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RZ-230579-15
From the Vantage of the Victory: The Performative Heart of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace
Bonna Wescoat, Emory University

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RZ-230579-15

From the Vantage of the Victory (Web Resources)
Title: From the Vantage of the Victory
Author: Bonna Wescoat
Abstract: The Sanctuary of the Great Gods has fascinated scholars since the visit of antiquarian Cyriacus of Ancona in 1444. To your right, find tabs for selected bibliographic references to early as well as recent work and to helpful links outside our site.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.samothrace.emory.edu

“Architectural Documentation and Visual Evocation: Choices, Iterations, and Virtual Representation in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace” in (Book Section)
Title: “Architectural Documentation and Visual Evocation: Choices, Iterations, and Virtual Representation in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace” in
Author: Bonna D. Wescoat
Editor: D. Scahill
Editor: P. Saperstein
Abstract: 3D modeling offers a powerful tool to explore and display the interaction of complex topography and innovative building history in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace. Whole-site reconstructions, however, force the issue of how best to acknowledge the partiality of evidence. This paper addresses the challenges of building virtual representation(s) that include specific buildings or structures that warrant reconstruction but present fundamental uncertainties. Because reconstructions can take on their own reality, strategies for effectively exploring structure, space, and environment while confronting, acknowledging, and communicating the extent of the evidence visually are essential. One approach is to offer choice through iterations that present diverse possibilities for a reconstruction, allowing the viewer to compare, toggle between, or interactively explore the options. But to what extent do multiple iterations confuse rather than clarify a reconstruction? What are the boundaries between archaeological documentation and visual evocation? These issues are raised in order to open discussion on the nature, purpose, and advantages of virtual architectural reconstruction within a non-generic environment. Three case studies centering on the Ionic Porch, the Nike Monument, and the bridges crossing the central ravine present different kinds of uncertainty that we have confronted while using 3D modeling as the emerging engine of architectural investigation in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.
Year: 2020
Publisher: Brill

“Interstitial Space in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace,” in Hellenistic Architecture and Human Action: A Case of Reciprocal Influence, Scales of Transformation 10 (Book Section)
Title: “Interstitial Space in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace,” in Hellenistic Architecture and Human Action: A Case of Reciprocal Influence, Scales of Transformation 10
Author: Bonna D. Wescoat
Author: S. L. Blevins
Author: M. Popkin
Author: J. Paga
Author: A. F. Ward
Author: M. C. Page
Author: W. Size
Editor: A. Müller
Editor: A. Haug
Abstract: translocation within the body, maps well onto our investigations of the Hellenistic Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace. The cognate interstitium of spaces,pathways, and viewscapes within the sanctuary share a similar flexible and connective coherence. Through examining experiential aspects of passages leading from the entrance to the Central Sanctuary, across the seasonal torrent, and to the theatre and terrace in front of the Stoa, we argue that the interstitial network within the sanctuary emerges as a critical mediator of the reciprocal relationships between architecture,landscape, and human actors in the construction of sacred space.
Year: 2020
Publisher: Sidestone Press

“Rugged Samothrace: The Sanctuary of the Great Gods within its Natural Environment,” Open Meeting Lecture for the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Thessaloniki and Athens (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: “Rugged Samothrace: The Sanctuary of the Great Gods within its Natural Environment,” Open Meeting Lecture for the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Thessaloniki and Athens
Abstract: Renewed research in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace, privileging the physical environment and the bodily actions and perceptions of visitors moving through that environment.
Author: Bonna D. Wescoat
Date: 04/17/2019
Location: Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece
Primary URL: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/news/newsDetails/videocast-annual-open-meeting-2019


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