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2017 Meeting

The 2017 Meeting of the AAH will be held at Brown University in Providence, RI, on May 4-6, 2017. More informaion is available at the conference website.

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. 

 

 

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

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 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. 

 

Grants and Fellowships

 

American School of Classical Studies at Athens. PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS. 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. Deadlines vary; most are between January and March 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.

 


 

Study Opportunities

 

The Balkan Heritage Field School has just opened the application session for the first available projects in the next field school season in 2017.The available projects/courses take place at different excavation sites and historic places in Bulgaria and Republic of Macedonia related to all major cultures and civilizations that once existed in the Balkans.

 

Archaeology and Geophysics of the Roman Frontier Summer Field School (Transylvania, Romania). Our programs offer a very extensive approach to the anthropology and archaeology of the Roman frontier environments, through field work, laboratory analysis and lectures. Our participants will be able to experience several field approaches, ranging from Classical excavation, anthropological site exploration, traditional STP (shovel test pit), geochemical soil (phosphate) and geophysical (Ground Penetrating Radar – GPR) surveys, aerial and satellite imagery analysis. Our programs provide a complete and scientifically integrated approach to a Classical site, in a very complex environment, in a region fundamentally important to our understanding of European genesis.

 

Swansea Summer School in Ancient Languages will run from 23rd July – 5th August 2017. The summer school, offering Latin and Greek at all levels, as well as Hieroglyphs and Medieval Latin, is open to all ages 12+. We welcome applications from pupils and teachers who would like to try a new language or build upon their existing knowledge. Apply by June 7, 2017.

 

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.

 

Calls for Papers

 

That Other Crowd. Nethergods in the ancient Greek mythical imagination. An international conference at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany), Distant Worlds Graduate School, 4-7 Sept. 2017. We invite abstracts that explore the ancient Greek mythical imaginarium from the perspective of those divinities who do not fit the Olympian paradigm of godhood, whom we collectively call nethergods (‘beyond or below Olympian gods’). Nethergods are not simply ‘chthonic’, although these categories often overlap: we define ‘nethergods’ in a broad sense, to include non-Olympian descendants of Gaia, Tartaros, Chaos, Pontos and other Titanic powers (for example, Hyperionides, Koionides, Krionides, Iapetionides, Okeanides, Styktides and Nereides). The submission deadline is May 31, 2017.

 

People of the Great Stones Symposium. Monumental ceremonial and ritual spaces are hallmarks of human development that predate agriculture and technology. Can modern minds ever hope to understand the way Neolithic societies were thinking? We will explore the traditions of various Indigenous people in pursuit of a clearer interpretation of how civilization got on its current path. Deadline for abstracts: May 31, 2017.

 


 

Conferences and Lectures

 

Subaltern Voices in Archaic and Classical Greece
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 27th May 2017. We are acutely aware that in antiquity many groups were silenced by the circumstances of their lives and this silence was later amplified in later reception. What did these various and numerous groups, especially those who are underrepresented in scholarship, hold in common? Is it possible to define broadly and comprehensibly the subaltern in archaic and classical Greece? Social historians have been focused on individual groups; there has not been a great Coming Together of the sort we propose.

 

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 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.

 

Richard Stoneman is editing a small series, Cities of the Ancient World, for IB Tauris. Anyone who would like to know more about this series, and the kind of books we are looking for, is invited to contact him at R.Stoneman@exeter.ac.uk.

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

 


 

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