The Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) (formerly known as the American Philological Association) will take place on January 8-11, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This is a meeting not to be missed — the AIA Academic Program alone is offering an additional 19 sessions this year. A Sunday mid-day session block has been added to accommodate the expanded programs. Sessions exploring artifacts, art, social systems, fashion, cooking vessels, trade networks, shipwrecks, architecture, inscriptions, and archaeological research methods of the classical and New World will be offered.

This year, the Annual Meeting will debut a conference app that allows attendees to easily create custom schedules from both the AIA and SCS programs. AIA Program highlights include “Great Discoveries in Archaeology: New Insights on Human Evolution from Dmanisi, Georgia,” a colloquium focusing on how evidence from the Lower Paleolithic site has changed our understanding of how human ancestors migrated out of the African continent. In another presentation titled “Medieval Ceramics and Three-Dimensional Models: A Case Study from the Nemea Stadium, Greece,” the authors present the ways archaeologists use 3D imaging to strengthen the interactions between scholarly research, heritage and preservation, and community involvement. Additionally, our Bronze Age sessions feature papers exploring major palaces and towns, including Knossos, Mochlos, Gournia, and Pylos.

In addition to the 100+ sessions offered, attendees can interact with presenters in a one-on-one forum at the poster session or roundtables. The Call for Papers is closed for the 2015 AM; however, submissions for roundtable discussions and for the Lightning Session are welcomed until mid-November. Click here for submission details.

The complete AIA Academic Program