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C. Brian Rose

James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology

C. Brian Rose is a member of the Department of Classical Studies and Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Since 1988 he has been Head of Post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy, and between 2004 and 2007 he directed a survey project in the Granicus River Valley that focused on recording and mapping the Graeco-Persian tombs that dominate the area. In 2013 he became director of the Gordion Excavations in central Turkey. His research has concentrated on the political and artistic relationship between Rome and the provinces (Dynastic Commemoration and Imperial Portraiture in the Julio-Claudian Period) and on the monuments of Troy during the Classical periods (The Archaeology of Greek and Roman Troy).

Rose served as president of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) between 2007 and 2011, and received the AIA’s Gold Medal in 2015. He has been a Trustee of the American Academy in Rome since 2001, and currently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. His recent seminars have dealt with Roman topography, the archaeology of Troy, Augustan Rome, and Hellenistic and Roman sculpture, architecture, and coinage. He curated a large exhibit at the Penn Museum, The Golden Age of King Midas, the catalogue of which was published by Penn Press.

Rose received his B.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Haverford College in 1978, and his M. A., Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from Columbia University in 1987.