Brian Rose Receives Archaeological Institute of America’s Gold Medal

May 13, 2014

James B. Pritchard Professor of Archeology C. Brian Rose has been awarded the Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Rose, who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Classical Studies and History of Art, will receive the award at the AIA’s annual meeting in New Orleans on January 9, 2015. 

Rose is curator-in-charge of the Mediterranean Section of the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Since 1988 he has been head of Post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy in Turkey, and has co-directed the Gordion Excavations since 2006. He is also English language editor of Studia Troica, the annual journal of the Troy excavations. His new survey project in the Granicus River Valley focuses on recording and mapping the Graeco-Persian tombs that dominate the area. 

His research has also concentrated on the political and artistic relation between Rome and the provinces. He is vice president of the American Research Institute in Turkey, immediate past president of the AIA, and a trustee of the American Academy in Rome. 

Rose is the author or editor of numerous scholarly articles, books, and reviews. He is currently finishing the final publication of the architecture and architectural decoration of the Roman houses at Troy and is writing a synthetic overview of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Excavations at Troy during the last eighteen years.

The Archaeological Institute of America is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology, with nearly 210,000 members. The AIA promotes archaeological inquiry and public understanding, supports archaeologists, and educates people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery.