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.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, in-person lectures are currently suspended. Below, you can find links to video recordings of the Zoom lectures that have replaced them this year.
Fall 2021 – Spring 2022
Thursday, October 7, 2021
The Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest and the Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology co-sponsored “Women, Weapons, and Warfare. Weapons and Burial Goods from Old Kingdom Egypt to Early Bronze Age Anatolia” presented by Dr. Stephanie Selover, Assistant Professor, University of Washington.