Society News

Get to Know the Athens Society in Georgia

April 27, 2021

The Athens Society in Athens, GA is small but mighty! During the pandemic, they’ve partnered with the Washington D.C. Society to share virtual lectures put on through the National Lecture Program. Athens Society members and University of Georgia students (where the Society is based) have benefited from this collaboration. Society President Prof. Ervan Garrison offers […]

Aaron Theis honored as the 2021 Life Saver Award Winner

April 26, 2021

This year, we had the pleasure of bestowing the 2021 Life Saver Award on Aaron Theis of the Denver Society. We wanted to get to know Aaron better so we asked him a few questions. We hope you enjoy reading his responses as much as we did! What interests you about archaeology?I was always attracted […]

Member Spotlight: Jeffrey Lamia

March 29, 2021

Dr. Jeffrey Lamia has been a longtime friend of the AIA. He’s served in both national and local capacities as a former General Trustee and Treasurer on the AIA Governing Board and current President of the New York City Society. In 2008, he was recognized for his service and steadfast commitment to the mission of […]

Nashville Society Proves that Archaeology Perseveres Despite Pandemic

March 25, 2021

In the spring of 2020, the Nashville Society received an AIA Society Outreach Grant for an educational program at the Nashville Parthenon. The event took place in celebration of International Archaeology Day 2020 and promoted public understanding and appreciation of all aspects of archaeology. Katie Petrole, Director of Education at the Nashville Parthenon, describes the […]

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‚Äôs 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 […]

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