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Classical Archaeology & Art: Organizations

U.S. Organizations

American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. The Academy's scholarly division offers fellowships in all phases of Italy's history and culture, from the ancient world to modern times. 


American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The oldest and largest U.S. overseas research center, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens provides graduate students and scholars from affiliated North American colleges and universities a base for the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, from antiquity to the present day.


American Schools of Oriental Research

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to initiate, encourage, and support research into, and public understanding of, the history and cultures of the Near East and wider Mediterranean world, from the earliest times. There are three research centers affiliated with ASOR — the American Center for Oriental Research in Amman, the Albright Institute in Jerusalem, CAARI in Nicosia — and also the Baghdad Committee.


Archaeological Institute of America

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology. The Institute is a nonprofit group founded in 1879 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1906.


Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and preserving the practice, understanding, and appreciation of Classical design. It offers a broad range of educational programs, lectures, travel programs, and the publishing of original and reprinted books, along with an annual journal entitled The Classicist


International Organizations

Archaeological Society at Athens

An independent learned society, the Archaeological Society assists the Greek state in its work of protecting, improving and studying Greek antiquities. 


German Archaeological Institute

The mission of the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, or DAI) is to conduct and facilitate research worldwide in the archaeological sciences and classical studies. With its head office in Berlin, the DAI consists of three commissions, seven departments, four branches and numerous research facilities in Germany and abroad, making it the biggest research institution of its kind in Germany and one of the biggest in the world. 


International Association of Classical Archaeology

The International Association for Classical Archaeology (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica, or AIAC) engages institutes and scholars from many countries in an international collaboration in the field of Classical Archaeology.  The Association runs the Fasti Online, a database of archaeological excavations, organizes periodic seminars in Rome for doctoral students, coordinates the International Congress of Classical Archaeology, and arranges study trips.