Smithsonian Journeys Experts
Robert R. Stieglitz, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, is an archaeologist of Biblical and Mediterranean Studies, with a research focus on cultural diffusion via Greek and Phoenician seafaring. He received his B.A. in Classics/Linguistics from the City College of New York, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University. Professor Stieglitz has taught at universities in Greece and Israel, has excavated for many years at several harbor sites therein. He was formerly curator of the National Maritime Museum, Haifa, and the author of over 125 articles on assorted Mediterranean Studies, and the recipient of numerous awards. His book Tel Tanninim: Excavations at Krokodeilon Polis 1996-1999 was published in 2006.
Professor Stieglitz has taught undergraduate courses on Greek and Roman history, biblical archaeology, the Bible as literature, law in the Ancient Near East, Jewish civilization, and graduate seminars on Bronze Age seafaring. He has presented papers in numerous international meetings, and lectured on numerous expeditions for Archeological Tours (1990-2016) of mainland Greece, Crete and Thera, Cyprus, Malta, Sardinia, Corsica, and western Turkey. Beginning in 2012, Stieglitz has lectured on Smithsonian Journeys in western and eastern Turkey and on cruises in the Mediterranean.
What Our Travelers Say
- Christina W., Legendary Turkey and the Turquoise Coast
Bob was fully engaged, passionate about the subject matter, and even had terrific jokes!