About Bonna Wescoat

Bonna Daix Wescoat (A.B. Smith College, D. Phil. Oxford University) is the Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History at Emory University, and Director of Excavations in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace. 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 addresses the excavation and publication of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace, she has also worked at Assos in Turkey. 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), and exhibition catalogues, Replicating History; Guide to the Plaster Casts on View at Emory University (1994); Syracuse, the Fairest Greek City (1989), and Poets and Heroes:  Scenes from the Trojan War (1986). In addition to archaeological work on Samothrace, Wescoat’s international collaborations include the FACE Foundation-sponsored French-American collaboration, “Architectural Networks of the Northern Aegean,” and the Getty-sponsored Connecting Art Histories program, “Beyond the Northern Aegean: Architectural Interactions across Northern Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, and the Pontic Regions in the late Classical and Hellenistic Periods.” A former Marshall Scholar to Great Britain, Wescoat has been a Rome Prize fellow at the American Academy in Rome, and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Humanities Center. She has been Vice president of Research and Academic Affairs for the Archaeological Institute of America. Wescoat has previously served the ASCSA as Whitehead Visiting Professor, member of the Committee on Committees, and member and chair of the Excavation and Survey Committee.