Florida Tech Explores Gold in Prose in Final Humanities Lecture of 25-Year Series

MELBOURNE, FLA. – Florida Institute of Technology will conclude a 25-year-long Humanities Lecture Series, presented by the Department of Humanities and Communication, with “Gold in Prose,” which brings together two notable authors. The free panel discussion is on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Denius Student Center Hartley Room.

In the discussion, writer-historian and noted author on deep sea search and salvage Robert Marx and prolific, award-winning novelist Davis Bunn will explore gold in literature.

Robert Marx has authored many books and hundreds of articles, many that examine sunken treasure. Most recently he published with wife Jenifer published The World’s Richest Wrecks, Treasures Lost at Sea and Treasures from the Sea. They also collaborated on New World Shipwrecks, The Search for Sunken Treasure and In Quest of the Great White Gods. Robert has published on this topic since 1959.

Internationally acclaimed novelist Davis Bunn is known for historical fiction and legal thrillers, often with the theme of Christian faith. Among them is his most recent Gold of Kings, a tale of biblical archaeology, treasure and murder. He has earned three Christy Awards, which are given for excellence in Christian novels. He lives with his wife Isabella in Brevard County and in Oxford, England. Isabella, Florida Tech’s Robert L. Long Professor of Ethics, has collaborated with him on some of his works, including three of the Heirs of Acadia novels. Bunn has also written under the name of Thomas Locke.

The Florida Tech outreach in humanities series, always free and open to the public, has featured many distinguished speakers over its long run. Past presenters have included former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) William Colby; Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking; Roger Launius, senior curator of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as well as historians, explorers, artists, dancers, musicians and poets.

The Department of Humanities will begin a new series this spring.

For more information on the Feb. 11 presentation, call extension 8082.

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