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Visiting Fellow, 2022 – 2023

Felipe Rojas

Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World and Egyptology and Assyriology Brown University


Felipe Rojas's research deals with the archaeology and history of the eastern Mediterranean between the Iron Age and Late Antiquity, and with the comparative history of archaeology and antiquarianism worldwide. He has specific longstanding interests in the archaeology of memory and of the senses, the archaeology and history of the scripts and languages of ancient Anatolia, and the history and theory of fakes and forgeries. Rojas's work is interdisciplinary by design. He collaborates closely and has published with colleagues in various disciplines – especially anthropologists, art historians, and architects. He is convinced that intense collaboration is fundamental to the intellectual vitality as well as the public relevance of archaeology and philology in particular, and also of the humanities more generally. His concern for generative dialogue and exchange extends beyond academia. He has made a sustained effort to engage creatively in the joint production of knowledge about the human past with multiple non-academic interlocutors. As part of this engagement, Rojas is committed to long-term international collaborations: he currently directs archaeological fieldwork projects in Turkey and Jordan and conducts curatorial work in Colombia.


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