The Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology Interest Group consists of AIA members with an interest in the archaeology of Medieval and Post-Medieval Greece, and in promoting its understanding to members of the AIA through its various programs and publications.

Ideas about how to attract new members

1 reply, 2 voices Last updated by Stefan Moffat 3 years, 1 month ago
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      Rebecca Seifried

      Hi everyone! Starting a thread to continue the discussion about how to increase the group’s membership (and participation of current members).

      One idea I have comes from Twitter commentary about medieval history more generally – and specifically the way it is coopted in contemporary politics. This is a topic that our fellow Classicists are dealing with (especially over on the SCS side of things) and it is attracting a vibrant younger community.

      We’re set on panels for the 2021 meeting, but perhaps we could start thinking ahead to a more general panel that connects medieval/post-medieval archaeology with issues of contemporary importance? This is something the AIA as a whole isn’t doing super well, and it’s a niche our group could fill!

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      Stefan Moffat

      Hi Rebecca,

      I’d like to reply, but I’m scared that my comments will give away my age, and I’ll be deemed irrelevant.

      I don’t use social media, but I read the Economist, so I’m aware (somewhat) of current social issues. If the way that a government addresses social justice in its jurisdiction is an important topic currently with younger generations, showing how similar phenomena occurred in the medieval past is maybe a first step to creating a link between medieval archaeology and current social events. Material evidence of medieval riots/revolts in the Byzantine world?


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