Yale Art Historian Wins Book Prize

gaifmanMilette Gaifman, associate professor of the history of art and classics at Yale University, has been awarded the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize by the Whitney and Betty Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies at the university. The prize was established in 2005 to honor the best first book by a member of the Yale ladder faculty. The award includes a research appointment at the center and a two-year $10,000 grant for continuing research.

Dr. Gaifman was honored for her book Aniconism in Greek Antiquity (Oxford University Press, 2012), which explores the Greeks’ adoption of aniconic monuments such as pillars and poles, to designate the presence of the Gods.

Dr. Gaifman is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

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