Dr Jennifer Tobin

Associate Professor of History and Classics
University of Illinois at Chicago
Greek and Roman Art & Archaeology

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. She is now Professor Emerita in the Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies 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 Periods and Herodes Attikos and the City of Athens. She has been a featured teacher for The Modern Scholar series – 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.

“Her explanations and hand-outs were excellent and she was always ready to discuss various topics and answer questions. In spite of being a ‘Roman’ expert, she knew a lot about every other culture and site we visited. Always patient, never seemed stressed. We would travel with her as a study leader any time.” – Suzy & Bill Fletcher

Archaeology Tours Led by Jennifer Tobin


The Wonders of Tunisia

16 Days
Availability : October 14 – 29, 2023
Travel through Tunisia and experience the country’s riches from Punic remains, Roman theaters, aqueducts and more

Western Turkey Tour

17 Days
Availability : May 27 - June 12, 2024
Tour Western Turkey: Ankara, Cappadocia, Sagalassos, Assos, Istanbul and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Eastern Turkey Tour

16 Days
Availability : May 13 – 28, 2024
Discover a treasure-trove of castles and tombs, six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and both Karahantepe and Göbekli Tepe, possibly the world’s oldest temples.

Historical Tour of Turkey: Sail Turkey’s Sapphire Seas by Wooden Gulet

15 Days
Availability : April 28 – May 12, 2024
Cruise the southwestern coast of Turkey and experience the wealth of remains of former civilizations, fascinating crusader’s castles, and remote fishing villages.

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