C. Brian Rose

James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology at Penn Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section at the Penn MuseumPast President, Archaeological Institute of America

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Brian Rose focuses on the archaeology of both Italy and Anatolia between the Iron Age and Roman Imperial periods. Between 1988 and 2012 he directed Post-Bronze Age (Greek, Roman, Byzantine) excavations at Troy, and serves as English language editor of Studia Troica, the annual journal of the Troy excavations. His synthesis of the excavations at Troy (The Archaeology of Greek and Roman Troy) was published by Cambridge in 2014, and the publications of Troy’s West Sanctuary and Roman houses is forthcoming. He surveyed the Granicus River Valley in northwestern Turkey for four years, with a focus on recording and mapping the Graeco-Persian tombs that dominate the area. He now serves as director of Penn’s excavations at Gordion, and has recently edited three monographs: The New Chronology of Iron Age GordionThe Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion, and The Golden Age of King Midas.

His research has also concentrated on the political and artistic relationship between Rome and the provinces, which he presented in Dynastic Commemoration and Imperial Portraiture in the Julio-Claudian Period (Cambridge, 1997). As curator-in-charge of the Penn Museum’s Mediterranean Section, he recently curated an exhibit on MIdas and Phrygia that highlighted Penn’s discoveries at Gordion since 1950. He is a Trustee of the American Academy in Rome and a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.