The Institute of Fine Arts presents
The Annual Selinunte Lecture: New Discoveries
Clemente Marconi (James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology and Director of IFA Excavations at Selinunte)
Andrew Ward (Field Director of IFA Excavations at Selinunte)
Thursday, February 23, 2023
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075
and via Zoom
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This past summer our mission was able to resume work at the Sicilian archaeological site of Selinunte, with an international team of nearly 60 collaborators. Major discoveries were made in the lab and in the field concerning the history of the Greek settlement and ritual activity in its main urban sanctuary, particularly during the crucial first generations following its foundation. The mission has also embarked on a new collaborative project with the German Archaeological Institute to study Selinunte's Temples A and O, the results of which are already changing the way we understand these temples and the role of the acropolis before their construction.
Clemente Marconi is the James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology and University Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts–NYU; he is also Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Milan. A corresponding member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei he is the director of the Institute of Fine Arts–NYU and University of Milan archaeological mission at Selinunte.
Andrew Farinholt Ward is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Emory University, specializing in the art, architecture, and archaeology of ancient Greece. He is also the Field Director for the Institute of Fine Arst-NYU and University of Milan archaeological mission at Selinunte, and the Supervisor of Excavations for the American Excavations Samothrace.
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