2016 Craft Fellowship - Chen

posted May 14, 2017, 8:50 AM by AIA DC   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 9:33 AM ]

- Amanda Chen, University of Maryland


With the generous support of the Washington D.C. Society of the AIA, Amanda Chen was able to attend the 118th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Toronto. As a first-time attendee, the Craft Fellowship not only supported her travel, but also provided her with a network of DC-based scholars. In Toronto, Amanda attended numerous panels, learned about the latest research, and exchanged ideas with scholars from across the country, including the archaeologist with whom she will be excavating in summer 2017. Amanda was also able to attend a number of special interest group meetings, including the Student Affairs Interest group, for which she will be helping plan workshops, panels, and social events for students at next year’s annual meeting. Hearing from experts inspired her own research and will no doubt be instrumental as she prepares for her comprehensive exams. 


Amanda Chen is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, where she studies Roman and Etruscan art and archaeology, focusing on the material culture of death and mortuary practices.