Society News

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.

Vancouver Celebrates IAD at the University of British Columbia

November 8, 2019

On International Archaeology Day, the AIA-Vancouver Society sponsored an event held in the Laboratory of Archaeology (LOA) at University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology. Over 40 attendees were treated to talks from Department of Classical, Near Eastern, Religious Studies (CNERS) faculty members Hector Williams, who discussed his work in Greece at Mytilene and Stymphalos; […]

Inaugural AIA-New York Society Scholars Announced

November 7, 2019

The AIA-New York Society has launched a new initiative, the AIA-New York Society Scholars Program.  The Program promotes student involvement in the AIA and the AIA-New York Society through 2 parts: 1)  The AIA-New York Society awards up to 6 free complimentary student memberships in the AIA for students enrolled in a college or university […]

AIA-Rochester Society’s Community Archaeology Day

November 5, 2019

On September 14 and 15 the AIA-Rochester Society worked with the Cummins Nature Center to organize Community Archaeology Day at Frost Town, a weekend event for the public to participate in the activities occurring during at an active archaeological excavation site. We combined the original proposed event with Family Archaeology Weekend, pooling the resources of […]

AIA-San Diego Society Builds Partnership while Celebrating IAD

November 4, 2019

To celebrate International Archaeology Day this October, the Archaeological Institute of America-San Diego Society planned a reception and archaeological activity to take place before the society’s opening fall lecture (Dr. Flora Brooke Anthony) on Friday, October 18th. Supported by an IAD grant from the National AIA, for this event, the San Diego Society worked with […]

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