Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award

2017 Joukowksy Award Winner
Barbara Tsakirgis

The Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award is to be granted to those AIA members who, through their sustained and exceptional volunteer efforts, have furthered the work of the Institute and increased public awareness regarding its mission. Societies in particular are encouraged to nominate members who have provided exceptional service to the Institute. Trustees currently serving on the Governing Board are ineligible to receive this award. No more than two awards, in the form of a framed citation, will be presented each year at the Annual Meeting of the AIA.

Due Date for Nomination
Completed nominations, in the form of a letter detailing the candidate's service to the AIA, should be received by Institute Headquarters at the address below no later than September 1, 2017. The Executive Committee will select the recipient(s) of the award prior to the Fall meeting of the Governing Board.

Please send all nomination materials to:

The Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award Committee
Attn: Awards Department
Archaeological Institute of America
44 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(857) 305-9360
FAX: (617) 353-6550


2017 Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award: Barbara Tsakirgis

Barbara Tsakirgis is Associate Professor of Classics and Art History at Vanderbilt University, and Vice Chair of the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.  She received her Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from Princeton, and her areas of specialization are Greek art and architecture, and the domestic architecture and social history of the Greek household.  She has excavated in Italy, Sicily, and Greece, and has been conducting excavations at the Athenian Agora since 1993.  She has written a number of articles for the American Journal of ArchaeologyHesperia, and Acta Hyperborea and is the author of The Domestic Architecture of Morgantina in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods (Morgantina Studies, vol. 6, forthcoming) and “Living Near the Agora: Houses and Households in Central Athens (in The Athenian Agora: New Perspectives on an Ancient Site, J. Camp and C. Mauzy, eds, 2009). Prof. Tsakirgis has been a long-time officer of the AIA Nashville Society; has been an AIA Academic Trustee (2000-2006); and has lecturered on the AIA National Lecture circuit for many years.


Past Winners of the Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award

2016 Brian Heidtke
2015 Connie Rodriguez
2014 Ann Santen
2013 Claire Lyons
2012 Shelby Brown
2011 Ava Seave
2010 Nancy Palmer
2009 Michael and Neathery Fuller
2008 Jeffrey A. Lamia
2007 Patty Gerstenblith
2006 James Russell
2005 Anne Salisbury
2004 Eleanor Guralnick
2003 Gertrude Howland
2002 Frank J. Wezniak
2001 Ira Haupt, II
1999 James R. Wiseman
1997 Raymond L. Den Adel
1996 Leonard V. Quigley
1994 Anna Benjamin
1992 Judith Feinberg Brilliant
1991 Charles S. La Follette
1990 Lloyd E. Cotsen
1989 Norma Kershaw
James H. Ottaway, Jr.
Leon Pomerance (awarded posthumously)

*The name was changed from the Distinguished Service Award to the Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award at the December 1997 Annual Meeting of the AIA.

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