Max Arthur Cohn and Sarah Waldstein Cohn Memorial Lecture
Max and Sarah Cohn were loyal members of the New York Society of the AIA and readers of Archaeology magazine. They traveled often to Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Mesoamerica to satisfy their insatiable curiosity about the ancient past. Max Arthur Cohn was an artist and always brought home many drawings and watercolors of the sites they visited, many of which he worked up into larger oil paintings. It was through Max and Sarah’s interest that their daughter Jane developed her own archaeology “bug.” She pursued this passion through graduate school in Classical Archaeology and through a career of university teaching and service to the AIA. She has been a member of the Governing Board, served on many committees, and was President of the AIA from 2003 through 2006.
The Max Arthur Cohn and Sarah Waldstein Cohn Memorial Lecturer will speak at one local Society annually. As a reflection of the Cohns’ broad interests, the topic is open to any field in archaeology.
The lecturer will be chosen annually by the Lecture Program Committee.
The 2014 BP Award goes to the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program for its grassroots efforts to train local communities in the preservation of archaeological sites.
The Chicago Hyatt Regency Hotel has graciously extended the discounted AM room rate until December 17, 2013!
Help support the Site Preservation Program while ringing in the New Year with the 2014 AIA Calendar.