Art Historian Dr. Sinclair Bell

Sinclair Bell

Associate Professor, Art History
PH.D., University of Edinburgh
Office: Art Building 201E
Office Phone: (815) 753-1473

Sinclair Bell, Associate Professor of Art History, is a classical archaeologist and art historian. He completed his B.A. in Classical Studies and History at Wake Forest University in 1995, his Master of Studies in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford (Lincoln College) in 1997, and his Master of Science in Classical Archaeology and Ph.D. in Classics at the University of Edinburgh in 1999 and 2004, respectively.

He is a recipient of fellowships from the American Academy in Rome (the “Rome Prize”), the Archaeological Institute of America/German Archaeological Institute (for study in Berlin), the Canada Research Chair in Roman Archaeology, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), the Howard Foundation, and the University of Cincinnati. He is a recipient of research grants from the Fondation Hardt pour l’étude de l’Antiquité classique, the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, and the Max-Planck Award “Memoria Romana” Project.

His current areas of research are the art and archaeology of the Etruscans; spectacles in the Roman imperial period; and the visual representation of slaves and foreigners in Roman imperial art.

Professor Bell teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in ancient art history and architecture (Greek, Roman, and Egyptian) as well as the introductory survey, art historical methodologies and museum studies.

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