Art History Professor Provides Multiple Presentations

Sinclair Bell


Sinclair Bell, assistant professor of art history in the NIU School of Art, gave three invited lectures this past semester: in September, he provided the Dorinda J. Oliver Lecture to the Phoenix Society of the Archaeological Institute of America at Arizona State University; in October, a lecture on “Foreign Faces: Africans and Others in Ancient Roman Art” at the 75th Annual Illinois Classical Conference held at the Oriental Institute; and in November, a lecture on “Sport in Ancient Rome” at the DeKalb Public Library. He recently organized two panels at conferences, one on the Etruscans in Seattle in January, and one on Roman freed slaves which will be held in March in Iowa City.

Sinclair has begun work on the editing of his next large-scale project, the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Etruscans (ca. 30 chapters, 500 pages). He has also been commissioned to write chapters for two other projects: “The Archaeology of Roman Popular Culture,” in Locating Popular Culture in the Ancient World, edited by L. Grig (Cambridge University Press) and “Response: In Search of Roman Identity,” in Self-Presentation and Identity in the Roman World, edited by A. Gavrielatos (Cambridge Scholars Press).

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