Trowel Tales: The AIA Blog

by Peter Herdrich, CEO
January 4, 2012
January 5th marked the beginning of the Academic Program of the 113th Annual Meeting of the AIA, where our professional members reported on their work and shared the latest research with their fellow archaeologists. You might wonder how the program comes about. It wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for a lot of hard work by the Program for the Annual Meeting Committee. AIA CEO Peter Herdrich got to see the process first hand. In a conference room in the Hilton Hotel on East Wacker Drive in Chicago, Michael Galaty of Millsaps College called the proceedings of the Program for the Annual Meeting Committee (PAMC) to order. Members of the Committee include Tom Carpenter, Ohio University; Cathy Keesling, Georgetown University; Lynne... Read More
October 6, 2011
Boston University has graciously hosted the National Headquarters of the Archaeological Institute of America for more than 20 years. In acknowledgment of this long-standing relationship, and the two organizations’ shared interest in archaeology, the Archaeological Institute of America and the Department of Archaeology at Boston University presented "The Archaeological Institute of America in the Field: A Symposium in Celebration of Archaeology Day at Boston University" on Saturday, October 1. Held at Boston University, the event was expertly moderated by Andrea Berlin, James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology; Professor of Archaeology; Director of Graduate Studies, at Boston University. Dr. Berlin’s areas of... Read More
April 28, 2011
The 2011 Gala: An Irish-themed Affair received press coverage from several of the most prestigious media outlets in the world: Wall Street Journal: "Dirt on an Archaeology Gala" New York Times:  "At This Fete, The Room Was Packed With Power"   The Eagle: Bryan-College Station, Bryan, Texas  "Former A&M Prof, Nautical Archaeology Expert Honored" Washington Post:  "Armstrong Thinks Outside the Boxty"... Read More
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