AIA Annual Meeting Overview

I perused the Program for the AIA’s 109th Annual Meeting yesterday and have a little bevy of observations (as one might expect). 

The first is a blatant Advertisement For Myself (and a tribute to Norman Mailer’s memory):

1) In the Sunday Poster Session, PKAP will present a poster that focuses on the evolution of a project with a strong commitment to both teaching and research by bringing in voices of students who have participated on the project, namely Greg Fisher, Brandon Olson (now at Penn State), Brice Pierce, David Terry, and Jessica Freas:

Pyla-Koutsopetria: The Evolution of a Survey Project
R. Scott Moore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, William Caraher, University of North Dakota, David Pettegrew, Messiah College, Greg Fisher, Oxford University, Brandon Olson, University of North Dakota, Brice Pierce, University of New Hampshire, David Terry, University of North Dakota, and Jessica Freas, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2) The Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology in Greece Interest Group of the AIA  will have its colloquium in Sunday: The Archaeology of Xenitia: Greek Immigration and Material Culture.

3) There is a panel called: The Post Roman World.  It includes a paper by Guy Sanders and Michael Boyd entitled: “Moving Homes: A Resistivity Survey of the Late Antique City Wall East of the Forum at Corinth”.

4) We would be remiss not to mention the Corinth Panel highlighting the ongoing work of graduate students at the Corinth Excavations: Corinthian Horizons: Space, Society and the Sacred in Ancient Corinth.  The panel is chaired by Amelia Brown, who presented a paper on Late Antique Corinth in our (soon to be published) AIA Colloquium last year.  This years Corinth panel reflects, in part, the ever expanding group of folks working on Late Antiquity in Corinth (a topic for a later, longer post…).  In light of this in is interesting that the title of the panel (invoking again Mailer’s spirit) resonates gently (and I am sure intentionally) with a certain work on Late Antique Greece (tongue in cheek).  Jeremy J. Ott’s paper on Late Roman burials in the forum should be particularly valuable contribution to our understanding the the Late Antique City.  Moreover, I’ve heard that Joe Rife will be the respondent at this panel, and his nearby Kenchreai Cemetery Project (now, perhaps, Kenchreai Excavations), has a serious interest in Late Antique levels.  

5) Finally, one of the key members of the PKAP team, Sarah Lepinski, will participate in this supercool workshop (I assume Sarah’s contribution will center on her work at Corinth):

Session: 3H: Order and Conflict: The Agency Role of Empires in the Levant and Mediterranean
Type: Workshop

Timeslot: Saturday, January 5, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Organizer(s): Gloria A. London, AIA Seattle Society and Øystein LaBianca, Andrews University

Panelists: Gloria London, AIA Seattle Society, Øystein LaBianca, Andrews University, Randall Younker, Andrews University, Derek Counts, University of Wisconsin, Andrew Smith, Dowling College, Denise Demetriou, Michigan State University, Andrew Goldman, Gonzaga University, Sarah Lepinski, Bryn Mawr College, Bethany Walker, Grand Valley State University.

  1. November 13, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    Hey dude, will you be there? I didn’t get to talk to you much last time.

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