Events & Streaming

In partnership with Willamette University, the Salem Society of the Archaeology Institute of America (chartered on December 29, 1995) hosts six to eight annual guest lectures by archaeologists and specialists from around the world on the Willamette campus. Some lectures present completed work, some ongoing projects, and others offer new perspectives on previously excavated material.

The talks provide a forum for faculty, students, staff, and members of the wider Salem community interested in archaeology to learn of cutting-edge research and engage with scholars and each other. Our lectures are usually attended by 70-80 people from all walks of life.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2022 – Spring 2023


Fall 2022

In the Shadows of Volcanoes, CASA/AIA fall lecture series with Nicolas A. Famoso

Presentation on October 20, 2022, by Nicholas A. Famoso, PhD, Paleontology Program Manager and Museum Curator, National Park Service, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. “In the Shadow of Volcanoes,” a presentation on volcano ecology of groups of mammals around both modern and fossil volcanic events.

Spring 2023

In the Buff: Nude Female Figurines in Iron Age Greece

4th Annual E. John and Cleo A. Rumpakis Lecture on Thursday, March 2, 2023 by Megan Daniels
Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Material Culture in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Willamette University

Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology

Gatke Hall
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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