Annual Meeting

Temple of Hera II at Paestum, Italy. Courtesy Jim Blubaugh.

Important Announcement: After extensive research and discussion, AIA and SCS staff and officers have decided that the January 2021 Joint Annual Meeting scheduled to take place from January 7-10 in Chicago will now be a virtual event. Please read the full announcement here.

The AIA and SCS are requesting feedback on your preferences regarding a number of aspects of the virtual conference. Please take a few minutes to fill out our very short survey. The survey will be available until July 15.

The 2021 Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) was scheduled for January 7–10, in Chicago, IL. However, COVID-19 will prevent us from holding our conference in the same format as past years. The AIA, along with many other scholarly societies, is reassessing how best to host its annual meeting safely and effectively. We expect to provide you with more detailed information by late July 2020.

2021 Call for Papers and Submissions

The submission system for the 2021 Meeting is now live. The Program Committee encourages submissions exploring artifacts, art, social systems, fashion, cooking vessels, trade networks, shipwrecks, architecture, inscriptions, and archaeological research methods of all areas. We recommend reviewing the Call for Papers prior to submitting. All submissions must be made through the online forms.


Future Meeting Locations

  • 2021 (Jan 7-10) – Virtual Meeting
  • 2022 (Jan 5-8 ) – San Francisco, CA
  • 2023 (Jan 5-8 ) – New Orleans, LA
  • 2024 (Jan 4-7 ) – Chicago, IL
  • 2025 (Jan 2-5 ) – Philadelphia, PA

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