Bethel University announces a search for a full-time, three-year position on our faculty, combining a teaching load in ancient/medieval history with the development and implementation of a new program in Digital Humanities. The position will begin in Fall 2016.



Teach seven courses or equivalent per year. Coordination of the digital humanities major from proposal to possible implementation, including course development, student recruiting, internship supervision, and grant writing. Teaching assignments may include courses in digital humanities, ancient and medieval history, and a team-taught course in Bethel’s general education curriculum. General faculty responsibilities include student advising as well as department and committee assignments.



Expertise, vision, and leadership necessary to develop a proposal for a new undergraduate major in digital humanities. Candidates must be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the university. They must demonstrate the ability to contribute to Bethel’s anti-racism efforts and cross-cultural understanding. A PhD in History or a related field and demonstrated teaching ability in ancient and medieval history are required. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.


For more information about the department's vision for the position, please visit



Academic Affairs 
College of Arts & Sciences 
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive 
St. Paul, MN 55112 


Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with an additional seminary location in San Diego, California, and a satellite location in Bloomington, Minnesota, Bethel offers bachelor's and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.


Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, or disability. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.






Teaching Opportunity at San Diego Mesa College


San Diego Mesa College’s Social Sciences Department seeks an adjunct instructor to teach Ancient Egypt (HIST 154) in the Fall 2016 semester. The class will meet for sixteen weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:35-11:00 am. This course is a study of the history, geography, literature, art, religion, and culture of ancient Egypt from the origins of Egyptian civilization to the culture's eventual decline under the dominance of foreign powers. The course is designed for all students with an interest in Egypt, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East in ancient times.


In addition to a solid background in Ancient History, the instructor for this course should hold at least a Master’s Degree in History or at least a Master’s Degree in a related discipline and a Bachelor’s Degree in History. The instructor will create his/her own syllabus, lectures, exams, and assignments and select his/her preferred textbooks.


Additional adjunct teaching assignments in sections of World History I and II might also be available in Fall 2016.


Interested parties should send a current c.v. via email to the Department Chair.

John J. Crocitti, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Chair, Social Sciences Department
San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Dr.
San Diego, CA 92111






INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2017-2018.

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. 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. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis.


Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research.


The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at, or on the School's web site, Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: Deadline: November 1, 2016.






Request for Proposals: Scott R. Jacobs Fund.


The purpose of the fund is to support 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 at recognized scholarly conferences or occasionally whole sessions at recognized scholarly conferences. Proposals should be sent to


Qualifications: Applications will be taken from doctoral students and junior faculty, with exceptions made based on the quality of the proposal, fund requests and overall number of qualified applicants.


Applications: Applications will be reviewed twice, annually, and are due April 1st or November 1st. Applications must include a Curriculum Vitae, Proposal with bibliography, and a Budget for the requested funds. Only applications that are complete by the due dates will be considered. A particular project will be considered only once by the Committee, and candidates may make only one application in any given year. 

Applications will be distributed to the Committee members electronically. Committee members will deliberate and rate the applications on their own and communicate decisions to one another by e-mail. All decisions will be by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the proposal shall not be funded. All decisions made by the Committee will be final. The Committee is not required to explain or justify its decision to candidates.


Grants: The grants will vary in size depending on the project proposal and need. However, consideration of all grants is made on the basis of quality.


Announcements: The call for proposals will be made in the Association of Ancient Historians Newsletter and on the AAH announcement e-mail list. Notification of the grants themselves will be made to the applicants no later than April 15th or November 15th, depending on the cycle in which the proposals were made. Announcement of the recipients will be made in the AAH Newsletter and on the AAH electronic announcements.






Skilled Labour and Professionalism in Ancient Greece and Rome
The University of Nottingham 29th and 30th of June 2016
Convener: Edmund Stewart


We are delighted to announce a new conference on skilled labour and professionalism in the ancient world, taking place at the University of Nottingham in June 2016. This event attempts to study the overall phenomenon of ancient professionalism in multiple forms and across a wide range of periods. It is intended to appeal to all those interested in the history of work and labour, its organisation and impact on the ancient economy and society.

The Greeks and Romans recognised the importance of skill (technē / ars) and were aware of the existence of a body of skilled workers. Recent scholarship has demonstrated an extensive division of labour in parts of the ancient economy. In many cases those practicing a skill did so on a regular basis and in exchange for coin or kind. Ancient authors, particularly Plato, draw frequent parallels between these groups of experts and they appear to share a common identity or label as specialist craftsmen. Are these workers professionals and, if so, what does the term mean in the context of the ancient world? Professionalism is a modern term and applied almost exclusively to the modern world. Educated professionals form a crucial part of the modern economy. Recognised professional qualifications and membership of associations conveys valuable status and enable those judged worthy to practice specialised occupations, for which they may receive an income. This conference seeks to assess whether ‘professions’ and ‘professionals’ or their equivalents existed in antiquity, and whether ‘professionalism’ can be a useful term for studying the ancient economy and society.


Panels and speakers are as follows:


Key note speaker: Edward Harris (Durham) Professions and occupations in classical Greece.


Professions in Ancient Greece: Surveys and Methodology

David Lewis (Edinburgh) Occupational hazards: prolegomena to the study of the division of labour in classical Athens.

Edmund Stewart (Nottingham) Defining an ancient profession: the case of the poetic profession in classical Athens.

Professionalism and Epigraphy

Natacha Massar (Royal Museum of Art and History, Brussels) Private and public perception of technitai in funerary inscriptions, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period.

Jonathan Scott Perry (South Florida) The Go-Between(s): Assessing the Professionalism of Transportation Workers in Roman Italy.

Collective organisation and identity

Fanny Opdenhoff (Heidelberg) Scripsit Aemilius–Were there Professional Sign Writers at Pompeii?

Elizabeth Buchanan (Oxford) Proprietary Farmers and Collective Action in Late Antique Egypt (AD 400-600).

Professionalism and the law and rhetoric

Brenda Griffith Williams (UCL) Logography in classical Athens: an embryonic legal profession?

Amedeo Raschieri (Milan) Rhetoric as a Skilled Labour and the Definition of Professionalism in Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria.







The Department of History and Classics at Swansea University (UK) is pleased to announce that its second Summer School in Ancient Languages will take place from 17 till 30 July 2016. One- and two-week intensive courses are available in Beginners, Post-Beginners, Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced, and Advanced Latin and Greek, Beginners and Post-Beginners Hieroglyphs, and Medieval Latin.

There are 3 hours of tuition every weekday (2 on Wednesdays), and we have talks, films, and optional trips to various sites in the Welsh countryside on Wednesday afternoons and weekends.


All courses are open to anyone aged 12+ (though 12-18 year olds need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian in between classes). A two-week course is the equivalent of one full academic term of language tuition.


Tuition is £175 for one week and £330 for two weeks (student concession: £155 for one week, £310 for two). Accommodation is £330 for one week and £720 for two weeks.


Part-bursaries are available to help students and participants on low income.


More information and the online payment form can be found on our website:


For more information, please contact Dr Evelien Bracke (Director of the Summer School) at







Summer Field Opportunities in field archaeology and bioarchaeology in Transylvania (Romania).

Our programs are intensive hands-on projects designed to immerse our participants in an active research environment and provide the opportunity for the acquisition of practical, technical and specialized field skills. Our research area focuses on Transylvania (Romania), a region essential to the prehistoric and historic development of the Old World – Europe. Transylvania, by its geographic position as one of the main access roads in and out of Europe, and by its highly fertile lands and natural resources (i.e. salt, copper, tin, iron, silver, gold, etc.), was at the core of the multiscalar transformative processes instrumental in European construction.

In this context, our research looks at processes of crisis management in liminal space-time environments, such as the European frontier. We are currently interested in two major continuity breaks in the region: the first one triggered by the collapse of the Dacian Kingdoms after their final defeat in 106AD by Trajan’s legions and subsequent colonization; and the second one following the defeat of the European armies at the Battle on Mohacs in 1526 and subsequent Ottoman invasion. We are focusing on questions of transition and persistence in liminal contexts, creolization, identity and status negotiation/representation in unstable and dynamic environments, socio-cultural and spiritual adaptation as it pertains to mortality, health and salvation in times of crisis.

To this effect, we have several on-going projects, open to both credit students and non-credit volunteers:



ARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (2 weeks minimum):


BIOARCHAEOLOGY – EXCAVATION (associated 3 and 4 week intensive osteology labs are separate):

For more information, see attached brochures, or visit our website: , or contact us at . All our projects are designed as intensive hands-on field experience programs, complemented by evening lectures, and, as such, are open to both credit students and non-credit participants. For thousands of pictures and perspectives from our past participants, visit our Facebook ArchaeoTek Community page.

Our projects are open to both credit students (both undergraduate and graduate) and non-credit participants (both student and non-student).






The Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) has opened the registration process ​and started accepting applications for field school season 2016.


Check all the projects and courses that are offered in season 2016 at the BHFS website at: They are affiliated with ongoing research and/or conservation projects (such as excavations, expeditions, conservation workshops). The available projects/courses take place at different excavation sites and historic places related to all major cultures and civilizations that once existed in the Balkans starting with the Balkan ​Prehistory: ​Neolithic​, Copper​, Bronze and Iron ages followed by Ancient Greek​, Thracian​ and Roman, Byzantine and Medieval Balkan as well as Ottoman civilizations. Conservation ​workshops/courses ​on ancient Greek pottery, Roman and Late Antique pottery and glassware, mosaics and wall-paintings​ ​based on authentic artifacts. ​


Benefit from:


1. The SPECIAL project packs combining up to three different projects located in up to two countries and providing a more comprehensive and longer (up to 8 weeks) experience as well as beneficial discounts off the admission fees​ (available after 20 November, 2015)​;
2.​The ​BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans​. Thanks to this Program students attending some of the Balkan Heritage Field School four- and five-week project sessions and packs can now earn 12 quarter credit units (equivalent to 8 semester credit units). These credit units are awarded by the IFR's academic partner – University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension, USA. In 2016 the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans will award three merit-based scholarships– 1,200 USD each – for students attending the Program's projects.
3. All the tours around the Balkans including Istanbul (Turkey), Athens, Delphi, Philippi, Pella and Vergina (Greece) as well as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia.




Excavations of one of the earliest Neolithic settlements in Europe (6000-5500 BC), near Ilindentsi, Southwestern Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Neolithic and field archaeology, finds processing and Neolithic ceramic studies.
Season Dates: 12 June - 10 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to ​12


Excavations of Tell Yunatsite - one of the very first urban settlements in Europe (5000-4200 BC), near Pazardzhik, Southern Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on ​Copper age and field archaeology, ​Prehistoric warfare, ​finds processing as well as Prehistoric warfare.
Season Dates: 26 June - 24 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 12


Excavations of the Theodossian Palace - one of the most impressive Roman buildings with floor mosaics in the ancient (Late Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine) city of Stobi, Republic of Macedonia. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology as well as finds processing.
Season Dates: 26 June - 10 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to ​12


Excavations of the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Temple of Apollo - St. Kirik Island in Sozopol (once known as Apollonia Pontica), Bulgaria. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as ancient Greek colonization.
Season Dates: 26 June - ​24​ July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to ​12

Excavations of emporion Pistiros - an ancient Greek trade center and river harbor located deep in ancient Thrace: the land of origin of Dionysus and Orpheus. The Field School focuses on Classical and field archaeology, finds processing as well as studying the interactions between ancient Greek and Thracian civilizations.
Season Dates: 26 July - ​23 August, 2016

​​Academic credits available for students: up to ​12​


Excavations explore a fortified settlement from the second half of the 2nd millennium BC, which was founded at the time of the decline of Troy and the fall of both the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and the Aegean palatial civilizations.
Season Dates: 26 July - ​23 August, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to ​12​





The workshop will enable ​participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in both Roman Mosaic and Mural Painting Art and Conservation. Participants will be guided through the consequent stages of study, conservation, restoration and documentation as well as the history and technology of Roman mosaics and mural paintings. It will be based on authentic Roman and Late Roman mosaics/mosaic and wall-painting fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi. SPECIAL ​TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)​.
Season ​Dates: 4-25 June, 2016
Academic credits available for students: ​up to ​9

The workshop will enable participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass conservation and documentation. It will be based on authentic Roman sherds ​/vessels​ found in the ancient city of Stobi and modern replicas of Roman glassware​. ​SPECIAL ​TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)
​Season ​Dates: 4-25 June, 2016
Academic credits available for students:
​up to ​9

The workshop will guide the participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of documentation, study, conservation and restoration. It will take place in Sozopol (ancient Apollonia Pontica) on the Black Sea coast, Bulgaria. Both the theoretical and practical classes will be based on Late Classical Greek and Hellenistic pottery found in the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica. During the workshop participants will work with authentic sherds.
Dates: 26 June - 10 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: 6





The project provides an unique opportunity to students and volunteers to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria, to enhance their photography skills, to gain knowledge about Orthodox Christianity and Byzantine and Medieval Balkan civilization as well as to visit many historic sites and museums in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia.
Season Dates: 14 May - 4 June, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 9


More detailed information on all the Balkan Heritage Field School Projects in 2016 as well as our special discounts is available for viewing on our website at:


On-line applications can be submitted at







Got Latin? Got Greek?


Linguistic preparation is crucial for success in many fields of graduate study. Students must command the languages of their primary sources in order to pursue valid research. But the opportunity to establish the competence in Ancient Greek or Latin needed for graduate work in Classics or related fields doesn’t always open up early enough within undergraduate programs. The Department of Classical Studies of Loyola University Chicago now offers a Post-Baccalaureate program so that students who have completed bachelor’s degrees may build the proficiency their further careers demand. Coursework at the post-baccalaureate level also introduces some of the scholarship of Classical texts in which graduate study engages. Post-Baccalaureate students become able to clarify their professional goals while they sharpen their technical skills and become better qualified to advance on the path they choose.


Loyola’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Classical Studies is shaped in terms of competence attained, rather than a fixed period of study. The Certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete two semesters totaling 18 “target” credit-hours at the 300-level in both Classical languages with a GPA of 3.0 in the program. “Target” study in these two semesters should include at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level ancient Greek author-courses and at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level Latin author-courses. We recognize some students will have attained intermediate or advanced competence in both languages before their post-baccalaureate study and will need only two semesters of target-level work; some may have had the opportunity to become proficient in one Classical language but have weaker preparation in the other; some may need to begin their study of both languages and will need additional coursework to complete the Certificate. Our program will meet you where you are in your own career of study, and work with you to bring your skills and knowledge up to the next stage.


Faculty in the Department hold Ph.D.s in Classical Studies from top-ranked North American and British universities. Their research specialties include Greek and Roman literature, history, religion, and archaeology; papyrology; textual criticism; feminist approaches to the Classics; and literary theory. Individual students’ curriculums will be determined in collaboration with the Department’s Post-Baccalaureate Program Director. To learn more, please visit our web-pages at Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Greg Dobrov, the Post-Baccalaureate Program Director (


Candidates for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Classical Studies should have:

Bachelor’s degree in hand at the time of matriculation in the program and, normally, a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0

They should submit in their applications:

official transcripts for all undergraduate-level study pursued to date

a well-thought-out statement of purpose explaining how the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate fits in their projected career of study

a list of courses taken at the undergraduate level in Classical Studies or related fields, forming a basis for their projected career of study

two letters of recommendation from instructors in Classical Studies or related fields who have worked with them

in the case of candidates for whom English is not a first language, TOEFL results

On-line applications can be submitted at; inquiries




The Journal of Ancient History is now accepting submissions.


Aims and Scope:
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). 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.


Please see our website for submission information:




De Gruyter is pleased to announce the Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History. Please visit our website:

JANEH is an international, double blind peer reviewed journal that will be published by De Gruyter twice a year beginning in 2014. The first issue will be freely available online for 6 months after its publication.


Aims and scope:
The Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History 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.


Founding Editor: Marc Van De Mieroop, Columbia University

Editor: Steven J. Garfinkle, Western Washington University

Editorial Board:

Lucinda Dirven, Universiteit Amsterdam
Michael Kozuh, Auburn University
Jacob Lauinger, Johns Hopkins University
Karen Radner, University College London
Francesca Rochberg, University of California, Berkeley


The editors are pleased to invite submissions. Submissions are accepted in English, French, and German. Information for authors is included on our website.


In addition to the aims and scope above, JANEH seeks to provide a timely venue for scholarly publication in the history of the ancient Near East. In most cases, the time from submission to final editorial decision will not exceed 70 days.


JANEH will be published online and in print. For submissions following the inaugural issue, articles will be published online immediately after final acceptance and the editorial process is complete, and they will enter the queue for print publication.We look forward to your participation!




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. We welcome essays on a wide variety of topics. Additionally, we are interested in submissions related to plans for two special issues: one on themes related to debt, indebtedness, or more generally, financial difficulties; and another focused on the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I. For these issues, as more generally, we welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others. To submit an essay, please visit Questions may be directed to



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