Society News

Orange County Society Keeps Calm and Carries On in 2020/2021 Season

June 14, 2021

Last month, we shared about how the Washington, D.C. Society persevered in spite of the challenges associated with the pandemic to launch new initiatives during the 2021/2021 season. This month, we’re excited to shine a light on the work of the Orange County Society, who has carried on its full schedule of programming despite a […]

Nashville Society President Wesley Paine Retiring as Director of Nashville Parthenon

May 24, 2021

Next month, Nashville Society President Wesley Paine will retire from her role as Director of the Nashville Parthenon, a position she’s held for over forty years. Katie Petrole, Director of Education at the Nashville Parthenon, shares more with us below. “Wesley Paine, President of the Nashville Society, is retiring from her role as Director of […]

For Washington, D.C. Society, Pandemic Zoom Lectures Bring New Meaning to “Armchair Archaeology”

May 21, 2021

The pandemic has impacted all of our Societies since it started in March of 2020. Despite the challenges associated with it, the Washington, D.C. Society has persevered with its programming and even launched new initiatives. One such initiative had to do with the switch to virtual lectures that the Societies made this season. With its […]

Member Spotlight: Brian Heidtke

May 20, 2021

This month, we’re excited to spotlight AIA Lifetime Member, Brian Heidtke. Brian is one of the AIA’s most loyal friends. He’s a former Treasurer and current Trustee Emeritus. He’s been involved with the AIA at both the national and local level as a member of the New York City Society. In 2016, Brian was recognized […]

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 […]

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