2014 AIA and APA Joint Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL
The 2014 AM will be held in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel from January 2–5. The academic program will begin on January 3. The discounted group rate of $129 USD per night, plus taxes will be offered on New Year’s Eve. It may indeed be cold in January, but Chicago is certainly a great place to ring in the New Year!
Call for Papers
The spring deadline for submissions has now passed and the Program Committee is reviewing the session and paper proposals. No new colloquia or workshops may be submitted for consideration. The deadline for undergraduate submissions and poster colloquia has been extended to the August deadlines. Notifications of the Committee's decision will be sent out via email on May 10th.
We continue to invite submissions for open sessions and poster presentations, undergraduate papers and posters, poster colloquia, and roundtables. The full Call for Papers and online submission system are now available. Please review the Call for Papers prior to submitting as changes have been made to the document. Submission Deadlines are listed below.
Sunday, August 4, 2013 and Sunday, August 18 (with $25 fee)
Open session paper and posters submissions, and any provisionally accepted colloquia and workshops that are resubmitting. Deadline extended for undergraduate submissions and poster colloquia.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Roundtable and lightning session submissions.
Future AIA and APA Joint Annual Meetings:
2014 AM in Chicago, IL from January 2-5
2015 AM in New Orleans, LA from January 8-11
2016 AM in San Francisco, CA from January 7-10
2017 AM in Toronto, Canada from January 5-8
2013 AIA and APA Joint Annual Meeting Recap - Seattle, WA
The Joint Annual Meeting (AM) of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the American Philological Association (APA) was held January 3-6, 2013 in the heart of Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Over four days, the 114th AM featured more than 800 papers presented in 140 sessions to a crowd of 2,300 attendees making it the largest academic program on record. But the academic papers were only one part of a diverse program that also included a public lecture, several colloquia and workshops, roundtable discussions, poster sessions, public readings, multiple receptions and dinners, and even an opera. With its varied program and agenda, the AM was a wonderful opportunity for attendees to discuss the latest archaeological findings and research, to network with other members of the archaeological community, and to socialize with colleagues and friends.
Discoveries presented at the AM reveal some of the most innovative, detailed research in the field of archaeology. Archaeologist Eeva-Maria Viitanen surveyed the hundreds of political slogans graffitied outside the wealthiest homes in the ancient city of Pompeii, and realized that the graffiti was most likely controlled and maintained by the wealthy residents, as their homes provided prime advertising space during elections. Her study on this ancient social network was recently published by The Daily Mail and Scientific American. Janet Stevens spent seven years examining various artifacts in an attempt to recreate the elaborate sine crines hairstyle of Roman vestal virgins, an order of priestesses. After extensive experimentation, she published her findings in Roman Archaeology, and created a detailed YouTube video showing how the elaborate braided style was made. Her experiment 's results were recently featured by MSNBC. Other fascinating finds include Anthony Tuck 's analysis of infant burials from Poggio Civitate, found on The Daily Mail, and Brendan Foley 's new survey of the Antikythera shipwreck, last examined in 1976, published in USA Today.
Another exciting feature of the conference was organized by the 2103 AIA Outstanding Public Service Award winner, David W. Packard, Jr. Mr. Packard first attended an AIA meeting fifty years ago as a graduate student. By presenting Packard with the Outstanding Public Service Award, the AIA recognized and honored Packard 's long involvement with archaeology and his continuing, generous support of archaeological research through the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI). Through PHI, Packard also supports the preservation of film and music. This love of music and archaeology led Packard and PHI to support Opera San Jose 's production of Mozart's epic drama Idomeneo—the mythical story of the king of Crete 's return from the Trojan War. The beautifully staged production included sets inspired by Minoan archaeological sites on Crete. A film made of the production was premiered at the Annual Meeting. Daily multiple showings were offered to conference attendees and was a wonderful addition to the program.
About the Conference
The AIA and APA Joint Annual Meeting (AM) brings together professional and vocational archaeologists and classicists from around the world to share the latest developments from the field. This well-attended conference is the largest and oldest established meeting of classical scholars and archaeologists in North America.
The AM has grown tremendously over the past decade not only in attendance, but also in the scope of papers presented, demographic of attendees, and focus on professional development, cultural heritage management, new technologies and other topics of critical importance to the field. Each January more than 3,000 attendees from over 30 countries and nearly every state in the union attend this Joint Annual Meeting, allowing for the exchange of knowledge and ideas between top professionals in the field, post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students, as well as archaeology enthusiasts, ARCHAEOLOGY magazine subscribers, and AIA local society members. In their entirety, our attendees represent over 700:
|Colleges & Universities|
Funding Agencies & Trusts
Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, University Presses, and other Scholarly Publications
Cultural Resource Management Companies
Archaeological Research Centers
Museums and Research Institutes
Programming for the AM is skillfully crafted by the Program for the Annual Meeting Committees of both organizations. Combined with the offerings of the APA program and receptions of affiliated groups, attendees chose from 300 events, including:
Dedicated Undergraduate Session
Presidential Plenary Session
Professional Development Sessions
Job Placement Services
Affiliated Group Receptions and Meetings
Interest Group Meetings
Public Lecture and Opening Night Reception
AIA Archaeology Fair
An extensive Exhibit Hall
Beginning Career Professionals Cocktail Networking Hour
About the Institutes
The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
The AIA is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology. The nonprofit institute was founded in 1879 and today the AIA has over 220,000 subscribing members and 109 Local Societies in the United States, Canada, and overseas. The American Journal of Archaeology is one of the world's most distinguished and widely distributed peerreviewed archaeological journals. It was founded in 1885 and is a leader in ground-breaking articles on archaeology and thoughtful book and museum exhibition reviews. Circulation reaches more than 50 countries. Our award-winning popular magazine, ARCHAEOLOGY (available on newsstands and in bookstores nation-wide), has been committed to bringing the excitement of archaeological discovery to a popular audience for over 60 years. The AIA has further promoted archaeological studies by founding research centers and schools in seven countries, including the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the School of Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome, the American Schools of Oriental Research, and others.
American Philological Association (APA)
Founded in 1869 by "professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," the APA is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. While the majority of its members are university and college Classics teachers, members also include scholars in other disciplines, primary and secondary school teachers,and interested lay people. The AIA and APA Joint Annual Meeting is the meeting of the year for anyone interested in Classical Antiquity.
MembershipProfessional and student Members of the AIA, along with Corresponding Members, are the core of the Institute. Membership is required to apply for fellowships and grants, utilize the placement service, and present at the Annual Meeting. The AIA continues to look for ways to help support the archaeological community.
Interest GroupsAIA Members have created Interest Groups focusing on specific issues and topics in archaeology. These groups provide a forum for discussion among students and scholars. The IGs also meet each year at our Annual Meeting and often propose papers and sessions to the Program Committee.
Find an IG to suit your interests
ProfessionalsA Professionals section to learn more about Fieldnotes, Placement Services, Fellowships/Grants, Student Affairs, AIA Code of Professional Standards and Ethics
The photo used througout the Annual Meeting site is by Jens Haas. It pictures the Classical Studies Graduate Program at Columbia University's APAHA excavation at Stabiae, Italy.