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 2023 Meeting will be held at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, Thursday April 20-Saturday April 22, 2023.

Information and the Call for Papers are available at the conference website.





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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.


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


The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ancient History to begin Fall of academic year 2023-24. Possible specialties include (but are not limited to): Greece and/or the Aegean region up to the archaic period; the Hellenistic kingdoms; the Roman Empire in the east; interactions between the Greco-Roman world and adjacent states/cultures. Application Deadline: November 1, 2022.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an Assistant Professor in Latin Historiography and Roman Culture for a tenure-track appointment. The area of specialization is open. We are looking for someone who has the background and interest to teach graduate seminars and direct dissertations in Latin historiography and to work collaboratively with colleagues and students in Graeco-Roman historiography more generally.  Inquiries: James Rives, Chair, Latin Historiography Search Committee (jbrives@email.unc.edu). Application Deadline: November 2, 2022.


The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati is searching for an assistant professor in Ancient History with a research specialization in Roman Republican and/or Imperial history to start August 15, 2023. The committee will begin reviewing application on November 15, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.


The Getty Research Institute seeks a Research Associate for a two-year limited-term potentially renewable for one additional year. Position realizes and may conceive programmatic projects related to important topics in the field of art history and related disciplines, developing new and innovative approaches. Participates in strategic partnerships and other long- and short- term associations with arts institutions. Fosters communications and partnership across other departments and programs of the Getty. Carries on high-level research that will result in outcomes, such as peer review journal articles and catalog essays.


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.



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.

Paper Competition


On behalf of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), the Erich S. Gruen Prize Committee invites all graduate students in North America to enter the third annual competition for the best graduate research paper on multiculturalism in the ancient Mediterranean. Essays must be work that can stand alone without requiring summaries of omitted sections.This year the prize will be a cash award of $1,000. The deadline for submissions is October 7, 2022.


Calls for Papers


Lee Brice announces a revised CFP for a conference on Perspectives on Global and Local Military History, held at Western Illinois University, April 14-16, 2023.  Details can be found here. Deadline: November 1, 2022.


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


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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