Welcome to the Association of Ancient Historians

 

The Call for Papers for the 2018 AAH Meeting is now available. The meeting will be held at the College of William and Mary April 19-21.

 

Applications for Subvention Grants

for graduate students and junior faculty to help defray expenses of attending the meeting are now open.

The AAH is the premier organization of Ancient History professionals in the United States and Canada.  Membership is open to all persons with an interest in ancient history.The Association of Ancient Historians was founded with two essential objectives.  The first of these is to foster a regular forum for scholarly interaction among historians of the Ancient Mediterranean--especially among those who study the Greeks and Romans--and secondly, to do so in a manner that emphasizes collegiality and social interaction. 

 

Over its lifetime, and that of its informal forerunner, the AAH has organized annual meetings at more than two dozen different universities in the United States and Canada, and its membership has grown to nearly 800, including most of the ancient historians in these two countries. The AAH is the largest organization in North America that is devoted exclusively to promoting teaching and scholarship in ancient history.

 

Howarth Book Sale

Randy Howarth is selling his professional library as well as his collection of history-themes ties. Part of the proceeds will be benefit the AAH. More information

In addition to communicating matters of common interest, the AAH works with individual universities to organize annual meetings that provide an opportunity to present and discuss research in the field. The AAH informs its members through a regular newsletter and also sponsors the publication of a series of monographs (Publications of the Association of Ancient Historians). Members receive a free copy of each title as it is published. Apart from the monograph series, AAH has published two volumes of collected essays. and also maintains an online Directory of Ancient Historians in the United States and Canada.

 

The Association's Annual Meeting is held each Spring, usually in early May. These meetings are hosted by individual members with the support of their home institutions and shift venue every year.  Nearly all panels and papers are presented in plenary session.  Participants tend to take meals together to engage in informal conversations and there is a reception and a banquet to encourage collegiality among members, many of whom are the only ancient history specialists at their institutions. 

 

Positions Available

 

Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professors. One or Two Positions for 2018-2019.A senior scholar with a significant record of publication and teaching in a North American institution who is a faculty or staff member at a Cooperating Institution. Position requirements: A research project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches the academic program of the School, a seminar during the winter term (late November to late March), and contributions to the academic program in other significant ways, such as mentoring or advising students at the School and participating in School trips and excursions. Deadline: October 31.

 

The Department of History at UC San Diego is pleased to announce a search for the Endowed Chair in Studies in Ancient Jewish Civilizations and concurrent tenured appointment at the full or associate professor level in the Department of History. Scholars whose research focuses on the Second Temple period, the Rabbinic period, and Jewish interactions with the Hellenic world are particularly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

 


 

Grants and Fellowships

 

American School of Classical Studies at Athens. NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities.The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research in the history and civilization of the Greek world. They offer a variety of fellowships and other study opportunities. Deadline: October 1, 2017.

 

Institute for Advanced Study. School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019. The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Ancient History is one of the School’s principal interests, but the program is open to all fields of historical research. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Deadline: November 1 2017

 

Solmsen Fellowship. The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers five Solmsen Fellowships each year to scholars outside UW-Madison working in the humanities on European history and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700. Projects on the relationship of pre-1700 Europe to other parts of the world are especially welcome. Deadline: November 2, 2017.

 

Kingdon Fellowship. The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.offers two Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships to be awarded to scholars from outside the UW-Madison working on the historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions and their role in society. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities. Projects that incorporate consideration of religion's interaction with society are especially welcome. Deadline: November 2, 2017.

 

University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) invites applicants to our LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This major initiative is aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early career scholars, and supporting outstanding scholars committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive intellectual community. The two-year fellowship program provides early career scholars with dedicated research time, mentorship, teaching experience, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA. Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017

 

The Scott R. Jacobs Fund invites proposals for studies on Alexander the Great in North America. Subjects of the proposals must concentrate on Alexander, his context (Macedonia or the Fourth Century B.C.E) or his legacy in the Ancient World. Grants will be made to support research, research travel, as well as travel for the presentation of papers. Annual deadlines: April 1 and November 1.

Calls for Papers

 

61st Annual Missouri Valley History Conference: RESISTANCE & ACTIVISM THROUGHOUT HISTORY. The University of Nebraska at Omaha, March 1-3, 2018. Throughout history, conflict and change remain essential parts of our larger human experience. Change is steeped in long traditions of resistance and activism. Resistance and protest is not limited to a particular time or place, and has emerged in different ways over several centuries. While some activists took to the streets with politically charged slogans, others operated underground and advocated for the strategic application of civil disobedience, non-violent resistance, religious organizations, and political campaigning. Proposals for individual papers or for panels due Monday, December 4, 2017.

 


 

Conferences and Lectures

 

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, presents a series of public lectures on a variety of topics. Please consult the ISAW website for upcoming topics and dates.

 


 

Study Opportunities

 

The Department of Classical Studies of Loyola University Chicago now offers a Post-Baccalaureate program in Latin and Greek so that students who have completed bachelor’s degrees may build the proficiency in the languages.

 


 

Publication Opportunities

 

The Ancient History Bulletin is currently accepting submissions. AHB is a peer-reviewed digital journal that promotes scholarly discussion in Ancient History and ancillary fields (such as epigraphy, papyrology, and numismatics). For over 30 years AHB has combined high standards with a timely review and editorial process, publishing articles and notes on the history of the ancient world from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. Although contributors are encouraged to submit articles in English, submissions in French, German, Italian, and Spanish are welcome. 

 

The Journal of Ancient History is accepting submissions. The Journal of Ancient History aims to provide a forum for scholarship covering all aspects of ancient history and culture from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity. We are committed to a speedy process from submission to publication while maintaining high standards of peer-review.

 

The Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History is an international, double blind peer reviewed journal that seeks to encourage and stimulate the study of the history of the ancient Near East, which is broadly defined to include areas from Iran to the western Anatolian coast and the Black Sea to Southern Arabia from its prehistoric foundations to the Late Antique period.

 

The journal Res Militares is actively seeking volunteers to review books on a wide array of topics, not all of which are necessarily military. Interested reviewers should write to Lee L. Brice (ll-brice@wiu.edu). The list of available books can be found at our webpage.

 

Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean World, A Brill Companion to Classical Studies Series. The aim of the series is to publish high-quality, useful volumes each focused on a specific topic related to warfare in the ancient Mediterranean world. Volumes may be topical or focused on an event. Where appropriate, volume coverage should include the eastern Mediterranean, including Assyria, Persia, Anatolia the Levant, and Egypt as well as Greece and Rome. The intended audience includes scholarly specialist and non specialists. We are seeking proposals for full volumes of 12-15 chapters focused around a variety of topics covering a wide range of issues and methodologies. For more information on proposal specifics contact the series editor, Lee L. Brice, at ll-brice@wiu.edu.


To submit an item for any of these categories, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer, Denise Demetriou

 


 

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