Call for Papers

We invite submissions for consideration for the program of the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, to be held Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 22, in Tallahassee, Florida.

Abstracts for papers on any topic in ancient history, or related to the teaching and reception of ancient history, are actively encouraged. Paper sessions will be plenary and in-person, with papers of 15-20 minutes in length, and will include discussion. We particularly welcome papers that engage with the following potential panel topics, broadly construed:  

  • Ancient Responses to Environmental Change 
  • Beyond Enslavement: Navigating Emancipation in Antiquity
  • Competition and Revision in the Commemoration of Ancient Wars 
  • Invective and Economic History 
  • Prisons and Imprisonment in Ancient Thought and Practice
  • Sacred Law in the Ancient World 

In addition, the AAH Diversity Committee invites submissions for a panel on “The Feminist Turn in Ancient Military History.” Papers might consider, for instance, how the actions of women in economic, religious, and domestic spheres influenced ancient warfare, how women experienced, processed, and responded to realities of warfare, how our sources, both literary and material, represent and frame women who participated in and were affected by warfare, as well as how various intersections (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, class, age) shape both approaches and answers to these questions.

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words, as well as any questions, to 2023AAH@gmail.comThe deadline for abstract submission is December 1, 2022. Bibliographic entries are not included in the word count. Abstracts should be sent as a single .pdf; we encourage anonymous submission but the inclusion of individual or identifying information, which we recognize may be relevant to a given inquiry, will not disqualify submissions.

Subvention funding is available through application to the AAH Subvention fund: https://associationofancienthistorians.org/grants.html; applicants must be members of the AAH, but do not need to be presenting at the meeting, to apply.