The Spring 2020 lecture season begins on February 9, and as usual we have an excellent group of speakers speaking on fascinating archaeological topics. This year’s Spring lecture topics include such varied fare as:
- The day Mt. Vesuvius erupted
- The Theban Harbours and Waterscapes Survey and the ancient history of the Nile River
- Brewing Traditions in Ancient Peru
Saturday, October 5, 1:00 – 4:00pm
International Archaeology Day
Theme: ‘Hands on Archaeology’
If you are not already a member of the AIA, please consider joining. As a member of this organization you join over 200,000 members world-wide and 110 local societies in the U.S., Canada and Europe, to support archaeology internationally, and right here in your Milwaukee local society. Members of the AIA-Milwaukee Society actively participate through their membership dues which help to bring recognized experts from a variety of archaeological specialties here to speak about their discoveries and ideas. In addition, a portion of your national dues is rebated to the Milwaukee Society to help us sponsor local programs to supplement the speakers from the national lecture program. The more members we have, the more we can afford to do. It’s as simple as that. Your membership contributions and participation have a very significant impact on the lecture programming we bring to you, and we could not do this without your support and involvement.
Besides helping to support the AIA and its international programs, members of AIA receive special benefits. These include subscriptions to AIA’s popular, colorful and informative Archaeology Magazine, and to our national and local Newsletters, as well as discounts on admission or merchandise at many museums around the country, including the Milwaukee Public Museum. Members also receive discounts on other AIA publications, on registration for the Annual Meeting, and on AIA Tours. AIA student members are eligible to compete for fieldwork scholarships and research fellowships. This is only a partial list of benefits available to our members.
You may join the Archaeological Institute of America online via their website (be sure to note that you wish to be a member of the Milwaukee Society, society code 532) or if you prefer, you may print the membership form and mail it to the Boston office at 656 Beacon Street, 6th floor, Boston, MA 02215 together with your check made out to the Archaeological Institute of America. All memberships include a subscription to Archaeology Magazine. You may also choose a discounted print or online subscription to the American Journal of Archaeology (scholarly) with your membership. And note that K-12 educators, active duty military, and students with appropriate ID receive a substantial discount off basic membership rates. Two-year memberships are also discounted.
If you would like to subscribe to our e-mail notification list only please send your name and email address and request to join the e-mail list to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive notices of all Milwaukee lectures, but no other membership benefits. I look forward to seeing you at our lectures this year.
Dave Pacifico, President