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, and secondly, to do so in a manner that emphasizes collegiality and social interaction.  





The 2024 Meeting will be held at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. This meeting will mark the 50th anniversary of the AAH and special events will mark the occasion. More details will be posted later.




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! More information...




Join our project to assemble a collection of high-quality syllabi for a variety of courses in ancient history. Our first offerings are now available! More information...


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.


AAH is a volunteer organization; there are no paid staff. The participation of our members is crucial to our success. If you are interested in participating on any of our committees, please fill out this interest form.



Positions and Fellowships Available


University of Rochester, Department of Religion and Classics, invites applications for a two-year appointment as non-tenure Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics beginning in Fall 2023. The department seeks candidates whose research area is ancient history, with a specialization in Greek or Roman history. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to a small but thriving undergraduate Classics program at a leading research institution. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Greek and Roman history and culture at all undergraduate levels.  The ability to teach Greek or Latin language courses is also desirable. Candidates whose applications are received by 18 June 2023 will be considered for video-conference interviews in June, but applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled.  Candidates should be prepared to be able to begin teaching in-person on August 30, the first day of the Fall 2023 semester.


Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announces several fellowship opportunities for external (non-UW) faculty.


The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCA) offers several research opportunities each year in Athens and Greece.



Study Opportunities


The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) offers several educational opportunities each year at Athens and Greece. Please see https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/postdoctoral-and-senior-scholars under Programs for details on the various educational and research options available.


The Department of Classical Studies of Loyola University Chicago 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


The Fifth Annual Missouri Egyptological Symposium (#MOEgypt5), New Directions in Teaching Ancient Egypt and Nubia: Practical Matters, Innovation, and Collaboration, brings together scholars, educators, students, museum professionals— anyone invested in teaching about ancient Egypt and Nubia— in order to address practical matters, recent innovations, and future collaborations. This virtual symposium will take place on Saturday, 21 October 2023, via Zoom in US Central Time. Presenters will give 15-20 min live presentations in English followed by a 5 min Q&A. Applications are open to anyone with an educational or occupational interest in ancient Nile Valley Studies which includes Egypt and Nubia. Graduate students, early career scholars, adjunct/contingent professors, K-12 teachers, museum professionals, educational specialists, public historians, and independent scholars are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, 21 August 2023.


The ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fifty-Second International Conference on the Aramaeans B.C. on 5th - 7th July, 2023, at the Institute of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Faculty of Oriental Studies), the University of Oxford. Each speaker's paper is limited to 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM periodical, subject to editorial review. Those who are still thinking of delivering a paper should send their abstract before 10 June 2023 to aram@ames.ox.ac.uk.  More information is posted here.


Conferences and Lectures


The Save Ancient Studies Alliance (SASA) announces a free online conference July 23-24, 2023.  The conference is especially aimed at contingent faculty, those who did not quite finish their degrees, and others who would not otherwise have an opportunity to attend and/or present at an academic conference.


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 aims to provide a forum for scholarship covering all aspects of ancient history and culture from the Archaic eriod 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.



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