(Wescoat, left, and Flueckiger — Photo by Emory Photo/Video)
Bonna Wescoat, professor of art history, and Joyce Flueckiger, professor of religion, are among 178 scholars, artists and scientists honored with Guggenheim Fellowships for 2014.
Wescoat will draw on more than a quarter century of field experience on the Greek island of Samothrace to write about the mystery cult of the Megaloi Theoi, the “Great Gods,” and its sanctuary, where she serves as director of excavations under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
Flueckiger will spend the 2014–2015 academic year writing “Material Acts: The Agency of Materiality in India,” a book that will build on her three previous ethnographic research projects to examine a range of different kinds of material that are not usually included in the study of religion, such as saris and wedding pendants.
Seeing Is Believing (Emory students under the direction of Bonna Wescoat, Professor of Greek Art and Architecture, address the longstanding question of why an ornate frieze was located in a seemingly obscure position high on the outside wall of the Parthenon.)