About the American Institute for Roman Culture (AIRC)

MISSION

To promote and defend Rome’s cultural heritage through educational programs, projects, and public outreach in conservation, video, and social media.

Roman culture lies at the heart of much of contemporary culture around the world. The American Institute for Roman Culture works tirelessly to preserve and protect Rome’s extraordinary and unique cultural legacy through education, outreach, and action.

Rome represents an unparalleled example of both physical and cultural sustainability, combining timeless art and architecture and one of the richest archaeological patrimonies in the world.

Through its unique outlook and partnerships and sponsorship, the American Institute for Roman Culture is an educational US non profit 501(c)3 organization (EIN 22-3885181) that offers

  • study abroad programs,
  • excavation field school,
  • visual communications (video, photography, social media),
  • preservation initiatives

that aim to teach and inspire students all over the world about Rome’s ongoing legacy.

Our Team

Currently the AIRC team consists of seven core members:

Darius A. Arya, Ph.D. | CEO | dariusaryadigs.com

Darius A. Arya, Ph.D. | CEO | dariusaryadigs.com

Warren George | Digital Strategist | warrenpgeorge.com

Warren George | Digital Strategist | warrenpgeorge.com

Kristian Schneider | Conservator consultant | kavaklik.com

Kristian Schneider | Conservator consultantkavaklik.com

Erica Firpo | Finance & Social Media Strategist | ericafirpo.com

Erica Firpo | Finance & Social Media Strategist | ericafirpo.com

Paolo Gardelli | Archaeologist & Heritage Specialist | lmu-munich.academia.edu

Paolo Gardelli | Archaeologist & Heritage Specialistlmu-munich.academia.edu

Alberto Prieto, Ph.D. | Archaeological Consultant | Linkedin

Alberto Prieto, Ph.D. | Archaeological Consultant | Linkedin

Dr. Michele Raddi | Co-director Parco dei Ravennati Excavations  

Dr. Michele Raddi | Co-director Parco dei Ravennati Excavations