Society Member Leads New AIA Interest Group

Members of the South Carolina Chapter took the lead in early 2012 to develop the newest interest group for the Archaeological Institute of America.  The Geospatial Interest Group was approved by the AIA Governing Board in January and boasts members from Hawaii to Athens, Greece.  James Newhard, local society Vice President, chairs the group.

The Geospatial Interest Group fosters communication and collaboration in the area of geospatial applications in archaeology, which includes such areas as 3D visualizations, geographic information systems, virtual and augmented reality, and satellite imagery processing.   They communicate via an internal listserv and externally via a blog.

Membership is open to any active member of the AIA, regardles of local society affiliation.  Contact Jim Newhard for information.

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2011-12 Officers

The officers for the 2011-12 year are:
President: Alvaro Ibarra
Vice President: James Newhard
Treasurer: Alan Jackson
Events Coordinator: Tessa Garton

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Local Society Meeting Scheduled for Monday, September 5.

 6:00, Simons Rm 309, College of Charleston

The agenda for this meeting is:

1. election of officers for the 2011-12 year

2. options/strategies for additional lectures activities

3. National Archaeology Day – October 22. Potential activities/events

4. Good of the society

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Lectures for 2011-12

Our current lectures for the upcoming 2011-2012 season are the following:

Thursday, September 22, 2011 – 7:00pm

Rachel Scott, Arizona State University.  Leprosy and Leper Hospitals in Late Medieval Ireland

New Sciences Building 129, College of Charleston


Thursday, January 26, 2012 – 7:00pm

Steven Ellis, University of Cincinnati. The Roman Cult of the Right: Superstition in the (Re-) Shaping of Shop-fronts and Street Activity in the Roman World

Simons Center for the Arts 309, College of Charleston


Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 7:00pm

Mike Parker Pearson, University of Sheffield.  Stonehenge: New Discoveries

Simons Center for the Arts 309, College of Charleston

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