AIA Awards Ceremony

Each year, the Archaeological Institute of America gathers at the Annual Meeting to recognize the work of our outstanding award winners. You can watch the 2023 Awards Ceremony below.

The Archaeological Institute of America would like to congratulate the following individuals, projects, and publications for their excellent work. They were formally recognized at the AIA Awards Ceremony, which took place during the hybrid Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 7:30 pm CT in New Orleans, LA, and on Zoom. This is the recording from that ceremony, featuring speeches from the winners who attended in person, and pre-recorded messages from those who could not attend. Our warmest congratulations to all!

The AIA “Telestes” Award for Material Culture Research in Ancient Music and Dance – Dr. Agata Maria Catena Calabrese
Outstanding Public Service Award – Heritage Emergency Response Inititiative (HERI)
Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology – International Space Station Archaeological Project (Dr. Justin Walsh and Dr. Alice Gorman)
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award – Dr. Joanne Murphy
Felicia A. Holton Book Award – Digging Up Britain: Ten Discoveries, a Million Years of History (By: Mike Pitts)
Anna Marguerite McCann Award for Fieldwork Reports – The Roman Peasant Project 2009-2014: Excavating the Roman Rural Poor (edited by Kim Bowes)
James R. Wiseman Book Award – The Painted Tetrarchic Reliefs of Nicomedia: Uncovering the Colourful Life of Diocletian’s Forgotten Capital (By: Dr. Tuna Şare Ağtürk)
Graduate Student Paper Award (2022 Annual Meeting – First Prizes) – “Negotiating Boundaries: Image and Ritual at the Complesso dei Riti Magici [II.1.12] in Pompeii” (by: Dr. Amanda Chen)
Graduate Student Paper Award (2022 Annual Meeting – First Prizes) – Balnea Aestiva, Balnea Hiemalia: Integrating Solar-Temporal Data to Understand the Use and Sensory Experience of Pompeian Domestic Baths”  (by: Dr. Cristina M. Hernandez)
Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award – Dr. John Dobbins
Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology – Dr. Julia Lee-Thorp
Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement – Dr. Andrew F. Stewart

The following Society Awards were presented at the Society Breakfast on Friday, January 6, 2023.
Golden Trowel Award – Oberlin/Wooster Society
Lecture Website Award – Los Angeles Society
Lecture Flyer/Poster Award – Niagara Peninsula Society
Foot Soldier Award – William “Bill” Laurence Willis, Central Texas Society

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