CIG Director

Professor Brendan Burke

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Brendan Burke has been Director of the Institute since 1 July 2018. He received a BA in Classics and Art History from the University of Florida, and an MA and PhD in Archaeology from UCLA. He is currently Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria, where he has been since 2003. He also represents the University on the Institute’s Board of Directors as well as serving as Chair of the Institute’s Permits and Vision Committees.

He has carried out archaeological fieldwork in the USA, Ireland, Turkey and Greece, and currently co-directs the Eastern Boeotia Archaeological Project focused on the excavation of ancient Eleon in the village of Arma. This work is a collaboration between the CIG and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Boeotia.

Research interests cover all aspects of Greek art and archaeology, Aegean Prehistory and Anatolian archaeology. Dr. Burke has published numerous articles related to death and iconography, the economics of cloth production, as well as a monograph entitled, “From Minos to Midas: Ancient Cloth Production in the Aegean and in Anatolia” (2010).


Former Directors

2005-2018 David Rupp
2002-2005 Stefanie Kennell
2000-2002 Nigel Kennell
1995-2000 David Jordan
1994-1995 David Rupp
1992-1994 Susan Young
1987-1992 Jacques Perreault
1986-1987 Caroline Williams
1984-1986 Susan Young
1980-1984 Hector Williams
1976-1980 John Fossey