Amanda Herring, associate professor of art history in the LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts, has been selected for the Getty Scholars Program. The Getty Scholars Program, an extremely competitive program that receives between 300 and 400 applications each year, awards fellowships to about 20 applicants annually. Herring is the first LMU faculty member to be selected for the prestigious program and will be in-residence in the Getty Villa in fall 2023.
Herring’s research project, “Anatolizing Greek Heroes in Hellenistic and Roman Anatolia,” is part of the theme of “The Classical World in Context: Anatolia.” For her research, Herring will examine “Bowl with a Medallion Depicting Dionysos and Ariadne” from the Getty Villa’s collection.
“I’m honored to be a part of the Getty Scholars program as it is one of the premier scholarly accolades in the field of art history,” said Herring. “Having the time to work on my research full-time and being part of a community with so many people working on my primary field of research will be an incredibly valuable experience for me.”
With a specialization in Hellenistic Greece, Herring’s research explores how architecture and sculpture were used as expressions of cultural and ideological identities in a period of rapid social and political change. Her research also examines the reception of the classical past in the modern world, and recent publications have focused on the history of archaeology in 19th century Ottoman Empire. Her current research project examines the superhero Wonder Woman and the manner in which her comic books reinterpret and depict Greek myths, particularly their transformation of Amazons from antagonists to heroes.
Since 1985, the Getty Scholars Program has hosted nearly 1,500 scholars from over 50 countries to conduct research on topics related to the annual theme while in residence at the Getty or Getty Villa.
About the Getty Scholars Program
The Getty Scholars Program supports researchers in advancing knowledge of the arts and humanities and producing cutting-edge scholarship that contributes to the understanding and preservation of cultural heritage. While in residence, scholars have the opportunity to spend significant time at one of the world’s premier art history collections while contributing to an international community committed to intellectual exploration and exchange. Learn more about the program here.