About

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 National Geographic’s Time Scan­ners: Colos­seum (out in March 2014). 

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@gmail.com

Upcom­ing Lectures

April 29, 2014 Mar­shall Uni­ver­sity, Hunt­ing­ton, WV “How can we tell sto­ries suc­cess­fully about his­tory through social and dig­i­tal media?”

Past Lec­tures

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”

June 9, 2013, ROME “Biolo­gia e Beni Cul­tur­ali – Con­ser­vazione e val­oriz­zazione del pat­ri­mo­nio storico-artistico e culturale”

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 ROME: Work­ing­Cap­i­tal Accel­er­a­tor. “Shoot&Share, l’incontro di pho­to­shar­ing con esperti del settore.”

Unlisted 2013, Rome, Italy. April 18, 2013 Con­ver­sa­tion for Con­ser­va­tion”.

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.