Society News

Akron\Kent Society to host Arch-KID-ology

February 23, 2021

In the spring of 2020, the Akron\Kent Society received a Society Outreach Grant for a digital education program called Arch-KID-ology designed to introduce students in grades 3-8 to experimental archaeology. This March, Dr. Metin Eren and Dr. Michelle Bebber, two experts in experimental archaeology at Kent State University, will lead the one-hour live streamed class. […]

Jane Waldbaum honored as the 2021 Joukowsky Award Winner

February 22, 2021

This year, the AIA had the pleasure of bestowing the 2021 Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award on a most deserving individual – Dr. Jane C. Waldbaum. Jane has been a member of the AIA for 60 years and has been a key contributor to the Institute’s success. She has served in leadership roles […]

Paul Zimmerman honored as the 2021 Foot Soldier Award Winner

January 27, 2021

This year, we had the pleasure of bestowing the 2021 Foot Soldier Award on Dr. Paul Zimmerman of the New York City Society. Dr. Zimmerman received the award at our new Society Sunday event that took place on January 3. Society Sunday kicked off our virtual Annual Meeting and was hosted by the AIA Societies […]

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 […]

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