Tracing the trajectories of memory: the Nike of Samothrace

Coşkun, Semiha Deniz
How is it possible to trace the accumulation and flow of memory through ancient objects? Hence, how does the transformation of memory proceed in time? This thesis aims to reconstruct the roots of memory from the ancient era to the present by following the trajectories of a “masterpiece”, the Nike of Samothrace; and intends to observe the changes in memory by the means of historiography, museums, representation techniques and narrative through the sculpture.


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Citation Formats
S. D. Coşkun, “Tracing the trajectories of memory: the Nike of Samothrace,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2015.