"I am obsessed with the idea of human agency. While it is clear that social,
historical and cultural concerns will always inform and influence the arts
-- and be influenced and informed by the arts in turn -- it is the engine of
the human mind that transforms these complex patterns of stimuli and
counter-stimuli into new thoughts, new paradigms and new realities. To
recapture or claim a lost thought, to recognize or create human
intentionality on the surface of stone or canvas, to rescue an ancient mind
from the jaws of entropy is joy."
PETER SCHULTZ took his BA in Art History, Philosophy and Latin from Concordia College in 1994 (summa cum laude), his MA in Art History from Vanderbilt University in 1997 and his Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Athens in 2003. Peter's dissertation -- the first written by an American in the Department of Art History and Archaeology for the University of Athens -- treated the sculptural program of the temple of Athena Nike on the Athenian Acropolis. He lived and worked in Greece from 1996-2004 as a research fellow of the American School of Classical Studies where he continues to pursue his academic interests. Peter joined Concordia's Department of Art in 2004. He is Chair of the Department and Director of the Cyrus Running Gallery. Peter is currently engaged in a number of research projects. These include the publication of his book on the Nike temple, a collaborative project with Athenian architect Chrys Kanellopoulos and Gustavus Adolphus classicist Bronwen Wickkiser treating fourth century B.C. performance spaces, a book length manuscript treating the iconography of the Parthenon's west pediment as well as several articles on Athenian art and topography.
"Accounting for agency at Epidauros: IG IV2 102 AI-BI and the economies of style," in Structure, Image, Ornament: Architectural Sculpture in the Greek World. eds. P. Schultz and R. von den Hoff. Oxbow Books: in preparation.
"The north frieze of the temple of Athena Nike," in The Timeless and the Temporal: The Political Implications of Art in Athens During the Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C., ed. O. Palagia. Cambridge University Press: forthcoming.
"Style and agency in an age of transition," in Debating the Athenian Cultural Revolution: Athenian Art, Literature, Language, Philosophy and Politics, 430-380 B.C., ed. R. Osborne. Cambridge University Press 2007: 144-87.
"Leochares' Argead portraits in the Philippeion," in Early Hellenistic Portraiture: Image, Style, Context. eds. P. Schultz and R. von den Hoff. Cambridge University Press 2007: 205-233.
"The iconography of the Athenian apobates race: origins, meanings, transformations," in The Panathenaic Games, eds. A. Choremi and O. Palagia. Oxbow Monographs 2006: 59-72.
"Knights 843-859, the Nike temple bastion and Cleon's shields from Pylos?" (with Mike Lippman and David Scahill) The American Journal of Archaeology 110.4 2006: 551-563.
"Kephisodotos the younger," in The Macedonians in Athens, 323-229 B.C., eds. S. Tracy and O. Palagia, Oxbow Monographs 2003: 186-93.
"The akroteria of the temple of Athena Nike,"Hesperia 70.1 2001: 1-47.