Society News

Western IL Dominates New Member Drive

January 25, 2021

The AIA kicked off a new member drive on Society Sunday, January 3, 2021. From January 3-10, Societies received $5 for every new member that joined their Society. Western Illinois came out on top with five new members added. Society President Danielle Fatkin offered the following statement, “Archaeology and the AIA are growing in Western […]

Join us for Society Sunday on January 3

December 21, 2020

For the first time in its long history, the Archaeological Institute of America’s 122nd Annual Meeting will be a virtual event. The meeting will kick-off on January 3, 2021 with Society Sunday organized and hosted by the AIA Societies Committee. Society Sunday is a special first-of-its-kind that brings together AIA members and the general public […]

Spring 2020 Society Outreach Grant Winners

July 21, 2020

Akron-Kent: Arch-KID-ology The Akron-Kent Society is embracing digital learning and designing an educational program to introduce older students in grades 3-8 to the excitement of experimental archaeology via a one-hour live streamed class.  During the livestream, two experts in experimental archaeology at Kent State University (Dr. Metin Eren and Dr. Michelle Bebber) will give students […]

AIA-Spokane Society Embracing All Things Pompeii

April 6, 2020

When a local museum announced it would be holding an exhibition entitled Pompeii: The Immortal City, the AIA-Spokane Society decided to embrace this opportunity as the theme for their spring programing.

Spring 2020 Lectures Canceled

March 13, 2020

The AIA’s 124th Lecture Program began in September 2019 and was scheduled to run through April 2020. Please note that all of our remaining spring 2020 lectures have been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. When possible, we will be rescheduling these lectures for next season. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience […]

Missouri Egyptolgists and Local Teachers Meet to “Unwrap Ancient Egypt”

February 7, 2020

In 2019 the AIA-Central Missouri Society received an AIA Society Outreach Grant to support an October 2019 conference in Springfield, Missouri: Unwrapping Ancient Egypt.  Beyond being an academic gathering, the conference aimed to build bridges between academic Egyptologists in Missouri and local middle and high school teachers.  The conference had three parts: a symposium of […]

AIA-Tampa Bay Society Hosts Event Despite Tropical Storm

February 3, 2020

Despite the untimely arrival of a tropical storm, the AIA-Tampa Bay Society forged ahead with plans to host an International Archaeology Day event in October 2019.  The event was moved indoors and event organizers seem undeterred—they are making plans to hopefully move the event to the Tampa Bay Museum of Art for 2020. As the […]

IAD at the Parthenon with the AIA-Nashville Society

January 31, 2020

Did you know that Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee is home to a full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon?  In 2019 the AIA-Nashville Society received an AIA Society Outreach Grant to host their first “International Archaeology Day at the Parthenon” event.  The October 19th event, hosted by the Nashville Parthenon, shared the legacy of Greek […]

AIA-Williamsburg Society Co-Sponsors Local Archaeology Day

November 13, 2019

Thanks to an AIA Society Outreach Grant, on September 26th the AIA-Williamsburg Society co-sponsored William and Mary Archaeology Day along with William and Mary’s Center for Liberal Arts and Arts & Sciences Annual Fund. Participants included faculty and students from the departments of Anthropology, Art History, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Religious Studies, and the Center for […]

AIA-St. Louis Society Celebrates IAD

November 13, 2019

The St. Louis Society hosted International Archaeology Day 2019 at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. Attendees were encouraged to explore the site and the museum. Professor Steve Dasovich of Lindenwood University gave a lecture on historical archaeology.

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