Ivančica (Vanča) Dvoržak Schrunk was born in Zagreb, Croatia, and teaches ancient history and archaeology at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), and a community class in the Croatian language. She has published numerous articles and has co-authored or co-edited several books, and has also interpreted and translated for immigrants and refugees. Vanča is past president of the Minnesota Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and is currently vice president of the Croatian Cultural Society of Minnesota. She leads study abroad courses in Croatia and Rome, and for more than a decade has involved her students and international volunteers in a collaborative archaeological project on the island of Sveti Klement (St. Clement), near Hvar, and did archaeological work at several other Adriatic sites, as well as in Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria. She will share with the group her expertise in Roman maritime villas, island environments, and ancient Mediterranean networks.
Ancient history and archaeology at the University of St. Thomas.
September 4-15, 2020