Time and Ritual in Antiquity


This scholar year was originally centered around classical antiquity. A broad spectrum of scholars working in that field were invited, together with a smaller satellite group working on the Ancient Near East, Africa, Precolumbian America, and Asia. As acceptances were received, however, the majority came from the satellite group of scholars, who were working in areas of antiquity outside classical Greece and Rome. This turn of events generated a rich comparativist interplay among scholars studying Precolumbian and colonial Peru (historian Sabine MacCormack of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; Teresa Gisbert of the Institute of Bolivian Studies at the University of San Andres, La Paz, and ethnohistorian R. Tom Zuidema of the University of Illinois at Urbana), Africa (art historian Suzanne Blier of Columbia University and cultural anthropologist Johannes Fabian of the University of Amsterdam), the Ancient Near East (archaeologist Mogens Trolle Larsen of the University of Copenhagen), Etruscan Italy (Mario Torelli of the University of Perugia in Italy), and the Hellenistic world (art historian Andrew Stewart of the University of California at Berkeley). In the end, only Asia was unrepresented. Art historian Oskar Batschmann of the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Gerrnany and intellectual and literary historian Hayden White, Professor of the History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz, admirably played the role of generalists.

Getty Scholars


Oskar Batschmann, Justus Liebig-Universitat Giessen, Germany, Art History (History of the Discipline)



Suzanne Blier, Columbia University, NY, Art History (Africa)

Johannes Fabian, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands, Anthropology (Africa)

Teresa Gisbert, Academica Nacional de Ciencias, Bolivia, Art History (South America)

Mogens Larsen, Kobenhavns Universiteit, Denmark, Archaeology (Mesopotamia)

Sabine MacCormack, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI, History (Roman Empire, Precolumbian)

Andrew Stewart, UC Berkeley, CA, Art History (Classical Greece)

Mario Torelli, Istituto di Studi Comparati sulle Societa Antiche, Italy, Archaeology (Etruscan and Roman)

Hayden White, UC Santa Cruz, CA, History of Conciousness

R. Tom Zuidema, University of Illinois, IL, Art History (Precolumbian)

Visiting Scholars


John Archer, University of Minnesota, MN, Architectural History (English and American Architecture)



Roberto Behar, Architectural Club of Miami, FL, Architect

Robin Behn, University of Alabama, AL, Modern Poetry

Adri Duivesteijn, The Netherlands Institute of Architecture, The Netherlands, Architect

Pascal Griener, Kunsthistorisches Seminar, Switzerland, Art History (Art and Propaganda; Age of Bonaparte)

Andreas Huneke, Potsdam, Germany, Art History

Ivan Karp, Smithsonian lnstitute, Washington, DC, Anthropology (Africa)

Edward Kaufman, Municipal Art Society, NY, Architectural History (Historic Preservation as Urban Museology)

Petra Kipphoff, Die Zeit, Germany, Art Critic

Sanford Kwinter, CA, Comparative Literature; Modern Cultural Studies

Vojetch Lahoda, Institute of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art, Czechslovak Republic, Art History (Czech Modern Painting)

Thomas Lersch, Zentralinstitut fur Kunstgeschichte, Germany, Art History and Historiography

Mario Liverani, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza," Italy, History (Ancient Near East)

Luce Marinetti, Rome, Italy, Literature (Futurism)

Ivan Nagel, Berlin, Germany, Theater Crticism

Jean-Claude Passeron, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France, Sociology of Art

Martin Powers, University of Michigan, MI, Art History (Early Chinese)

Joseph Rosa, New York, NY, Architectural History (American Architecture)

Alberto Samona, Universita di Roma II, Italy, Archaeology and Architecture

Rocco Sinisgalli, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza," Italy, Architectural History

Barbara Stafford, University of Chicago, IL, Art History (18th and 19th century Art and Art Theory)

Stephan von Huene, Hamburg, Germany, Contemporary Art

Judith Weir, E. Snapp, Inc., NY, Composer

Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellows


Ursula Frohne, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Art History (19th and 20th century United States)



David Keith Holz, Chicago, IL, Art History (20th century Europe)

Thomas Levin, Princeton University, NJ, Film Theory

Research Associates


Luisa Ciammitti, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Italy, Art History (15th century Italian)



Akos Moravansky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, Architectural History and Criticism