Charles Brian Rose

Charles 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. From 1987 to 2005 he taught in the Classics Department at the University of Cincinnati, serving as head of the Department from 2002-2005, and as Cedric Boulter Professor of Classical Archaeology. He served as Deputy Director of the Penn Museum between 2008 and 2011.

He received his B.A. from Haverford College in 1978, and his M. A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1987. Since 1988 he has been Head of Post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy, in northwestern Turkey, and English language editor of Studia Troica, the annual journal of the Troy excavations, of which eighteen volumes have appeared. He has recently completed the final publication of the architecture and architectural decoration of the Roman houses at Troy, as well as the final publication of the Temple of Athena. Between 2003 and 2007 he directed the Granicus River Valley Survey Project, which focused on recording and mapping the Graeco-Persian tombs that dominate northwestern Turkey. He is co-director of the Gordion Excavation Project in central Turkey, where the University of Pennsylvania has been conducting fieldwork since the 1950's. His research has also concentrated on the political and artistic relationship between Rome and the provinces (Dynastic Commemoration and Imperial Portraiture in the Julio-Claudian Period, Cambridge University Press, 1997).

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Research Institute in Turkey, a Trustee of the American Academy in Rome, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).  Between 1994 and 2000 he was an Academic Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America, then First Vice-President (2002-2006), and President from 2007-2011.

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.