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 2024 Meeting will be held April 18-21, 2024, at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. This meeting will mark the 50th anniversary of the AAH and special events will mark the occasion. Information is posted on the Conference website.

 

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...

Nominations for the Randall Howarth Prize for Excellence in Mentoring are now open.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Announcements

AAH Grants

 

Subvention grants to help defray annual meeting expenses are available to graduate students and junior faculty. Grant Guidelines are here. The Application Form is here.

 


 

Calls for Papers

 

War in the Ancient World International Conference, June 27-29, 2024. Papers on any aspect, era or global location of Ancient Warfare are welcome, including archaeological, philological, and historical contributions. The conference aims equally at doctoral students, early career researchers and established academics. Deadline: December 31, 2023 (Europe), March 31, 2024 (USA).

 

International Conference on Alexander the Great: Alexander and Macedon. South Dakota State University - Sioux Falls, SD - September 4-7, 2024. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Alexander the Great and his era, or on the history of Macedon. A particular focus is on Alexander’s influence on Macedon and vice versa. Papers from any relevant discipline are particularly encouraged to facilitate a multi-disciplinary discussion. Submission deadline: March 30, 2024.


 

Study Opportunities

 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) offers several educational opportunities each year at Athens and Greece for graduate and postdoctoral students. They include funding for both short-term and academic year study. Application deadlines vary.

 

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.

 


 

Conferences and Lectures

 

2023-24 Badè Museum Virtual Lecture Series: Women and Gender in the Phoenician Homeland and Diaspora. This public program is co-sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Archaeological Research Facility (ARF) and East Carolina University. All the lectures in this series can be watched live on the ARF YouTube channelor later on the ARF & Bade YouTube channels.

 

The ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies announces two July 2024 conferences at Oxford University: "Orientalism and Western Travelers to the Levant before the First World War", July 8-11, 2024 and "Trade Routes and Seafaring in the Ancient Near East," July 15-17, 2024. 

 

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. 

Fortunatae, Revista Canaria de Filología, Cultura y Humanidades Clásicas invites submissions of articles and reviews (in English). Its scope is ample, focusing on diverse literary manifestations, new perspectives, subjects and theories originated in the field of classical studies and its continuity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

 

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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