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 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. The Call for Papers is now available. Information is posted on the Conference website.




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...




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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 Classics at Yale University wishes to hire a full-time tenured faculty member at the associate or full professor level in Latin literature beginning July 1, 2024. Research specialty is open. The focus of courses would normally be Latin literature and Roman culture, understood most broadly, but candidates who can teach courses in partnership with colleagues across departments and programs (for example Humanities, Comparative Literature or Theater and Performance Studies) and develop new conversations across the Yale community (by contributing to the Translation Initiative, the Material Histories of the Human Record, or the Environmental Humanities) and beyond are particularly encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: 1 Oct 2023.


The Department of Classics at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to research and teach Roman history in a global context, which might involve empire studies, citizenship, reception, comparative approaches, post-colonial approaches, or migration and mobility. The successful applicant will teach graduate-level courses on Roman history/historiography and related topics, undergraduate lecture courses and seminars designed for broad student interest, and Latin or Greek at all levels (undergraduate and graduate); contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments of the Department, University, and/or field; be expected to maintain an active research agenda with promise of a monograph and peer-reviewed publications. PhD preferred, ABDs considered. Preference will be given to applications received by October 6, 2023.


The Department of Global Languages and Cultures, in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University, invites applications for two (2) full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Classics, with appointments beginning August 1, 2024. Applicants' research should extend to one or more of the following areas: Classical Archaeology/Anthropology, Philosophy, and Greek and/or Roman History. The successful candidates will be expected to teach two (2) courses per semester. Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to teach both Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels (beginning, intermediate and advanced) as well as general courses in classical civilization and specialized courses in the area of research expertise, including courses cross-listed with Anthropology, Philosophy, or History. Application Deadline: October 13, 2024.


Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Roman History, to begin in the fall semester of 2024. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the Roman Empire and in one or more of the following areas: social history, slavery, race and ethnicity, law. We seek a colleague whose research can enhance our department’s strength in the cultures and literatures of the empire, who is interested in interdisciplinary collaboration, and who can make significant contributions to our undergraduate and graduate programs. Duties will include teaching assigned courses (two per semester), conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Candidates must be prepared to teach graduate seminars and courses at all undergraduate levels in ancient history, and language courses in either Latin or Ancient Greek at the undergraduate level. Application deadline: October 23, 2023


The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCA) offers several research opportunities each year in Athens and Greece, including the Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar (please note that the dates on their webpage should be the 2024/5 academic year) and NEH Fellowhips, both with deadines of October 31, 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.

Calls for Papers


The International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 9-11, 2024 in Kalamazoo, MI) sends word of its call for papers, which includes panels on combined ancient and medieval topics. Deadline for submissions is September 15.



Conferences and Lectures


Save the date! The inaugural AAH-Mommsen Society Lectureship will take place on Friday, October 20th at 11 a.m. CST/12 EST/6 p.m. German time. More information to follow.


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 channel or later on the ARF & Bade YouTube channels.


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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