Call for Papers


  • Promote early career researcher voices, especially in the humanities
  • Encourage cross-cultural, global, and interdisciplinary consideration of the ancient world
  • Foster skills in communicating to a non-specialist, general audience
  • Make the humanities accessible, interesting, and relevant to the pub

Call for Papers

Did you write a great paper for a class? Have a research idea you’ve never gotten to pursue? A chapter that didn’t make it into your thesis? A niche topic that could be comical or informative? We want to hear about it.

We are accepting submissions for early career researcher presentations dealing with the ancient world at large. Presenter must be a current graduate student (M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., post-bacc, etc.), or have graduated within three years of time of application.

We are especially interested in unusual / unique / uncommonly discussed topics, on any culture, as long as the subject is arguably ‘ancient’. Topics can include history, archaeology, art history, museum studies, environmental sciences, etc. The presenter should be enthusiastic and passionate about their topic and willing to present in a pre-recorded video format ( approx. 15-30 minutes in length) that can feature slides and other visuals. The presentation must be suitable for a general / non-specialist audience. Accepted presentations will be posted on the All About the Ancient World YouTube channel.

Rolling Submission Deadlines

  • March 1
  • June 1
  • September 1
  • December 1

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit:

  • 250 word abstract
  • Select bibliography

Requirements if Accepted

Applicants whose presentation is accepted must submit:

  • Bibliography to accompany video presentation
  • Presentation script & associated materials (i.e. presentation slides, links, etc.)
  • Aprox. 15 – 30 minute pre-recorded video presentation in lecture format with presenter visible in the video

Additionally, we request that applicants provide us with the following:

  • A short biography/introduction
  • An image of themselves or of something related to their presentation
  • A signed social media release

These additional materials are used to promote the presentation on our website and social media accounts to followers. Prospective presenters can find examples of how these materials are used here, as well as a copy of our social media release here. Additional questions regarding these materials and how they are used may be directed here.

Want know more about the process? Check out our Lecture Process page.

We recognize that some presenters may have concerns regarding their personal privacy given the online nature of this project. It is our goal to make AATAW as accessible as possible. For this reason, we are happy to work with presenters in order to ensure their individual concerns are addressed.

How To Submit

Applications can be submitted using the form found here.

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