In San Antonio, AAR Alums Make the Scene at 2011 APA & AIA Annual Meetings

“You know, it’s heavily restored”, practically whispered the FAAR in ancient studies as a large, animated group of classicist and archaeologist Fellows and alums of the American Academy passed the iconic façade of the Alamo.

The occasion? Returning from a rocking AAR Society of Fellows reception at the 112th Joint Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association. That took place in San Antonio Texas from Thursday the 6th through Sunday the 9th of January 2011.

At the 7 January SOF reception, some serious digging in the crates

The highlights? The annual meetings of the Advisory Council to the School of Classical Studies as well as the Classical Society of the AAR, where beloved Librarian Emerita Christina Huemer (1947-2010) was honored with a minute of silence, and the announcement of a campaign to endow a traveling lectureship in her memory.

The SOF reception at SoHo in the historic (ca. 1892) San Antonio Loan Trust Building, which featured a thumping DJ set and an exhibition of paintings by artists that included Franco Mondini-Ruiz (FAAR’05) and other artists. Well over 125 attended.

And the moment on the Saturday evening when the four-year presidency of the Archaeological Institute of America passed from AAR Trustee C. Brian Rose (FAAR’92) to Elizabeth Bartman (FAAR’83, RAAR’09).

Meanwhile Harvard Classics professor and 2010 Jerome Lecturer Kathleen Coleman assumed presidency of the American Philological Association for the coming year.

At the 7 January SOF reception, Lisa Marie Mignone (FAAR’07), David Eric Petrain (FAAR’06), Darius Arya (FAAR’00)

Joanne Spurza (FAAR’88), who organized the 7 January reception for the SOF, and Douglas Boin (Georgetown)

Suzanne Liebolt (Office of the President/AAR Corporate Secretary, New York office)

Archaeological Institute of America presidents, (immediate) past and present: AAR Trustee C. Brian Rose (FAAR’92) and Elizabeth Bartman (FAAR’83, RAAR’09)

The 2012 Joint Annual Meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association take place from 5-8 January 5-8 in Philadelphia, PA. Future locations are Seattle (2013), Chicago (2014), New Orleans (2015), and San Diego (2016).

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: