2013 Annual Meeting Plenary Address
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00pm-8:15pm
Cultural Heritage Protection in Zones of Armed Conflict: Lessons Learned and Future Strategies
C. Brian Rose
James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania; Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
C. Brian Rose is James B. Pritchard Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Classical Studies, and Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section of the Penn Museum. He received his B.A. from Haverford College in 1978, and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1987. Between 1988 and 2012 he was Head of Post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy, and English language editor of Studia Troica, the annual journal of the Troy excavations. He is co-director of the Gordion Excavation Project in central Turkey, where the University of Pennsylvania has been conducting fieldwork since the 1950s. Between 1994 and 2000 he was an Academic Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America, then First Vice-President (2002-2006) and President (2007-2011). He was Deputy Director of the Penn Museum between 2008 and 2011. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome, the Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Research Institute in Turkey, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. In 1994 he received the Max Planck Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, awarded to him and his collaborator, Manfred Korfmann of the University of Tübingen. He has authored or edited four books on the archaeology of Troy and Gordion.