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Joanne Ferraro

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Joanne Ferraro (PhD UCLA) is the Albert W. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at San Diego State University.  Her courses cover the ancient Greek and Roman world as well as medieval, Renaissance, and early modern northern and southern Europe. She is especially interested in Europe’s cross-cultural and global connections with greater Asia and the Americas.  Joanne has published books with Cambridge, Oxford, and Johns Hopkins University presses with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Joanne is the General Editor for Bloomsbury Academic’s six- volume Cultural History of Marriage from Antiquity to the Present.  She has lectured on cruises to Northern and Southern Europe as well as the Caribbean for the past decade. Joanne has lived in Europe for extensive periods and has taught European history for 35 years. 

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Upcoming Tours

A Danube River Cruise

15-16 days | Starting at: $5,790
Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020

From the Czech Republic and Germany to Bulgaria Aboard a 160-guest Amadeus Ship
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Journey through Provence

12 days | Starting at: $4,997
Sep 14, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
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Southern Italy and Sicily

15 days | Starting at: $5,874
Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
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