, and El Jem, the largest Roman amphitheater in North Africa.
  • Glorious Greece Tour Glorious Greece TourSeptember 7 - 21, 2019 | Judith M. Barringer Journey through Greece viewing both the celebrated and more remote remains of the many civilizations that have passed across this land. Spend two days in Athens, travel through the Peloponnese Peninsula, and sail to two islands - Crete and Santorini.