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2022 - 2023

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Shayla Monroe, University of California, Santa Barbara

Title: "Ancient Pastoralists and Ancient States: The Political Ecology of the Nubian C-Group on Ancient Egypt's Southern Frontier"

  • Thursday, November 10, 2022

Pedar W. Foss, DePauw University

Title: "Fixing the Date: the AD 79 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius"

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Frédérique Duyrat, Bibliothèque nationale de France

Title: "Gold Victories: The Gold Coinage of Alexander the Great"

  • Thursday, April 13, 2023

Jenifer Neils

Title: "New Views on an Old Temple: The Parthenon and Its Decoration"


2021 - 2022

  • Monday, November 8, 2021

Maria A. Liston, University of Waterloo

Title: "Death comes to the Theban Sacred Band: Skeletons from the Battle of Chaironeia (338 BC)

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021

George Abungu, Okello Abungu Heritage Consultants

Title: "The Never-Ending Challenge: Illicit Trafficking and Destruction of Africa's Cultural Heritage"

  • Thursday, February 24, 2022

Carrie Sulosky Weaver, University of Pittsburgh

Title: "Hidden Lives: Social Marginalization in the Ancient Greek World"

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Alba Mazza

Title: "Lost Landscapes of Sicily, Italy: Submerged Cities and Ancient Shorelines from Prehistory to the Roman Period"

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022

AIA-DC Howland Lecture: Rebecca Benefiel, Washington and Lee University

Title: "Ancient graffiti and ancient voices: culture and communication across Pompeii and Herculaneum"


2020 - 2021

  • October 21, 2020

International Archaeology Day Lecture:  Steve Lubkemann, George Washington University

Title: "Reflections from the Slave Wrecks Project's First Decade: Towards a Transformative and Decolonizing Maritime Archaeology"

  • December 2, 2020

AIA-DC Davidson Lecture: Molly Swetnam-Burland, The College of William and Mary

Title: "After Actium: Egypt in the Roman Imagination"

  • March 25, 2021

AIA National Lecture: David S. Anderson, Radford University

Title: "Serious Play: Ballgames in Preclassic Mesoamerica"

  • April 21, 2021

AIA National Matson Lecture: Kristina Killgrove, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Title: "Death Comes to Oplontis: Victims of Mt. Vesuvius Reveal Life in 79 AD"


2019 - 2020

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019

GWU Capital Archaeological Institute, Annual de Bragança Endowed Lecture:

Kyle Harper, University of Oklahoma

Title: "Science and History: The Fall of Rome for the 21st Century"

  • Sunday, October 21, 2019

AIA-DC Valerie French Memorial Lecture and a celebration of International Archaeology Day:

Christopher Rollston, George Washington University

Title: "Forged Inscriptions: The Long History and Recent Deluge of Epigraphic Fakes and Forgeries"

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019

AIA Joukowsky Lecture: Carl Knappett, University of Toronto

Title: "Palatial Palaikastro? Recent Work at a Minoan Coastal Town in East Crete"

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020

AIA National Lecture: Emily Hammer, University of Pennsylvania

Title: "U2 Spy Plane Photos and Archaeology in the Middle East"

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020

AIA-DC Davidson Lecture: Annette Giesecke, Dumbarton Oaks and University of Delaware

Title: "The Mythology of Plants: Gods and Heroes in the Ancient Roman Garden"


2018 - 2019

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018

AIA Kershaw Lecture: Rubina Raja, Aarhus University (Denmark)

Title: "Portrait Habit in Roman Period Palmyra (Syria)"

  • Friday, September 14, 2018

AIA-DC Special Lecture: Rubina Raja, Aarhus University (Denmark)

Title: "Gerasa and the Golden River: Life in a City of the Decapolis"

  • Sunday, October 21, 2018

AIA-DC Valerie French Memorial Lecture and a celebration of International Archaeology Day:

Elise A. Friedland, George Washington University

Title: "Pompeii on the Potomac: Brumidi's Frescoes for the US Capitol"

  • Monday, November 12, 2018

AIA-DC Louise Davison Lecture: Lindy Crewe, Director, CAARI

Title: "Brewing Beer in the Bronze Age"

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019

AIA Joukowsky Lecture: Alison Futrell, University of Arizona

Title: "Remembering Boudica: Monuments of a Barbarian Queen"

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

AIA-DC Special Lecture: Alison Futrell, University of Arizona

Title: "Sex, Blood, and Power: Arena Spectacle and the Roman Empire"

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019

AIA McDonald Lecture: Daniel Lehoux, Queen's University

Title: "The Antikythera Mechanism: Its Discovery and Interpretation"

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019

AIA-DC Howland Lecture: Jodi Magness, UNC, Chapel Hill; current AIA President

Title: "More than Just Mosaics: the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee"

2017 - 2018

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017

AIA-DC Louise Davison Lecture: Diane Harris Cline, George Washington University

Title: "Social Networks in Classical Athens"

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017

AIA-DC Lecture: Josef Wegner, University of Pennyslvania

Title: "Rewriting the History of Egypt's Middle Kingdom: Recent Discoveries at South Abydos"

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017

AIA Norton Lecture: Michael Nelson, Queens College, CUNY

Title: "The Roman Period Temples of Omrit"

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018

AIA-DC Lecture: Daniele Maras, Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia

Title: "Greek Myths, Etruscan Women: Goddesses and Heroines in Light of Etruscan Society and Religion"

  • Thursday, February 8, 2018

AIA Joukowsky Lecture and Subscription Dinner: Floyd McCoy, University of Hawaii-Windward College

Title: "Tsunami and the Late Bronze Age Eruption of Thera (Santorini)"

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018

AIA-DC Lecture: Alexis Catsambis, Naval History and Heritage Command

Title: "'Under Here': Insights and Preliminary Results from the Robotic Survey of the USS San Diego"

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018

AIA-DC Annual Howland Lecture: Jim Wright, Bryn Mawr College

Title: "From Emblem to Epic: Mycenaean Art and Mycenaean Society"

2016 - 2017

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016

AIA Joukowsky Lecture: Neil Asher Silberman, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Title: "Rebooting Antiquity: How Holy Wars, Media Hype, and Digital Technologies are Changing the Face of 21st Century Archaeology"

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016

AIA-DC Annual Valerie French Memorial Lecture and Subscription Dinner: Ben Skolnik, Archaeologist for the City of Alexandria, VA

Title: "The Alexandria Ship: Maritime Discoveries from along Alexandria's Waterfront"

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016

AIA-DC Annual Louise Davison Lecture: Nawa Sugiyama, George Mason University

Title: "Producing Pyramids, Linking Caves: Offering Complexes in the Sun Pyramid at Teotihuacan, Mexico"

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017

AIA-DC Lecture: Nathan Arrington, Princeton University

Title: "Greeks in the North: The Excavation and Survey of a Trading Port in Aegean Thrace (2013-2015)

  • Thursday, March 9, 2017

AIA Kress Lecture: Bjørn Loven, University of Copenhagen

Title: "The Athenian Naval Bases in the Piraeus: The Backbone of the World's First Democracy"

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017

AIA-DC Annual Howland Lecture: Steven L. Tuck, Miami University

Title: "Decorating the Emperor's Dining Room: Interior Décor, Imperial Ideology and Roman Literary Culture at the Villa at Sperlong"

2015 - 2016

  • Thursday, September 24, 2015

AIA-DC Lecture: Carole Mattusch, George Mason University

Title: "Introducing Power and Pathos: Hellenistic Bronzes Come to Washington"

  • Saturday, October 17, 2015

International Archaeology Day Special Panel Discussion: "Cultural Heritage: Why Do We Care?"

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2015

AIA-DC Annual Valerie French Memorial Lecture and Subscription Dinner: Eric Cline, George Washington University

Title: "1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed"

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015

AIA Kress Lecture: Lorenzo Nigro, Sapienza University of Rome

Title: "The Phoenicians at the World's End: The Formation of Mediterranean Civilization as Seen from Motya"

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015

AIA-DC Annual Louise Davison Lecture: Aslihan Yener, Koç University

Title: Appropriating Innovations: Early Bronze Age Tin Mines and Production Sites near Kültepe, Ancient Kanesh, in Turkey"

  • Thursday, March 24, 2016

AIA Lecture: Andrew Goldman, Gonzaga University

Title: "From Phrygian Royal Capital to Roman Fort: Recent Excavations at Gordion (Turkey)"

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016

AIA-DC Annual Howland Lecture: Bernard Frischer, Indiana University

Title: "Augustus' Light and Shadow Show: A Reconsideration of the Relationship between the Ara Pacis and the Montecitorio Obelisk in the Northern Campus Martius, Rome"

2014 - 2015

  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014

AIA-DC Lecture: Marjorie Venit, University of Maryland

Title: "Imagining the Afterlife: Cultural Exchange in Monumental Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt"

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AIA-DC Annual Valerie French Memorial Lecture and Subscription Dinner: David Braun George Washington University

Title: "Trowels and Chimpanzees: Investigating the Origins of Human Technology in East Africa"

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014

AIA Matson Lecture: Louise Hitchcock, University of Melbourne

Title: "Fifteen Men on a Philistine's Chest (Yo Ho Ho and a Krater of Wine)"

  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015

AIA Kress Lecture: Alexander Mazarakis Ainian, University of Thessaly

Title: "Apollo and Artemis on Kythnos: Findings from the Excavation of a Greek Island Sanctuary"

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015

AIA-DC Lecture: Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels, University of Maryland, College Park

Title: "Cultural Heritage and Global Climate Change: What Can the Past Tell Us About the Future?"

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015

AIA-DC Annual Louise Davison Lecture: Lynne Lancaster, Ohio University

Title: "Out of Africa: How Roman Olive Oil Production Created Architectural Innovation"

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015

AIA-DC Annual Howland Lecture: Tyler Jo Smith, University of Virginia

Title: "War and Peace: A Black-Figure Column Krater at the University of Virginia"

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