Curriculum Development Grant
Dr. Ann N. Nicgorski (Professor of Art History and Archaeology)
~ Art Historical Inquiry ~ Greek Mythology in the Visual Arts
Chair, Department of Art History
Faculty Curator, Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Professor Nicgorski will develop and teach a new art history course that will be part of the Spring 2013 curriculum. Her project consists also of curating an exhibit of Michael Spafford prints inspired by ancient Greek mythology, which is also scheduled for Spring 2013 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. These projects symbolize the Art Department’s revitalization of the art history curriculum and Willamette University's broader overhaul of the General Education curriculum. CASA foresees that the project will innovatively engage a new generation of students with the history of ancient art.
Faculty Fellowship Research Grant
Dr. Robert Chenault (Associate Professor of History and Classics)
~ The Altar of Victory in Rome (384 CE)
Professor Chenault used his grant to travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he spent the 2012 summer conducting research at the University of Michigan. The university library has extensive holdings in the areas of ancient history and Roman archaeology, and is also the institution where he completed doctoral research. The outcome of this grant will be a peer-reviewed scholarly article that reexamines the political, religious, and cultural conflicts surrounding the Altar of Victory in Rome in 384 CE, one of the best-known episodes of the fourth century.