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On October 29, the AIA Akron-Kent Society and Muslim Students Association co-sponsored a very successful roundtable discussion on archaeology, ISIS, and the destruction of world heritage. Four presenters offered perspectives from different perspectives. Lawyer Larry Tucker (above, right) explained the … Continue reading
The AIA is now offering membership discounts through the end of the year – $10 off on annual dues, which includes six copies of Archaeology magazine. So, a regular membership is now $60. Students, K-12 educators, and active duty military personnel … Continue reading
NPR’s Vivian Goodman at WKSU-FM has just released a short audio piece covering our Sumerian Beer Feast on her “Quick Bites” program. It will play several times today. You can also hear the audio on Facebook at: http://www.wksu.org/news/story/44681. Thanks for … Continue reading
“I will summon brewers and cupbearers To serve us floods of beer and keep it passing round! What pleasure! What delight! Blissfully to take it in, To sing jubilantly of this noble liquor, Our hearts enchanted and our souls radiant!” … Continue reading
One of the benefits of being a member of the Akron-Kent Society of the AIA was a free tour and tasting at the Thirsty Dog Brewery on Grant Street in Akron which we enjoyed yesterday evening (Oct. 6). Our guide, … Continue reading
On Friday, October 2, the AIA hosted the first of our fall lecture series at the Folk Hall Auditorium on the University of Akron campus. A group of 70 AIA members, students, faculty, and community members gathered for a energetic … Continue reading
Our week-long fundraiser has caught the attention of Rick Armon from the Akron-Beacon Journal. Rick gave the fundraiser a nice plug in The Beer Blog. Here is the link to the coverage of the AIA events. If you like beer, … Continue reading
We are pleased to announce the first speaker of our 2015-2016 lecture series, Dr. Christine Hastorf of the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Hastorf will lecture on “The Archaeology of Beer”. Beer brewing and drinking are old traditions. Some archaeologists think … Continue reading
Welcome to the Archaeological Institute of America’s Akron-Kent Society. This is our new website. Check back here for developments related to our lecture series and other events for the 2015-2016 academic year.