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.  

 

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The 2022 Meeting will be held at the University of California, San Diego in San Diego, California, April 28-30.

 

 

MENTORSHIP 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! More information...

 

SYLLABUS COLLECTION

 

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.

 

Announcements

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The COVID pandemic has hit many academics hard economically and the Society for Classical Studies and the Women's Classical Caucus have united to create a fund to help those in need.  If you would like more information about the support they are offering, or would like to contribute, please click here.

 

Positions and Fellowships Available

 

The English Department at Fairfield University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor of Classical Literature with expertise in classical studies to hold the Vincent J. Rosivach Professorship of Classical Studies. This position will address curricular needs related to specialize in teaching introductory and intermediate Latin, and ancient literature in translation, beginning September 2022. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated track-record in teaching Latin language and literature, and a demonstrated ability to develop new courses serving an interdisciplinary Classical Studies Program. The candidate will be placed in the English Department as a home department while teaching for the interdisciplinary program in Classical Studies. Review of applications has begun. Deadline: October 15, 2021.

 

The Department of the Classics, Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Ancient History. Applications are invited from candidates specializing in any aspect of the ancient Mediterranean world from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will be expected to participate fully in the activities of the Department of the Classics, the Ancient Studies program, and Harvard’s broader community of scholars of the ancient world. Application deadline: September 2, 2021.

 

The College of William and Mary is creating a pool of adjunct candidates. Interested candidates must renew their applications once a year.

 

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

 

The Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, NJ is offering fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Fellowships are open to those with a PhD and a substantial record of publication.  Details are at the IAS website:  https://www.ias.edu/hs/mem_announcement. The application deadline is October 15, 2021.

 


 

Study Opportunities

 

The English Department at Fairfield University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor of Classical Literature with expertise in classical studies.This position will address curricular needs related to specialize in teaching introductory and intermediate Latin, and ancient literature in translation, beginning September 2022. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated track-record in teaching Latin language and literature, and a demonstrated ability to develop new courses serving an interdisciplinary Classical Studies Program. The candidate will be placed in the English Department as a home department while teaching for the interdisciplinary program in Classical Studies. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses each semester, with research and university service also required for promotion and tenure. Deadline: October 15, 2021.

 

The Classical Association of New England announces their Summer Institute dates and topics. 10 courses are offered, divided into two morning and two evening sessions.

 

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.

 

Master of Arts in of Latin, Kent State University. The Classics faculty of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies offers a Master of Arts program in Latin Literature as a fully online, asynchronous program, which will make it available to students anywhere who wish to earn an advanced degree in Latin.

 

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 group "Save Ancient Studies Alliance" is hosting a virtual conference August 15-16, 2021.  All scholars of the ancient world (whther or not affiliated with an institution) are welcomed and encouraged to submit a proposal for a paper or panel in the subject areas of Religion, Culture, or History of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Topics can range from the discussion of an academic paper to a discussion on the successes and struggles of teaching an ancient curriculum. 

 

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/.

Conferences and Lectures

 

York St. John University sends word of a lecture series entitled "Imperial Power in the Roman World" that will run weekly from July to September.  Complete details including speakers, lecture titles and dates are here.  

 

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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