Trowel Tales: The AIA Blog

December 30, 2013
The AIA and APA Joint Annual Meeting is excited to offer a special opportunity to attendees to meet with a senior programs officer at NEH to discuss your funding needs. You’ve got a great project—now all you need is the money to support it. Where do you get it? Why do certain projects get funded and others don’t? What should the key elements of your application be? Find the answers to these questions and more by making an appointment to meet with a representative from  the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  Maneuvering through the grant process can be challenging, but by understanding what the funder is looking for, you can help take some of the guess work out of the process and increase your chances... Read More
by Kevin Mullen
September 16, 2013
Over the September 14th weekend the Program for the Annual Meeting Committee (PAMC) met in Boston. They reviewed all of the August submissions and assembled the academic program for the 2014 Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago, Illinois from January 2-5. We received more submissions for inclusion in the meeting program than any other year and the deliberations for each paper were intense. This year’s program will feature over 65 sessions including our new undergraduate paper and poster sessions as well as the second annual Lightning Session. The full session list with paper titles will be posted on the AIA website in early October. Thanks to the PAMC for all its hard work in crafting another exceptional program! Vist the Annual... Read More
by AIA Tours
June 27, 2013
Follow along with the AIA Tours group hiking Scotland's northern isles, in the company of archaeologist Mary MacLeod Rivett, with this blog entry by the Tour Manager. Join us when we repeat this program in June 2014! Contact AIA Tours for details at or (800) 748-6262.   Day 7: Saturday, June 22 We left early for our day on Unst, the most northerly inhabited island of Shetland. We took the ferry to the isle of Yell, then drove north across the island for the ferry to Unst. Unst was an important hub for the Vikings, and Viking longhouses are all over the island. We visited the remains of the longhouses at Underhoull, which have been excavated in the last decade. The walk also included Underhoull broch... Read More
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