David W. Rupp Papers


Collection Number: GR ASCSA DWR 129
Name(s) of Creator(s): David W. Rupp
Title: David W. Rupp Papers
Date [bulk]: 1972-1975
Date [inclusive]: 
Language(s): English
Summary: This small collection contains about three hundred slides (35mm) documenting excavation work at Halieis (Argolid) conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University, and the Brock University Practicum (1975).
Quantity: 0.06 linear meters (or 305 slides)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of David W. Rupp, 2022.
Information about Access: The collection is available for research
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, David W. Rupp Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο David W. Rupp)

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David William Rupp was born in Detroit, MI in the USA in 1944.  Ηe did his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) graduating in 1966 with an A.B. in Anthropology and a minor in Art History.  In 1968 he received his M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) and his Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College in 1974. From 1974 until 2009 Professor Rupp taught Mediterranean art and archaeology in the Department of Classics at Brock University in St. Catharines, ON (Canada).  Rupp also served as Director of the Canadian Institute in Greece (2005-2018), and from 2005 until 2010 he was the President of Athens College and Psychiko College in Psychiko (Greece).

Rupp has conducted archaeological fieldwork and research in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Israel. As a graduate student he excavated at Halieis in Argolid. In Cyprus he led an international multi-disciplinary surface survey project (the Canadian Palaipaphos Survey Project) in the Paphos District that identified evidence of human activities and settlement from the 8th millennium BC to the 1950s. Also in southwestern Cyprus he was the principal investigator of a multi-disciplinary international excavation project (the Western Cyprus Project) that investigated the remains of settlement and activity around a pond dating from the 4th millennium BC through the 16th century AD.  Currently he is co-Field Director of the Petras Excavations in East Crete, directed by Dr. Metaxia Tsipopoulou.. He has published numerous scholarly articles, contributions and monographs as well as a guidebook to Athens.