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MACS Lecture: Dr. Philip Sapirstein
December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Mediterranean Archaeology Collaborative Specialization (MACS) Program Lecture Series presents…
Dr. Philip Sapirstein
Assistant Professor, Art History (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Assistant Professor, Status-Only, History of Art (UT St. George)
“Digital Autopsy and the Temple of Hera at Olympia: rethinking the origins of Greek monumental architecture”
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Lillian Massey Building
Department of Classics, 125 Queen’s Park
Philip Sapirstein is an Assistant Professor of Art History, at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. An art historian and archaeologist, his areas of specialization are Greek architecture, ancient pottery and craft systems, ethnoarchaeology, and digital documentation and reconstruction. A major focus of his research is the emergence of monumental architecture from the 8th to 5th centuries B.C. at Greek sanctuaries and settlements in the mainland, Italy, and Turkey. He has been involved in fieldwork at many sites in the Mediterranean, including projects at Corinth, Corfu, Olympia, and Sardis. With a background in studio art, design, and computer analysis, another significant aspect of Sapirstein’s research is the exploration of advanced digital technologies for the recording, reconstruction, and visualization of antiquity. He has published on Greek roofing systems from monumental Archaic temples, the Athenian pottery industry, and methodology. He is principal investigator of the Digital Archaic Heraion Project at Mon Repos, Corfu.