Annual Meeting News

January 5, 2018

Annual Meeting Schedule Changes

Due the the blizzard that hit Boston on January 4th, numerous presenters have had difficulties travelling to the meeting.  While many participants will still be arriving in time to present their papers, others will be unable to attend in person.  Several session have had to be canceled and we are trying to reschedule two others.  Many presenters have been able to forward their papers to other scholars to read at the conference, but some paper will not be able to be presented.  Below is a list of all the changes that the AIA is aware of.  If you are a meeting presenter who will not be able to make it to Boston to present and cannot find a replacement, please mail Kevin Mullen ( to be included on the list below.


  • 1A: New Directions in Seleucid Archaeology – Rescheduled for Saturday at 1:45 pm, Arlington, 3rd Floor
  • 1D: Current Approaches to the Materiality of Texts in Greco-Roman Antiquity – Moved to Sunday, 12:00, Vermont, 5th Floor
  • 1E: Other Pasts: Comparing Landscapes, Monuments, and Memories across the Mediterranean – Canceled
  • 1G: Musical Instruments as Votive Gifts in the Ancient Greek World – Rescheduled for Saturday at 6:30 pm, Suffolk, 3rd Floor
  • 3B: The Medieval Countryside: An Archaeological Perspective – Canceled

Papers (Moved)

  • Katherine A. P. Iselin- A Rare Position: Roman Spintriae, Archaeological Context, and Ancient Erotica – Moved to Session 7C at 9:05 a.m.

Papers (Canceled)

  • 2G: Paula Gheorgiade – Connecting the Pots: Assessing Late Bronze Age Interaction in the Southern Aegean
  • 2H: Jim Sickinger – Ostraka from the Athenian Agora, 2000-2016
  • 2I: Rebecca Henzel – The Honorary Practice in Hellenistic and Imperial Sicily
  • 2I: Rachel Meyers – Encounters with Benefactors in Roman Tarraco
  • 2I: Sinclair Bell – Portraits of Fame or Bodies of Shame? Charioteer Statues, Public Performance, and Social Infamy in Imperial Rome
  • 2J: Maurizio Forte – Flying over the Temples
  • 2L: Antonietta Catanzariti – Ban Qala: An Investigation of a Late Chalcolithic site in the Qara Dagh Valley of Iraqi-Kurdistan
  • 2L: Alison Rittershaus – Wallflowers: Dado Plants at Oplontis and Beyond
  • 2L: Arianna Zapelloni Pavia – Formation and Transformation of a City and its Road System. New Evidence from the Gabii Project 2017 Excavation in Area J
  • 2L: Ariel Taivalkoski – Bird Eggs in the Diet of Ancient Pompeii: An SEM Analysis of

    Archaeological Avian Eggshell

  • 2L: Sara Craft – TRAP 2017: The Timok Regional Archaeological Project (Serbia)
  • 3G: Jeffrey G. Royal – Cultural Amalgamation in Central and Northern Italy During the Third Century B.C.E.: Archaeological Evidence from the Roman Fleets
  • 3H: Anna Sitz – The Temple-Church at Aizanoi: A Reappraisal of Its Date, Architecture, and Role in Local Memory
  • 3H: Katja Piesker – City Walls as a Window into City History: The Secondary Set of Walls Within the Ancient City of Side, Pamphylia
  • 3K: Ian Morris – Archaeology as Long-Term History Thirty Years On
  • 4G: Jacqueline Ortoleva – Dancing Death: A Neuroarchaeological and Performative Approach to the Etruscan Tomb Space
  • 4I: Pier Luigi Tucci – Subterranean Domus. Living Underground on the Capitoline Hill
  • 4J: Hans H Harmsen – The Race to Save Greenland’s Archaeological Heritage from a Shifting Climate: Field Report from the REMAINS of Greenland Project
  • 5C: Serap ERKOÇ – New Evidence from the Liman (Hurmalik) Hamam
  • 5F: Martin Gallagher – Sanctuaries and Public Space in Late Classical/Hellenistic Macedonia
  • 5I: Hans H Harmsen – Re-examining Inuit Cartography Through the Hands of the Artist
  • 6D: Sharmishtha Agarwal – Stepwells of Gujarat
  • 6DLeah Long – Marmora Asiatica, A Survey of Marble Quarries in Turkey: Results of the 2014-2016 Campaigns
  • 6E: Sophia Taborski – Reconstructing Domestic Ritual at Olynthos Through Portable Altars and Vase Paintings
  • 6J: Oliver Hülden – Shifting Landscapes of Influence: Sepulchral Connection and Disconnection of the Kabalis in its Regional Context
  • 7C: Rubina Raja – Rituals and Religious Complexity in Palmyra: the Case of the Banqueting Tesserae
  • 7F: Christina Williamson – Placemaking, Festival Networks, and Connectivity at the Sanctuary of Hekate at Lagina

Committee/IG Meetings

  • Ancient Painting Studies IG,  MIT, 3rd Floor, Friday 5-6 p.m.– Canceled
  • Cultural Heritage Policy Committee, 7-8 a.m, 1/6 – Canceled
  • Archaeomusicology Interest Group – Moved to Saturday, 1/6 9:30 pm (after their session), Suffolk, 3rd Floor
  • Coroplastic Studies Interest Group – Moved to Sunday, 1/7 11:00 – 11:45 a.m., MIT, 3rd Floor

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