Archaeologist, professor, documentary host, Darius Arya is just as comfortable in front of the proverbial black board as he is in front of the camera and in the trenches. He has appeared as guest lecturer, expert and host in numerous documentaries for Discovery, History and National Geographic channels, and has been cited in articles in CNN, Time, The Guardian and BBC. Most recently, he is appearing on CNN’s Finding Jesus series, airing March, 2015.
Since 2003, Darius is the executive director of the American Institute for Roman Culture.
A graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and Phillips Exeter Academy, Darius received his MA and PhD from University of Texas, Austin. He is a Fulbright Scholar and American Academy of Rome fellow FAAR’00. Darius lives in Rome. A more detailed bio can be found on LinkedIn. For more information regarding documentaries, please contact Darius Arya at dariusaarya(AT)gmail.com
NOVEMBER 1, 2013 NEW YORK: Fordham University, New York. “The Monuments, Social Media, The Law and Cultural Heritage”
OCTOBER 11–12, 2013 ROME: Università degli Studi, Roma Tre. “International Conference on Sustainable Cultural Heritage Management”
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 ROME: WorkingCapital Accelerator. “Shoot&Share, l’incontro di photosharing con esperti del settore.”
American Women’s Association of Rome AWAR, Rome, Italy. February 25, 2013 “Preserving cultural heritage in a digital world, effective outreach and action.“
California State University, Sacramento, November 14, 2012 “Ancient Greek architectural and artisan tradition in a Roman reality”
California State University, Fresno, November 14, 2012 “Rome then and now; the Eternal City’s cultural heritage legacy in the 21st century”
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 2012 “Old Stones and New Media: Leveraging the Roles of Video and Social Media to Engage and Involve Students, Professionals, and the Public at Large in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology”
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. January 9, 2012 “Old Stones-New Media: Leveraging video and social media for cultural heritage sustainability.“
Since 2011, founder and keynote speaker of the annual UNLISTED Conference series, monitoring a round-table discussion on cultural heritage, held in Rome. For more on the past conferences, visit WEDIGROME.