Art History Professor Receives International Grant

Sinclair Bell, Assistant Professor of Art History in the NIU School of Art, recently has been awarded a research fellowship sponsored jointly by the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut or DAI) and the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).

The fellowship is for AIA members who are working in North American institutions who wish to use the library facilities of the DAI in Berlin. The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage and support scholarship of the highest quality on various aspects of archaeology and to promote contact between North American and German archaeologists.

The research he will carry out in Berlin is part of a larger project on the Roman circus, which will be published as a broad-ranging, interdisciplinary volume which will draw connections between texts, inscriptions, and visual and material cultural related to the sport of chariot racing and associated events held in the circus.

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