Bonna D. Wescoat

Bonna Wescoat is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History at Emory University and Director of Excavations in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace, Greece (D.Phil. Oxford 1983). Her primary research interests center on architecture and sacred experience in ancient Greece, investigated through excavation, 3D digital modeling, architectural reconstruction, and experimental archaeology. While her current work concerns the excavation and publication of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace, she has also worked in Turkey (Assos) and Sicily (Siracusa). Wescoat favors international collaboration and theory-practice learning.

Wescoat has served as Whitehead Visiting Professor at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (2006-2007). She has been a Rome Prize Fellow and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Humanities Center. Her books include Samothrace: Excavations Conducted by the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, Vol. 9, The Monuments of the Eastern Hill (2017); The Temple of Athena at Assos (2012); Architecture of the Sacred: Space, Ritual, and Experience from Classical Greece to Byzantium (eds. B. D. Wescoat and R. Ousterhout) (2012); Samothracian Connections: Essays in Honor of James R. McCredie (eds. O. Palagia and B. D. Wescoat) (2010).

Websites: http://arthistory.emory.edu/home/people/faculty/wescoat.html; https://samothrace.emory.edu/

Contact: bwescoa@emory.edu