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Archaeological Institute of America

Lynchburg, Virginia Chapter


The Classics department is the academic home of the Lynchburg chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).

The AIA's national lecture program brings working archaeologists of different interests to our campus to share their research and sends our faculty off to do likewise. The David F. Anthony Sr. Memorial Lecture is given annually by an archaeologist living in Virginia.

The membership of the local chapter includes professional archaeologists, faculty, teachers, and students. The lectures are a great opportunity to meet lovers of archaeology in the Lynchburg community.


President: Susan Stevens

Vice President-Secretary: Delane Karalow

Treasurer: Alex Newmark


Lectures Fall 2013

"The Wardrobe Malfunction That Shook The World: Nudity, the Olympics, and Greek Self-Fashioning"
Andrew Stewart, Professor of Art History and Classics at University of California, Berkeley
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
7:30 p.m., Leggett 537

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"Telling Time in the Eternal City"

Garrett G. Fagan, Professor of Ancient History at Penn State University
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7:30 p.m., Leggett 537

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Lectures Fall 2012

"Myths and Social Life in Etruscan Tombs: The Hellenistic Urns from Chiusi"
Francesco de Angelis, Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University
Thursday, October 4, 2012
7:30 p.m., Leggett 537

"Bar codes (but no scanner!): Potmarks and what they tell us about Late Bronze Age business"
Nicolle Hirschfeld, Department of Classical Studies at Trinity University
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
7:30 p.m., Leggett 537
pot marks

"Villas in Spain and Portugal at the end of the Roman Empire"
Katherine Dunbabin, Department of Classics at McMaster University
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
7:30 p.m., Leggett 537
boar hunt

"The Economy of Old Kingdom Egypt: Pottery vs. the State."
Leslie Ann Warden, Roanoke College
David F. Anthony Lecture
Tuesday February 19, 2013
7:30 p.m., Leggett 537

Lectures Spring 2012

“The Patron is the Program: Understanding Roman Domestic Decor as Autobiography”
Francesca Tronchin, Professor of Art, Rhodes College
Wednesday February 1, 2012
7:30 p.m., Leggett 537.

Casa Cervi

“Conserving the Mosaic of the Transfiguration at St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai”
Roberto Nardi, Director of the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica
Wednesday March 28, 2012
7:30 p.m., Leggett 537

Santa Caterina

Santa Caterina

David F. Anthony Senior Memorial Lecture
"Nothing Common or Second Rate": Thomas Jefferson's Aesthetic Philosophy for Poplar Forest

Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology at Poplar Forest
Wednesday April 11, 2012
7:30 p.m., Leggett 537

Lectures Fall 2011

"The Temple of Athena at Sounion"
Barbara A. Barletta, Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Florida
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
7:30 p.m., 537 Leggett Hall

Temple of Athena

"Writing and the City in Early China"
Haicheng Wang, 王海城, Department of Art History, University of Washington
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
7:30 p.m., 537 Leggett

Temple of Athena

Lectures 2010-2011

Lanny Bell, Brown University
Wednesday September 29, 2010, Leggett 537 7:30 p.m.
“The Reunion of Body and Soul: Sacred Sexuality and Resurrection in the Egyptian Netherworld”


Roberto Nardi, Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (Roma)
Wednesday October 27, 2010, Leggett 537, 7:30 p.m.
“Conservation in Archeology: Case Studies in the Mediterranean Region”


Kelley Deetz, Ainsworth Visiting Scholar of American Culture at Randolph College
Wednesday February 16, 2011, Leggett 537 7:30 p.m.
“Diggin' Aunt Jemima: Battling Myth Through Archaeology”


Jacques Perreault, University of Montreal
Wednesday March 16, 2011, Leggett 537 7:30 p.m.
“Argilos, a Greek Colony in Thracian Territory”


Annalisa Marzano, Department of History, Reading University
March 30, 2011, LG 537 7:30 p.m.
Lecture Title: TBA

Lectures 2009-2010

Giecz  SkeletonWednesday, February 24, 2010
"Bioarchaeology: What the Dead Can Tell the Living."
Tracy K. Betsinger, Suny Oneonta

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
"Archaeological Foreries: Why Fakes Matter."
Kenneth Lapatin, Associate Curator of the J. Paul Getty Museum

Helen & Dioscur