On January 5th, CYA hosted its yearly reception in conjunction with the joint meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS).
This year, the event was held at the Copley Square Marriott in Boston. Alexis Phylactopoulos (CYA President), Theoni Scourta (Vice President of Academics), and Robert Pitt (CYA Professor) were present from Greece; all three attended the AIA/SCS meeting, where Professor Pitt presented his paper on “New Inscribed Clamps and Dowels from the Athenian Propylaia.”
The event was also attended by CYA’s Cambridge-based team: Cornelia Herzfeld (Special Consultant to the President), Lauren Chow (Admin Support Coordinator), Maria Marakas (Bursar, Office Manager), Katie Sievers (Associate Director, Campus Relations), and Grace Twardy (Student & Campus Relations Coordinator).
The CYA team enjoyed meeting and reconnecting with alumni, friends, and colleagues from the Boston area and Archaeology and Classical Studies fields. Despite the freezing Boston temperatures and fresh snow, it was a warm and lively evening; attendees ate and drank, shared research plans or favorite memories from Greece, and made new connections within the extended CYA family.