National Lecture Program

The AIA is pleased to present its 128th National Lecture Program, running from September 2023 through April 2024. Top scholars from North America and abroad are presenting a wide range of current archaeological topics and, as always, lectures are free to the public—everyone is welcome to attend.  

The three parts of the National Lecture Program:

AIA Archaeology Hour

Monthly (September-April) evening virtual presentations.

National Lectures at AIA Societies

In-person (mostly) lectures at AIA Societies.

Local Lecture Grant Program

Available to AIA Local Societies, you can find more information about upcoming locally arranged lectures on your Society’s page.

See National Lecture Program ad with schedules for AIA Archaeology Hour.

You can contact the AIA Lecture Coordinator at for more information. We hope you are able to attend an AIA lecture, in whatever format it is, soon!

Event Calendar and Lecturer Information

View upcoming lectures

Meet Our Lecturers

Nominate a Lecturer

If you would like to nominate a colleague to lecture in the AIA’s National Lecture Program, please fill out this form. Be sure to alert your colleague that you have nominated them, as they will have to fill out their own form indicating their willingness to lecture for the AIA.

Support Lectures

Learn how to support our lectures and other programs.

Resources for Lecturers

Click here to access forms/slides for AIA National Lecturers.

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