AIA News

September 26, 2023

New York Society Opens Nominations for Fifth Year of AIA-NYS Scholars Program 

 The New York Society is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the Fifth Cohort AIA-NY Scholars. 

This annual program is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and first-year graduate students attending a New York college or university.  Candidates are nominated by faculty members – an excellent way to recognize and encourage students who show an interest in archaeology.  From the pool of nominees, we select as many as six students to form the new cohort of AIA-NYS Scholars. 

Our main aim every year has been to actively welcome these new Scholars into the life of the community of the New York Society.  New Scholars are introduced at the lecture-meetings, announced in the AIA-NYS Newsletter, and are invited to report on their archaeological work in our Newsletter, a digital publication.  With the growing return of in-person lecture-meetings, Scholars will be invited to join us for dinner with the speakers.  Additional benefits include membership in the Archaeological Institute of America, with subscriptions to the American Journal of Archaeology and Archaeology magazine, plus partial funding to attend the Annual Meeting.  

Each spring, members of that cohort of Scholars are eligible to apply for one $1500 scholarship to support their participation in an excavation project, field school or other archaeological research endeavor. 

Over the past four years, AIA-NYS Scholarship recipients have taken part in these field projects: 

   • the Lyktos Archaeological Project on Crete  

   • the Etrusco-Umbrian necropolis of the Vallone di San Lorenzo at Montecchino in central Italy 

   • the Huari-Ancash Bio-archaeological Project in the mountains of Ampas, Peru 

   • the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project, southeastern Cyprus 

Our latest AIA-NYS Scholarship recipient, Christos Theodorou, is a Senior at Hunter College of the City University of New York, majoring Classical Archaeology.  In the summer of 2023, he participated in the KAMBE Project, investigating the Late Bronze Age site of Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, in the Vasilikos Valley of southeastern Cyprus.  

More on Christos Theodorou as AIA-NYS Scholar: 

Christos’ Summer 2023 blog from Cyprus: 

The full AIA-NYS Scholars Program Statement, a roster of past Cohorts of Scholars, plus all application links, guidelines, and contact information:

The application deadline is Monday 16 October 2023. The Fifth Cohort of AIA-NYS Scholars will be announced at the New York Society meeting on Monday 9 November 2023

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