Special Events at the 114th Annual Meeting
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 downtown Seattle, Washington. 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.
Sheraton, Grand Ballrooms A&B, 2nd Floor
Thursday, January 3
This year's Public Lecture, “New Discoveries in the Ancient Village and Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel,” was given by Dr. Jodi Magness, a specialist in Syro-Palestinian archaeology. Magness' lecture featured the spectacular mosaics discovered at the site of Huqoq in June 2012. Her lively presentation spanned several centuries and wove together evidence from archaeology and history to present a compelling account of the mosaics, their significance, and the story of their discovery. For more information, check out the AIA's blog.
Joint AIA and APA Opening Night Reception
WSCC South Lobby, 4th Floor
Thursday, January 3
Immediately following the public lecture was the Joint AIA and APA Opening Night Reception at the Washington State Convention Center. Guest enjoyed the evening in the beautiful glass enclosed South Lobby, featuring live music, libations and hors d'oeuvres. Over 800 conference goers attended to meet up with old friends and network at what was certainly our largest party of the year. Some came a little early to peruse the Exhibit Hall, pick up their conference badge at registration and acquaint themselves with the space before the start of academic sessions the following morning.
Attendance required the purchase of a ticket, which included light hors d'oeuvres and one complimentary beverage. Tickets ($30 for adults, $20 for students) could be purchased as part of registration, on our website, or at the door.
Beginning Career Professionals Cocktail Networking Hour
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Onyx Suite, 30th Floor
Thursday, January 3
Open to graduate, doctorate, and post-doctorate students.
This event, hosted by AIA staffers Elizabeth Christian (a recent graduate herself) and Kevin Mullen, welcomed dozens of enthusiastic career professionals who mingled with other students and recent grads to swap stories, discuss future plans, and found friends to attend sessions with. We look forward to continuing to provide an informal networking atmosphere in Chicago at the 2014 AM.
Society Representatives Breakfast
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom A, 2nd Floor
Friday, January 4
Open to Society representatives, by invitation.
Vice President of Societies Thomas Morton hosted the Society Representatives Breakfast—an occasion which allows the AIA to recognize the important service that the Societies provide in fulfilling the Institute's mission in their local communities, as well as generate new ideas on local programming, membership, and more. The Foot Soldier Award was presented to Meg Morden for her long service to the Toronto Society, the Lecture Flyer Award to the North Alabama Society, the Best Website Award to the Houston Society, and the Golden Marshalltown Award for the greatest percentage increase in membership to the Eugene Society. Additionally, two new Local Societies—Edmonton and Central Carolinas—were chartered at the AIA Council Meeting, bringing the total number of AIA Local Societies to 110.
AIA Over Lunch Discussion Series—Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights: An Archaeologist's Primer
WSCC, Room 401, 4th Floor
Friday, January 4
In an age of rapid technological change and increasing litigiousness, intellectual property is a hot topic. Those publishing research and findings or including photography or sketches in presentations and publications joined the AIA “Over Lunch” Discussion series to take advantage of some pro-bono advice from New York intellectual property attorney and professor Paul Connuck on “Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights: An Archaeologist's Primer.” Professor Paul Connuck introduced key concepts and recommended ways for archaeologists to safeguard their work. Specific questions for Mr. Connuck could be emailed ahead of time (email@example.com) and were answered as time permitted.
AIA Lightning Session
Sheraton, Cirrus Room, 35th Floor
Friday, January 4
This new program addition was a smashing success. It was the first of its kind at the Annual Meeting: a fast-paced, informal series of 5-minute presentations covering topics in current research, case-studies, and methodological problems. Audience members were encouraged to join in open discussion following each presentation, as one of the primary objectives of the session was to receive feedback in an open forum. The session was included in the Call for Papers, was open to scholars in all levels of their careers, and was organized by the AIA Student Affairs Interest Group. Fifteen speakers were present.
AIA Norton Society Reception
Sheraton, President's Suite
Friday, January 4
By invitation only.
Members of the Charles Eliot Norton Legacy were invited to a festive reception in celebration of their important support and commitment to the AIA's programs and efforts. Dinner was provided. To learn about the Norton Society, please click here.
Session 3G "Porous Borders": Presenting Ancient Art in the Encyclopedic Museum
Off-site Workshop, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Avenue
Friday, January 4
A brimming program doesn't leave much time for attendees to venture from the conference premises. However, thanks to the AIA Museums and Exhibitions Committee and the Seattle Art Museum, attendees has the opportunity to do so at a co-organized workshop that discussed the challenges and goals of displaying ancient works of art in an encyclopedic museum at the Seattle Art Museum. This workshop, moderated by Kenneth Lapatin of the J. Paul Getty Museum, addressed the challenges facing curators and other professionals responsible for the presentation and interpretation of ancient artifacts: How best to display a diverse array of antiquities (often produced over thousands of years by a variety of different cultures) in the context of the larger “encyclopedic” collections of many museums? A number of questions and approaches were addressed.
Taking advantage of local resources, the workshop began with a walk-through of the Seattle Art Museum's galleries of Ancient Mediterranean and Islamic Art, led by research associate Sarah Berman. Then, in the museum's lecture hall, respondents from a variety of backgrounds provided their comments, followed by open discussion.
Panelists included: Susan E. Alcock, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University,Gina Borromeo, RISD Museum, Robert Cohon, Nelson-Atkins Museum, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Margaret Laird, University of Washington, Seattle, Marden Nichols, Walters Art Museum, and Jessica Powers, San Antonio Museum of Art.
13th Annual AIA Archaeology Fair
Saturday, January 5
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Every year in conjunction with the AM, the AIA Programs Department hosts an Archaeology Fair as a public service and outreach tool to promote archaeological interest within local communities and schools. The 13th Annual Archaeology Fair was one of the biggest highlights of the 2013 AM program, and was hosted at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture as part of their annual Archaeology Day celebrations. The Fair featured hands-on archaeological activities designed to give children and families a glimpse into the past and to allow them to discover the many aspects of archaeology. This year's presenters included the Burke Museum Archaeology Department, the Washington State Historical Society, the Center for Wooden Boats, the Suquamish Nation, the University of Washington Archaeology Department, the AIA Seattle Local Society, and Legio VI—Castra Ferrata, Cohors II, a Roman reenacting group. Visitors learned about ancient Egyptian mummies, the archaeology of the Puget Sound, the life of Roman soldiers, and Inca quipus as they tried on Roman armor, identified local artifacts, and participated in atlatl-throwing.
For more information about the AIA's Annual Archaeology Fair, visit the AIA website or contact Kelly Lindberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joint AIA and APA Roundtable Discussions
WSCC, Hall 4B, 4th Floor
Saturday, January 5
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
The Roundtable Discussions continued to be well-attended, and together with the APA, the AIA Program Committee was pleased to present new topics again this year. Members of both societies led separate discussions at individual tables located in the Exhibit Hall. Topics included:
Democracy, Apathy, and You: Using Athenian Democracy to Teach Responsible Citizenship
Moderator: Margaret Butler, Tulane University
Isn't a Prof a Prof? Life at an R-1 vs. a Liberal Arts University
Moderators: Jennifer Ebbeler, University of Texas at Austin and Aislinn Melchior, University of Puget Sound
Latin for the New Millennium at the College Level
Moderator: Marie Bolchazy, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishing
Linked Open Data for the Ancient World
Moderator: Sebastian Heath, New York University
On the Margins of Academia: Labor and Life off the Tenure Track
Moderators: Chiara Sulprizio, Loyola Marymount University; Richard Rader, University of California, Santa Barbara;and Jody Valentine, University of Southern California
Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Publication: A New Venue
Moderator: Donald Mastronarde, University of California, Berkeley
Sexuality in the Academy: Practical and Pedagogical Concerns
Moderator: Keely Lake, Wayland Academy and Bruce Frier, University of Michigan
Teaching Classical Civilization Online
Moderator: Sarah Bolmarcich, Arizona State University
The Latin Reading Proficiency Test and Professional Development
Moderator: Sherwin Little, American Classical League
The New College Edition of the Oxford Latin Course
Moderators: Eric Dugdale, Gustavus Adolphus College and James Morwood, University of Oxford
AIA President Elizabeth Bartman's Plenary Session
Session 6B, Rooms 606 & 607, 6th Floor
Saturday, January 5
This year's Presidential Plenary Session featured a panel of archaeologists tackling the complex issues of defining, understanding, and interpreting evidence while studying ancient urban centers. The talk drew on research that spans across the globe, from Southeast Asia to North America, and explored a multitude of cultural, economic, and social aspects of urban development.
Miriam Stark of the University of Hawaii at Manoa began the session with her research from Cambodia, posing fundamental questions about how we define cities and the nature of the evidence we use to understand them. Nicola Terrenato of Michigan sought to explain the rise of Rome by discerning patterns in the social, economic, and architectural activity in central Latium over centuries. James Kus of Fresno looked at the relationship between city and hinterland in pre-Inca Peru. Timothy Pauketat of Illinois linked Cahokia's development to religious change; religion and ceremony also motivate urban development in Minoan Crete, the subject of Jan Driessen of Louvain's paper. The Session was moderated by AIA President Elizabeth Bartman.
To read the exclusive preview of this session, view the recent post on the AIA blog: Exploring the Ancient City.
AIA Council Meeting
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom A, 2nd Floor
Saturday, January 5
Open to council members and proxies only.
At the 134th AIA Council Meeting, officers reported on the Institute's activities that took place over the past year and detailed plans for the future. The Council also voted on changes to the AIA's regulations as well as elected new members of the Governing Board.
Integrating Conservation and Archaeology: Exploration of Best Practices Workshop
AIA Conservation and Site Preservation Committee
WSCC, Room 618, 6th Floor
Sunday, January 6
The AIA Conservation and Site Preservation Committee welcomed a panel of seven esteemed archaeologists and conservators to discuss how conservation measures can be effectively integrated with archaeological research at both terrestrial and maritime sites. Panelists addressed a variety of topics, including conservation techniques, processes and planning, as well as funding opportunities. The workshop also included time for questions from the audience. This workshop was organized by Claudia Chemello, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan and Stephen Koob, The Corning Museum of Glass.
For full details of this workshop, please click here.
Mozart's Opera Idomeneo Set in Minoan Crete
AMC Pacific Place 11
Continuous screenings Thursday - Sunday
As we draw attention to our Award Winners we must take a moment to recognize 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 lifelong involvement with archaeology and his continuous generous support of archaeological research through the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI). Through PHI, Packard also supports the preservation of film and music, which 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 premiered at the Annual Meeting. Daily multiple showings were offered to conference attendees, making a wonderful addition to the program.
AIA Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception – plus award winner book signing!
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom A & B, 2nd Floor
Sunday, January 6
Each year, the AIA awards those individuals who have made significant contributions to archaeology and to the Institute through their books, their teaching, their discoveries, and their ideas. Jeremy B. Rutter, winner of the 2013 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement, attended a symposium held in his honor on Friday at 8:30 a.m. The colloquium “Minding the Gap. A Problem in Eastern Mediterranean Chronology, Then and Now” addressed Rutter’s own establishing works and more recent applications and interpretations. A colloquium session highlighting the major archaeological projects supported by the Packard Humanities Institute was held in honor of David W. Packard, Jr., winner of the Outstanding Public Service Award, on Friday at 2:45 p.m.
The Awards Ceremony celebrated the achievements of all of this year’s award winners, featured below.
Award winners Elise Friedland, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, and Kathleen Lynch were available for a book signing. Copies were available for purchase.
2012 Award Winners include:
Conservation and Heritage Management Award
Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement
Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award
Outstanding Public Service Award
James R. Wiseman Book Award
Felicia A. Holton Book Award
Click here to view our award winners and read more from their personal biographies.
Each year, the AIA awards those individuals who have made significant contributions to archaeology and to the Institute through their books, their teaching, their discoveries, and their ideas. This year's award winners are featured below. Please join us at the awards ceremony to celebrate their achievements.
2012 AIA Award Winners
Conservation and Heritage Management Award
Sudharshan Seneviratne, Whitman College
Sudharashan Seneviratne is a dedicated peace activist and archaeologist recognized internationally for his contributions to conservation and cultural heritage management. He received his education at Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University (1970-1980), and served as the head of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Peradeniya beginning in 1980.
He spearheaded several Sri Lankan and international heritage projects and mentored the next generation of archaeologists and heritage managers using curriculum aimed at problem-oriented and issue-related archaeology. He also served as Senior Advisor (Culture) to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, promoting conflict resolution initiatives in South Asia that focused on connectivity, shared culture, and heritage. In 2007, he was appointed Director General of the Central Cultural Fund, a custodian organization for UNESCO World Heritage sites. As DG/CCF he completed state-of-the-art museums at Kataragama, Sigiriya, and Galle, and launched several heritage programs. His lifelong dedication to awareness, regeneration, empowerment, capacity building, revitalization, international fundraising, heritage tourism, and public-private sector initiatives, make him a moderate voice of understanding and reconciliation.
Jeremy Rutter, Dartmouth College
Jeremy Rutter received his BA in Classics from Haverford College in 1967 and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. After a year's tenure of the AIA's Olivia James Travelling Fellowship (1974-75) and a one-year stint as a visiting Assistant Professor in Classics at UCLA (1975-76), he moved with his family to New Hampshire to teach at Dartmouth College, where he served as an Assistant Professor (1976-81), Associate Professor (1981-87), and Professor (1987-2012), chairing the Department of Classics (1992-98, 2003-06) and holding the Sherman Fairchild Professorship in the Humanities (2001-10). His principal field of expertise is Aegean prehistory, especially the ceramics of all phases of the mainland Greek Bronze Age and of the Late Bronze Age on Crete. Having participated in excavations at the sites of Ayios Stephanos (Laconia), Corinth, Tsoungiza (Corinthia), Kommos (Crete), Mitrou (Locris), and Aigeira (Achaïa), he has authored three books, co-edited one, and published over sixty articles and more than fifty reviews since 1967.
Claire Lyons, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA
Claire Lyons earned an A.B. in Classics at Bowdoin College and a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College in 1983. Following her tenure as Curator of the History of Archaeology and Ancient Art at the Getty Research Institute, in 2008 she joined the Antiquities Department at the Getty Villa as Curator, and was appointed Acting Senior Curator in 2011. At the Villa, Claire organized exhibitions on Grecian Taste and Roman Spirit: The Society of Dilettanti (2008), The Chimaera of Arezzo (2009), and The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire (2010). Currently she is preparing an exhibition on Sicily in the Classical and Hellenistic periods. A specialist in the archaeology of pre-Roman Italy, she has excavated at Murlo, Corinth, Metaponto, and Morgantina. Claire is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, and has held fellowships at Brown University, Oxford University, and the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and the Humanities. She is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Cultural Property, Journal of the History of Collections, and the American Journal of Archaeology. In addition to publications on classical art and archaeology, the afterlife of antiquity in the modern era, and cultural heritage issues, Claire Lyons is the author of Morgantina: The Archaic Cemeteries (1996), and co-edited The Archaeology of Colonialism (2002), Antiquity & Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites (2005), and Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome (2013).
Stephen Weiner, Weizmann Institute
Steve Weiner (1948) was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He obtained a BSc degree in chemistry and geology at the University of Cape Town, an MSc in geochemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, USA in 1977 working in the field of mineral formation in biology. In the same year he joined the faculty of the Weizmann Institute. Steve Weiner carries out research in two fields: biomineralization and archaeological science. In 1989 he published a book entitled "On Biomineralization" with the late Prof H.A. Lowenstam, and in 2010 he published another book entitled "Microarchaeology: Beyond the Visible Archaeological Record".
He is the recipient of the 2010 prize of the Israel Chemical Society, the 2011 Aminoff Prize for Crystallography from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and he will receive the 2013 Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology from the Archaeological Institute of America.
Outstanding Public Service Award
David Packard was recognized for his work as president at The Packard Humanities Institute (PHI). The PHI a non-profit foundation dedicated to archaeology, music, film preservation, historic conservation, and early education, and is especially noted for its wide-ranging and generous funding of ancient Mediterranean research, excavation, rescue and preservation (Athenian Agora, Butrint, Herculaneum, Zeugma,) supporting the creation of museum facilities, archaeological park at Butrint, online research tools (databank of documentary papyri, TLG), digital archaeology projects, aerial photographic archive for archaeology in the Middle East, and more. Zeugma 2000, an archaeological rescue project dedicated to documenting the Roman frontier city of Zeugma on the Euphrates River was supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culture, the South-eastern Anatolia Project (GAP) and the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) organized an ambitious international emergency rescue project at Zeugma during the summer of 2000. In 2012, PHI will have been active for 25 years, during which it has worked hard to bring substantial long-term resources to bear on archaeological subjects and sites of major public import.
Elise Friedland, The George Washington University
Elise A. Friedland is Assistant Professor of Classics and of Art History in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at The George Washington University. She holds a BA in Classics from Williams College and an MA and PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Before joining the faculty at GW, she taught at Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) for ten years. A specialist in Roman art and archaeology, Roman sculpture, the Roman Near East, and museum studies, she serves as the sculpture specialist for the Excavations at the Sanctuary of Pan at Caesarea Philippi/Banias in Israel and for the site of Jerash in Jordan. Friedland has also worked as a museum educator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and as a curator at the University of Michigan's Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and for two archaeological site museums in Lamta (ancient Lepti Minus), Tunisia, and at Zippori National Park (ancient Sepphoris), Israel. She has published two books, a co-edited volume, entitled The Sculptural Environment of the Roman Near East: Reflections on Culture, Ideology, and Power (2008, Peeters Press) and a monograph, The Roman Marble Sculptures from the Sanctuary of Pan at Caesarea Philippi/Panias (Israel) (ASOR's Archaeological Report Series 2012). She is currently at work on a second monograph, Seeing the Gods: Sculptures, Sanctuaries, and the Roman Near East, and is co-editor of the in-progress Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture. For the AIA, Friedland has served as President of the Central Florida Society, a member of Lecture Program Committee and the Societies and Membership Committee, a national lecturer, and (currently) President of the Washington, DC Society.
Elise Friedland's recent works include: The Roman Marble Sculptures from the Sanctuary of Pan at Caesarea Philippi/Paneas (Israel), "Marble sculpture in the Roman Near East: remarks on import, production, and impact," in Ateliers and Artisans in Roman Art and Archaeology, and "Quarry Origins, Commission, and Import of the Marble Sculptures from the Roman Theater in Philadelphia/Amman, Jordan," in Interdisciplinary Studies on Ancient Stone: Proceedings of the IX ASMOSIA Conference.
Kathleen Lynch, University of Cincinnati
Kathleen received a B.A. from Boston University and both an M.A. and Ph.D. from the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Cincinnati. She has excavated in Greece, Turkey, Italy, and Albania, but her â€śhomeâ€ť excavation is the Athenian Agora, which is the background for her book. Kathleen's research specialty is Greek pottery, especially Athenian potterymdash;both figured and plainmdash;of the Archaic and Classical periods. She is an Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati where she is also the Director of Graduate Studies for Archaeology. Kathleen has been a national AIA lecturer as well as a guest lecture for AIA tours. She currently serves as Chair of the AIA Fellowships committee and as the Treasurer of the Cincinnati Society.
If you would like to purchase The Symposium in Context before the Annual Meeting, copies of Kathleen Lynch's award-winning book are available through Oxbow.
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Sidney Sussex College, Univeristy of Cambridge
Herculaneum: Past and Future
Born in Oxford, son of a distinguished historian of the early middle ages (John Michael Wallace-Hadrill), he took his first degree in Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and his doctorate, on Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars, at St John's College in the same University. He moved to Cambridge for his first post, as a Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Magdalene College (1976-1983), publishing a book on Suetonius and articles on aspects of Roman imperial ideology. After a spell in Leicester (1983-1987), during which he worked closely with colleagues in sociology and urban history and edited two volumes, he moved to Reading as Professor of Classics (1987-2009). He edited the Journal of Roman Studies, the leading journal of Roman history and culture, from 1991 to 1995. Interest in Roman material culture led to the publication of a study of Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum (1994), which won the Archaeological Institute of America's James R. Wiseman Award. His work in Pompeii led to the development of a joint project with Professor Michael Fulford on a group of houses in Pompeii, and to appointment as Director of the British School at Rome (1995-2009), a post he held simultaneously with the professorship at Reading. Since 2001, he has directed the Herculaneum Conservation Project, a project of the Packard Humanities Institute which aims to protect and study this unique site.
Lifetime achievement in the field of non-fiction popular writing
Brian Fagan was born in England and studied archaeology at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was Keeper of Prehistory at the Livingstone Museum, Zambia, from 1959-1965. During six years in Zambia and one in East Africa, he was deeply involved in fieldwork on multidisciplinary African history and in monuments conservation. He came to the United States in 1966 and was Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 1967 to 2004, when he became Emeritus. Since coming to Santa Barbara, Brian has specialized in communicating archaeology to general audiences through lecturing, writing, and other media. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he is regarded as one of the world's leading archaeological and historical writers and is a much-in-demand popular lecturer about the past all over the world. His many books include three volumes for the National Geographic Society, including the bestselling Adventure of Archaeology.
Brian Fagan's recent publications can be purchased on Amazon and through his website, which also features author interviews and further information on his recent books.
George Bey, Millsaps College
George Bey graduated with a BA in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico and received his Masters and Ph.D. from Tulane University with a specialization in Mesoamerican Archaeology. He did his doctoral research at the Toltec capital of Tula in Hidalgo, Mexico and worked for over 15 years at the Maya site of Ek Balam in Yucatan. Since 2000 he has been one of the co-directors of the Bolonchen Regional Archaeological Project along with Tomas Gallareta (INAH) and William Ringle (Davidson) where he oversees the excavations of the site of Kiuic. Bey helped create Millsaps College's Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve and serves as the President of the international non-profit organization that directs the program. He is Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean of International Education at Millsaps College where he holds the Chisholm Foundation Chair in Arts and Sciences.
Margaret M. Andrews is a Ph.D. candidate in Roman archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania and received her B.A. in Classics from Princeton University in 2005. Her interests lie in the archaeology and topography of the city of Rome and Roman cities elsewhere, and she studies both archaeological and theoretical aspects of Roman urbanism and urban morphology during the first millennium A.D. Her dissertation addresses the physical and social evolution of the ancient Subura in Rome during this long period and examines how the topographical development of the region both shaped and was shaped by shifting social, political, and economic dynamics. She has excavated in Pompeii and Athens, and since since 2007, she has been working on the Villamagna Project, based near Anagni, Italy, where, in addition to excavating and serving as graphics editor for the final publication, she studies the late antique and medieval occupation history of the imperial villa. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Meg was a Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies at the American Academy in Rome.
Allison Emmerson is a PhD candidate at the University of Cincinnati specializing in Roman archaeology. She holds a BA from Denison University and an MA from University of Cincinnati. Her particular interests include funerary archaeology, cultural interaction, Pompeii and ancient Campania, archaeology of the sub-elite, slavery and manumission, and animals in the ancient world. Her dissertation uses interdisciplinary approaches to trace cultural relationships in Roman Campanian through funerary material. She has conducted fieldwork in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, and the US, and is currently the field director and a trench supervisor of the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia in Pompeii, Italy, as well as a member of the East Isthmia Archaeological Project in Isthmia, Greece. Learn more about AIA Awards
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.