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VIRTUAL: AIA Annual Faculty Lecture: “Mixed multitudes”: Displacement and belonging in ancient Sicily, with Prof. Randall Souza (Seattle University)

The inhabitants of the ancient Mediterranean were mobile, and many of them lived in or passed through the large island of Sicily, which sits between the eastern and western Mediterranean basins and nearly unites the continents of Europe and Africa. Some moved more voluntarily, others less so, and still others were relocated with no choice […]


SASA Mini Reading Group: Politics Past and Present: The (non)Differences

Previous participation and previous knowledge not required. Reading will focus around the Historians Herodotus, Thucydides, Polybius, and Tacitus, with appearances from Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Seneca. Sessions will be structured roughly chronologically (5th century. Roman Republic, The Pricipate), examining change and continuity in political theory and analysis, considering the parallels with our own times. Participants […]

Her Excellency Ambassador Maria Theofili from Greece celebrates International Archaeology Day

The National Arts Club 15 Gramercy Parks S., New York, NY

The Archaeology Committee is honoured to present The Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations.   Her Excellency Ambassador Maria Theofili will address the audience at The National Arts Club in celebration of International Archaeology Day, begun by the Archaeological Institute of America.   The focus of her unique presentation is the sacred island of Delos, the […]


SASA Mini Reading Group: Harem Politics: Princesses with Power in the Ancient Middle East

Previous participation and previous knowledge not required. The reading group will explore how royal women participated in politics and court intrigue, focusing particularly on the city of Mari in ancient Syria (the wives and daughters of King Zimri-Lim) and the Achaemenid Persian empire. Readings would center on personal letters written to/by royal women as well […]


SASA Mini Reading Group: An Introduction to Ancient Near-Eastern Music ‘Theory’: Understanding Musical Inscriptions

Previous participation and previous knowledge not required. For those new to this subject, the field of “Archaeo-Musicology” is engaged in the study of ancient music informed by archaeological finds. In the ancient Near-Eastern (Mesopotamia) the musical information is primarily deduced or retrieved from instruments, instrumental inlays, wall reliefs, and iconography. On occasion one will find […]

Maya Pyramids & Temples of Yucatan

This tour is in the planning stages for January 2022. If you are interested in traveling to this region in the future and would like to be contacted when a tour becomes available, please call 800-748-6262 or email This exciting, nine-day holiday provides the best-paced itinerary available to see the sun-drenched Yucatan peninsula’s ancient […]

Climate Change to Culture Change? The Case Study of the Copper to Early Bronze Age Transition in Iberia presented by Katina Lillios, PhD, University of Iowa

Abstract: How can we trace the relationship between climate change and culture change in the ancient past? A collaborative and interdisciplinary project coordinated by Katina Lillios, with Antonio Blanco-González, Brandon Lee Drake, and Jose Antonio López-Sáez, offered insights into this question through the lens of the 3rd and 2nd millennia BCE of Iberia. This project […]