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Monday, December 28, 2020

Fwd: AIA-Stanford Society - Sunday public lecture! (Salima Ikram lecture; digital archaeology panel)

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AIA Annual Conference

January 5-10


Have you ever wondered what it is like to go to the AIA conference, but weren't able to attend?  Now is your year!

Over a 5 day period, you will get to choose between different sessions on a wide range of archaeological topics. There really is something for everyone!


Registration is open, so join us for an exciting view into the current findings out in the world...


Click here to review the program....


Click here for Registration.... 


Dear Glenn,

We hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing holiday.

This Sunday marks the beginning of the AIA Annual Conference.  

We hope you will be able to join us as we delve into the past...and bring some friends!
Society Sunday Public Lecture Registration

On January 3rd, the AIA will kick off its 122nd Annual Meeting with Society Sunday. Society Sunday is a special first-of-its-kind that brings together AIA members and the general public for a day of archaeological programming which includes two fantastic public events:
  •  an opening lecture and Q&A session with renowned Egyptologist Salima Ikram (11am PST) and
  • a panel discussion on Digital Archaeology for a Virtual World (1pm PST).
Discoveries in the Desert: The North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey
Kharga Oasis, the largest oasis in the western desert has been relatively unexplored until recently. Recent work has revealed a series of large Roman forts, petroglyphs, and Pharaonic inscriptions that reveal the long and rich history of exploitation of this oasis. An overview of new discoveries made by the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey will be presented.

Lecture: January 3, 2021
Time: 11:00am PST
Where: Zoom

Panel Discussion:
AIA Societies Committee member Carolyn Laferrière moderates a panel discussion about digital archaeology. Hear from team members from Peopling the Past, Digital Hammurabi, and Everyday Orientalism.

Digital Hammurabi is a public outreach/digital humanities project that aims to provide reliable, accurate information about the Ancient Near East and surrounding areas in an entertaining and engaging fashion. Resources about the Ancient Near East are few and far between, and often filled with misinformation. Digital Hammurabi tries to fill that need through interviews with researchers, and educational videos, as well as self-published books aimed at a non-specialist audience.
Panelists: Megan Lewis and Joshua Bowen.
Peopling the Past is a Digital Humanities initiative that hosts free, open-access resources for teaching and learning about real people in the ancient world and the people who study them.
Panelist: Christine Johnston. Peopling the Past Team: Carolyn M. Laferriere, Chelsea A.M. Gardner, Christine Johnston, Megan Daniels, Melissa Funke and Sabrina C. Higgins.
Everyday Orientalism is a platform for discussing and challenging the ways in which western history and power have shaped people's views of the Middle East and other non-western cultures.
Panelists: Katherine Blouin and Rachel Mairns. Everyday Orientalism team: Katherine Blouin, Usama Ali Gad, and Rachel Mairns

Lecture: January 3, 2021
Time: 1:00pm PST
Where: Zoom

Our First Book Selection

Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt
by Nina Burleigh
Discussion: January 15, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Zoom

Click here to download a .pdf with important links and purchase information.

Only those registered will receive future emails about this selection.

If you have questions, concerns, problems, ideas...or just want to chat, feel free to reach out:

The next book selection will be the 2021 Holton winner, announced at this year's conference.

Future Lectures & Dates

January 5-10: AIA Annual Conference - Virtual

January 22: "The Villa dei Papyri: The Patrician, the King, the Engineer and the Oil Tycoon," Michael Boyd

February:  TBD

March 19: "The Roman Forum: A History," Laura Linkletter Rich

April 16: Aaron Burke, UCLA, topic TBA

May TBD: Eric & Diane Cline 
Annual Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Memorial Lecture

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