Welcome to the Association of Ancient Historians
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.
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; it sponsors the publication of a series of monographs and has published two volumes of collected essays. And it has organized summer institutes for college teachers under the sponsorship of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Association also sponsors an annual meeting in the 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 banquet.
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.
The UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts announces its inaugural Willson Center Research Seminar at Cortona, 18- 19 September 2014. The Legacy of Classical Antiquity: Re-visioning the Past will be conducted at the UGA Residential Center in Cortona, Italy, organized and moderated by Director Christopher Robinson featuring Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Nigel Llewellyn, Penelope Davies, and Mario Erasmo. For more information, please contact Christopher Robinson (email@example.com).
The Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) announces its 2015 archaeology projects/courses in the field of Archeology and History of South-Eastern Europe, Documentation, Conservation and Restoration of Historic Artifacts and Monuments. Projects/courses are in English. Open to students, scholars, specialists, and non-specialists. Academic credit is available.
Athens: Heritage and Modernity.
Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens.
This program is a 13 day exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city.
Portus Field School. Help to excavate the Imperial Port of Rome. June 22-July 11. Students have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of fieldwork. Sponsored by the University of Southampton. Academic credit available.
New Medieval and Classical Field Archaeology Opportunities in Transylvania, Romania. Our programs invite graduate and undergraduate students and volunteers to explore, excavate and experience the genesis of European culture from the Iron Age to the Late Middle Ages.
Italy Archaeology Field School. Etruria Nova announces its 2014 field school, the Lower Bussento Valley Archaeological Project, now in its 4th year, which is dedicated to the excavation and preservation of cultural heritage of Policastro Bussentino and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy.
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.
Grants and Fellowships
Request for Proposals: The Scott R. Jacobs Fund supports 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.
UC Berkeley announces the initiation of California Classical Studies, an Open Access Digital Publication Project.
The 2013 Report of the APA Committee on Ancient History is now available.
Finley DVD Available. For those who would like to see the entire interview with Moses Finley (part of which was played at the 2012 meeting), it is available from the Institute of Historical Research in London. It can be purchased as one of their Interviews with Historians series.
Calls for Papers
Augustus from a Distance. A conference in the bi-millennial year of the death of Gaius Iulius Caesar Octavianus Augustus at the University of Sydney
29 September to 2 October 2014. The organisers invite papers of about 30 minutes in length (followed by 15 minutes for discussion) on a range of topics. Closing date for abstracts is 30 April 2014.
AAH Affiliate Session at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting 2015 (January 2-5, 2015), New York City. In recent years, scholarship has considered the role of children and adolescents through literature and art in the Ancient Mediterranean. Considering the contentious debates about education in our society (e.g. charter schools, assessment, segregation, health and eating habits) how did the ancient world wrestle with such topics? This panel seeks to examine how the development and role of education shaped the ancient world. Deadline for abstracts: May 10, 2014.
Ancient and Medieval Papers for Regional Conferences. Lately, Ancient History has been virtually invisible at some of the small local conferences. If you would like to present a paper at the Ohio Academy Spring Conference (maybe 2013, more likely 2014) or at the Great Lakes History Conference, please contact Pamela Sayre firstname.lastname@example.org with a paper proposal and CV. I will arrange the panel or panels.
ANCIENT HISTORY BULLETIN is going digital. Because of higher mailing costs and a desire to reach a wider audience, The Ancient History Bulletin will be discontinuing print issues and publishing in digital media. Further information about this change, as well as submission guidelines for authors and reviewers, is available on the new website: http://stolaf.edu/AncientHistoryBulletin
Ed Anson, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, solicits proposals for a series, Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World. These are meant to be scholarly monographs on topics related to the series’ title. Please contact him at the History Department, UALR.
The newly launched Journal of Ancient History is now 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 (roughly the ninth century BCE through the sixth century CE).
JANEH 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.
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values.
To submit an item for any of these categories, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer