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. 

 

As a part of this commitment, AAH sponsors a Mentorhip Program. If you are looking for advice in navigating your academic career, are willing to help an early-career scholar, or would like to connect with a peer to talk about career issues, the AAH Mentorship Program can help! If you are interested in participating. please visit our Mentorship page.

 

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 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 and Fellowhips Available

 

The Department of Classics at Brown University has been authorized to announce a search for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Roman History and Latin Prose, to begin July 1, 2019. Applications should be received by November 1, 2018.

 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens. NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. Two to four fellowships, five to ten months in duration. Applicants must hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. DEADLINE: October 31, 2018.

 

Institute for Advanced Study, Opportunitites for Scholars for the Academic Year 2019-2020. The Institute for Advanced Study 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. Each year scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Eligibility requirements include the Ph.D. at the time of application and a substantial record of publication. Deadline for application: October 15, 2018.

 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens: Whitehead Deistinguished Scholars. The School seeks one or two senior scholars working in any area related to the mission of the School with a significant record of publication and teaching who are affiliated with a Cooperating Institution.The Whitehead Distinguished Scholar shall pursue research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches its academic program. Whitehead Scholars participate in School trips and excursions, work closely with Regular and Student Associate members of the Schoo on the subject of their expertise, and generally participate in the academic life of the School. Deadline: October 31, 2018.

 

Assistant Director of the School, American School of Classical Studies in Athens. A full-time (12 months) position beginning July 1, 2019 for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a final fourth year. Candidates must have earned the PhD from a North American university no more than three years prior to the application and must have spent a minimum of a year as a Member of the ASCSA. An active agenda for research and publication, knowledge of Greece and Modern Greek, and teaching experience are expected. Deadline: October 31, 2018.

 

Washington University in St. Louis has been authorized to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to catalogue the John Max Wulfing Collection of Ancient Coins. The Wulfing Collection of nearly 16,000 objects consists primarily of ancient Roman, Byzantine, and Greek coins and ranks as one of the largest numismatic collections at a North American college or university. The Fellow will be based in the Department of Classics and will teach one course per year for the department, but their principal duties will be to develop and implement a cataloguing system and to aid the Curator (a member of the Classics faculty) in tasks related to management of the Collection. Appliucation deadline: December 1, 2018.

 

Directors for the ASCSA Summer Programs, American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Six-Week Traditional ASCSA Summer Session: One or Two Positions and ASCSA Field Seminars: Two Positions. Deadline: January 31, 2019.

 


 

Study Opportunities

 

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.

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies invites paper proposals for a number of upcoming conferences. For topics and more information please see www.aramsociety.org/conferences/forthcoming-conference/.

Calls for Papers

 

Communal Responses to Local Disaster: Economic, Environmental, Political, Religious. The Thirteenth Biennial meeting of Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity. March 14-17, 2019. Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California. Specialists in art and archaeology, literature and philology, history and religious studies, working on topics from the 3 rd to the 8 th century CE, are invited to submit paper proposals. The 2019 meeting will examine the impact of disasters on late-antique communities, including their susceptibility to disaster, the means by which they coped, and factors that increased resilience and facilitated recovery from disasters. Deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2108.

 


 

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.

 


 

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. The journal is also interested in interactions with other regions and cultures, such as Ancient Egypt, the Mediterranean World, the Indian Ocean and Central Asia. Articles may focus on any aspect of history (political, social, economic, cultural, intellectual, etc.) and of modern historiography. The journal seeks to integrate the study of the ancient Near East firmly in the historical discipline in general and encourages its authors to take into account current methodological debates and approaches.

 

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, Brian Messner.

 


 

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