WELCOME TO THE
ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE of AMERICA
Washington D.C. Society
The AIA-DC chapter wholeheartedly supports the principles outlined in our national organization's Statement on Archaeology and Social Justice. We share their commitment to listen in order t o increase diversity and reduce discrimination, their commitment to advocacy when issues of cultural heritage intersect with calls for justice and equity, and their commitment to accountability for affecting systemic change across our community.
All lectures and events for fall 2020 and spring 2021 will be virtual using Zoom. As always, lectures are free and open to the public, but we ask that you register beforehand via EventBrite.
Wednesday, October 21, 7pm
Join Steve Lubkemann (George Washington University) for a lecture on the the Slave Wrecks Project and conclusions drawn from the past seven years of work.
Wednesday, December 2, 7pm
In this lecture, Molly Swetnam-Burland (The College of William and Mary) explores the phenomenon of Egyptomania in Rome during the late 1st c. BCE.
"To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times."
- Cicero, Orator 34.120
Welcome to the Archaeological Institute of America Washington D.C. Society. Founded on April 24, 1895, and becoming the tenth local society of the AIA, initial membership included only twenty-two individuals. Today, we have over 200 members and proudly offer a robust annual lecture program and travel fellowships for local DMV students.
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What is archaeology?
Find out what makes the field of archaeology so unique with this informational video by the Archaeological Institute of America.