Welcome to the Association of Ancient Historians

 

Registration 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. 

 

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.

 

In addition to communicating matters of common interest, the AAH works with individual

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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

 

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.

 

Museum Director: Associate Professor or Professor, Faculty of Arts

Macquarie University.We seek an individual with an international reputation for high achievement in research to take up the new position of Director of the History Museum at Macquarie University. Within this position, the successful candidate will also perform a research leadership role and will be expected to take on a role in the undergraduate and postgraduate Ancient History teaching. The Director's responsibilities include the curation and development of the collection, oversight of the museum’s learning and teaching program and enhancement of existing outreach activities. Museum staff, including curatorial and educational staff, will report to the Director. In the short term, the Director will also support the transition process to the new Macquarie History Museum. Deadline for applications: Sunday 21 January 2018 at 11.55pm.

 


 

Grants and Fellowships

 

The Shohet Scholars Grant Program of the International Catacomb Society is now accepting applications to the Shohet Scholars cohort of 2018-2019.

This annual grant program funds research on the Ancient Mediterranean from the Hellenistic Era to the Early Middle Ages. Shohet Scholars may do their research in the fields of archeology, art history, classical studies, history, comparative religions, or related subjects. Of special interest are interdisciplinary projects that approach traditional topics from new perspectives. Submission deadline is January 15, 2018.

 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens announces a variety of fellowships for study in Greece during the 2018/2019 academic year. Fellowships are available for graduates, postgraduates, and senior scholars. Deadlines vary; most are January-March.

 

The Gennadius Library of the American Sschool of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year at the Gennadius Library. The Gennadius Library holds a richly diverse collection of over 130,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times. Deadline: January 15, 2018.

 

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.

 


 

Study Opportunities

 

2018 Summer Field Seminar on “Warfare and Culture in Ancient Greece” at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. The 18-day seminar will give participants oppotunities to investigate ancient warfare and culture through the archaeological sites, material culture, and landscapes of Greece. Student and faculty applications are due by January 15, 2018.

 

Master of Arts in of Latin, Kent State University. The Classics faculty of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies are happy to announce that the Master of Arts program in Latin Literature has recently become a fully online, asynchronous program, which will make it available to students anywhere who wish to earn an advanced degree in Latin. The goal of the program is to give students graduate level training in the Latin language, as well other relevant fields such as literature, culture, archaeology and history.

 

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.

 


 

Conferences and Lectures

 

Between Precarity and Trust: the Experience of Mobility across Time. USC Park Campus, Los Angeles. January 19–20, 2018. This conference is a special event of the USC-Paris 8 Life in Mobility program, whose goal is to catalyze a shift in the field of mobility studies by emphasizing the experience of mobility, rather than its causes or its control. The first question we have chosen to explore is Precarity and insecurity at departure points, on roads and seas, and at destinations.

 

The Edfu Connection Expert Meeting.The director of the Allard Pierson Museum, Prof. dr. Wim Hupperetz, cordially invites you to attend an international conference on “Hellenistic Sealings & Archives” to be held at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam on 23 – 24 January 2018 in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO). The event marks the end of the international collaborative project The Edfu Connection, which highlights the collection of a single hoard of Ptolemaic sealings now held at the Allard Pierson and the Royal Ontario Museums. The conference, moderated by Dr. Branko van Oppen (APM), will feature papers on Hellenistic sealings and archives, as well as coins and digital technology for the dissemination of related research.

 

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.

Calls for Papers

 

Graphic Display. Form and Meaning in Greek and Latin Writing. CSC 2019, San Diego. Ancient writers of Greek and Latin texts that were inscribed and painted on stone and other materials appear to have employed strategies to (at least in part) affect (and effect) the meaning of their texts and the response of their audience (reader and non-reader) to them. We refer to these collectively as “graphic display”, in the interpretation of Greek and Latin inscribed and painted texts on stone and other materials (excluding papyri). Within these parameters, we invite papers that investigate any aspect of the relationship of “graphic display”, content, and audience response. Deadline for abstracts: February 8, 2018.

 

Global Feminism and the Classics. WCC-Sponsored Panel for SCS Annual Meeting 2019. Global/transnational feminism is a framework that challenges the universalizing tendencies of Western feminism, and works toward a more expansive appreciation of the diversity inherent to the experiences of women and sexual minorities across the globe. It accomplishes this by taking into consideration the wide variation of cultural, economic, religious, social, and political factors that differentially impact women in different places. This panel seeks to provide a venue for advancing discussions of gender and sexuality in classical antiquity in both scholarship and the classroom through the lens of global/transnational feminism. All proposals must be received by March 1, 2018.

 

Mapping the Edge of Empire. 24th International Limes Congress, Serbia, September 2018. The panel invites perspectives on how, if at all, Romans demarcated frontiers on the ground, for example (and if not, why not?), recorded them on maps or other documents, conceived of them mentally and legally, attached special significance to them, exploited them, or assumed distinctive patterns of behavior in adjacent areas. Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2018

 

Truth to Power: Literary, Rhetorical, and Philosophical Responses to Autocratic Rule in the Roman Empire. A panel organized by the USA section of the International Plutarch Society as part of the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, January 3-6, 2019, in San Diego, California. Questions about the nature of autocratic power and how it should be wielded were very much on the minds of many Greeks and Romans. In this panel we expand upon the aims of Philip Stadter and Luc Van der Stockt in their collection of essays, Sage and Emperor, which explored connections between Plutarch’s oeuvre and the emperor Trajan. We solicit abstracts for papers that explore literary, rhetorical, and philosophical responses to autocratic power in the early empire.

Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2018.

 


 

Publication Opportunities

 

The Ancient History Bulletin 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. TThe 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 The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles concerning the history and historiography (ancient and modern) of the ancient Mediterranean world and of neighboring civilizations in their relations with it. The journal is open to submissions in disciplines closely related to ancient history, including epigraphy, numismatics, religion and law.

 

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.

 

Mediterranean Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the Mediterranean region in all aspects and disciplines. The journal’s interdisciplinary approach is particularly concerned with the ideas and ideals of Mediterranean cultures from antiquity to the present and the influence of these ideas beyond the region’s geographical boundaries.

 

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, 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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