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NIU art historian wins Howard Fellowship

April 17, 2013
Sinclair Bell

Sinclair Bell

Sinclair Bell, an associate professor of art history in the NIU School of Art, has received a fellowship from the Board of Administration of the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation.

Bell and eight other scholars representing the fields of the history of art and architecture, painting and sculpture, each receive $30,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Bell’s project is “The Circus in Ancient Rome: A Cultural History.”

A specialist in the archaeology of ancient Italy and the history of ancient art, he studied classical art and archaeology at the universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and Cologne, receiving his Ph.D. in 2004.

He came to NIU in 2008. In 2010 and 211, he served as a “Research Ambassador” to the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), or German Academic Exchange Service.

The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation was established in 1952 by Nicea Howard in memory of her grandparents; she had a special interest in furthering the personal development of promising individuals at the crucial middle stages of their careers in the liberal and creative arts.

Administered by Brown University, the Howard Foundation is an independent agency.