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October 6, 2011
Boston University has graciously hosted the National Headquarters of the Archaeological Institute of America for more than 20 years. In acknowledgment of this long-standing relationship, and the two organizations’ shared interest in archaeology, the Archaeological Institute of America and the Department of Archaeology at Boston University presented "The Archaeological Institute of America in the Field: A Symposium in Celebration of Archaeology Day at Boston University" on Saturday, October 1. Held at Boston University, the event was expertly moderated by Andrea Berlin, James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology; Professor of Archaeology; Director of Graduate Studies, at Boston University. Dr. Berlin’s areas of... Read More
April 28, 2011
The 2011 Gala: An Irish-themed Affair received press coverage from several of the most prestigious media outlets in the world: Wall Street Journal: "Dirt on an Archaeology Gala" New York Times:  "At This Fete, The Room Was Packed With Power"   The Eagle: Bryan-College Station, Bryan, Texas  "Former A&M Prof, Nautical Archaeology Expert Honored" Washington Post:  "Armstrong Thinks Outside the Boxty"... Read More
April 27, 2011
From the moment guests began arriving at the Archaeological Institute of America’s Spring Gala, the warmth of Ireland’s hospitality seemingly reached across the ocean and entered Capitale, the venue of this year’s spectacular event. The Gala spotlighted the depth of Ireland’s archaeological history and the 21st century vibrancy of the island’s culture. Gala program highlights included a performance by the Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Troupe, welcoming remarks by the renowned actor Gabriel Byrne, presentation of the Bandelier Award for Public Service to Archaeology to nautical archaeologist George F. Bass by AIA President Elizabeth Bartman, as well as a special presentation by Patrick Wallace, Director... Read More
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