CLAS seeks to promote the interdisciplinary study of the culture of the Roman Empire, its neighbors and successors, from the second to the eighth century C.E. The Center was formally established in 2000, as a successor to the Late Ancient Studies Forum. The Forum, created in 1986, has gained international recognition through its sponsorship of a distinguished annual lecture series. Taking up the heritage of the Forum, the Center for Late Ancient Studies acts as an intellectual focus for the graduate students and faculty from different departments with shared historical commitment. In addition to the annual lecture series, the Center is active in creating and maintaining reading and discussion groups as well as in arranging conferences. Closely collaborating with colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Center also aims at establishing substantive inter-institutional links with neighboring universities.
The Consortium for Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology encourages collaboration that enhances archaeology curricula and concentrations in the respective departments. The Consortium fosters an interdisciplinary dialogue on methods, theory, and practice in classical archaeology and material culture, provides students access to seminars, excavations, and other research opportunities, academic advising, and develops avenues for curricular and extra-curricular interaction.
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Committee on Interpetation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites (ICIP)
The ICOMOS is a non-governmental international organization dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites. The U.S. National Committee of ICOMOS (US/ICOMOS) is part of this worldwide network of people, institutions, government agencies, and private corporations who support the preservation of our global cultural heritage.
NC Chapter - Archaeological Institute of America
Welcome to the virtual home of the North Carolina Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, based in the Triangle region of the state. The North Carolina Society is one of the AIA's local societies, which serves both professional and avocational members by sponsoring public lectures and other events that provide an opportunity to hear and see the latest thinking and discoveries in the field. Our local society was chartered in 1948, and is the oldest and largest in the state. The Society's lecture program is free and open to the public.