AIA Lecturer/Host: C. Brian Rose
Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host C. Brian Rose (Ph.D., Columbia University) is James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania and Deputy Director of the University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He has been excavating at Troy since 1988, where he has been Head of Post-Bronze Age Excavations at the site for nearly two decades, and is also co-director of the Gordion Excavations in central Turkey. He excavated at Aphrodisias for five years, and his survey project in the Granicus River Valley focused on recording and mapping the Greco-Persian tombs that dominate the area.
Brian is a past President of the Archaeological Institute of America and a Trustee of the American Academy in Rome. Courses he has recently taught have included Roman Topography; the Archaeology of Troy; Augustan Rome; and Roman Republican sculpture, architecture, and coinage. Brian is the English language editor of Studia Troica, the annual journal of the Troy excavations, and has recently finished the final publication of the architecture and architectural decoration of the Roman houses at Troy.
As part of his long involvement in the educational outreach of the AIA, Brian has been lecturing on the AIA’s National Lecture Circuit since 1992, and he has earned rave reviews as lecturer on several AIA-sponsored voyages in the Mediterranean and Black Seas since 2003, including a previous Journey of Odysseus, and on an in-depth AIA land tour of Turkey in 2008. In 2006 he inaugurated, under the auspices of the AIA, a lecture program on the archaeology of Iraq and Afghanistan delivered at U.S. military bases for troops who are to be deployed to those areas.