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Washington D.C. Society



Upcoming Events

Lectures for the upcoming 2024-25 season will be announced in the fall of 2024 and will be held on zoom and in person; please check the location for each lecture. As always, lectures are free and open to the public, but we ask that you register beforehand.

Tuesday, March 5, 2025

Event Hosted by George Washington University (7:00 pm)

(Annual Business Meeting begins at 6:45 pm)

Dr. William Kelso

Emeritus Director of Archaeology and Research, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation

"Jamestown Archaeology: Remains to be Seen"

Annual Louise D. Davison Lecture

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Event Hosted by George Washington University (7:00 pm)

(Reception at 6:30 pm)

Professor John R. Clarke

Department of Art and Art History,  University of Texas at Austin

"Leisure and Labor in the Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii"

Annual Richard Hubbard Howland Lecture in Classical Archaeology

"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

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.



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.


Not a member? Join today! (Be sure to specify that you are part of the Washington D.C. Society.)

What is archaeology?

Find out what makes the field of archaeology so unique with this informational video by the Archaeological Institute of America.

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