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. Registration is now open and full information is available on 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 Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, at the University of British Columbia, is seeking applications for a two-year limited-term full-time appointment in Greek History and Language in the Ancient Mediterranean & Near Eastern World at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review, effective July 1st, 2023. Please note that the application deadline is April 15, 2023.


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.



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 Upper Midwest Ancient History Network (UMAHN) is hosting sessions at the Northern Great Plains History Conference Sioux Falls, SD – September 27-30, 2023. Papers on any aspect, era or global location of Ancient History and any relevant discipline are sought to facilitate a multi-disciplinary discussion. The conference is aimed equally at undergraduate and postgraduate students, early career researchers and established academics. Ancient history sessions will run alongside the other sessions as a part of the NGPHC. Participants will register with the NGPHC: The organizers will host a UMAHN reception on the first evening and host other events at night throughout the conference. Send an abstract of 300 words and a brief bio to Graham Wrightson (graham.wrightson@sdstate.edu) BEFORE March 31 st 2023.


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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