This week we welcomed Moira Scully to the Institute for a three-month internship. Moira is the eighth student intern that the Institute has hosted from the University of Waterloo; she is a fifth-year undergraduate, completing her degree in Classical and Medieval History.
Moira’s initial interest in the ancient world began in high school when she took an antiquities course. Throughout her undergraduate degree, she developed an interest in Hellenistic art and plans to analyze the cross cultural connections between pieces from antiquity and the Renaissance, which depict Greek mythology.
During the summer of 2016, Moira participated in excavations on Herstmonceux castle in England, and in the summer of 2018, she worked in collaboration with the British Museum and the King’s Lynn Museum on an exhibition for medieval pilgrims’ badges. This is Moira’s first visit to Greece, and during her stay she plans to visit museums and archaeological sites across the country, while experiencing a new culture.