Department of Art History and Art

Navigation + Search
Home / News / NEH Grant to support archaeological research in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods in Samothrace, Greece

NEH Grant to support archaeological research in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods in Samothrace, Greece

Posted on August 20, 2015

Maggie Popkin, assistant professor of art history, is a principle investigator on a team of scholars who have received a three-year, $300,000 collaborative research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support archaeological research in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods in Samothrace, Greece. “The grant projects…represent the very best of humanities scholarship and programming,” said NEH Chairman William Adams. “NEH is proud to support programs that illuminate the great ideas and events of our past, broaden access to our nation’s many cultural resources, and open up for us new ways of understanding the world in which we live.” The NEH grant, led by Emory University’s Bonna Wescoat, director of the excavations at Samothrace, will support the research and publication of the monuments of the Sanctuary’s Western Hill, the original home of the famous Winged Victory of Samothrace now in the Louvre. Professor Popkin, a specialist in Hellenistic and Roman art and architecture, will be responsible for publishing the stoa, a massive colonnaded building next to the Winged Victory, and an analysis of cultural memory and mediation on the Western Hill.

 

Page last modified: August 20, 2015