National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: James R. Wiseman

Affiliation: Boston University

James R. Wiseman is a Professor of Archaeology, Art History, and Classics at Boston University. He received his degrees from the University of Missouri (A.B.) and the University of Chicago (A.M. and Ph.D.), and also studied at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.  He was the founder and Chair of Boston University’s Department of Archaeology, and continues as Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies.  He has received numerous awards and honors, including the AIA’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement for 2008, the Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award for 1999, and the Gold Seal Award in 1989.  He has lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad, and published very extensively, authoring approximately 200 articles and several books on archaeology, Greek and Roman history and art, inscriptions, remote sensing, and literature.  Professor Wiseman is a Honorary President of the AIA.


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