Annual Meeting News

January 7, 2015

NEH and National Geographic Program Officers offering one-on-one appointments at the AM. Sign up ASAP – spots are limited.

National Geographic Society – Dr. Christopher Thornton, Program Officer for the Committee for Research and Exploration at the National Geographic Society is available for 20-minute meetings to discuss grant opportunities on Friday and Saturday at this year’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans. If you would like to meet with Dr. Thornton at his round table in the Exhibit Hall, please stop by the AIA Kiosk and ask for the appointment sign-up sheet. You can also email requests for appointments prior to the meeting to Ann Benbow at


National Endowment for the Humanities – Sarah Lepinski, Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, will be at the upcoming Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies (New Orleans, Jan. 8-11, 2015) and is available to meet with those interested in learning more about NEH funding opportunities, particularly in Preservation and Access, the Digital Humanities, Research, and Education.

The following grant programs may be of interest to attendees: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources; Digital Humanities Implementation Grants; Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants; Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Humanities; as well as Collaborative Research, Scholarly Editions, Fellowships, Summer Stipends, and Summer Seminars and Institutes. Projects may be at any stage of development, so come with your ideas and questions!


To schedule a time to meet, please email Sarah ( the top two or three 15- or 20-minute blocks of time that are most preferable from the following windows:

Friday, Jan. 9, 3-5 pm, Saturday, Jan. 10, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, and Sunday Jan. 11, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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