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Nashville AIA

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The Archaeological Institute of America is an international organization of professional archaeologists and interested lay members devoted to the advancement of archaeological work and sites worldwide. The AIA is an advocacy group for the preservation of antiquities and sponsors lectures and tours to promote interest in and enjoyment of archaeology. In addition to local lectures and international tours, the AIA publishes both Archaeology, a bimonthly magazine on archaeological work around the world and the American Journal of Archaeology, a scholarly research journal. Nashville is the location of one of more than 100 local societies which are found in North America, Greece, and the Iberian peninsula.

If you are interested in joining the Nashville AIA, please visit By becoming a member of the national AIA, you automatically become a member of the local society and enjoy free admission to the lectures. The Nashville society of the AIA in partnership with the Nashville Parthenon sponsors several lectures during the academic year. The lectures are free and open to the public, but please call 862-8431 to reserve a seat. A reception follows each lecture. This season's schedule of lectures is as follows.

For the 2018/2019 schedule of lectures, please click here