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.
Union College, Schenectady, New York. The Department of Classics at Union College seeks to appoint a classicist for a one-year visiting appointment at the rank of instructor or assistant professor that will begin in September 2013. The area of specialization is open, but we look for evidence of successful beginning language instruction as well as a strong interest in making interdisciplinary contributions to the curriculum. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
The History Department of North Carolina State University is searching for a post-doctoral teaching scholar In Ancient Mediterranean History for a one year (August 15 2013 to May 15, 2014), full-time appointment with benefits, with the possibility of renewal. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand when applying. Applications must be submitted no later than May 20, 2013, to ensure consideration.
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.
UC Berkeley announces the initiation of California Classical Studies, an Open Access Digital Publication Project.
The 2012 Report of the APA Committee on Ancient History is now available.
Calls for Papers
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.
Society for Military History calls for papers for its 81st Annual Meeting: “Transformational Conflicts: War and its Legacy through History." April 3-7, 2014, Kansas City, Missouri. Al proposals must be submitted electronically to the program committee by October 1, 2013.
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).
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.
Grants and Fellowships
Study in Greece: Programs & Fellowships for 2013–2014 The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, announces a variety of fellowships for graduate and postgraduate students for study at the School and travel. Deadlines vary.
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.
14th annual Wyoming Humanities Council Summer Classics Institute on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. June 16-21, 2013.
The Summer Classics Institute is a week-long opportunity for secondary school teachers, community college faculty, and the general public to study the classics with renowned scholars, earn Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) credit, and make new friends who are interested in studying the history and literature that forms the basis for most western thought. This year’s theme is "Athens in Glory and Defeat."
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.
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