Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and PerformanceCollege of Liberal Arts

David C. Parrish

  • Professor of Art History
  • Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
    M.A., June, 1970; Ph.D., May, 1977, Classical Art History and Archaeology.

Department Information

Art History // Rueff School // Faculty
Art and Design // Rueff School // Faculty
Classical Studies // SIS // Faculty
Medieval Studies // SIS // Faculty
Design, Art, and Performance // Faculty

Office Information

  • Office: PAO 3121E
  • Office Phone: (765) 494-2760
  • Office Fax: (765) 496-2076
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  • Specialization

  • Art History; Greco-Roman and Early Christian Art

  • Professor Parrish’s own primary areas of expertise are two-fold. He has published extensively on the subject of ancient Roman and late antique mosaics, at first specializing in pavement art from Roman North Africa and then shifting his attention to mosaics of Asia Minor. He is a co-director and chief organizer of the project to create a Corpus of the Mosaics of Turkey, an international undertaking supported by a very generous grant from the Getty Foundation. Dr. Parrish also has served for several years as Treasurer of the International Association for the Study of Ancient Mosaics (AIEMA), and he has been twice elected President of the North American Branch of this association. Dr. Parrish also specializes in the subject of ancient urbanism, having published a book dealing with city planning and urban development in Western Asia Minor. Professor Parrish has received several awards and fellowships, including a research grant from the American Council of Learned Societies, fellowships from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, a semester’s teaching appointment at the University of Paris-Val de Marne, and a teaching and research fellowship from the University of Aarhus in Denmark (2009).

    Season Mosaics of Roman North Africa
    Urbanism in Western Asia Minor
    Corpus of the Mosaics of Turkey Volume I
    Corpus of the Mosaics of Turkey Volume II

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