In 1999, Nancy Stone Bernard established this annual lectureship for the Westchester Society of the AIA.
Nancy Stone Bernard is actively involved in archaeology in several different venues. The director and founder of Archaeological Associates of Greenwich, she has served as an instructor at the Bruce Museum of Greenwich, Connecticut, in Old World Archaeology, early Civilizations and Prehistory, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport and Fairfield University. She has served as an organizer and tour leader for Archaeological Travel Groups. She has done fieldwork in Greece and Italy. For the AIA, she was Curriculum Consultant in the month-long 1997 AIA/NEH Summer Institute Cargoes from Three Continents: Ancient Mediterranean Trade in Modern Archaeology. A member of the Executive Committee, she also serves on the committee for ARCHAEOLOGY magazine, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Dig magazine. Her current work in progress is a young peoples' book for Oxford University Press.
The Bernard Lecturer is selected each year by the AIA Lecture Program Committee.