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 2022 Meeting will be held VIRTUALLY and hosted by the University of California, San Diego in San Diego, California, April 28-30. The Call for Papers is now available. See Organizers' note below.





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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.




From the UCSD Organizers: It is with regret that we have decided to hold the conference remotely. While we had hoped and planned to host a hybrid conference, the most recent developments regarding the pandemic, such as the spread of the Delta variant and the diminishing immunity of the vaccines as time goes by, combined with our own institution’s restrictions on indoor meetings, have led us to conclude that the safest way to conduct the conference is remotely. We find comfort in the thought that more members will be able to attend a remote meeting.


Positions and Fellowships Available


The Getty Research Institute (GRI) Scholars Program and Getty Villa Museum seek a two-year limited-term Research Associate II. The position works with Villa scholars, especially those working under “The Classical World in Context” themes at the Getty Villa, providing them with logistical and research assistance, securing library and other materials for the scholars’ research, facilitating meetings and lectures, and providing coordination with other GRI and Museum programs. This position additionally participates in programmatic projects related to important topics in the field of art history, archaeology, Classics, and related disciplines.  Application information is located here.


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. Please see https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/fellowships-and-grants/postdoctoral-and-senior-scholars for details on the various educational and research options available.


American Research Center in Egypt offers funded fellowships and a research associate program for a wide range of scholars looking to conduct research in Egypt. Previous fellows have represented the fields of anthropology, archaeology, architecture, fine art, art history, Coptic studies, economics, Egyptology, history, humanistic social sciences, Islamic studies, literature, political science, religious studies and even music. Application deadlines are primarily in January, 2022.



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.


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.



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.

Calls for Papers


International Ancient Warfare Conference, June 23-24, 2002. Virtual Conferences via Zoom. Papers on any aspect, era or global location of Ancient Warfare and any relevant discipline are sought to facilitate a multi-disciplinary discussion. The conference is aimed equally at postgraduate students, early career researchers and established academics. Dealine: March 30, 2022.


Global and Local Perspectives on Military History, October 14-16, 2022, Western Illinois University, Moline, IL. Is all warfare is actually derivative of larger global patterns, or are there local, regional, or national “ways of war” that differentiate conflict within that certain geographical space, which historians should acknowledge? The new military history of the last several decades shifted attention away from traditional narratives that focused on generalship and troop movements on the battlefield towards the perspective of ordinary soldiers, and more recently, towards even broader social and cultural perspectives on warfare. How does the transnational turn in history affect the new military history? Deadlines: February 1, 2022 for panels and February 28 for papers.


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/.



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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